Knoxville- Despite efforts to slow motorists down for emergency vehicles working a scene, officials are still in danger. Back in 2003 Tennessee Law makers passed a “Move Over Law”. This law states that if you (the motorist) come upon an emergency scene or a traffic stop in progress you are supposed to move over to another lane (if possible) or slow down. This law was passed to help protect the lives of those who protect us. Thousands of law enforcement agencies deal with injuries to their officers due to the fact that people are not paying attention to the road while driving and have no time to react to an upcoming scene. Officers and EMTs are asking for everyone’s help in this matter. Please stay alert and take notice of what is coming at you and slow down!
Retirement seemed so close yesterday and now today it is just a couple more weeks away for Justice E. Riley Anderson of the Tennessee Supreme Court in Knoxville.
Chief Justice William Barker has asked Anderson to remain on the bench for 2 more cases scheduled for Sept. 6th & Sept. 7th. which will postpone the August 31st retirement date for Anderson.
The deadline for applications for the fifth seat expired yesterday. Governor Bredesen will be presented with three names to choose from for consideration for the seat. Bredesen has already chosen one replacement with appellate Judge Gary Wade.
Hibernation for one Boyds Bear Location
One of the famous locations that sells the lovable Boyds Bears will be closing it’s doors forever by the end of October.
Despite a recent bankruptcy to refinance their company, corporate officials have decided to close the Pigeon Forge location due to low sales. Although a big attraction to the area and a huge charitable contributor, the company says it is no longer financially feasible to keep this huge location open. The company thanked it’s employees and surrounding community for their support. See complete details in today’s Herald.
Low grades for Commissioners
2,100 students waiting to be placed at proposed and delayed Hardin Valley High School and Carter Elementary School. A vote to delay the construction on the school came from commissioners due to priority issues. The board will sit down with the commissioners to discuss the importance of both proposed schools and its effects to the communities.