Topic: Dickson County
Nashville, TN – Even with the availability of naloxone, the opioid overdose antidote, and fewer prescription drugs being diverted, the number of Tennesseans who die each year due to drug overdoses increased again in 2014.
The total of overdose deaths rose by nearly 100, from 1,166 in 2013 to a record-setting 1,263 in 2014. If those numbers are hard to comprehend, consider this: more people died from drug overdoses in Tennessee last year than were killed in motor vehicle accidents.
“Saving Lives Never Looked So Good” campaign planned to encourage September donations
Nashville, TN – The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September.
“We are pleased to partner with Sport Clips Haircuts in September nationwide, and through their generosity, offer a coupon for a free haircut to thank our amazing volunteer blood donors for their lifesaving gift to help patients in need,” said Donna M. Morrissey, director of national partnerships, Red Cross Biomedical Services.
Written by Leon Roberts
Nashville, TN – The Mississippi River Commission recently navigated the Tennessee River and Cumberland River to gain a fresh perspective for the development of plans to improve the condition of the Mississippi River Basin, foster navigation, promote commerce, and reduce flood risk.
The commission met with stakeholders while inspecting the waterways and visited U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and Tennessee Valley Authority projects.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation case brings Attempted Murder Charge for Man who Fired Shots at Cheatham County Sheriff’s Deputy
Nashville, TN – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have charged a man accused of firing a gun during an encounter with a sheriff’s deputy who was attempting to stop him for speeding.
At the request of 23rd District Attorney General Ray Crouch, TBI Special Agents began investigating an incident involving Nelson Yojeni Ochoa-Puentes early Monday morning. The investigation revealed Ochoa-Puentes led a Cheatham County deputy on a pursuit through a rural part of Cheatham and Dickson Counties.
Nashville, TN – Top business and community leaders were recently elected to the board of directors for Leadership Middle Tennessee (LMT), a program whose annual classes of 32-38 citizen leaders are immersed in a 10-month curriculum of county-by-county experiential visits combined with intense study of various facets of Middle Tennessee’s economic, social, cultural, educational and lifestyle issues.
Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) says high temperatures in the 90s along with high humidity levels will lead to oppressive heat over the next few days for Clarksville-Montgomery and parts of Middle Tennessee. Heat index values will rise into the 100 to 105 degree range each afternoon through Wednesday.
Please take proper precautions to guard against heat-related illnesses if outdoors for extended periods of time. Drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids and seek shade whenever possible.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reports that on Saturday, June 26th from 7:00am-3:00pm I-24 eastbound will be closed at MM 8.0 for bridge construction. Traffic will be detoured utilizing the on- and off-ramps at SR 237 (Rossview Road). The bridge over I-24 will be also closed to allow interstate traffic to maintain flow across the ramps.
This is part of the bridge replacement project over Interstate 24 (Exit 8) on State Route 237.
Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service in Nashville has issued a severe thunderstorm watch 423 effect until 900pm CDT for Clarksville-Montgomery county and parts of Middle Tennessee.
Severe thunderstorms possible through tonight across Middle Tennessee for locations west of the Cumberland Plateau region.
Afternoon heat index values today are expected to be 100 to 105 degrees with a return to 100 to 105 degrees heat index values for these locations again Friday afternoon through Monday afternoon.
Afternoon heat index values are expected to be 100 to 105 degrees Today through Sunday.
Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) says there is a potential for severe thunderstorms tonight across Clarksville-Montgomery County as well as Middle Tennessee as a complex of showers and thunderstorms is expected to move into the mid state in association with an established northwesterly upper level flow pattern aloft.
The storm prediction center in Norman, OK has placed locations generally around and northeast of a Erin to Franklin to McMinnville line in an enhanced risk for severe thunderstorms.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will be grading, working drainage, and paving on SR 112 (US 41A/Madison Street) starting Sunday July 19th, at 7:00pm through Wednesday July 22nd, at 4:00pm.
State Route 112 (US 41A/Madison Street) eastbound will be reduced to one lane for utility relocation construction in front of Clarksville Gas and Water Department.
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