Mercy Health Seeks Hospital Lease Amendment

January 4, 2010

Huntsville, TN (2010-01-04) Mercy Health Partners, parent corporation of St. Mary’s Medical Center of Scott County, has offered to pay the county $1 million a year to continue leasing the local facility; however, the county would have remit most of the revenue back to the healthcare giant to pay for medical care provided to its residents. [ Read More ]

Traffic Fatalities Decline Over Holiday Weekends

January 4, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-01-04) Preliminary reports indicate ten people were killed in Tennessee traffic crashes during the 2009-2010 New Year’s holiday weekend, compared to 12 fatalities during the 2008-2009 New Year’s holiday weekend.  Statistics for the 2009-10 New Year’s holiday reflect the 102-hour time period from 6:00 p.m., Thursday, December 31, 2009 to midnight Sunday, January 3, 2010. [ Read More ]

Law Requiring Antifreeze Bittering Agent Takes Effect

December 31, 2009

Nashville, TN (2009-12-31) The Haley Ham Law requiring a bittering agent in all antifreeze sold in Tennessee takes effect on January 1, 2010. The law is intended to help prevent the accidental or intentional poisoning of people, pets and other animals as a result of ingesting antifreeze or engine coolants. [ Read More ]

Senator Yager Looks Forward To Concentrating On Education In Special Session

December 30, 2009

Nashville, TN (2009-12-30) The Tennessee General Assembly will convene in a Special Session on Education in January.  State Senator Ken Yager, a freshman legislator from Harriman, is looking forward to the Session and wants to put education first in 2010.  While lawmakers have other important issues for the upcoming session, including the budget, jobs and the economy, Senator Yager believes the Special Session can be conducted efficiently and expeditiously to help move educational achievement forward in Tennessee. [ Read More ]

Blue Christmas A Joy For Local Children

December 30, 2009

Oneida, TN (2009-12-30) Without the intervention of caring individuals and organizations, many local children would have had a blue Christmas.  For a group of about 70 youngsters from Scott County, blue was the new green this holiday season. [ Read More ]

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