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Home Escape Plan Urged
AP Monday March 31, 2014

The state fire marshal's office is urging Tennessee residents to create an escape plan in case there's a fire in your home.
Commissioner Julie McPeak says creating and practicing an escape plan can help get individuals out of the home quickly and safely during an emergency.
In creating the plan, suggestions include drawing a floor plan of the home and marking two ways out of every room if possible.
Officials also suggest installing smoke alarms inside and outside every sleeping area and on every level of the home.


Tennessee Minimum Wage Jobs
Monday March 31, 2014

A new U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics study reveals that Tennessee leads the nation in the share of workers being paid at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.
The study estimates that 7.4 percent of Tennessee's workforce-or 117,000 workers-was paid minimum wage or less last year. That's well above the national average of about 4.3 percent of the workforce.
Tennessee is one of only five states without its own minimum wage law, which means the state defaults to the federal minimum standard.
In Tennessee, a legislative committee earlier this year rejected an attempt to create a state minimum wage. It would match the federal minimum but add $1 per hour for workers who have not been offered health insurance.


Primary Deadline
Monday March 31, 2014

If you plan to vote in the May 6th Primaries but have not yet registered to vote, your time is running out. The deadline to register is next Monday, April 7th.
Registration forms are available at every Post Office in Warren County as well as the Election Commission. Forms are also available at Eastside Market, Rock Island Market, Greenhill Market, Country Club Market, Prater's BBQ, Crisp Springs Market, Kat's Diner and Market and Billy's Restaurant.


Pioneer Baseball
Jay Walker Monday March 31, 2014

The Warren County Pioneers begin the regular season District 6AAA schedule Monday as they host game one of a two-game series with Stone Memorial at Patrick Ramsey Field.
The first pitch is set for 5:30pm. Game two will be Tuesday in Crossville.


Sparta Man Killed in Crash
Sunday March 30, 2014

A Sparta resident was killed late Friday night in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 70 in DeKalb County. The victim was identified as 25 year old Jeremy Vick.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Vick was driving a 1997 Honda Civic when the vehicle struck the rear of a 2005 Ford Mustang driven by 23 year old Joshua Smith of Morrison, who had slowed to make a turn into a parking lot. The impact caused Vick's car to slide into the oncoming lane, where it was struck head-on by a 2004 Mitsubishi, driven by 22 year old Beth Holeton of Dowelltown.
Vick died at the scene. No one else was injured.


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