EPB Contract Crews Respond To Blizzard-Stricken New England

Monday, February 11, 2013

EPB contract crews are responding to the need to help restore electricity in the blizzard-stricken regions of New England. 

Nine linemen with two Davis H. Elliott crews were released by the EPB. They are with Rochester Gas, Light and Electric in New York.

 


Main Street Pet Wellness Center Has Grand Opening

The Main Street Pet Wellness Center will open on Monday as the fourth partnership clinic for the Chattanooga Veterinary Network.  Main Street will be having an open house this Sunday from 4-7 p.m. It is open to the public and refreshments will be served. You can find the event on their Facebook page . The Main Street Pet Wellness Center and the Chattanooga Veterinary ... (click for more)

U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. Commits To Adding Nikola’s Zero-Emission, Hydrogen-Electric Trucks To Fleet

U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc., a provider of transportation services throughout North America, announced Thursday that the company is one of the first and the largest truckload carrier to order the Nikola One.   The company expects the innovative zero-emission, hydrogen-electric semi-truck will be a part of its fleet when the Nikola Motor Company starts production in 2020. ... (click for more)

2 Juveniles Arrested For Arson In Sevier County Fires

An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, National Park Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in charges being placed against two juveniles in connection with the deadly wildfires in Sevier County.  Last week, at the request of 4 th  District Attorney ... (click for more)

Walker County Will No Longer Have Full-Time County Attorney Under Whitfield Tenure; Will Add Full-Time Communications Director

Incoming Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield said under his administration there will no longer be a full-time county attorney. "We will outsource this service on a fee basis," he said. Mr. Whitfield said he has begun interviewing attorneys who might be able to help out the county from time to time. Don Oliver has long been the county attorney for Walker County ... (click for more)

Vehicle Emissions Testing Causes More Pollution Than It Prevents - And Response

While a noble cause to make sure vehicles are operating efficiently with the minimum amount of pollutants, a simple analysis makes it somewhat evident the VET program in Chattanooga causes more pollution that it prevents.  Though I don't know how many vehicles are tested on an annual basis, if you assume an average round trip of 10 miles to the nearest testing station (five ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Cost Of No Discipline

At the start of the current school year, state education officials gathered at some “state testing task force” when disciplinary records from across Tennessee happened to be revealed. You probably are unaware of this, as it seems to have been kept on the “down low,” but statewide a full 20 percent of the black males in our public schools were suspended at least once during the 2014-2015 ... (click for more)