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TVA Asks for Energy Conservation
Thursday February 19, 2015

As temperatures drop into the teens and single digits, TVA is asking all customers to conserve power.
The dangerously cold weather, combined with wind chills near or below zero, will cause a spike in power demands around the seven-state region serviced by TVA.
All customers: residential, commercial and industrial are being asked to join in the conservation effort, especially during the coldest period from now through noon on Friday.
TVA suggests you lower your thermostat, postpone using electric appliances such as dishwashers, dryers and cooking equipment during the peak power use times early in the morning and early in the evening.
And turn off all nonessential lights, appliances, electronics and other electric equipment.

 


Weather Claims 2 More Victims
AP Thursday February 19, 2015

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency is reporting two deaths due to hypothermia, bringing the total number of weather-related deaths across the state to six.
The agency said the cold weather was a factor in the deaths of a 48 year old man in Shelby County and a 63 year old man in Hamilton County, both victims of hypothermia.
Since the storm hit Monday, there have also been four weather-related deaths from motor vehicle crashes.
The state remains in a state of emergency as it deals with more snow, sub-freezing temperatures and slick roads.

 


Tournament Change
Jay Walker Thursday February 19, 2015

District 6aaa Tournament officials have announced another change in the schedule for the consolation and championship games.
Because of the ice and snow and extremely cold temperatures this week, the games have been rescheduled for Saturday, with the girls' consolation game set for 3pm, followed by the boys' consolation game at 4:30, the girls' championship at 6pm and the boys' championship at 7:30.
The Warren County Lady Pioneers will face Cookeville in the girls' consolation game at 3pm.
All games will be played at Cumberland County High School in Crossville.

 


Revised District Schedule
Jay Walker Wednesday February 18, 2015

District 6aaa Tournament officials have revised the schedule for the consolation and championship games that had to be postponed due to inclement weather on Monday.
The new schedule has the girls consolation game and girls championship game being played on Thursday, and the boys consolation and championship games on Friday. The starting times have not been announced.
The Warren County Lady Pioneers will face Cookeville in the girls consolation game on Thursday.

 


Education Commissioner Begins Tour
AP Wednesday February 18, 2015

Tennessee Education Commissioner Candace McQueen plans to connect with at least 10,000 teachers by the end of the calendar year.
The commissioner kicked off a statewide tour in her hometown of Clarksville last Friday.
During her visits, McQueen spent time with teachers, students and administrators.
McQueen was sworn in to office last month. Previously, she served on Lipscomb University's executive leadership team as senior vice president and as dean of the College of Education.

 

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