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Crossville City Council Approves $16,000 For Garrison Park Project
Jared Cerullo/Crossville Chronicle Friday July 21, 2017

In a split 3-2 vote, the Crossville City Council has narrowly approved spending more than $16,000 for work that's already been done at Garrison Park. According to the Crossville Chronicle, Councilman Danny Wyatt voted against the amendment, citing what he called "perfectly good" fencing that was ripped out. But Crossville City Manager Greg Wood noted that the project called for an open area around the splash pad and field. Taking the fencing down was one of the conditions of the state grant, he said.


Tennessee Sets Record For Federal College Aid Applications
AP Friday July 21, 2017

State officials say Tennessee has set a record for federal college aid applications. Gov. Bill Haslam's office said Thursday that 73.5 percent of Tennessee high school seniors submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, for 2017-2018. The administration says last year, 70.3 percent of Tennessee seniors filed a FAFSA. Haslam's office says the FAFSA rate helps indicate how many students plan to undertake postsecondary schooling.


Fentress Co. Sheriff's Office confiscates more than 500 marijuana plants
WVLT Friday July 21, 2017

The Fentress County Sheriff's Office, along with the Jamestown Police Department, worked with the Governor's Task Force to bring in several thousand dollars' worth of marijuana. WVLT reports that the two departments have been working with the Governor's Task Force Marijuana Eradication the past few days. The joint operation was able to eliminate approximately 500 marijuana plants throughout several different communities in Fentress County. The Sheriff's Office burned the marijuana at the East James County Fire Hall. They say that it is protocol to burn it.


TN Unemployment Rate Lowest in Recorded State History
AP Friday July 21, 2017

Gov. Bill Haslam says Tennessee's unemployment rate for June was the lowest in recorded state history. At a news conference Thursday, Haslam said the 3.6 percent figure is best the state has performed since at least 1976, when the statistic started being recorded. June's preliminary seasonally adjusted rate surpasses the previous low mark of 3.7 percent in March 2000. The last time Tennessee registered below 4 percent was February 2001.


Jury Deadlocked In Fatal Shooting of 11-Year-Old Girl
AP Friday July 21, 2017

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A jury has deadlocked on a reckless homicide charge against a Tennessee man who told police he fatally shot his 11-year-old daughter because he thought she was an intruder. Media report jurors convicted Timothy Batts on Thursday of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and acquitted him of attempting to tamper with evidence.



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