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Motlow to Host Tennessee Promise Signups
Monday October 5, 2015
Motlow’s Moore County campus will host a Tennessee Promise Scholarship Saturday on Oct. 17.
Motlow’s Moore County campus will open up its computer labs from 9 a.m. – noon that day for area high school seniors to sign up for Tennessee Promise and fill out their Motlow applications.
The event is designed to encourage students to enroll in Tennessee Promise, Governor Bill Haslam’s program to provide two years of community college or technical school tuition.
During Scholarship Saturday, students may come to the Moore County campus and use the college’s computers to sign up online. Free pizza will be on hand for anyone signing up.
Jay Walker Saturday October 3, 2015
The number 2 ranked Oakland Patriots defeated Warren County 48-7 Friday night at Nunley Stadium. Oakland quarterback Brendon Matthews connected with LSU commit JaCoby Stevens on touchdown pass plays of 69 and 86 yards, and Oakland blocked three punts, returning all three for touchdowns.
The Pioneers' only score came on a 14 yard run by Isaiah Grayson.
Next Friday night, the Pioneers will host Sequatchie County for Homecoming.
New Driver License Feature
WKRN Friday October 2, 2015
There’s a big change for Tennessee driver’s licenses that could help save lives.
On Thursday, the Department of Safety announced a new driver license system feature.
The database tied to it provides emergency contact information for law enforcement during a crisis.
State Rep. Joe Pitts said people who have family members with special needs or who have life threatening illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, will be able to enter the information into the driver licenses database to alert law enforcement that there’s an issue there and that just gives law enforcement additional tools.
This service is available at no cost to all driver license or state ID card holders.
TVA Prepares for Rain
AP Friday October 2, 2015
The Tennessee Valley Authority says it is taking proactive measures to prepare for possible heavy rains from Hurricane Joaquin, which is churning in the Atlantic and moving toward the United States.
The TVA said in a statement that even if the storm doesn't directly hit the region, it could have a significant impact due to runoff from expected heavy rains. Some forecast models predict several inches of rain on the eastern side of TVA's territory by Sunday.
The nation's largest public utility said reservoir levels are being lowered to provide room for the extra water.
TVA supplies power to about 9 million people in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.
Autumn Street Fair
Jay Walker Friday October 2, 2015
Downtown McMinnville will be full of activity Saturday as Leadership McMinnville sponsors the Autumn Street Fair.
The event will feature over 200 vendors as well as a Kids Corner, a baby show and live entertainment.
The Autumn Street Fair will go from 9am to 5pm on Main Street and around Court Square in McMinnville.