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A proposal to strip local government control over whether to allow people with handgun carry permits to be armed at parks and playgrounds has cleared its first legislative hurdle in the House. The House Civil Justice Subcommittee advanced the measure on a voice vote. The companion bill passed the full Senate last month.
Congratulations to Brown Elementary 6th Grader Cheryl Rodriguez! Cheryl is a First Place winner in the State Collaborative on Reforming Education, or SCORE Rise to the Challenge Scholarship Essay Contest! Cherylís essay on the topic of higher standards has won her a $250 college scholarship! Congratulations, Cheryl!
The Crossville Department of Public Works will be smoke testing their sanitary sewer lines in Downtown Crossville beginning Tuesday March 11th Areas affected include North Main Street to Elmore Lane and South Main Street to Webb Avenue. The smoke is harmless and odorless, and is used to detect leaks in the sanitary sewage system. The smoke will exit both from the ground and plumbing vents that will be visible. This is normal, and should not cause alarm. Please contact the Department of Public Works if you have any questions.
Two Crossville men are among 4 World War II veterans from Tennessee who have receives France's highest honor. Private First Class William Drasal and Private First Class Edwin Lansford were awarded The National Order of the Legion of Honor from France for their service in World War Two for their efforts in helping to liberate France.
Leon Houston has been given the maximum sentence of five years in prison for threatening his former attorney. Prosecutors say Houston threatened the life of his former attorney Jim Logan in a phone call to another person. Logan successfully defended Houston in a double murder case, and then foreclosed on a piece of land over unpaid legal fees.