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The pilot of a small, private plane that crashed and burned at Nashville International Airport last week had filed a flight plan for a short trip within Canada and was not in touch with air traffic control. Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board say a flight plan listed the destination as an airport in Ontario, Canada. Pilot Michael Callan was killed in the crash which investigators say could have occurred anywhere between 2 and 8:45 am, when the wreckage was spotted by another pilot.
The Harriman City Council has voted to require a prescription for Pseudoephedrine. Supporters of the law, which takes effect immediately, say this vote is a big step in fighting the methamphetamine problem. Pseudoephedrine is found in cold and allergy medicines and is one of the main ingredients used to make methamphetamine. Harriman Mayor Chris Mason says time will be given to notify merchants of the change.
A former penitentiary in Morgan County will be transformed into a distillery. Residents have voted to allow the distilling of alcohol at the old Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary. Developers say they are ready to invest around $6 million that could create 500 direct and indirect jobs in the county. The distillery is just one part of the project. Developers say plans at the also call for a campground, RV park, horse stables, bed and breakfast and prison tours. While this vote will liquor to be manufactured in the county, it still cannot be being served. Tennessee law will allow customers could buy up to five gallons of alcohol in commemorative bottles
The Tennessee State Library and Archives is having its third annual "Family History Day" event on November 30th. It is designed to introduce more people to genealogy, and give assistance and advice to those in the process. The workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. in the TSLA auditorium, which is located at 403 Seventh Ave. North, west of the state Capitol in downtown Nashville. Although the event is free, reservations are required because seating in the auditorium is limited. To make a reservation, call (615) 741-2764.
The Jack Daniel Distillery in Tennessee is helping military service members and their families travel home for the holidays. The distillery has made a $100,000 donation for "Operation Ride Home" and urges its fans to contribute. The campaign provides vouchers for plane tickets - averaging $300 to $400 per person - or $100 prepaid debit cards to help with gas, lodging and food. People wanting to donate can go to http://www.jdoperationridehome.com .