Monthly Archives: January 2015

Bailey and Dunlap speak at legislative update

Posted on January 30, 2015 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Bailey and Dunlap speak at legislative update

Posted on January 30, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Expositor photo contest deadline soon!

Posted on January 30, 2015 9:09 am by Jarrod Conner


TDOT construction report – Van Buren County

Posted on January 30, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

VAN BUREN COUNTY, SR-111 grading, drainage, and paving from south of Manus Road to south of SR-285 near Double Bridge Road: Work continues on this project. Utilities are currently being installed while work is progressing on pipe replacements and extensions at various locations. Grading and blasting operations are underway. Motorists should expect delays. Flaggers will be present during progression of work. Motorists should use caution and be alert to construction equipment and vehicles within the work zone. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 MPH and is being enforced. Estimated project completion date is November 2015. [Jones Bros., Inc. /CP&JP/CNM266]


TDOT construction report – White County

Posted on January 30, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

WHITE COUNTY, SR-111 (Spencer Hwy.) repair of bridge over Calfkiller River (LM 6.37) in Sparta: Work on this project continues. The contractor may have short term lane closures to perform various operations on an as-needed basis. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as necessary. Project completion date is June 2015. [Mid-State Construction Co, Inc./CS/CNN292]

WHITE COUNTY, SR-111 resurfacing from north of SR-135 (LM 13.52) to north of SR-136 (LM 17.43): The contractor may have short-term lane closures to perform various operations on an as-needed basis. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as necessary. Project completion date is February 2015. [Highways, Inc./CS/CNN102]

 


TDOT construction report – Putnam and White

Posted on January 30, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

PUTNAM and WHITE COUNTIES, resurfacing of SR-135 from Falling Water River Bridge (LM 0.08) to south of Winston Dr. (LM 7.74); resurfacing of SR-136 from U.S. 70 (SR-26/LM 11.43) to the bridge over SR-111 (LM 19.85); resurfacing of SR-135 from SR-136 (LM 5.81) to the Falling Water River Bridge (LM 19.85): Work on this project continues. The contractor may have short lane closures to perform various operations on an as needed basis. Flaggers will be on site to help with traffic control. Estimated project completion is February 2015. [Hudson Construction Co./CS/CNN031]


TTU’s Cumberland Quintet performs Feb. 9

Posted on January 30, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Cumberland Quintet, Tennessee Tech University’s woodwind ensemble, will give a concert at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 9. The performance will be in TTU’s Wattenbarger Auditorium in the Bryan Fine Arts Building, 1150 N. Dixie Ave. It is free and open to the public. The group’s members are music professors Roger Martin, flute; William Woodworth, oboe; Wonkak Kim, clarinet; James Lotz, bassoon and Jeremy Hansen, horn.


WCTE to broadcast Gov. Haslam’s “Insure Tennessee” address

Posted on January 30, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

On Feb. 2, at 6 p.m., Gov. Bill Haslam will address Tennessee General Assembly on “Insure Tennessee.” This address will be broadcast on WCTE. Haslam recently issued a proclamation convening an “extraordinary session” of the 109th General Assembly to consider “Insure Tennessee,” a two-year pilot program to provide health care coverage to Tennesseans who do not currently have access to health insurance or have limited options. The proclamation calls for the special session to begin Feb. 2, at 4 p.m., CST, for the legislature to consider a joint resolution authorizing the governor to implement “Insure Tennessee.”


Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, Jan. 26-30

Posted on January 30, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

ServiceLoan-58089-TaxSponsorOnce tax identity thieves have your Social Security number and personal information, they can use them to commit other forms of identity theft, such as opening new financial accounts in your name. For steps you can take to deal with identity theft, go to ftc.gov/idtheft. Also remember to check your credit report annually. It’s free at annualcreditreport.com.

 


Dr. Lori Austin explains healthcare concerns in White County

Posted on January 29, 2015 2:02 pm by Pamela Claytor

Though the emergency room does not turn patients away, Highlands Hospitalist Dr. Lori Austin says it is the follow-up care that patients without health insurance cannot afford to receive that leaves them vulnerable to becoming more ill, or even death. Austin was asked to explain some of the healthcare issues she has seen that plague White County to Governor Haslam during his visit to Highlands Medical Center today.


Senator Bailey speaks with Governor Haslam

Posted on January 29, 2015 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

Senator Paul Bailey addresses Governor Haslam with questions about the governor’s Insure Tennessee plan.


Sparta and White County leaders meet with Governor Haslam

Posted on January 29, 2015 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

Governor Haslam made a stop at Highlands Medical Center today to meet with Sparta and White County leaders and hospital staff to discuss his new Insure Tennessee plan.


Beautiful Day at Welch’s Point

Posted on January 29, 2015 1:01 pm by Delaney Austin

Welch’s Point is now open to the public and has a view of the Latimer Scout Reservation, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Virgin Falls, the Caney Fork River, and the Bridgestone/Firestone Centennial Wilderness area. Welch’s Point may be reached by traveling on Scott’s Gulf Rd. past the Virgin Falls Trailhead parking lot and taking a right onto Welch Cemetery Rd. This area is open all year round for public enjoyment.


Barbara Jean Simmons Earles

Posted on January 29, 2015 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Barbara Jean Simmons Earles, 77 of Quebeck, passed away Jan. 28, 2015, at her residence.

Mrs. Earles was born May 26, 1937, in White County, to Smith and Minnie Tallent Simmons.

She retired from Red Kap Industries and was a member of Doyle Church of the Nazarene.

The family wishes to thank Whitney Davidson, Teena Malanga and Brittany Cannon, of Avalon Hospice, for the care and compassion they gave to Mrs. Earles.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, James Carroll Earles.

Survivors include her daughter, Cheryl Earles Hensley and husband Larry, of Quebeck; grandchildren, Roxann Lee Baker, of Quebeck, Tony Alan Baker, of Quebeck, … Read More


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