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Monday, September 11, 2017

Brake Safety Day
The Tennessee Highway Patrol(THP) on Thursday observed Brake Safety Day, a program in conjunction with Canada and Mexico, to inspect big rig brakes. Locally officers inspected trucks at the scales on I-81 in Greene County. Lt. Richard Garrison said large trucks and buses were inspected to identify brake-system and anti-lock brake system violations, as well as out-of-adjustment brakes. "We examined 14 big rigs, and of that number, we took nine of them out of service." Garrison said motorists operating cars sometimes swerve in front of large trucks or brake quickly failing to realize that big rigs can not stop as quickly or in as short a distance as a smaller vehicle." He added that an empty rig will weigh 30,000 pounds, while a loaded rig weighs 80,000 pounds. A large truck has ten brakes and "in order for it to stop in a good distance, it must have 100 percent of it's brakes working". Brake Safety Day emphasizes enforcement, as well as education, outreach and awareness to drivers, motor carriers, mechanics and others who impact the safe operation of commercial vehicles.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

  • Small fruit and nut seminar
  • Newport leaf pickup
  • Federal shutdown
  • Opioid Task Force
  • Tennessee sees a growing population
  • Radon Awareness month
  • 250K Tree Day

    Saturday, January 20, 2018

  • Carpenter receives lengthy prison term
  • Jefferson Circuit guilty pleas
  • Smoking costs are high
  • Haslam appoints water committee
  • Newport Home grant

    Thursday, January 18, 2018

  • No school
  • Fine shooting incident
  • Tennessee lottery celebrating 14 years
  • Brooks backs off school vouchers
  • Southerland appointed to committees
  • Voting procedures in Tennessee are secure
  • Smoky Park camping fees to increase
  • Alzheimer research initiative announced

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018

  • Cocke Juvenile Court
  • No Cocke County school
  • Closings
  • Weather update
  • Cocke Circuit arrest warrants issued
  • Abbott charged
  • Bond scam
  • TBI has been dipping into it's Rainy Day Fund.

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

  • No Wednesday school in Cocke County
  • Please conserve power
  • EDC wants input
  • Cushman faces new charges
  • Gas prices
  • School closings

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