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Beginning April 1, 2013, passengers flying out of both the Nashville and Memphis International Airports may get 'special treatment' going through security.
It's all part of the TSA's new "pre-check program", and some airlines including Delta, American, United, and US Airways have all chosen to participate.
The program will allow passengers flying on those airlines to skip out on having to remove their shoes, belt, and light outerwear while going through the security line. They will also be able to keep electronics, like laptops, in their cases and keep liquid and gel bags in their carry-on.
Beginning April 25th, the TSA will also be lifting some carry-on restrictions, giving passengers the choice to pack small knives on-board for the first time since 9/11. In addition, previously banned sporting equipment like baseball bats, hockey sticks, and golf clubs will also be allowed to be carried on.
Under the new guidelines things like razors, molded grip knives, and box-cutters are still prohibited per TSA regulations.
Some flight attendants are not happy about this and consider these policy changes to be a threat to safety.
TSA Administrator John Pistole said loosening these restrictions will help give travelers a better experience and bring the U.S. more in-line with international standards. Pistole also believes the policy changes will allow TSA workers to focus on more serious threats.
Wednesday, March 6 2013, 10:06 AM CST
Courthouse in line for repairs, updates
May 25, 2013 15:50 GMT
MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) -- Officials in Coffee County are looking to update their historic courthouse instead of replacing the 141-year-old structure.
After all, they said the building is in pretty good shape. As far as repairs, it just needs some new paint and molding, as well as work to repair some water damage. But county maintenance director Robert Gilliam says the entire structure needs updating in order to make it last until the next century.
Gilliam and County Mayor David Pennington told the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/19ivpQ6 ) that officials have taken care to maintain the building and it hasn't had any major renovations in decades.
Historical society spokeswoman Joanna Lewis said the group is trying to come up with fundraising ideas for the project.
Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com
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