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Jay Walker Wednesday April 15, 2015
The Warren County Pioneer baseball team picked up their fifth district win of the season Tuesday night, defeating White County 5-3 to earn a split in their two-game series.
Chayse Frye had a solo home run for the Pioneers. Marek McCulloch was the winning pitcher, with Tyler Prater getting the save.
In softball, the Lady Pioneers lost to Cookeville 4-1 at Cookeville.
Mosley Named THP Captain
Wednesday April 15, 2015
Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott has announced Jeff Mosley of McMinnville as the new captain of the agency's Chattanooga District, effective immediately. Mosley replaced Captain Jessie Brooks, who last month was appointed to lead the THP Knoxville District.
Prior to his promotion, Mosley had worked as a road lieutenant in Coffee County since 2009. During that time, he assisted with the organization and allocation of manpower for the Bonnaroo festival, which brings over 80,000 motorists to the area annually.
Mosley became a state trooper in 1987. His first assignment was as a road trooper in Giles County until 1992. He also worked in White and Van Buren Counties in the THP's Cookeville District until he earned his first promotion to sergeant in Warren County in 1998.
Parent Trigger Bill Fails
AP Wednesday April 15, 2015
A proposal that would make it easier for parents to convert struggling public schools into charter schools has failed this session.
The Senate sponsor of the measure asked the Senate Finance Committee to place the legislation on its calendar for next year. It failed last year, and the year before.
Currently in Tennessee, there is a statute that would allow 60 percent of parents to petition for a change to be made at a school.
Under the failed proposal, if 51 percent of parents at a school in the bottom 10 percent of failing schools believe a drastic change is needed, they could select from several turnaround models, including a conversion to a charter school or changing the administrators.
Handgun Carry Bill
AP Wednesday April 15, 2015
The Tennessee House has voted to create a $500 lifetime handgun carry permit. The chamber voted 90-3 Monday to approve the measure.
Current handgun carry permits are valid for five years. The initial application fee is $115, while renewals cost $50.
Under the bill, people with lifetime permits would still have to undergo background checks every five years and the Safety Department would still be able to suspend permits for people who are charged with crimes.
The Senate is scheduled to vote on its version of the bill on Wednesday.
About 500,000 people have handgun carry permits in Tennessee.
Tuesday April 14, 2015
Gas prices continue to fluctuate as refineries begin to move out of the spring maintenance season and prepare for the summer driving season. The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.39, down a fraction of a cent from last week. Motorists continue to enjoy significant year-over-year savings, paying $1.24 per gallon less than last year.
AAA spokesman Josh Carrasco said there is a real possibility we could see prices drop to nearly $2 in some regions.
In Tennessee, the average price for a gallon of regular is $2.14, one cent less than last week and $1.33 less than a year ago.