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The new $672 million Atlanta Braves stadium will feature over 600 tons of Crab Orchard stone quarried in Cumberland County, Tennessee. Silvara Stone is the main supplier with the assistance of two other Cumberland County companies; Cumberland Mountain Stone and Big Lick Sawed Stone. The Crab Orchard stone will be fashioned into benches and columns for the new 41,000 seat Atlanta Braves Stadium which is scheduled to open in spring of 2017.
The Cumberland County Commission has elected its leaders for the next two years. Fourth District County Commissioner Allen Foster reports that Mayor Kenneth Carey Jr. was unanimously elected Chairman. Wendell Wilson was unanimously elected Chairman Pro-Tem. Nancy Hyder was unanimously elected Parliamentarian.
The County Commission also approved a resolution to reappoint Randal R. Boston as Cumberland County Attorney for a two year term.
The Vols are up a spot in the AP Top 25 as they prepare to challenge the Gators. Number 14 Florida will take on Number 19 Florida on Saturday, September 24th in Knoxville. You can catch the action starting with the Kick Off Call-in Show Saturday afternoon at 1. Kick off is set for 2:30pm CT on the Plateau's Home for the Vols, 102.5 WOW Country!
Nashville is now the first city in Tennessee to decrease the penalty for small amounts of marijuana. The Metro City Council on Tuesday voted 35-3 to pass an ordinance that will impose a civil penalty of $50 and possible community service for those caught with less than a half ounce of pot. Supporters say the bill gives Nashville police the option of choosing the lesser penalty on a case-by-case basis. Under state law, people caught with less than a half ounce of weed face a $2.500 fine and a misdemeanor charge punishable by up to a year in jail.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A new study names Tennessee one of the best places for women to start a business in 2016.
At last count, women owned more than 9 million businesses nationwide. Recent data shows that women-owned businesses are growing 1.5 times faster than the national average. The trend particularly benefits female business owners of color.