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Despite suffering an 81-78 loss in double overtime to the Lady Bulldogs on Sunday night, the Lady Vols are ranked No. 24 in the AP Top 25 Poll. It’s the first time they’ve been ranked since Dec. 5. UConn remains No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll. The Lady Vols play Missouri on Thursday, Feb. 9. Catch all the action starting at 5:30 p.m. on 97.7 The Ticket.
Gov. Bill Haslam says Tennessee has been sued for moving to require all major online vendors to collect sales taxes on purchases made in the state.
Under current federal law, states are only allowed to require sales taxes to be collected by companies that also have a physical presence within the state. A new Haslam tax rule extends that requirement to all retailers with sales of more than $500,000 per year in Tennessee, regardless of where they are located.
The Republican governor says the state was sued late last week after sending out notices to companies that the taxes must be collected on Tennessee's behalf.
Haslam has long acknowledged that the move would likely result in litigation and says he hopes the U.S. Supreme Court will settle the matter.
The Cumberland County Building and Grounds Committee has voted to keep the new adoption center shelter at the site of the old animal shelter on East Lane. Crossville Chronicle assistant editor, Heather Mullinax, notes on page 1 of the Friday, February 3 edition that the decision was not popular with FOCCAS (Focus on Cumberland County Animal Shelter) supporters. FOCCAS has been pushing hard and raising funds since October for the construction of a new animal shelter located inside the city limits, which it says would be more visible and increase adoption rates. So far, FOCCAS has reportedly raised $245,000 toward that goal. When asked what would happen to those funds, the Crossville Chronicle reports that group spokesman, Dr. Mark Hendrickson said, “Our campaign was to build a new animal shelter. If we can’t build a new shelter, we don’t want to deceive people and keep their money and do something else with it.” For more details on Tuesday’s Building and Grounds committee meeting, see the Friday, February 3 edition of the Crossville Chronicle.
The City of Crossville could hire a new City Manager as early as next week. The City Council will hold a Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m. for discussion and action on the City Manager selection. The Council has pared the list of potential candidates to three: Dennis Sparks of Virginia, Greg Wood of Florida and Steve Foote of Georgia. The candidate chosen will be offered a three-year contract. Tuesday’s meeting will be held at City Hall and is open to the public. Prior to the Special Called Meeting a Work Session will be held at 5 p.m. and the Beer Board will meet at 6 p.m.
The Crossville-Cumberland County Crimestoppers is asking the public for help in locating two stolen vehicles. Police say that on the night of 28 Jan 2017, thieves stole 2 vehicles from Gary Bilyeu's Auto Body, located on Cook Road. The vehicles stolen were a Black 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup, and a 2007 Maroon Buick Lacross. If anyone has any information on these thefts please call the Crimestoppers Tip Hotline at 200-1173 or contact Investigator Gary Green at (931) 484-6176.