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Oakmont Drive residents need to start planning an alternate route. Cumberland County Road Superintendent Scott Blaylock reports that beginning Monday, September 29th, 2014 Oakmont Drive (behind Brookhaven subdivision) will be closed to through traffic due to the Bridge Replacement project. This will be from Towering Trail to 83 Oakmont Drive. The Bridge Replacement project should be completed by January 27, 2015.
CHATTANOOGA (AP) - Police say a body has been found in the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, where athletes are competing in the Ironman event. Chattanooga police said the body was found in the river on Sunday morning. Police said the victim, who has not been identified, was not a participant in the Ironman competition. The Chattanooga competition involves a 2.4-mile swim in the Tennessee River along with a 112-mile bike ride and a marathon run. Investigators are working to identify the body. Police said there is no evidence of a criminal act at this time.
No. 12 Georgia bounced back from an early 10-0 deficit and held off Tennessee 35-32 on Saturday. Tennessee has lost 21 straight road games against ranked teams. The Vols might have pulled off the upset if senior quarterback Justin Worley had not been sidelined for part of the second half with an apparent elbow injury. The Vols will be back in Knoxville Saturday, October 4th as they host the Florida Gators. Vol Network coverage begins with the Kickoff Call In Show at 9:30am CT and kickoff is set for 11. Hear all the action on your home for the Vols, 102.5 WOW Country!
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Security upgrades at a troubled youth detention center in Nashville were not enough to prevent 13 teenagers from escaping Friday. Department of Children's Services spokesman Rob Johnson said officials have been working tirelessly to improve security at Woodland Hills Youth Development Center since a Sept. 1 breakout in which 32 teens escaped the facility.
NEW YORK (AP) - Four U.S. governors have made a surprise visit to Afghanistan as part of a delegation to receive counterterrorism briefings and greet troops stationed there. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office said Saturday that he is in Afghanistan with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon at the invitation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - With a month left for high school seniors to apply, 22,800 students have already registered for Gov. Bill Haslam's Tennessee Promise program. The enrollment number was cited during a Friday meeting of the Tennessee Board of Regents.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee is asking a federal appeals court to overturn a ruling that TennCare must provide applicants with a fair hearing if it cannot process their requests on time. States that participate in the Medicaid program are required to determine eligibility within 45 days in most cases.
During an armed robbery at the Eagle Food Mart in Harriman around 7 am Friday morning, a clerk was stabbed and over $7,000 was stolen from the register and the store safe. Police say there are three culprits, one was wielding a knife, another a pistol, and they arenít sure if the third man had a weapon. According to reports, the clerk was in the restroom, and when he came out the men forced him to remove the money from the cash register and the store safe, and he was stabbed during the process. He was taken to UT Medical Center for treatment. Police donít know the identity of the suspects, but they are described as two black men and one white man. If you have any information, you are asked to call the Harriman Police Department at (865)-882-3383.