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Early Voting Numbers
Jay Walker Wednesday July 30, 2014

More than 2700 Warren County voters have cast their ballots for the August 7th election. That's according to numbers from the Tennessee Secretary of State's office.
As of Tuesday morning, 2,716 Warren County residents had voted early. The busiest day at the early voting location was July 18th, which was the first day of the early voting period. The first day saw 436 voters cast their ballots.
Early voting will end on Saturday, August 2nd. Early voting hours are 9am-6pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 9am-12 noon on Saturday.


WCHS Registration
Jay Walker Wednesday July 30, 2014

Warren County High School Seniors and Juniors will register Wednesday for the 2014-15 school years. Seniors will register at 8am, and Juniors will begin registration at 12 noon.
Sophomores will register Thursday at 8am and Freshmen will register Thursday at 5pm.
West Elementary will also have open house and registration Thursday evening.


Overdoses Leading Cause of Death
AP Wednesday July 30, 2014

Drug overdoses are once again the leading cause of death in Tennessee, but the state Health Department is hoping a new law will reverse that trend.
According to data released by the Health Department's Vital Statistics Office, drug overdoses killed 1,166 people last year. By comparison, 1,008 people died in motor vehicle crashes last year and 405 were victims of homicides.
But a law that took effect July 1st gives Tennesseans access to a life-saving drug. Naloxone temporarily reverses the deadly effects of opioid drugs, giving the person time to reach a medical provider.
The new law allows doctors to prescribe naloxone to a person as risk of experiencing an overdose.

TBI Most Wanted

TBI Most Wanted
Wednesday July 30, 2014

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has another new fugitive on the TBI's Top Ten Most Wanted List. He is 31 year old Nathan McCollum of Sevierville.
McCollum is wanted by the Tennessee Department of Corrections and TBI for a violation of probation for attempted aggravated kidnapping, possession of a weapon by a felon, violation of an order of protection, theft and traffic charges.
On July 13th, McCollum removed his GPS monitor after being discharged from a drug treatment program in Alabama. The monitor was found by Corrections officials in Chattanooga on July 14th.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND. There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.


Boyd Postpones Football
Jay Walker Wednesday July 30, 2014

Boyd Christian School will be postponing the start of its football program. Boyd officials said the decision was made to not start the football program this year due to student athletes devoting themselves to other sports.
The football program will be revisited at a later date once interest has increased.
It was stressed that Boyd Christian School is still looking at starting a football program.
The school announced earlier this year that it would begin a football program, which would compete in an eight-man league.



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