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The Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office is kicking off its campaign to crack down on drunken driving. Law enforcement in every state will be cracking down on drunken driving from tomorrow (Friday Aug 15th) through Labor Day. On average each year, more than 10,000 people die on the nation's roads due to drunken driving.
Officials say some state employees' personal information could be in the wrong hands after a data breach. Officials with the Tennessee Benefits Administration say some data was accessed, but no social security numbers, financial information or medical information was accessed. Officials say the data was taken between January and April of this year. Free identity theft protection is being offered for those affected.
A spokesman for Congressman Scott DesJarlais is calling on State Senator Jim Tracy to concede the race for fourth district representative. Robert Jameson says he doesn't believe Tracy will get the votes needed to change the outcome of the race. DesJarlais led Tracy by just 35 votes in unofficial results from last week's election. Jameson said he believes it is statistically impossible for Tracy to pull an upset. Tracy's campaign has said he's willing to wait on election results to be officially certified.
Cumberland County School Superintendent Donald Andrews is inviting the public to a series of forums next week. According to Andrews, the topics to include curriculum on the 18th, extra-curricular activities on Tuesday the 19th and general discussion topics on Thursday, August 21st. The forums will be held at 6pm at the Central Services office.
The deadline is quickly approaching for Senior athletes to sign up for the 2014 Upper Cumberland Tennessee Senior Olympics district games. Area seniors 49 and older are invited to showcase their athletic abilities and share in some friendly competition. The deadline to register to compete in events including the basketball free throw, 3 on 3, bowling, golf and track and field is August 25th. The Upper Cumberland District Senior Olympics are scheduled for September 8 - September 19 in Crossville. For information or an entry form, visit www.tnseniorolympics.com.