published Monday, May 6th, 2013

Bradley gets OK for drug drop and other news from areas around Chattanooga

Bradley gets OK for drug drop

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley County Sheriff's Office has gotten the OK from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to operate a permanent collection site for unused prescription drugs, according to a news release.

A collection container is in place at the Justice Center off APD 40, just inside the entrance to the criminal investigations division. People are invited to drop off unused medications anytime during regular business hours -- 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The medicines will be turned over to the DEA for destruction.

The office will accept prescription and over-the-counter medications; ointments, lotions, liquids or drops; inhalers; and pet medications.

It won't take illegal drugs, sharps/needles, blood-sugar equipment, thermometers, IV bags or waste.


Civil War driving tour on tap

DALTON, Ga. — The Dalton Civil War 150th Commission will host a "Home Life in Civil War Dalton" self-guided driving tour May 18.

The tour includes five historic sites where living history demonstrations will take place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The sites include the Clisby Austin House (blacksmithing), Prater's Mill (gristmilling), the Hamilton House (medical instruments), the Blunt House (quilting) and the Dalton Depot (telegraph machine).

For more information, visit the Convention and Visitors Bureau at the Southern Railway Freight Depot or go to www.dalton150th.com.


Human trafficking conference set

DAYTON, Tenn. — The Georgia Department of Education and the Bryan College Center for International Development will present "Human Trafficking: Not Just a Global Problem," at The Carter Center in Atlanta May 13-14.

A news release stated that the conference is for educators, anti-human trafficking organizations, social services agencies and law enforcement officials. Speakers will include Christine Dolan and Maria Velikonja, who have addressed the United Nations on human trafficking.


Y-12 worker burned at plant

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — A Y-12 worker received chemical burns to his face and eyelids while checking a problem with a system in the nuclear weapons plant's Beta-2 facility.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported information about the April accident was just released in a report by the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.

According to the report, the employee was checking a system that is used to recycle lithium hydride powder when the material discharged into his face. He was wearing safety glasses.

Y-12 spokeswoman Ellen Boatner said the operator has since returned to work.

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