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NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2017

Contact:
Office of the Mayor, Winston Brooks, 931.455.264

Public Invited to Reception to Recognize Wayne Limbaugh and Mike Stanton

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen invite the public to a reception to honor the service of Alderman Mike Stanton and retiring Public Works Director, Wayne Limbaugh. The reception will be held at 5:00 pm on Monday, July 24 at City Hall. Refreshments will be served.

Alderman Mike Stanton’s last Board meeting will be Monday night. “I have enjoyed working with Mike and appreciate his work on this Board,” Said Mayor Curlee.

Additionally, the Board will recognize Wayne Limbaugh. “I will miss Limbaugh and his ‘get-it-done’ attitude,” said Mayor Lane Curlee. “Wayne is able to relate to people from all walks of life and he always keeps a calm demeanor, even under challenging circumstances.”

 

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2017

Contact:
Public Information Office, Winston Brooks, 931.455.264
Police Chief, Paul Blackwell, 931.455.0530

 

Tullahoma Police Department Urges Motorists to
Never Leave Children or Pets in Unattended Vehicles

Tullahoma Police Department (TPD) urges motorists to take extra precautions as temperatures rise this summer and never leave children or pets in unattended vehicles.

“Our goal is to educate the public on the dangers of leaving children or pets unattended in vehicles. The consequences could be deadly. Citizens should call 9-1-1 immediately if they see a child, an elderly person or anyone left unattended in a hot vehicle,” said Chief Paul Blackwell.

Experts say the temperature inside a car can reach potentially deadly levels within minutes on a typical sunny, summer day. The inside temperature can rise almost 20 degrees within the first 10 minutes and nearly 30 degrees in 20 minutes. Cracking the window has little effect on inside vehicle temperatures. (Source: San Francisco State University – http://www.ggweather.com/heat/)

Only 20 states, including Tennessee, have laws that prohibit leaving a child unattended in a vehicle.  By statute, effective July 1, 2017, a parent or custodian of a child can be charged with a felony offense for child endangerment if knowingly exposes such child to or knowingly fails to protect such child from abuse or neglect resulting in physical injury or imminent danger to the child.  Imminent danger means the existence of any condition or practice that could reasonably be expected to cause death or serious bodily injury (TCA 39-15-401).

Follow a few simple safety steps to make sure your child is safe this summer:

  • Dial 911 immediately if you see an unattended child in a car. EMS professionals are trained to determine if a child is in trouble.
  • Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle, even with the window slightly open.
  • Place a cell phone, PDA, purse, briefcase, gym bag or whatever is to be carried from the car, on the floor in front of a child in a backseat. This triggers adults to see children when they open the rear door and reach for their belongings.
  • Teach children not to play in any vehicle.
  • Lock all vehicle doors and trunk after everyone has exited the vehicle – especially at home. Keep keys out of children’s reach. Cars are not playgrounds or babysitters.
  • Check vehicles and trunks FIRST if a child goes missing. (Source: Safekids.org)

Motorists should also take precautions in the event of a break down on a highway, especially with children or elderly citizens in the vehicle. The Tennessee Highway Patrol suggests the following safety tips when traveling:

  • For highway emergencies, summon help immediately via cellular phone by dialing *THP (*847) to connect to the nearest THP District Headquarters.
  • Have a basic first aid/survival kit, including two-three bottles of water per person, in vehicle.
  • If vehicle begins to overheat, turn off the air conditioner.
  • If a break down occurs, steer your vehicle as far away from the flow of traffic as possible.

Any questions about this or other police activities may be directed to the Tullahoma Police Department at (931) 455-0530 or tpd@tullahomatn.gov.

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2017

Contact:
Community Development Coordinator, Winston Brooks, 455.2648
Director of Parks and Recreation, Kurt Glick, 455.1121

 

More Close Up Fireworks at the Tullahoma Kiwanis Club Independence Day Regional Celebration

Bring chairs, blankets and ride the shuttle from Northgate Mall

 

The City of Tullahoma is pleased to announce that Miller Lite, Southern Community Bank and Budweiser are the presenting sponsors for the Tullahoma Kiwanis Club Independence Day Regional Celebration.  And because of the support of these sponsors and the other sponsors, more fireworks will be added to the twenty minute show.

Park at Northgate Mall and ride the shuttle to the front gate.

Gates open at 3pm on Monday, July 3rd at Frazier McEwen Park and the THS Baseball Stadium. The venue will be filled with free music, games, food trucks, kids zone, and of course, fireworks that evening.

“Because of the close-up fireworks, the best viewing is inside Grider Stadium, or the baseball field,” said Director of Parks and Recreation, Kurt Glick. “We wanted to make the show bigger and better than last year,  and this year we are adding fireworks that will be set off right past the outfield wall. If you aren’t close, then you won’t see this extra part of the show.”

“We want to encourage everyone to come to the THS Baseball Stadium and bring  a lawn chair or a blanket. It is going to be an exciting night,” said Mayor Lane Curlee. “The Independence Day fireworks are a long-standing tradition in Tullahoma, and the largest in southern middle Tennessee.”

Leading up to the fireworks show, the music features three Nashville bands:  Vinyl Radio, seventies and eighties music; Make Me Smile, a Chicago tribute-band;   12 Against Nature, a Steely Dan tribute band; and new this year, after the fireworks, Wildflowers, a Tom Petty Tribute band.

“We want to thank our generous sponsors for making this patriotic regional Independence Day celebration possible,” said Mayor Curlee. “There are so many fun activities planned for this event that we are expecting to draw thousands of people from the surrounding communities. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen want to invite our neighboring communities to come to the park and celebrate our independence,” added Curlee.

The Kids Zone will include an exotic animal petting zoo, water slide, slip and slide, face painting, games, fun train and more.

 

Learn more at http://www.Tullahomatn.gov/fireworks.