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LAWRENCEBURG CITY COUNCIL MEETS FOR THURSDAY SESSION


LAWRENCE COUNTY INMATES WILL NOW PAY PART OF COSTS WHILE IN JAIL

PROPOSED LEGISLATION WOULD BAN RED LIGHT CAMERAS


LAWRENCE SCHOOL SYSTEM ANNOUNCES PRE-K SIGN-UP


TN MAIN STREET PROGRAMS ADD JOBS AND MORE DURING 2014


SMITH NOT AMONG TOP THREE GILES SCHOOL DIRECTOR CANDIDATES

ARCHIVE CLOSINGS

PROPOSED LEGISLATION WOULD BAN RED LIGHT CAMERAS

(MAR 25, 2015)  A STATE REPUBLICAN LAWMAKER SAYS HE PLANS TO FILE LEGISLATION THAT WOULD BAN SPEEDING AND RED-LIGHT CAMERAS IN TENNESSEE. ACCORDING TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, REPRESENTATIVE, ANDY HOLT OF DRESDEN INDICATED THAT HE HAS RECEIVED HUNDREDS OF MESSAGES FROM DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS SUPPORTING HIS CALL TO OUTLAW THE CONTROVERSIAL CAMERAS. HE CONTINUED BY SAYING THAT BUSINESSES IN PARTICULAR ARE CONCERNED BECAUSE THEY SAY CITIZENS ARE AVOIDING STREETS WHERE THE CAMERAS ARE LOCATED, WHICH IS HURTING THEIR BOTTOM LINE. PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT USING THE CAMERAS POINT TO DATA SHOWING THEY REDUCE ACCIDENTS. HOWEVER, THE INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY, A NONPROFIT SCIENTIFIC AND EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION FUNDED BY THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY, INDICATED THE NUMBER OF U-S COMMUNITIES USING RED-LIGHT CAMERAS HAS DECREASED 13 PERCENT SINCE THE END OF 2012.