Wednesday May 8
The Daily News
More railroad passengers boarded and stepped off Amtrak trains at Memphis Central Station in 2012 as travelers turned to trains amid higher gas prices and improved rail reliability.
Kerr named Chamber director of human resources, accounting
Blount Partnership President/CEO Bryan Daniels announced Monday that Bruce Kerr has been hired as the director of accounting and human resources.
The Jackson Sun
State News: Woman cited for taking child to school on ATV
<![CDATA[DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- A Dyer County woman was cited after driving her child to elementary school on a four-wheeler. The State Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/12shC9k) Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers were at Finley Elementary to promote the use of car seats and booster seats. Troopers were checking vehicles to make sure parents were using the proper safety equipment while transporting their children to school. Shortly before classes began, one woman drove into the school's drop-off zone on an all-terrain vehicle. She dropped her child off and was stopped by the troopers. THP Sgt. Robert Moore said the woman was cited for driving an off-road vehicle on a roadway. The incident happened on Wednesday. Moore told the paper, "In all of my years on the job, I've never seen anything quite like it." ------ Information from: State Gazette, http://www.stategazette.com
Four-year-old twins killed in Dyersburg house fire
Twins Martini and Martina Faulcon turned four Monday. Early Wednesday morning, their family's house on Findley Street in Dyersburg went up in flames.
Tennessee Department of Health, Center for Disease Control increase visibility of Tobacco Quitline
Measuring ten feet tall and 20 feet wide, it will be hard for Tennesseans to miss seeing new billboards across the state that promote the toll-free Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine.