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Jets to hold Pink out Fri Night
CCHS Wednesday October 10, 2012
The Cumberland County High School Jets will be hosting the first annual "Pink Out" football game this Friday night versus the Coffee County Red Raiders. The football team and cheerleading squad are asking fans to join them in wearing pink in recognition of breast cancer awareness month. 25% of the gate goes to Relay for Life. Wear pink this Friday and support the CCHS Jets. Pregame coverage begins at 6:45 and Kickoff is 7pm on 102.5 WOW Country, and online at 1025wowcountry.com
Menigitis death toll grows to 6 in TN
TN Dept of Health Wednesday October 10, 2012
Tennessee Department of Health officials say the state's death toll from an outbreak of fungal meningitis has risen to six. Dr. John Dreyzhener, Tennessee's health commissioner, said Tuesday the total number of cases in the state has increased by four and now stands at 39. The cases all stem from steroid injections for back pain and officials say evidence points to contaminated medicine as the cause of the rare disease. The outbreak involves 10 states but Tennessee so far has reported the greatest number of cases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that there have been 119 infections and 11 deaths across the nation. TDH advises individuals who have received either epidural steroid injections or steroid injections into major joints involving recalled material from the New England Compounding Center to contact their health care provider if they have questions or concerns. The only persons at risk of infection in this outbreak are those who received injections of methylprednisolone acetate from NECC between June 27 and Sept. 28, 2012 at previously named facilities in Nashville, Crossville and Oak Ridge.
TN tax collections grow
M Emkes Wednesday October 10, 2012
Tennessee's tax collections have shown marginal growth in the second month of the budget year. Finance Commissioner Mark Emkes says September revenues continue to reflect the sluggish national economy. The state's overall revenues were $1.1 billion, or 5.4 percent above the budgeted estimate. Sales tax collections were $2.2 million less than the estimate for September, where combined franchise and excise taxes were $54.9 million above the budgeted estimate of $254.2 million. Gasoline and motor fuel collections were $3 million below the budgeted estimate of $71.5 million.
Community Health Fair Tomorrow
CMC Wednesday October 10, 2012
The Community Health Fair sponsored by Cumberland Medical Center and Fair Park Senior Center will be held this Thursday, October 11, from 7:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Cumberland County Community Complex. Admission is Free and this year's theme is "Gluten-free". A wide array of healthcare information and resources will be available; including numerous health screenings from 7:00 – 10:00 am. Fasting is required for some of the screenings. For information call 459-7133.
Meadow Park Lake Project Complete
Karli Threet (photo courtesy of The Crossville Chronicle) Tuesday October 9, 2012
The Meadow Park Lake project is now complete, and came in well under budget. $661,813.49 was saved on this project. With those savings, hand rails and bridges will be built for better access to the facility that is used for several annual events, such as the Kid's Fishing Derby and the OWCA Water Festival.