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3/26/2008 - LOCAL NEWS--WEDNESDAY - Click here to print this information

WMSR News reported Tuesday that Tennessee lawmakers are considering a proposal that would make allowances for unlimited toll roads and bridges in the state.
Proponents of the bill blame a lack of Federal resources for the alleged need for toll roads.
Last week, transportation officials within the state were notified that they will need to deduct $66 million from money they were promised by the Federal Government, money needed for road work.
That brings the total to nearly a quarter-billion-dollars cut from Tennessees Federal road money since 2005.
Congressman Lincoln Davis visited Manchester Tuesday afternoon. He spoke on several topics, and addressed the issue of federal budget cuts and Tennessee toll roads.
To hear the full interview, tune in to Thunder Radio at 12:30 this afternoon.
(Photo: Top, Linclon Davis)

Firefighters from Manchester Fire and Rescue responded to a call of a structure fire Tuesday evening.
The call came from 914 Royal Trail, and the fire was contained to the area under the house.
Manchester Fire Chief Sam Miller told WMSR News that they believed the fire was caused by a dryer vent.
There was minimal structural damage to the house.

Dan Scroggins, Head Coach for the Lady Raider basketball team has been relieved of his coaching duties.
Director of Coffee County Schools Kenny Casteel told WMSR News Tuesday afternoon that he has received a letter from Coffee County Central High School Principal Mary Duvall that advised Coach Scroggins should not be reinstated as Head Basketball Coach.
Casteel said that Scroggins had not been relieved of his teaching duties or his other coaching positions.
Scroggins is the coach for the Lady Raider Tennis team and Volleyball team.
Coach Scroggins and his family came to Coffee County in 2003.

Tuesday, a Lawrence County Grand Jury indicted the sitting Lawrence County Sheriff on one count of Official Misconduct.
The indictment comes after a three month investigation conducted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
Kenneth W. Taylor, 58, of Lawrenceburg, is accused of interfering with a traffic stop of a family member.
The offense happened on December 16th, 2007, in Lawrenceburg.
Taylor was issued a criminal summons in his office Tuesday afternoon.
Taylor is scheduled to appear in court to face the charge on April 7th.
(Photo: Bottom, Kenneth W. Taylor)


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