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The WCMS Pioneer football team will play its final home game of the season Tuesday night as they host Mt. Juliet at Nunley Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6:30pm.
The WCHS Lady Pioneer soccer team will travel to Crossville for a 7pm match with Cumberland County.
The Lady Pioneer volleyball team will host Cumberland County at 5pm.
According to statistics from the Tennessee Department of Health, over 1,200 Tennesseans died in 2014 from opioid overdoses despite measures designed to stop the addiction.
The Tennessean reports there were 97 more deaths caused by opioid overdoses last year than in 2013. Statistics show more people died in 2014 from opioid overdose in the state than in car accidents or by gunshots.
Spokesman from the state's health department David Reagan says the highest frequency of overdose deaths are found in men and women ages 45 to 55.
Opioids are found in heroin and prescription painkillers, which officials say are easily attainable illegally.
In 2012, the state began new oversight over pain management clinics. In July, the state will require chief medical officers of pain clinics to be pain specialists.
The Department of Human Services says SNAP benefits, formerly known as food stamps, will not be available for use by recipients if the federal government shuts down. The Tennessee Department of Human Services is over 90 percent federally funded and a federal government shutdown will impact operations.
During the federal government shutdown in 2013, federal SNAP benefits were not immediately affected. Unlike the last shutdown, DHS has been informed that USDA does not have the funding necessary for SNAP benefits to continue in October if a shutdown occurs.
Rep. Judd Matheny will chair a steering committee that will develop all details and scheduling of a Bilateral Session of the Legislatures. It will be a public meeting of Tennessee's nine U.S. Congressmen, two U.S. Senators, and the state's Republican and Democrat House members.
House members will use the committee process to determine which issues will be addressed in the Bilateral Session.
The Bilateral Session will coordinate with the start of the 2016 legislative session for both bodies of government.
Tre Hargett, Tennessee Secretary of State, recently visited Motlow College’s Moore County campus to encourage Motlow College students to register to vote. The College’s Student Government Association (SGA) hosted the event in recognition of National Voter Registration Day.
Secretary of State Hargett is urging Tennessee residents to use the Twitter hashtag #GoVoteTN in an effort to promote voter registration across the state.