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Due to the likelihood of heavy rain both tonight & tomorrow- The Pitch, Hit & Run Contest sponsored by the TAD Center scheduled for tomorrow (April 22) has been postponed to Saturday, April 29th at Garrison Ball Park 9:00 a.m.
An elementary school teacher in Warren County has been arrested for buying drugs on school property. An investigation by the Warren County Sheriff's Department led to an undercover drug deal, resulting in the arrest of 45 year old Jason (Hawk) Moore, who is a fifth grade teacher at Hickory Creek Elementary School. Authorities say Moore purchased $225 of the painkiller percocet from an undercover operative in the Hickory Creek School parking lot. Investigators say the sheriff's department has received numerous complaints from parents who suspected the teacher was buying drugs on school property. Moore has been charged with possession of schedule III drugs in a school zone. Authorities say the investigation is ongoing
Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development (TDLWD) Commissioner Burns Phillips announces a preliminary unemployment rate of 5.1 percent for March, positively shifting from February’s revised rate of 5.3 percent. This progress matches the U.S. preliminary rate’s decline of two-tenths of a percentage point to 4.5 percent. “This report shows Tennesseans are finding work in a growing workforce,” shared Commissioner Burns Phillips. Over the past year, Tennessee's unemployment rate increased by half a percentage point to 4.6 percent while, the national rate of 5.0 percent decreased by half a point. TDLWD’s commissioner continued, “When the labor force grows quicker than residents can find work, unemployment rates take a hit and that’s exactly what we’ve seen over the past 12 months.”
A woman was accidentally electrocuted at American Sand in Monterey on Wednesday morning. Jim Herrin reports in the Herald – Citizen that 49-year-old Kellie Edington of Bulls Gap, Tennesseee was driving a dump trunk at the sand plant when the bed of the truck came in contact with some power lines and began to arc. Edington reportedly got out of the vehicle to check the damage and the force of the current was so strong that she was knocked to the ground unconscious. She was also severely burned. Paramedics were able to revive her at the scene and she was flown by helicopter to Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Hospital officials have not released her condition.
According to the Tennesee Bureau of Investigation, AMBER Alert suspect Tad Cummins is under arrest. Missing 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas from Maury County has been safely recovered in Northern California. Kelly Giordano with the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office said Cummins' Nissan Rogue was found in Siskiyou County after 9 p.m. Wednesday. TBI officials reported that Tad Cummins allegedly kidnapped Elizabeth Thomas on March 13 after a friend dropped Elizabeth off at the Shoney's in Columbia, Tennessee.
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