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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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Saturday, November 18, 2017

  • Monica Denton heads back to prison
  • Tennessee jobless
  • Thanksgiving travel

    Friday, November 17, 2017

  • ACA enrollment
  • Cocke County Partnership meeting
  • Pridemore is being sought
  • Narcan program
  • Environmental standards are relaxed
  • Pro bono work in Tennessee
  • VietNow settlement
  • State jobless remains at record level
  • Major scam

    Thursday, November 16, 2017

  • Newport leaf truck
  • Animal shelter funding (Update)
  • Trousdale Prison issues
  • Thanksgiving travel
  • TVA finances and bonuses
  • Morriss and Nail Paradise

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

  • Ebbs sentenced in 2016 death
  • Newport City Council
  • Electrical cord warning

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017

  • Cocke Finance Committee
  • Cocke County Circuit Court
  • James arrest
  • Newport animal shelter Update

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