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Study: Tennessee 4th on list of states with worst drivers
WVLT Thursday August 31, 2017

Tennessee is ranked 4th in the nation for bad drivers according to SmartAsset, which used data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), information from the Department of Transportation, the Insurance Research Council and Google Trends to compile the list of the states with the worst drivers.

From the NHTSA, SmartAsset looked at fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles driven. They took DUI information from the Department of Transportation.

Information about the percentage of drivers with insurance was taken from the Insurance Research Council. SmartAsset used Google Trends for ticket information.

Based on this date, Florida ranked number as the state with the worst drivers. Tennessee ranked number four. Massachusetts was considered the state with the best drivers.

 


Break-in At Big John's BBQ
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday August 30, 2017

Crossville Police are investigating the burglary of Big John's BBQ on Rockwood Highway. Officers were called out on Saturday after it was discovered that the side door of the business had been pried open. A cash box had been busted open and $450 stolen. A .38 Smith & Wesson stainless steel revolver with a 4" barrel was also missing. Value of the gun was placed at $400. No suspects were named at the time of the report.

 
Fairfield Glade, Tennessee, Selected for U.S. Navy Band Tour


Fairfield Glade, Tennessee, Selected for U.S. Navy Band Tour
U.S. Navy Wednesday August 30, 2017

WASHINGTON -- America's Navy is coming to Fairfield Glade, Tennessee, one of five cities in two states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during a 2017 tour -- one of the signature outreach programs of the U.S. Navy.

The United States Navy Band Brass Quintet performance is scheduled for Sept. 22, 2017, at 7 p.m. at Fairfield Glade Community Church. The concert is free, however tickets are required as seating is limited. For more information on obtaining tickets starting Sept. 12, please call (931) 484-6133. There is a limit of four tickets per person on a first come, first served basis.

Since 1971, the Navy Band Brass Quintet has performed at ceremonies and events throughout the Washington, D.C., area, including high visibility performances at the White House, Pentagon, State Department and Washington Navy Yard. Notable performances include inaugural events for President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney in 2000 and 2004, the dedication of the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and remembrance services at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. Additionally, the group has been featured on NBC's Meet the Press and the Today Show. Committed to educational outreach, the quintet is an active participant in the Navy Band's Music in the Schools program, and has presented masterclasses and clinics nationwide at high schools, universities and international music conferences. The quintet's repertoire includes over 400 works spanning six centuries, with many compositions arranged by its members.

One of the U.S. Navy Band?s primary responsibilities involves touring the country. All of the band?s primary performing units embark each year on concert tours throughout specified regions of the country, allowing the band to reach out to audiences in areas of the country that do not have opportunities to see the Navy's premier musical ensembles on a regular basis. The concerts are family-friendly events, meant to be entertaining to veterans, families, individuals and those interested in joining the Navy.

All Navy Band performances are free and open to the public.

 
Cumberland Countians  Donate Hurricane Harvey Supplies


Cumberland Countians Donate Hurricane Harvey Supplies
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday August 30, 2017

With just a few hours notice, Cumberland County residents and businesses overwhelmingly responded to a Hurricane Harvey supply effort that began Tuesday afternoon at the Crossville airport. Because of the tremendous success of the supply drive, more supplies are being taken today, Wednesday, at the Crossville Airport with the truck scheduled to head out tonight for Texas. The following items are still needed: Medical supplies (bandaids, aspirin, Tylenol, ibuprofen, first aid), regular and instant coffee, Sports drinks (Gatorade and Powerade), Dry foods, Flashlights and batteries. Also, greeting cards and drawings from kids and adults with messages of love and encouragement. Please no more clothing. Event organizer Julie-Cristie Neal says "Thank you to all of Cumberland County for opening their hearts and their wallets. We are so blessed to live in such a caring community."

(Photo courtesy Julie-Cristie Neal)

 


One Dead in Portland Plane Crash
AP Wednesday August 30, 2017

Authorities say one person has died and another has been seriously injured after a small plane crashed in Tennessee. Portland Police Department Assistant Chief Dewel Scruggs tells news outlets that the plane hit a tree before crashing into a field Tuesday night near the Portland Municipal Airport.

 

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