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****BREAKING NEWS*****The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is investigating a kayaking accident that left one man dead and sent another to the hospital. It happened in Sparta below the dam on the Oakland Drive side. Authorities say two men were kayaking and went over the dam. The survivor was able to make it out of the river and flagged down help before rescuers recovered the body of the other man. Names of those involved have not been released as the investigation continues.

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Bill Ends Book Shredding
AP Thursday April 24, 2014

Gov. Haslam has signed a bill into law to ban the shredding of Imagination Library books delivered to incorrect addresses.
The bill directs the U.S. Postal Service to instead donated the books to pre-kindergarten or other programs.
The Governor's Books from Birth Foundation is a partner to the Imagination Library, which was created by Dolly Parton in 1996. The program provides a book every month to children from birth to age 5 at no cost the the family.

 


Bledsoe County Shooting
Thursday April 24, 2014

One man is dead and another is in custody following a shooting in Bledsoe County, south of Pikeville.
Bledsoe County authorities said 32 year old Casey Anderson is charged with criminal homicide in the shooting that is believed to have occurred on Tuesday. The victim has not been identified.
Anderson reportedly admitted to authorities he had shot the victim multiple times with multiple weapons.
The body was transported to the TBI Crime Lab in Nashville to determine his identity and the number of gunshot wounds.
Authorities are still trying to determine a motive in the shooting.
Anderson, who was also wanted in Hamilton County on other charges, is being held without bond in the Bledsoe County Jail.

 


Economic Development and Agriculture
Jay Walker Thursday April 24, 2014

The Warren County Commission's Economic and Agriculture Development Commitee will meet Thursday evening to discuss the Adventure Tourism District and Isha Foundation and fiscal year 2014-15 budgets.
The meeting will be held at the Administrative Building.

 


School Board
Jay Walker Thursday April 24, 2014

The Warren County School Board will meet in regular session Thursday night at the Central Office.
The board will receive the Director's operations report and will hear reports from the Curriculum and Achievement, Facilities and Resources and Student Advisory committees.
The board meeting will follow the meeting of the Facilities and Resources committee at 5pm.

 


One Dead in Kayak Accident
Jay Walker Thursday April 24, 2014

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is investigating a kayaking accident that left one man dead and sent another to the hospital. It happened in Sparta below the dam on the Oakland Drive side.
Authorities say two men were kayaking and went over the dam. The survivor was able to make it out of the river and flagged down help before rescuers recovered the body of the other man, who was said to be 24 years old. The victim was reportedly wearing a life jacket, but was pulled under the water by the current.
Names of those involved have not been released as the investigation continues.

 

 

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