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City property tax rate is unchanged for 2016-17
Peg Broadcasting News Monday June 27, 2016

In a special called meeting of the Crossville City Council, council members approved the 3rd and final reading of ordinances adopting a tax rate and budget for the fiscal year 2016-17. Council voted to keep the property tax at .63 cents. In approving the budget, council removed $3 million that had been set aside for sidewalks. Council member Pam Harris stated that she supported the repair and maintenance of sidewalks, but was waiting for further information on alternative repair options.


Cumb. Co. May Unemployment Rate Down Slightly From April
Peg Broadcasting News Monday June 27, 2016

Cumberland Countys May 2016 Unemployment Rate of 4.5% was down slightly from Aprils rate of 4.7% and noticeably less than a year ago when the May 2015 rate was 7.0%. The May unemployment rate in Fentress County also fell slightly for May to 4.0%, up from Aprils rate of 3.9%.

County unemployment rates for May 2016 show the rates decreased in 58 counties, increased in 11, and remained the same in 26 counties.

Williamson County posted the states lowest May unemployment rate of 2.7%, while Houston County recorded the highest jobless rate at 6.6%.

Tennessees preliminary unemployment rate for May was 4.1 percent, down two tenths of a percentage point from the previous months revised rate. The U.S. preliminary rate for May was 4.7 percent, down three tenths of a percentage point from April.


Voter Registration Deadline
AP Monday June 27, 2016

Election officials are advising Tennessee residents that the last day to register to vote for the Aug. 4 election is July 5.

Officials say people have an extra day to register this year because the last day to register actually falls on a national holiday, July 4.

Officials say voters can register at election commission offices or online. Officials say anyone who registers online must vote the first time in person and is not eligible to receive an absentee ballot.


Fire Destroys 10 Apartments in Cookeville
Peg Broadcasting News Monday June 27, 2016

Several families in Cookeville were left homeless this weekend after fire destroyed 10 units at an apartment complex. Officials say the blaze broke out around 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Village Court. The complex was fully engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived on the scene. Crews battled the blaze for several house and numerous firefighters had to be treated for heat exhaustion. No major injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Chasey Chaseem Chasing Joshua Robert West

Chasey Chaseem Chasing Joshua Robert West
Submitted: LT. Brian Eckelson, Crimestoppers Coordinator/Public Information Officer Monday June 27, 2016

Authorities are asking for your help in tracking down a local man who is wanted for Violation of Probation and Driving on a Revoked License. Police say that 31-year-old Joshua Robert West is a white male known to frequent the Tabor Loop and Ridgewood Drive areas of Cumberland County. If you know where JOSHUA ROBERT WEST is hiding out, please call the Crimestoppers Tip Hotline at 931-200-1173. There will be a minimum $200 payout for information leading to the arrest of West.
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