|10/25||9-12||East Tennessee Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram||TBA|
|10/25||1-3||Dave Kirk Automotive||TBA|
|10/29||5:30-7:30||Cumberland Fellowship's Fall Festival||TBA|
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It’s the announcement most were expecting…State Senator Jim Tracy conceded his 38-vote loss to Congressman Scott DesJarlais in the Republican primary for Tennessee's 4th Congressional District. Tracy announced his decision Monday. DesJarlais defeated long time Congressman Lincoln Davis to represent Cumberland County in the 6th district prior to re-districting in 2012.
Good news if you are planning a Labor Day road trip. Officials with AAA say we will likely see the cheapest gas prices for the holiday since 2010. Nationally, regular unleaded gas is about $3.44 a gallon. Prices are much lower here in Tennessee, where the average price is $3.20 per gallon.
Cumberland County’s newly elected officials will be officially sworn into office at a ceremony this evening. (Monday, August 25th.) Re-elected Cumberland County Mayor Kenneth Carey Junior will be the emcee at the event which is scheduled to begin at 5pm in the large meeting room of the Cumberland County Courthouse. Honorable Judge Larry Warner will administer the oath of office to the newly and re-elected officials. Family and friends are welcome to attend.
Good news for customers of Charter Communications. Company officials say internet was restored Sunday night. On Saturday the company said it was aware of some customers experiencing Internet outages across its service area. Charter spokeswoman Kim Haas says the cause is unknown. Charter is the fourth largest cable operator in the U.S., provides phone services and serves customers in 29 states.
I-40 Eastbound was closed for several hours Friday night following a head on collision which claimed the life of an eight-year-old girl. The accident happened at mile marker 294 at 9:15 pm, causing traffic to be diverted to Highway 127. Officials said a Dodge Challenger was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane when it struck a Toyota Corolla head on. The crash is under investigation and charges are pending.