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"In these freezing temperatures, we want to get them out of those freezing temperatures and get them into a warm place where they'll have a bed or a place to sit and for sure some food to eat," says Grimes.
Grimes says for those who don't have a roof over their heads, freezing temperatures can be deadly.
"We're very conscious of the fact that there are people out there who could suffer frost bite," says Grimes. "We want to try to avoid that and possible hypothermia and somebody being out there and even dying."
Which is why for Grimes, patrolling the streets is so important on cold nights. No matter how may people he can bring in for the night, even one lost life is one too many.
"Thankfully, we have a place like the Nashville Rescue Mission and other shelters where people can go but it does happen," says Grimes.
Grimes expects all 800 beds to be full tonight.
Wednesday, December 26 2012, 08:54 PM CST
Solar panels that obscure school might be moved
May 24, 2013 13:13 GMT
ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A wall of solar panels in front of a Surgoinsville school might be moved out back.
The panels are part of an ambitious project under which solar collection panels have been installed at 20 Hawkins County school facilities to cut utility costs and sell back power to TVA.
But the Kingsport Times-News (http://bit.ly/18burcf ) reported the wall of panels at Surgoinsville Middle School has some people worried about school security and others upset at what they see as an eyesore.
The panels are 7 feet high and stretch the length of a football field. They obscure viewing the school.
At a school board work session Thursday, board members talked about moving the array. It can't be voted on until the regular board meeting on June 4.
Information from: Kingsport Times-News, http://www.timesnews.net
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