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Suicides Increase in Tennessee
AP Thursday May 25, 2017

A new report shows that suicides in Tennessee are increasing with middle-aged people being most at risk.
The report by the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network shows that suicides increased by nearly 13 percent in 2015, the latest year figures are available.
Three people die on average every day in Tennessee from suicide and it is the third-leading cause of death for young people age 10 to 19.
Those who are middle age, especially white males, tend to be at the most risk, the report says, and Tennesseans aged 45 to 64 years old are more than three times more likely to die by suicide than those aged 10 to 19.
The report shows that firearms are used in roughly two-thirds of the suicides in any given year.

 


Road Construction Halted
Thursday May 25, 2017

Motorists won't be slowed down by road construction as they travel Tennessee's highways this Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 26 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30. This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists expected to travel in the state this Memorial Day weekend.
Motorists may still encounter some lane closures or restrictions while traveling through long term construction projects. Drivers should be aware that reduced speed limits will be in effect in work zones. Drivers convicted of speeding through work zones where workers are present face a fine of up to $500, plus court fees and possible increased insurance premiums.
AAA estimates 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this Memorial Day holiday, a 2.7% increase over last year's numbers. This marks the highest travel volume on record since 2005 for the holiday. The total number of Tennessee travelers is estimated to top 785,000, with nearly 700,000 expected to travel by automobile.

 


McMinnville Board
Jay Walker Wednesday May 24, 2017

The McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved on second and final reading an ordinance to purchase property and the building at 202 Bell Street for the Water and Sewer Department. The price is $750,000. A motion by Vice Mayor Ben Newman to offer $675,000 for the property failed.
In other business, the board approved a resolution to accept a bid from All Recreation to furnish materials and labor for a shade structure at the Gilley Pool. The bid amount was $24,114.

 


Numerous ATV Accidents Victims
AP Wednesday May 24, 2017

Vanderbilt University Medical Center officials are warning that doctors are already treating numerous people injured in accidents involving all-terrain vehicles and it's not even the peak trauma season of summer yet.
VUMC officials say staff has treated nearly 50 ATV accident victims since the beginning of the year, including 34 adults and an additional 14 children.
Officials, in their press release, say two common problems doctor see with the injuries are the result of not wearing helmets and from having more than one rider on a vehicle equipped for only one person.
Hospital officials say children under 16 should not ride ATVs due to the risk of serious injuries, especially head trauma. They also recommend wearing a helmet certified by the U.S. Department of Transportation or the Snell Memorial Foundation.

 


Sites Added to National Register
AP Wednesday May 24, 2017

Eight sites in Tennessee have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
The Tennessee Historical Commission says three places in Shelby County were recently added to the register. They are the Rock of Ages Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and the Memphis Federation of Musicians Local 71 Building in Memphis, and the Charles Davis House in Collierville.
The other sites named to the register are the Cleveland Commercial Historic District in Bradley County; the LaFollette Coke Ovens in Campbell County; Kern's Bakery in Knoxville; The Science Building in Cookeville, located in Putnam County; and the William A. McMurry House in Springfield, located in Robertson County.
Patrick McIntyre, the state's historic preservation officer, says the sites are "special properties worth maintaining and passing along to future generations."

 

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