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Miller Industries to expand Greene Co. operations

(WBIR-Greeneville) A Tennessee-based company is expanded in Greene County, bring dozens of new jobs to the area.

Miller Industries, a towing equipment manufacturer headquartered in Chattanooga, announced plans Thursday to invest $1.8 million to expand in facilities in Greeneville. The company plans to create 58 new jobs for this facility.

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Cocke Co. students hit the books today

Students in Cocke County hopped off buses loaded with backpacks ready for the start of school Thursday morning.

It was the first day of classes for students in the Cocke County School system.

10News reporter Katie Roach reported live from Cocke County High School.

There she spoke with the school's principal, Dr. Martin Stewart.

Cocke County High School has 1,300 students according to its website.

Charges increased against man who hit golf cart, killing Jefferson Co. woman

(WBIR - Jefferson City) The man who was driving the car that slammed into a golf cart, killing a Jefferson County woman, is now facing additional charges.

Janice Patterson, 75, of Jefferson City died in Fountain Inn, SC after the golf cart she was riding was involved in a hit and run earlier this month.

Fountain Inn Police have charged James Stephen Bloodworth with reckless homicide.  Based on their investigation, officials say Bloodworth was driving an estimated 49 miles per hour.  The speed limit was 25 mph.

10News Investigation: Are your schools safer this year?

(WBIR - Knoxville) We are taking a sweeping look at school security changes in districts across East Tennessee.

School shootings, especially Sandy Hook where 20 students died last December, helped drive a deeper conversation about how districts can do a better job keeping kids safe at school.

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School officials wait for reports after roof collapse

(WBIR - Dandrige) With just about two weeks before school starts, Jefferson County High School officials are waiting to find out how much insurance will cover after a roof collapse.

Rain and rust caused the roof of Building 8 at the high school to buckle on July 7. Since then, crews have cleaned up the debris.

According to Director of Schools Dr. Charles Edmonds, they will have to move teachers who were housed in those vocational classrooms.

Dr. Edmonds is waiting to hear back from the insurance company.

Morristown soldier in Afghanistan shot in leg, keeps fighting

(WBIR - Morristown, TN) Robert Croxdale never questioned that his son would serve his country. Generations of Croxdale men already had.

But for some reason, he never worried about him.

Maybe it's because, by his mother's account, Travis Croxdale was the kind of man who always excelled at everything he tried.

Bull-riding, football, acting, art. Growing up, Travis did it all.

But as with many military families, there's always that unspoken fear of the phone call. For the Croxdale's it came Tuesday morning around 7 a.m.

Class teaches safety during workplace shootings

(WBIR - Cocke Co.) Organizers call it a "first of its kind" program, teaching a problem that's become all too familiar in our society.