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Low Lead Levels in Tennessee Water
AP Monday April 11, 2016

Tennessee's drinking water generally has lead levels well below those that have raised concerns in Flint, Michigan. That's according to an Associated Press survey of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data.
In recent years, Tennessee has had only one case of problematic lead levels. That was in the Elizabethton area. The utility there was able to make changes that have brought the lead levels down, and the water has tested under the EPA limit for the past year.
Tennessee's lead testing is coordinated by the Department of Environment and Conservation, which is taking several new steps in response to the Flint crisis. They include changes to the Tennessee Safe Drinking Water Act that will require water systems to inform customers more quickly about sampling results and lead problems.


Committee Meetings
Jay Walker Monday April 11, 2016

Three committees of the Warren County Commission have scheduled meetings for Monday.
The Financial Management Committee will meet at 3:30 to award bids, to consider resolutions regarding a litter grant application and jail expansion, to discuss Capital Outlay notes for Sheriff's Department vehicles, and to discuss contracts for Kelly Services and Durham Bus Services for Warren County Schools.
The Health and Welfare Committee will meet at 4pm to receive reports from Animal Control and the Health and Sanitation Departments and to discuss the litter grant application.
The Budget and Finance Committee will meet at 4:45 to discuss resolutions for the litter grant application, the jail expansion reimbursement bond and Capital Outlay notes.
All the meetings will be held at the Administrative Building.


Pioneer Baseball
Jay Walker Monday April 11, 2016

The Warren County Pioneers return to district action Monday night when they travel to Crossville to take on the Cumberland County Jets.
Monday's game begins at 5:30 and will be broadcast live on SPORTSRADIO 1230 WAKI and online at .


Court Asked to Vote on Ballot Measure
AP Monday April 11, 2016

State attorneys are asking a judge to interpret language in the Tennessee Constitution that sets forth how votes for state ballot measures must be counted.
The Tennessean reports such a ruling could impact a separate federal challenge against the abortion measure Amendment 1.
Eight voters filed a federal suit in November 2014 shortly after passage of Amendment 1, which stripped the right to an abortion from Tennessee's Constitution.
The plaintiffs challenged the way the state counted votes. Their interpretation of the Tennessee Constitution is that people who voted in the ballot race but not for governor should not have their votes counted.
Assistant District Attorney Janet Kleinfelter argued Friday before a Williamson County judge that it's up to a state court to interpret the language of the Tennessee Constitution.


Yancy Resigns Commissioner Post
Jay Walker Monday April 11, 2016

A Warren County Commissioner has resigned her office. Melissa Yancy has informed County Executive Hershel Wells her resignation was effective March 29th.
In her letter to Wells, Yancy said she enjoyed serving the county and the fifth district. She said she will soon be retiring from the school system and plans to move to North Carolina to be near family members.
Mrs. Yancy was elected to the County Commission following the death of her husband, Bill Yancy, who served from the 5th district.
The vacant 5th district commission seat will be included on the August General Election ballot.


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