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Councilman Pete Souza wants the City to be out of county building inspections
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday February 4, 2015
In work session Tuesday night, City Councilman Pete Souza told fellow council members he wants the city to be out of the business of conducting building inspections for the county. An agreement with Cumberland County to conduct state required building inspection will end later this month. So far the city has received no indication from the county on whether or not they wish to continue the agreement. According to City Manager David Rutherford, if the agreement is renewed, additional staff would need to be hired to meet the demands of both the city and county. Councilman Jesse Kerley suggested that the city continue if the county were willing to pick up the additional costs. Council did seem willing to continue the inspections at least until the end of June. The council will meet in regular session on Tuesday, February 10th.
Bourbon, Tennessee Whiskey Sales Up In US; Exports Top $1B
News Channel 5/AP Wednesday February 4, 2015
Sales of Kentucky bourbon and Tennessee whiskey in the U.S. rose by 9.6 percent in 2014, while exports topped $1 billion. According to the Distilled Spirits Council, U.S. revenues for bourbon and Tennessee were $2.7 billion last year.
Health Officials Tout Measles Vaccine
WVLT Wednesday February 4, 2015
Parents in Tennessee are being urged to get their children vaccinated for measles. Tennessee hasn't seen any cases yet but health officials fear it's coming. According to Local 8 Now, after a measles outbreak in Florida, the U.S. is seeing skyrocketing numbers of measles cases. Doctors say vaccination is the key to staying healthy. Already the measles has plagued more than 100 people in 14 states after an outbreak that began at Disneyland in California. This year is on track to be the worst outbreak the country has seen since 2000. Measles is very contagious and can be deadly. If a person has the disease and coughs or sneezes, it can stay in the air for up to two hours. If a person is exposed, it takes 21 days to make sure he or she is in the clear. In Tennessee it's highly suggest kids get vaccinated once around age one; the second time, at about 4 or 5 years old when a child is about to head to kindergarten.
Worker dies at Wrigley plant in Chattanooga
News Channel 9/AP Wednesday February 4, 2015
Police say a worker at the Chattanooga Wrigley plant has died in an accident. News Channel 9 reports the accident happened early Tuesday and authorities are investigating. The details of what happened weren't immediately clear. About 400 people are employed at the plant. It is the second death at the facility. A 34-year-old woman died in 2013 after suffering a head injury when she was struck by a forklift.
High School Basketball
Vince / Steve Tuesday February 3, 2015
The Cumberland County High School teams posted a pair of District wins before a big crowd at Stone Memorial High School Tuesday evening. The Lady Panthers held a one point lead at the half, but the Lady Jets rallied and improved to 22 and 4 on the season with a 67-57 victory. In the final game of the night the Jets started quick and held off the Panthers for a 67-51 win.
SMHS and CCHS will close out the District portion of their regular season schedule Friday. SMHS travels to Warren County for games with the Lady Pioneers and Pioneers. The Jets and Lady Jets will host White County. SMHS action will air on Mix 99.3 and CCHS basketball is on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY.