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Wednesday, August 29th

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From WRCB Channel 3….

The Athens Utilities Board is warning local homeowners and small businesses about a scam.

One AUB customer on Alford Street said a man came to her home saying he was there to collect for AUB to avoid termination of services. She told the man she would check with AUB about her account status, but she was sure she had paid her bill.

The woman was able to confirm her account was in good standing.

“AUB does not knock on doors seeking to collect payment,” the utility explained. “Any AUB personnel who approach a residence regarding AUB work will have shirts and hats with the AUB insignia as well as company-issued photo ID with the worker’s name and assigned work division, such as Power, Water, Wastewater, or Gas clearly displayed.”

If you get a visit or call that you find suspicious, AUB recommends that you call them at 423-745-4501 to check the status of your account.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

A driver whose vehicle crossed a center lane Sunday morning, striking two vehicles, was transported to Erlanger Hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

The accident took place at 8:21 a.m. on Stuart Road, east of Hardwick Farms Parkway.

According to Cleveland Police Department public information officer Sgt. Evie West, Kenith Nelson was traveling south on Stuart Road when his Chevrolet Express 2500 van struck the two vehicles that were reportedly eastbound.

The two other drivers transported themselves to Erlanger, where they were reportedly treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

West said a fourth vehicle was damaged after striking roadway debris.

The investigation is ongoing, and charges have yet to be filed.

WRCB Channel 3 reports…

Tennessee reached a tourism milestone in 2017.

For the first time ever, visitors to Tennessee spent over $20 billion.

Gov. Bill Haslam announced the record numbers on Tuesday at the Musicians’ Hall of Fame downtown.

He said as part of the record-breaking year nearly $2 billion in local and state sales tax was collected, something Tennessee relies heavily on since there’s no state income tax.