|Two hurt in Highway 25E crash|
Two drivers were transported to the Newport Medical Center by First Call EMS, Wednesday following a crash on Highway 25E. Trooper Mike Bales tells the NewsSource the 3:50 pm crash occurred at the intersection with Rankin Road. It involved a 1998 Dodge Caravan operated by Sherry Stevens, 31, Hawkview Way, Del Rio, who struck the rear of a pickup operated by Humlett Jarnigan, 60, Belcher Road, Newport. Jarnigan had stopped for a third vehicle which was attempting a left turn. His vehicle struck the rear of the turning car but did not injure the driver. Trooper Bales said there was no evidence of alcohol or drugs as contributing factors, however Ms. Stevens is charged with failure to exercise due care and no proof of insurance.
|Alexander to get green money|
One of the country's largest environmental groups has gotten involved in the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Republican Lamar Alexander and Democrat Gordon Ball. But the Environmental Defense Action Fund isn't spending nearly $250,000 to help Ball, an attorney who represents land owners in their fight against the pollution of the Pigeon River by Blue Ridge Paper. Instead the group is throwing money into ads to help Alexander, saying it blends environmental concerns with science and economics. The group reportedly is funding a seven-figure campaign "to aid green-minded Republicans in the midterm elections, part of a longer-term effort to find GOP partners on priorities like climate change."
|Del Rio Days on tap|
Del Rio Days is planned for this weekend at the Jones Nature Center on South Highway 107. Activities are planned for both Saturday and Sunday from 10am till 4 pm. A car show and a string band contest are on tap for Saturday, along with traditional and bluegrass music. And there will be gospel music on Sunday. Crafts, lots of food, baked goods and other items will be available with an auction planned for Sunday afternoon. There also will be helicopter rides, kids activities, cornhole competition and lots of other activities. The 29th.annual Del Rio Days-Fall Color Festival is organized by the Del Rio Community Association as a benefit for the Del Rio Volunteer Fire Department. Call 423-487-5455 for additional information.
|Promise program has large enrollment|
When the creation of the Tennessee Promise scholarship program, was announced, the state expected 20,000 students might apply. But here we are a week before the Nov. 1 application deadline, and the number of students applying for free tuition at a Tennessee community college or college of applied technology is closer to 45,000. Essentially two-thirds of all seniors in the state have applied, but that isn't a major problem considering the push by Governor Bill Haslam to have 55 percent of adult Tennesseans with a college degree by 2025.
Friday, October 24, 2014Two hurt in Highway 25E crash
Alexander to get green money
Del Rio Days on tap
Promise program has large enrollment
Thursday, October 23, 2014Hickman trial is delayed
Marsh gets award
Hall and Coggins arrest
Wednesday, October 22, 2014Tennessee gets more in federal benefits than it pays
Ball campaign releases poll numbers
Another suspicious barn fire in Cocke County
Cocke jail inmates charged
Tuesday, October 21, 2014CLB declines to opt out of building code standards
Cocke County fires are suspicious
Parker offered Newport Utilities post
Monday, October 20, 2014On Cosby Festival is a success
Farm Bureau hosts Senate forum