Ceremony for new fire station at Y-12 will be held April 27

There will be a ceremony on Tuesday, April 27, marking the start of construction of a new fire station at the Y-12 National Security Complex and the emergency operations center. Arrive for badging at New Hope Center at 9:45 a.m. A shuttle will depart for the event at 10:15 a.m.

The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. Video/photo equipment will be collected at the New Hope Center and transported to the event site.

April is ‘safe digging month’

This April is National Safe Digging Month, reminding Tennessee residents to call 811 at least three business days before any digging project.

National Safe Digging Month is formally recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, and earned support from Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, who signed a Proclamation declaring the special month in Tennessee.

When calling 811, homeowners and contractors are connected to Tennessee 811, the local one-call center, which notifies the appropriate utility companies of their intent to dig.

Professional locators are then sent to the requested digging site to mark the approximate locations of underground lines with flags, paint or both.

Every six minutes, an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without first calling 811.

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