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Arbor Day Tree Giveaway
Crossville Chronicle/Darcy Klein Thursday February 15, 2018

Crossville Tennessee's 2018 Arbor Day celebration is handing out free tree seedlings Friday March 2. According to the Crossville Chronicle, the celebration will begin at 9 am with the City Mayor James Mayberry announcing Crossville's Tree City USA designation for the 15th year. Volunteers have about 2,400 trees to hand out on a first-come/first-serve basis at the Turner Field Parking Lot in Centennial Park. Trees can improve your yards appearance, produce shade, and have beautiful leaves in the fall. Don't miss this chance to celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree in your own front yard.

 


2018-19 Hunting and Fishing Licenses Available February 18
tn.gov Thursday February 15, 2018

Tennessee's 2018-19 hunting and fishing licenses will go on sale Sunday, Feb. 18. Licenses are available at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency regional offices, license agents, or on the TWRA website, www.gooutdoorstennessee.com , and at the TWRA "On the Go App." The 2018-19 licenses are valid through February 2019. License sales provide the primary funding for the TWRA. The 2017-18 licenses expire Feb. 28.

 


GOP-led committee unanimously votes down Tennessee gun bill
AP Thursday February 15, 2018

A Republican-led House committee has unanimously voted down legislation to let Tennessee handgun permit holders bring guns most places, including hospitals and professional sports arenas.
In the Civil Justice Subcommittee Wednesday, Gov. Bill Haslam's administration, the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Hospital Association expressed opposition to Republican Rep. Judd Matheny's bill.
Under it, permit holders would be barred from carrying only when it's against federal law or court order; under the influence of alcohol or drugs; at judicial proceedings; on school grounds; at correctional facilities or law enforcement offices; or at private residences that post that guns aren't allowed.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America advocates cheered the vote.
The hearing happened as news of a deadly Florida school shooting broke.
Several other controversial gun bills were delayed in the committee.

 


Crossville City Council approves acceptance of sewer lines
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday February 14, 2018

After a Board of Education request, the Crossville City Council in regular session approved the acceptance of sewer lines serving North Cumberland Elementary, South Cumberland Elementary and Brown Elementary. The board had requested that the city take over maintenance and or ownership of the lines in January. Mayor Pro Tem Graham made the motion that passed in a 3-2 vote. Mayor Mayberry expressed concerns about the legality of taking over lines within another districts boundary, namely the line that serves Brown Elementary, and the condition of the lines. Graham later added that the City Attorney should review the legal ramifications.

 


Crossville to receive additional state shared taxes
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday February 14, 2018

The Crossville special census has concluded and the city should receive an additional $61,000 in state shared taxes. According to Arnold Harbault, who conducted the census, the city's population has increased to 11,564, an increase of 544 people since the last special census. The results are to be submitted and verified Wednesday.

 

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