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Posted: Friday, December 11, 2009 8:01 pm
2 more swine flu deaths in Chattanooga-Hamilton Co
CHATTANOOGA (AP) — Health officials in Chattanooga report two more swine flu deaths in Hamilton County. State health officials said 50 people had died in Tennessee from swine flu in a report issued Dec. 4.
The confirmed statewide deaths include 12 pediatric cases and 38 adults.
Health officials told the Chattanooga Times Free Press that the two victims in Hamilton County were 25 and 27 years old and one was “pregnancy-related.”
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevent
Truck crash blocks I-24 outbound from Nashville
NASHVILLE (AP) — An interstate highway crash on Nashville’s south side is fouling traffic headed out of the city.
WTVF-TV reported a tanker truck struck the rear of a contractor’s vehicle around 4:30 a.m. today. The contractor was putting down highway reflectors on Interstate 24, south of Old Hickory Boulevard in the Hickory Hollow area.
The station reported the driver of the truck that was hit suffered minor injuries and the tractor-trailer truck wasn’t hurt.
Eastbound I-24 remained closed two hours after the crash.
Fort Campbell breaks
ground on new commissary
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Fort Campbell officials will break ground on a new commissary that will be one of the biggest in the Department of Defense.
The ceremony today will mark the start of construction on the new 63,000-square foot facility on the post on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line.
The building is expected to be completed in June 2011 and will replace the current commissary that has been in use since 1974.
Fort Campbell’s commissary generates $72 million a year in sales.
Published in The Messenger 12.11.09
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