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Below is a statement issued by Bobby Randolph, Area Manager at VEC regarding the power outages:
This morning we have approximately 250 customers that are still without power. This has been a monumental disaster for the Upper Cumberland. I would like to inform anyone who does not have power call (931)200-3699. This is a direct cell phone line to the Crossville office. Again, I want to emphasize this number is for power outages and broken poles on and around their premises only and will only be good thru Wednesday, March 4th, 2015.
This morning Volunteer Energy Cooperative officials report a total of 342 customers remain without power. County totals are Cumberland – 229; Overton – 43; Putnam – 68; and White – 2. Work continues today.
The informational meeting for 8th graders zoned for SMHS who are interested in playing football next year should attend a meeting held on Tuesday, March 3rd at 5:30 at the Stone Memorial HS fieldhouse. Both players and parents should be in attendance.
Tennessee regulators expect 270 stores across the state to be among the first wave of supermarkets to sell wine under a new state law going into effect in July 2016. News Channel 9 reports those first stores include 109 in Middle Tennessee, 105 in Chattanooga and Knoxville regions and 56 in the western part of the state. Industry projections estimate that 10 times as many grocery stores might choose to sell wine over time. Keith Bell, the director of the state Alcoholic Beverage Commission, said neither his agency nor the alcohol industry would be prepared if lawmakers decide to move up the date of supermarket wine sales to this July. Bell also said he would support changing state law to have the ABC regulate beer instead of local governments.
The Grand Ole Opry House has been honored with a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. The Grand Ole Opry House is the show's sixth home and the only one built specifically for the Opry. The theater has played host to the Opry since it opened on March 16, 1974. According to the Opry, that show was a standing-room-only performance attended by President Richard Nixon and first lady Pat Nixon, among others. The distinction comes as the Opry readies for a nine-month celebration of its 90th anniversary to begin with a kick-off show on March 24.