Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Higher Fines For Not Wearing Seat Belts Is Dead
A proposal to increase the fine for not wearing a seat belt has failed this session. Members of the House Transportation Committee voted 11-2 on Tuesday to defeat the measure. Earlier in the day, the companion bill passed the Senate Finance Committee 6-4. Currently the penalty for not wearing a seat belt is 10- dollars but the legislation would have bumped that fine to fifty. Sponsors say the measure is simply to encourage people to buckle up but critics say individuals shouldn't be penalized for choosing not to wear a seat belt. (bg)

Friday, October 17, 2014

  • Police: Suspect Stole Debit Card Numbers, Charged over $2,700
  • Car Fire on I-26 near Eastern Star Road
  • New EPA Regulation to Raise Energy Costs up to a Half a Billion Dollars
  • Piney Flats Village to Have Historic Marker Dedication on Sunday
  • Federal Judge Denies Appeal of Hawkins County Woman Who Cashed Dead Family Members' Checks
  • Bristol TN Police receive Tennessee Top Honor
  • Wellmont allows doctors involved in final stages of merger pursuit
  • Congressmen Roe, Griffith Urge Travel Ban due to Ebola
  • Johnson City Approves Floodplain Buyout Program



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