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Public Safety

  • THP plans sobriety roadside safety checkpoints during week of Aug. 6

        The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct sobriety roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Aug. 6 on U.S. Hwy 27 at Gobey Road in Morgan County.
    Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protections of all motorists.

  • Severe Weather Awareness Week Feb. 26-March 4 helps make a plan

        Tennessee’s Severe Weather Awareness Week is Feb. 26-Mar. 4, and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), and the National Weather Service (NWS) are asking Tennesseans to make severe weather planning and preparedness a priority.

  • THP roadside checkpoints set for week of March 12

        The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of March 12 on State Hwy 62 at Petit Lane in Morgan County.
        Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, Troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • Keep pets cool, comfortable and safe during hot weather

        Summer may be a time for vacations and recreational activities for human beings, but pets may not be privy to the same luxuries. Summer recreation may not always include our four-legged friends, as summer heat and other issues can pose a threat to companion animals. As a result, pet parents must make pet safety a priority when the weather heats up.

  • THP roadside checkpoints set for week of July 17

        The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of July 17 on Tenn 62 at Petit Lane in Morgan County.
    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who violate the drive license laws of Tennessee.

  • THP checkpoints set for week of May 1st

        The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of May 1 on Glades Road at Tenn. 329 in Morgan County.
        Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • THP roadside checkpoints set for week of March 27

        The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct drive license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of March 27 on Tenn. 116 at Back Petros Valley Road in Morgan County. Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.              

  • Renovations for senior safety

        As adults approach their golden years, the homes they once thought of as sanctuaries can become unsafe. Families wrestle with the decision to keep parents and grandparents in their homes or move them into assisted living facilities or other senior residences.
        Modifying seniors’ homes to make them safer is another option. The National Institute on Aging says that families may be able to have a senior stay at home by helping older relatives remain independent but safe. The following are a few ways to do just that.

  • Morgan County Emergency Management Agency is a force of nature and you can be too

       This time of year is a perfect occasion to be a force of nature and Morgan County EMA is proud to be promoting severe weather preparedness week. To help spread the word and make its employees and members of the community better prepared, Morgan County EMA is committed to being a leader for weather-readiness by knowing the risk, taking action and being an example.     

  • Emergency managers, meteorologists, private sector entities and state agencies highlight preparedness to encourage Tennesseans to be severe weather aware

        Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has declared February 28 to March 5, as Severe Weather Awareness Week to encourage all Tennesseans to make planning and preparing for severe weather a priority.
        Throughout the week, a number of organizations at the local, state and federal levels will conduct educational activities across the state with a goal of helping people prevent injuries and fatalities due to the hazards severe weather can present: tornadoes, damaging winds, flash floods, lightning and hail.