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Cumberland County High Schoolís Health Occupational Students of America have returned from the National Leadership Conference victorious. Olivia Nye, Madison Wyatt and Jade Iles were among the 8,550 students who attended HOSA NLC in Anaheim, California this past week. They participated in leadership classes interacting with students from across our nation and those of Canada, Italy and Puerto Rico. These students were able to learn and exchange information with students and network with professionals in health care. Olivia Nye competed in Medical Photography where she placed third, bringing home the Bronze Medal. CCHS HOSA would like to thank everyone who supported, helped and encouraged these students.
Area corn and soybean producers are reminded to file a report their planted acres of corn and soybeans to the Cumberland/Bledsoe County Farm Service Agency (FSA) no later than the July 15 deadline, reminds Denesa Jolley, County Executive Director of the Cumberland/Bledsoe County Farm Service Agency (FSA). This will prevent costly late-file fees for those farms that are enrolled in FSA programs. Jolley further stated July 15, is also the deadline for participating producers to report hay and pasture acreage as well as CRP contract acres. Those having questions about crop reporting may call the local office at 931-484-6520 or toll free at 855-216-2802. Also, those who are not able to visit the Crossville office to file a report may call one of these telephone numbers to request the report be mailed to them for signature, Jolley said.
If you don't have car insurance, you could get slapped with an increased fine. A new law goes into effect Wednesday that could even cost you your car. Local 8 Now reports that under the new law, the fine for not having car insurance will triple from $100 to $300. In addition to the increased fine, beginning in January, if you don't have insurance, your car will get towed. Itís estimated that one in five drivers in Tennessee do not have car insurance. The new law also highlights an online insurance verification system that will be fully operational in 2017. When you go to get your tags renewed, the computer program will know if you have insurance or not. Then if you don't, you can't register your car. (Photo Courtesy WVLT)
An emergency room physician, who worked at Starr Regional Medical Center's Athens, TN campus, his wife and daughter were killed when their plane crashed into a home in Plainville, Massachusetts on Sunday. Local 8 Now reports that Dr. Joseph Kalister, his wife Betty, and their college-aged daughter, were traveling from Tennessee to Boston for a college visit. According to radio transmissions between the pilot and the airport tower operator, it appears there was an issue with at least one engine before the crash. The tower instructed him to try to land on Interstate 495. Kalister told the tower they were gliding, and then the transmission went silent. The plane crashed into a home. All four residents of the house escaped unharmed. (Photo Courtesy WVLT)
The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend most construction lane closures for the 4th of July holiday beginning at midnight Thursday through 6 a.m. Monday. Some lanes, however, will remain closed and there may be workers at these construction sites. Motorists should anticipate delays in construction areas and reduced speed limits will be enforced. According to AAA, about 41.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this holiday weekend.