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Its already happened once. Flooding recently washed away tracks in cookeville.. which derailed a train hauling sand. 150 lebanon residents commute to nashville daily on the music city star... And mayor Craighead is now worried about their safety. Mayor Craighead says, "The solution here is to put some more drainage so the water will pass on through and move on down instead of having all that weight and pressure against the tracks here."
Right now, 4 small culverts handle flood and stormwater run-off that comes from a 4 mile stretch of the city. Mayor Craighead is asking FEMA and the railroad companies to work with the city in funding more culverts now before they have a real problem on their hands. Mayor Craighead says, "We need to look ahead and make sure the passengers are safe and I feel like this would be one way to solve the problem."
Sunday, August 29 2010, 10:37 PM CDT
Haslam's chief deputy Claude Ramsey to retire
June 19, 2013 16:41 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says chief deputy Claude Ramsey is retiring at the end of August to spend more time with his family in Chattanooga.
The Republican governor said in a news release on Wednesday that the 70-year-old Ramsey has been integral to his administration on key initiatives that include civil service reform, economic development efforts, workforce development training and improved operation of state government.
Ramsey was elected to the General Assembly in 1972 where he served four years in the House. He was Hamilton County's mayor for 16 years.
His last day on the job is August 31.
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DETROIT (AP) -- Porsche is the top performer in an annual survey of new vehicle quality.
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