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A fire destroyed the Fireworks Superstore in Campbell County Sunday evening. 14 fire departments from Campbell, Scott and Anderson Counties responded to fight the blaze which closed down North and South bound lanes of I-75, causing traffic to be backed up for several miles. Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire. There were no injuries reported
Governor Bill Haslam will be in Pikeville, Dunlap and Monteagle tomorrow. The governor will be making agriculture and transportation grant announcements before returning to Nashville to host the National Governors Association summer meeting July 10-13.
Heroin Use Up Among Teens
A report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates Tennessee teenagers are using heroin and shooting up drugs at twice the national average. The Youth Risk behavior Surveillance Report reveals that their appetite for hard drugs grew dramatically over a five-year period and that Tennessee teenagers are putting themselves in danger in a number of ways, including popping pills for recreational use.
We are less than a month away from school resuming here in Cumberland County. Students will report back to school on Wednesday, August 6th for an abbreviated day, with dismissal set for 10am. The first full day of classes will be Friday, August 8th. Thereís good news for parents. Tennessee will once again have a tax free shopping weekend. The Sales Tax Holiday will be Friday August 1st through midnight August 3rd at midnight. Most clothing and school and art supplies under $100 along with computers under $1500 will be available for purchase tax free. Head to www.tntaxholiday.com for a complete list of tax free items and information.
Nashville police say they are looking for a possible second person in connection with the disappearance of an Hermitage woman with ties to Cumberland County. Officials say a neighbor told police he saw two people carry something out the back door of Nikki Burgessí home and move it to a car. The neighbor says he didnít think anything of it at the time, since he knew Nikki had plans to move back to Cumberland County. The Cumberland County graduate has been missing since May, the father of one of her sons has been name a person of interest, but no charges have been filed.