3rd party to assess Nashville General Hospital’s finances

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Nashville Mayor Megan Barry says an independent third party will assess the finances and governance of Nashville General Hospital. In a Friday statement announcing the plan, Barry said she is committed to the success of the city’s safety-net hospital. She said the assessment will give taxpayers an understanding of how their money is used. It will…

13-year-old drowns at pool in Hattiesburg

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) – A 13-year-old boy has died after being pulled from a community center pool in Hattiesburg. WDAM-TV reports that Juwine Hughes of Laurel was pronounced dead Monday morning at University Medical Center in Jackson. Hattiesburg Police Lt. Jon Traxler said Hughes was found unresponsive in the water at C.E. Roy Community Center around 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Forrest…

WKU student shot near University of Louisville after party

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A Western Kentucky University student home for summer break has been struck at random by gunfire that broke out after a party near the University of Louisville campus. News outlets report 19-year-old Eriaun Warrick was upgraded to serious condition from critical condition early Monday. Warrick was shot in the mouth early Sunday, with the bullet becoming…

Hattiesburg replacing lights in city-owned properties

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) – The City of Hattiesburg is changing more than 1,500 lights to LED bulbs to cut energy costs under incentives offered by Mississippi Power. The Hattiesburg American reports that the municipal airport, City Hall and Eastside Park are among the locations that will get the new bulbs. Mississippi Power spokesman Jeff Shepard says all the outdoor lighting…

Lane closures planned in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) – Temporary one-lane closures are expected on Newfound Gap Road at Great Smoky Mountains National Park starting Tuesday. The park said in a news release that the closures will occur on a 1.8-mile stretch of roadway between Sugarlands Visitor Center and Carlos Campbell Overlook for paving operations. Flagging operations will direct traffic through the work zones. Charles…

Federal agency offering millions to retrain Ky. coal miners

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) – The U.S Department of Labor has funded a grant worth $3.4 million to help retrain out-of-work coal miners in Kentucky. Shuttering coal mines have left thousands of miners in the state without a job, many of them in eastern Kentucky. The Department of Labor says in a release the supplemental funding of the National Dislocated Worker…

38 million Americans hit the road for holiday according to AAA

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn.—As the long holiday weekend comes to a close, many people are heading back home. The Gibson County Sheriff’s Office said holidays bring an increase of impaired drivers, and they do what they can to prevent potentially fatal situations. “In Gibson County we have a definite increase in traffic flow on the holidays, we try to make sure…

Scotts Hill Memorial Day Service hosts record number

SCOTTS HILL, Tenn. — Young and old gathered Monday morning to honor their fallen service men and women. Recognition of their sacrifice rang through the air as the tune of “Taps” carried through the park as Scotts Hill. “I’m the one who plays “Taps,” and it’s hard. That’s my favorite part,” Air Force Veteran Danny Jackson said. The Scotts Hill American Legion hosted their…

Rain chances return this week

  Weather Update: 9:15 PM Currently skies are slowly becoming more cloudy. the northeastern half of West Tennessee is still under mostly clear skies while the southwestern half is under mostly to partly cloudy skies. Temps are still mild and in the upper 60s to upper 70s. A few spots still sitting at 80 degrees. High pressure was in control…

Delta Faucet has immediate openings for Assembly

Delta Faucet has immediate openings for Assembly: Modified 2nd Shift (6 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.) Hourly compensation starts at $14.88/hour with increases at 6 months and one year. Shift premium also applies. Delta Faucet offers full-time employees a competitive compensation and benefits package, complete with matching 401k, and on-site medical clinic free to our employees. Drop your gym membership when you join Delta…