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.
PIKEVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- Family and friends who knew Debbie Thompson say she will be missed by the entire community.
The Crossville woman was killed on Thursday in Knoxville when a car plowed into The Tomato Head restaurant on Kingston Pike.
Debbie Thompson had worked as a teacher for 23 years. For the past 2 years she was principal at Bledso County Middle School. Co-workers say she was the perfect principal.
Family friend, Mike Turner, says Thompson was always full of life.
"She always had a big smile on her face and I'm going to miss it I know here family and friends is going to miss it," said Turner. It's very devastating. We have lost an outstanding citizen to our community."
Bledso County Schools were closed on Friday, but still administrators, teachers, and other school workers did show up to help each other make it through the tough times ahead.
Funeral Arrangements are not yet complete.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.