|5/25||9-12||Hyundai of Cookeville||Ronni Chase|
|5/25||2-5||East Tennessee Dodge||TBD|
|5/25||5-7||Crossville Raceway||Panama Jack|
|5/31||11-1||Crossville Wholesale Carpet||TBD|
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Motorcycle Awareness Month in Tennessee kicked off Friday. Officials say Tennessee has seen a drastic increase in motorcycle crashes and fatalities over the past several years. Last year, more than 3,000 motorcycle crashes occurred in Tennessee, resulting in 139 fatalities. So far this year, there have been 386 motorcycle crashes, resulting in 23 fatalities.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants to hear from people with concerns about the state's hunting regulations. The TWRA is asking the public for comments on proposed regulations for the 2013-2014 hunting seasons. Officials say it's an opportunity for citizens to share their concerns with the agency. Proposed regulations can be found on the TWRA website at tnwildlife.org. Members of the public can also send comments by mail to: 2013-2014 Hunting Season Comments, TWRA, Wildlife Management Division, P.O. Box 40747, Nashville, TN, 37204. The TWRA will be taking comments on the proposed regulations until May 27.
Vanderbilt University is offering K-12 teachers across the country a free professional development course through massive online open course provider Coursera. School officials say teachers lack professional networks of support and access to new research on education. The online course will let teachers learn from some of the brightest scholars at the leading education schools on the best way to beef up teaching skills. The four-week online course, which begins in January, is entitled "Student Thinking at the Core." Registration and materials are free
Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire which burned a home under construction in the Fairfield Glade area to the ground early Sunday morning. The home's construction was nearly completed at the time of the blaze. There are no damage estimates at this time.
The fourth annual Tennessee Senior State Open is returning to Crossville and Stonehenge Golf Club Monday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 14, 2013. For the fourth consecutive year, the City of Crossville will be the title sponsor of the Senior State Open. Mayor Graham, the City Council, and Billy Loggins, all have been gracious, supporting sponsors for the entirety of the Senior State Open and their partnership has once again laid the foundation for another successful championship in 2013. After a rain shortened event in 2012 the 2013 championship is sure to bring more fireworks to the tournament that has never been decided by more than one stroke. This year's tournament field consists of Tennessee's top senior professional and amateur golfers, who will provide fans with two rounds of what should be exciting and competitive play. Two-time champion Harry Taylor highlights this year's field along with co-defending champion Danny Green. New for 2013 is the Super Senior Division. This division is for golfers 65 years of age and older. Participants in the Super Senior Division will play from a shorter tee and will also be competing for a separate purse. The 2013 Tennessee Senior State Open presented by the City of Crossville is open to the general public free of charge. Spectators are encouraged to attend and witness another spectacular championship. For complete information regarding the 2013 Tennessee Senior State Open visit www.tennpga.com.