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One airlifted following tractor trailer rollover

GREENE – At approximately 2:06 p.m. Thursday, the Greene Fire Department responded to the vicinity of 4768 state Highway 41 in the Town of Greene for a tractor trailer rollover with entrapment.

The Smithville Fire Department was requested to close down the road while emergency crews worked to free the trapped patient. Whitney Point’s emergency crews were requested and soon arrived with its heavy rescue equipment. First responders requested LifeNet and after the patient was freed from the vehicle, the patient was transported to Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City via helicopter.



The condition and identity of the patient is currently unknown.

State Highway 41 remained shut down for several hours so that crews could clear the tractor trailer from the scene.

-Ashley Biviano

Oxford Memorial Library to screen “The Croods”

OXFORD – On Tuesday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m. the just released movie “The Croods” will be playing in the Community Room of the Oxford Memorial Library. Snacks will be available for a small fee, most items are $1 or less. The film is set in a fictional prehistoric Pliocene era known as The Croodaceous, a period which contains fantastical creatures, when a man's position as a "Leader of the Hunt" is threatened by the arrival of a prehistoric genius who comes up with revolutionary new inventions, like fire, as they trek through a dangerous but exotic land in search of a new home. Bring your family to come watch this movie and journey through all the lush green forests and explore all the exotic places they go with Grug Crood and his family as they travel in search of their new home. Featuring Nicholas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, Cloris Leachman, Chris Sanders, and Randy Thorn. Come one, come all and don’t miss this opportunity!


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