A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect into Wednesday due repeated rainfall. A Flood Watch is in effect for our area until 7 AM Wednesday. Where there are more pauses in the rain, totals will be closer to 2 inches but some will receive at least 4 inches of rainfall total. Creeks and streams run high and areas with poor runoff could face flooding problems. Busy commute hours could face more slowdowns, with fog and standing water on roads as well.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey nominated former House Republican leader Tre Hargett to serve as a director of the Tennessee Regulatory Authority.
The TRA is responsible for setting the rates and service standards of privately owned telephone, natural gas, electric and water utilities.
Hargett would serve out the rest of former Director Pat Miller's term, which ends June 30th, followed by a full six-year term. Miller was named Governor Bredesen's legislative director last month.
Hargett's nomination will have to be approved by the House and Senate. The job pays $150,000 a year.
Hargett is currently a vice president of emergency services provider Rural/Metro Corporation in Oak Ridge. He defeated a three-term Republican incumbent in 1996 to represent the Memphis suburb of Bartlett in the General Assembly. Hargett had previously served as chairman of the Shelby County Young Republicans.
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