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Little Hats, Big Hearts


Little Hats, Big Hearts
tn.gov/Peg Broadcasting News Monday January 22, 2018

Female Offenders at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX) recently completed a project in support of an American Heart Association (AHA) program. The offenders donated over 200 hand-crocheted hats for newborn babies for the AHA's Little Hats, Big Hearts initiative. The project began around mid-November under the guidance of BCCX Recreation Specialist Staci Willey. Approximately 10 female offenders participated in the project, spending a few hours each day crocheting the hats using donated yarn. In all, 243 red hats were made, all of which were delivered to the Knoxville, Tennessee AHA Office. The hats will be sent to participating hospitals all over East Tennessee. (Photo courtesy tn.gov)

 


AAA: JANUARY GAS PRICES ARE MOST EXPENSIVE IN FOUR YEARS
AAA/Peg Broadcasting News Monday January 22, 2018

Gas prices are having the most expensive start to the year since 2014. So far this year, Tennessee gas prices climbed an average of 9 cents. Last week, the state average rose 2 cents. Sunday's state average of $2.36 is 14 cents more than a month ago, and 25 cents more than this time last year. The most expensive gas price averages in Tennessee are in Jackson ($2.40), Nashville ($2.38), and Kingsport-Bristol ($2.37). The least expensive gas price averages in Tennessee are in Chattanooga ($2.28), Cleveland ($2.31), and Clarksville-Hopkinsville ($2.31). Consumers can expect higher gas prices during the next few months as refineries reduce output to conduct maintenance on equipment and switch to summer-blend gasoline.

 


Crossville UGO Evacuated After Freon Leak
Peg Broadcasting News Sunday January 21, 2018

The United Grocery Outlet in Crossville was evacuated Sunday morning following a freon leak in a refrigeration unit. The leak was detected around 8 a.m. and all employees and shoppers were told to go outside while the fire department assessed the situation and aired the store out. A pregnant woman was taken to the hospital out of an abundance of caution. The refigeration unit was quickly repaired and the store was soon back open for business.

 


Government Shutdown Affects Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Peg Broadcasting News Sunday January 21, 2018

Visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park should be aware that the government shutdown has affected many of the services that the park usually provides. Welcome centers are closed, which means you cannot get information. There will also be no trash pickup. And the park's restrooms are also closed. However, guests can still use roads, campsites and trails that are usually open this time of year.

 


Women's March 2018
AP/Peg Broadcasting News Sunday January 21, 2018

Demonstrations continued around the globe on Sunday as part of the Women's March 2018. In Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Memphis this weekend, thousands of women took part in marches and workshops aimed at energizing voters, planning grass-roots events, supporting racial justice and defending immigrant rights.

 

 
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