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State Senator Janice Bowling will visit Warren County Thursday to conduct a town hall meeting with her constituents.
The meeting will begin at 1pm at the Warren County Administrative Building. After brief opening remarks, the Senator will answer questions from the audience.
The public is invited to attend.
The national average price for gasoline dipped 4 cents last week, and prices in the southeast fell even further. Pump prices in Tennessee are down 5 cents compared to last week, after falling for 18 consecutive days.
“Motorists are finally getting some consistent relief at the pump thanks to declining oil prices,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “By this fall, prices could creep closer to levels seen at the beginning of this year, possibly even below $2 a gallon in some markets, as long as oil remains low.”
Compared to peak prices in mid-June, the current state average is down 16 cents in Tennessee.
In Tennessee the current average price ($2.42) is 5 cents cheaper than last week, 14 cents cheaper than a month ago, 89 cents cheaper than this time last year.
The Tennessee Department of Education released district-level results from the 2015 TCAP Wednesday.
The results show strong gains in high school and significant gains in grades 3-8 math.
Results show the majority of students in nearly 100 districts were proficient in math, compared to 2011, when the majority were proficient in math in only 24 districts.
Districts showed significant gains specifically in third through eighth grade math with 121 districts out of 144 improving.
In addition, for the first time since the test was given in 2011, the majority of students were proficient or advanced in Algebra II in more than 65 percent of districts.
Over 90 newly certified officers will graduate from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy Friday.
Upon completion of their classwork and graduation, the newly certified officers will join the ranks of thousands of law enforcement officers across Tennessee who studied at the academy and went on the be commissioned by state and local law enforcement agencies.
In the past five years, the academy has graduated more than 1,800 basic police students.
Members of this class will serve a variety of law enforcement agencies, including the McMinnville Police Department and sheriff's department in Warren and Van Buren Counties.
Classes for the next basic police school begin August 2nd and conclude October 9th.
Authorities in DeKalb County are still awaiting the results of an autopsy before issuing a statement on the cause of the death of 21 year old Lauren Taylor Agee.
The Hendersonville woman's body was found Sunday afternoon by a fisherman on Center Hill Lake near the Still Point Boat Ramp.
Reports indicate she was camping with friends near the edge of a steep cliff overlooking the lake. She was said to have been enjoying an outing with friends at the lake.