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TDOT Sign Contest Runs Through Feb. 10, 2017


TDOT Sign Contest Runs Through Feb. 10, 2017
TDOT Tuesday January 31, 2017

For the third year in a row, TDOT is once again holding its popular contest to see who can come up with the best safety message for the Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) you see on the interstates. TDOT’s goal with these messages has always been to raise awareness of highway safety. The contest gives Tennessee motorists an opportunity to be a part of our mission to save lives. Last year’s winning entry was, “Turn signals, the original instant messaging.” Other popular messages included, “Get the cell of your phone and drive!” and “Practice safe texts, don’t do it while driving.”

Contest Rules:
You must choose from one of the categories below. Messages can correlate with current events but you can’t get specific. For example, when the new Star Wars movie was released, TDOT displayed, “Drinking and driving is the path to the dark side”. Neither the movie title nor any celebrity names were mentioned. **Any message containing profanity or lewd comments will be disqualified

How to Enter the Contest:
Please select from one of the following categories:
• Speeding
• Distracted Driving
• Impaired Driving
• Seat Belts
• Aggressive Driving

Type your message below. Be sure to include your name, email and phone number and then hit SUBMIT. TDOT will select the finalists and the public will get to vote on the winner beginning on February 21st. The message with the most votes will be put in rotation on the signs and seen all across the state.

Contest Runs: January 30 - February 10 (4:30 p.m. CST)
Voting Runs: February 21 - March 7 (4:30 p.m. CST)

Entries must be submitted on the Tennessee Department of Transportation website.

(Photo Courtesy TDOT)

 


Robert Hubbs III Named SEC Player of the Week
WVLT/Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday January 31, 2017

Tennessee senior guard Robert Hubbs III was selected as the SEC Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Vols to consecutive wins over Kentucky and Kansas State on Saturday. Tennessee beat Kansas 70-58 for a third straight win. Next up the Vols travel to Alabama on Tuesday, January 31 to take on Auburn. The game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. CT. Pregame coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. on 97.7 The Ticket.

 


TN Dept. of Commerce Reports Sevier Co. Wildfire Claims near $1 Billion
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday January 31, 2017

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance reports that losses from the November 28 wildfires are close to $1 billion with more than 4,200 claims filed as of Monday. Fourteen people were killed in the fires which destroyed more than 2,400 structures and spread over 17,000 acres.

 
Crimestoppers Wanted Person No. 38 Tangelina Fay Simpson


Crimestoppers Wanted Person No. 38 Tangelina Fay Simpson
Submitted: LT. Brian Eckelson, Crimestoppers Coordinator/Public Information Officer-Crossville Polic Tuesday January 31, 2017

The Crossville-Cumberland County Crimestoppers is asking for your help in locating Tangelina Fay Simpson who is wanted for Failure to Appear on Manufacturing Meth, Weapons Violation, Impersonation and Violation of Probation. Tangelina Fay Simpson is a 25-year-old white female known to frequent the Walker Street area of Cumberland County. If you know where she is hiding out, please call the Crimestopppers Tip Hotline at 931-200-1173. There will be a minimum $200 payout for information leading to the arrest of this profiled person!

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Utility Construction to Turn Water Off, January 31
Tuesday January 31, 2017

The City of Crossville will be turning off water for utility construction on Bobwhite Drive from Holiday Drive to Tulip Drive, also to include Orange Circle, on Tuesday January 31st beginning at 8:30 am. Service will be restored as soon as possible.

 

 
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