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Two Missing Girls
Alan Spector Friday February 15, 2013
Two girls from the local area are missing and are being sought by the Chattanooga Police Department's Missing Persons Unit. 13-year-old Alyssa Bishop is from Cumberland County and 16-year-old Julie Cooper is from Blount County. They were reported missing last night from Parkridge Valley Hospital in Chattanooga. Authorities believe both girls are trying to get home. Alyssa Bishop is 5-4, 125 pounds with short dark brown hair, last seen wearing blue jeans and a black shirt with a pink tank top. Julie Cooper is 5-6, 157 pounds with shoulder-length dark brown hair, last ween wearing blue jeans, grey t-shirt, purple jacket and brown boots. Anyone with information as to their whereabouts is asked to call Chattanooga police at 423-698-2525.
City Council asking for public donations for July 4th celebration
B Loggins Friday February 15, 2013
The City of Crossville is asking for your support in keeping the annual 4th of July Celebration alive Public donations are accepted for a special account that has been set aside by the Crossville City Council to finance the 2013 Fireworks Show and kid's activity area. Funds raised will be matched by the City Council. Drop off donations at the Crossville City Hall building on Main Street -make checks payable to "City of Crossville Fireworks"
The road to Clingman's Dome in the Smokies will be opened this weekend
TDOT Friday February 15, 2013
The road to Clingman's Dome in the Smokies will be opened this weekend - well ahead of its usual March 31 scheduled opening. Weather conditions will dictate possible temporary closures of the road, which leads to the highest elevation reachable by vehicle in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Park visitors can get updated road closure information by calling (865) 436-1200, extension 631 or following SmokiesRoadsNPS on Twitter.
The state Senate has voted to place a proposed constitutional amendment before Tennessee voters to ban a state income tax.
Ap Friday February 15, 2013
The state Senate has voted to place a proposed constitutional amendment before Tennessee voters to ban a state income tax. The chamber approved the income tax measure on a 26-4 vote. If the House concurs, the amendment would be placed on the ballot in next year's general election. Sen. Brian Kelsey said his proposal is aimed at eliminating any uncertainty about the measure in the future
British man accused of FB Threats against Warren Co HS remains in custody after being denied bail
Jay Walker Friday February 15, 2013
The British man who is accused of making a threat on Facebook last week has been denied bail for a second time and remains in custody. 24 year old Reece Elliot was in court again Wednesday after his first request for bail was denied on Monday. His next court date will be in March, and he will remain in jail until then. Elliot was arrested last Friday after the Facebook threat was traced back to his account. He allegedly threatened gun violence at a Warren County school. The threat prompted more than 2,900 students to be absent last Thursday. The case is expected to be prosecuted in the U.K. Elliot could face up to ten years in prison if convicted.