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A grand opening ceremony for the new Food City Gas N’ Go, located in front of Dairy Queen in Middlesboro, was held on Thursday. Taking part in the ribbon cutting were members of the Bell County Chamber of Commerce along with representatives from Food City.
The New Food City store is under construction and scheduled to open in November.
The Daily News reports
One of the issues small towns face when it comes to day-to-day business, is the simple need for space-especially traffic space.
During the most recent Pineville City Council meeting, the discussion of a one-way road between Pine and Cherry streets was brought to the board’s attention.
A new package store called Ol’ Bootleggers is set to open soon in Pineville, and business owner Josh Howard spoke to the board on the prospect of black-topping and making the stretch of road behind his and other businesses a one-way road to streamline traffic.
There was opposition to this request due to other businesses that use that road for deliveries would potentially suffer for the road being changed to a one-way street. The change in direction would cause congestion on the street and interrupt delivery services for businesses such as Lincare and Hometown Florist.
This request will be part of a special called meeting on Monday night at the Pineville City council meeting.
also from The Daily News
An officer-involved shooting is being investigated by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
According to a news release from the TBI, special agents are investigating the circumstances that led to the shooting, which occurred Thursday morning in Jellico, Tennessee.
Eighth District Attorney General Jared Effler requested that the TBI investigate.
Preliminary information indicates that just after 5:30 a.m., a male subject showed up at the Jellico Police Department and pointed a gun at a dispatcher. The subject, identified as Derron Ausmus, 38, then left the police department and fled into a nearby neighborhood, the release states.
Officers developed information that Ausmus was possibly at a home on S. Myrtle Street. Upon the arrival of officers, two residents inside the home confirmed that the subject was there. Officers evacuated the two residents and ordered Ausmus to come outside.
The release states that after he repeatedly refused to comply with commands, officers deployed tear gas inside the home. A short time later, officers said that Ausmus ran outside and confronted officers with a gun. Two officers fired shots, striking him.
Ausmus was airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville for treatment.
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