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June 2017 in review

A road trip and the hope for a loving home are in store for some lucky canines that recently made the transition from local Rescue Dog and End of Life Sanctuary to North Shore Animal League (NSALA) of Port Washington, New York. On Monday, May 1, 2017, over 90 dogs began their journey northeast in search of loving families to welcome them in. Since 2000, Melissa Gentry, founder of Rescue Dog and End of Life Sanctuary, has been on a mission to see that area animals are treated humanely and given the chance to be loved.
Access to high-speed, broadband internet is becoming more and more widespread throughout the United States. In some rural areas, however, gaining access to the valuable service can be difficult given the terrain and reluctance of providers to install and maintain equipment in hard to reach locations. Recently, Tennessee legislative bodies have taken steps to encourage providers to reach beyond their normal service areas and offer broadband access to more Tennesseans.
According to The National Weather Service in Morristown, Tennessee, an EF-0 tornado hit Shady Valley this past Friday, May 12th. Officials say the path of the tornado was approximately 40 feet wide, stretching out about 250 yards. Tornadoes are rated on a scale from EF-0 to EF-5. According to the weather service, estimates are the highest wind speed from the tornado this past Friday was 80 miles per hour, falling into the EF-0 category.
The body of a Damascus, Virginia man wanted for first-degree murder in the shooting death of his sister and brother-in-law was found Wednesday, May 17th around 8:00 pm on Copperhead Hollow Road in Johnson County, located in the Butler area of the county. Johnson County authorities had been assisting in locating the deceased, 48-year-old John Anthony Able.