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The National Weather Service has confirmed that Wednesday’s storms spawned two tornadoes in Tennessee. WKRN reports that officials with the National Weather Service said both twisters were classified as EF-1, meaning they reached up to 90 miles per hour.
One touched touched down in Warren County, just southeast McMinnville near Irving College, and cut a 3 mile long path that destroyed outbuildings, downed trees and ripped off roofs. At least two homes in McMinnville were demolished by the tornadoe. The other twister happened in Bedford County near Shelbyville, where it took out at least one barn, numerous trees and damaged several homes. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.
Tennessee lawmakers are considering legislation to amend the state constitution to say that God is the source of liberties for the state’s citizens.
The House Civil Justice Subcommittee voted Wednesday to advance the measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Micah Van Huss of Jonesborough.
The bill failed in the same subcommittee last month. But the panel agreed to a motion to reconsider it.
The proposed addition to the Tennessee Constitution would read: “We recognize that our liberties do not come from governments, but from almighty God.”
Amending the Tennessee constitution is a lengthy process. Proposed changes must pass by a majority during one two-year General Assembly, and then pass by at least two-thirds in the next, and then be approved by voters in a gubernatorial election year.
The Cumberland County Soil Conservation District (SCD)Annual Tree, Plant and Shrub Sale Fundraiser continues on Friday, April 7, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cumberland County Community Complex (fairgrounds) at the Livestock Pavilion. There will be a variety of trees and shrubs available and will be priced based on type and size. Some of the items normally available include: Boxwood, Cleveland Pear, Dogwood, Forsythia, Holly, Hydrangea, Junipers, Leyland Cypress, Nandina, Rhododendron, and Weeping Willow. There should also be a variety of fruit trees available. In addition to trees and shrubs, there will be hanging baskets and other perennial plants such as ground covering phlox, iris, columbine and coneflowers. The Cumberland County Soil Conservation District is a non-profit organization and uses the tree sale to help raise funds for its conservation education efforts and other operating expenses. If you have any questions, please call the SCD office at 484-5442, Ext. 3 or stop by the office in the USDA Service Center located at 314 Old Jamestown Highway beside the U.S. Post Office.
A line of severe thunderstorms spawned a tornado that swept through the Irving College area Wednesday afternoon in Warren County, TN, knocking down trees and damaging homes. However, no serious injuries were reported.
According to Warren County 911 Director Chuck Haston, the 911 center began receiving calls of a funnel cloud over the Irving College area at a little after 5pm. Two trees fell on a home on Dry Creek Road and a mobile home was destroyed on Chapel Hill Drive.
There was also roof damage, numerous trees were knocked down, some trees over the roads and power lines down.
Law enforcement and Highway Department personnel worked for hours removing trees and debris, while utility personnel worked to restore power to the area.
Warren County EMS responded to one home that was damaged, but the injury was minor and no one was transported to the hospital.
The National Weather Service in Nashville will be sending two storm
survey teams to Bedford and Warren counties on Thursday to assess
damage from the severe storms that tracked across middle
Tennessee on Wednesday April 5th.
(PHOTO COURTESY OF DWAYNE HICKEY)
Several firearms have been reported stolen from a storage building on East First Street in Crossville. The victim told police that sometime between April 1st and April 4th, someone cut the lock off the building and broke into a gun cabinet in the shed. Taken were a Savage .270 caliber bolt action rifle with scope; an Ethica 20 gauge pump action shotgun; and a 410 gauge pump action shotgun sight and flash compressor. Loss and damage were estimated around $430. No suspects were named at the time of the report.