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New Tire Plant Breaks Ground in Rhea County
Peg Broadcasting News Thursday September 21, 2017

A new tire plant broke ground in Dayton, Tennessee on Wednesday. Nokian Tyres says it will create at least 400 jobs. To entice the Finnish company to Rhea County, Nokian will not have to pay city or county property taxes for 20 years. Nokian also chose to build in Dayton because of its railroad. The plant should be up and running in about two years.

 


UPDATE! Memphis Mom Runs Over Infant Twice While Trying To Flee Abusive Father
Peg Broadcasting News Thursday September 21, 2017

A one-year-old Memphis boy is fighting for his life after his mother ran over him twice with her vehicle while fleeing from the child's abusive father. It began around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning when the baby's father fired at least one shot at the mother. The woman fled the home and managed to get herself and the child in a car and was driving away when the baby fell out of the vehicle. The mother accidentally ran over child and apparently was unaware of what happened until witnesses who had gathered outside began screaming "you ran over the baby!" The baby was rushed to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition. The mother also suffered injuries from the domestic assault. It is not clear what charges may be brought against the father.

 


Tennessee's 2018 schedule has demanding five-game stretch
AP Thursday September 21, 2017

Tennessee has released a 2018 football schedule that includes a demanding five-game stretch of Southeastern Conference matchups that begins in late September and runs through the end of October.

The Volunteers will host Florida and Georgia on successive Saturdays in late September. After an off week, Tennessee will return to action by visiting Auburn, hosting Alabama and traveling to South Carolina on consecutive weekends.

Tennessee opens the 2018 season Sept. 1 against West Virginia in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Vols' 2018 home opponents are East Tennessee State (Sept. 8), UTEP (Sept. 15), Florida (Sept. 22), Alabama (Oct. 20), Charlotte (Nov. 3), Kentucky (Nov. 10) and Missouri (Nov. 17).

Tennessee's road foes in 2018 are Georgia (Sept. 29), Auburn (Oct. 13), South Carolina (Oct. 27) and Vanderbilt (Nov. 24).

 


One-Year-Old Memphis Boy Thrown From Vehicle During Fight Between Parents
AP Thursday September 21, 2017

A 1-year-old boy is in extremely critical condition at a Tennessee hospital after police say he was thrown from a vehicle during a fight between his parents. Maj. Stephen Oliver with Memphis Police Felony Response unit told The Commercial Appeal that the child's parents have been detained, but no charges have been filed. Oliver said witnesses are being interviewed and the investigation is ongoing.

 


3 Million Tennesseans Affected By Equifax Hack
AP Thursday September 21, 2017

Tennessee's attorney general says information was stolen from more than 3 million state residents when hackers infiltrated the credit reporting company Equifax. In a letter to Equifax on Tuesday, Attorney General Herbert Slatery says he's echoing a letter from 44 fellow attorneys general expressing concern over the breach.

 

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