published Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Plane crash hurts man, woman and other news from the areas around Chattanooga

Plane crash hurts man, woman

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. — Authorities are investigating a small plane crash in Cumberland County that injured two people.

Emergency Management Director Keith Garrison told The Associated Press that the experimental plane crashed during takeoff Tuesday morning at Crossville Memorial Airport.

Officials said a man and a woman involved in the crash were taken to Erlanger hospital in Chattanooga.

Garrison didn't have any more information about the victims but said the Federal Aviation Administration is expected to send inspectors to the scene.

Motto OK'd for courthouse

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — The Putnam County Commission has voted unanimously to place the national motto "In God We Trust" on all four sides of the county courthouse.

The commission vote Monday night approved a recommendation made by its planning committee last week.

The Cookeville Herald-Citizen reported two local sign companies have volunteered to install the 18-inch-high letters at no cost, and several local business owners have said they will cover the materials cost.

The motto will be placed in a 24-inch space above the columns at each entrance to the century-old courthouse.

No timetable for the project was announced.

Lottery posts record quarter

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. has raised a record $81 million in the first quarter.

That's a 14 percent increase over the same period last fiscal year, which set the previous record with $71 million.

Total lottery funding for education-related programs in Tennessee exceeds $2.47 billion since the lottery's inception in 2004.

According to data from the Tennessee Student Assistance Corp., lottery money has provided more than 600,000 scholarships and grants to in-state educational institutions during that time.

Chamber job fair coming Thursday

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Cleveland Family YMCA and Southeast Tennessee Development District, are sponsoring a fall job fair Thursday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the YMCA, a news release states.

Job seekers in Bradley, McMinn and Hamilton counties are encouraged to attend to hear about career opportunities and discuss qualifications with more than 40 area employers.

Potential employees are asked to bring multiple copies of their resumes with specific information about previous employment.

For more information, call Nancy Neal with the Chamber at 423-472-6587.

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