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CCHS Lady Jets Softball win opener 16-0 over Clarkrange
GC Wednesday March 12, 2014

Two pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter for CCHS Lady Jets in a 16-0 victory in four innings over Clarkrange on Tuesday at Clarkrange. Sam Hassler tallied seven strikeouts and walked one in completing the no-no. Sam Hassler was in control in the circle. Sam Hassler held Clarkrange hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out four. Fifteen runs in the opening three innings allowed Lady Jets to easily put away Clarkrange. A passed ball, an RBI single by Bailey Woods, an RBI single by Amber Johnson, an RBI single by Sam Hassler, a groundout by Tori Kerley, an RBI single by Lydia Harris, and an RBI single by Erin Dille in the first inning and a walk by Katie VanHorn, a walk by Callie Borgialli, and a two-run single by Emily Terpening during the second inning supplied the early offense for Lady Jets. Emily racked up three RBIs on four hits for Lady Jets. The Lady Jets pounded Clarkrange pitching, as seven hitters combined for 14 hits, 11 RBIs and 11 runs scored. Lady Jets piled on four more runs in the top of the third. A bases loaded walk scored Katie VanHorn to start the scoring in the inning.

 


Final truckload of debris from Oak Ridge K-25 Bldg removed
AP Wednesday March 12, 2014

The final truckload of debris from the K-25 Building was shipped from the East Tennessee Technology Park yesterday. (Tuesday) The mile-long building was constructed in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project. The final demolition ended in December, 2013. Since then, workers have been transporting the debris from the site. Officials say the demolition process took longer than expected because of a radioactive isotope which had contaminated the final section of the building. The Department plans to find ways to honor and interpret the historical significance of the sight.

 


Burn Permits required until May 15
Dept of Forestry Wednesday March 12, 2014

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is reminding residents that a burn permit is currently required for outdoor burning. The free burn permits are required in all areas of the state by law until May 15 unless otherwise covered by local ordinances. For more information, visit burnsafetn.org or call the local Division of Forestry office.

 


Nearly 200 workers rally in Nashville for increase in minimum wage
AP Wednesday March 12, 2014

A coalition of close to 200 workers rallied on the steps of the state Capitol Tuesday to speak out on various issues, including increasing Tennessee's minimum wage. About 30 of the protesters delivered a letter expressing their concerns to the office of Governor Bill Haslam following the rally. Currently the minimum wage in Tennessee is $7.25. A Democratic-sponsored legislative proposal to raise it a dollar in the case of employers who don't offer health benefits failed in a House subcommittee last month.

 


Nearly 80,000 Tennesseans sign up on health exchange
AP Wednesday March 12, 2014

The number of Tennesseans signing up for coverage under the federal health insurance exchange reached nearly 78,000 through February. According to nationwide statistics, 4.2 million people had signed up since October 1st.

 

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