VIRGINIA AND TENNESSEE DEPARTMENTS OF TRANSPORTATION CREWS SAY THEY ARE PREPARED FOR THE SNOW AND INCLEMENT DRIVING CONDITIONS. MARK NAGI WITH TDOT SAID SALT TRUCKS HAVE BEEN OUT AND ABOUT ACROSS THE STATE IN ANTICIPATION OF THE WINTRY CONDITIONS.
Church Hill Residents, Get Ready To Pay More For Your Sewer Service. The Board Of Mayor And Alderman Voted To Raise Sewer Rates For The First Time Since 1992. Residential User Rates In The City Will Increase From $13.26 For The First 25-Hundred Gallons To $16.60. Additional Rate Increases From $3.58 Per 1-Thousand Gallons To $4.40.
To Deal With Wintry Weather Conditions, Appalachian Power Is Calling In Extra Power Repair Crews. 15-Hundred Additional Workers Will Be Spread Out From Roanoke Southwest To Bristol. Residents Can Report A Power Outage Online At Appalachianpower,Com.
During Wintry Weather, AAA Auto Club Is Offering Some Common Sense Tips In Driving In The Inclement Conditions. They Include Dressing As If You Were Going To Be Stranded; Check Your Antifreeze To Ensure It Will Withstand The Winter Cold; Bring Extra Clothing Such As Coats And Boots, And Bring Your Vehicle Clearing Supplies Such As Your Ice Scrapper, Snow Shovels, And De-Icer Spray.
AGC Glass Company North America Has Announced Plans To Add 100 Additional Jobs At Its Greenland Plant In Hawkins County. The Company Shut Down Its G1 Float Glass Line In 2008 And Laid Off About 250 People At That Time. The Company Will Be Restarting That Line And It Will Be Operating 24/7, 365 Days A Year. AGC Glass Company North America Is Headquartered In Alpharetta Georgia And Is Part Of Japan-Based Asahi Glass Company Ltd.
A Virginia prison inmate who killed two fellow inmates in Southwest Virginia has been put to death in the electric chair. Robert Gleason Jr. was pronounced dead by authorities at 9:08 p.m. last night. Before being lowered into the chair, Gleason winked and made reference to two songs he liked before he uttered an Irish expletivie and concluded with the last words: “God bless.” The 42-year-old inmate was the first executed in the U.S. this year and the first to choose to die by electrocution since 2010. In Virginia and nine other states, inmates can choose between electrocution and lethal injection. Gleason had fought last-minute attempts by former attorneys to stop the execution. He told The Associated Press he deserved to die for what he did. Gleason was serving life in prison for a 2007 murder when he killed his cellmate in 2009. He strangled another inmate in 2010.