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This week is National Hospital Week. Crossville Mayor J.H. Graham III recognized Cumberland Medical Center with a proclamation at Tuesday evening's City Council meeting. The proclamation was to "recognize the dedication and contributions of the doctors, nurses, technicians, and staff of Cumberland Medical Center and urge all citizens to express their appreciation for the people, facilities, and technologies that make the miracle of health care possible in our community." Interim CMC CEO Larry Moore thanked the council and stated that "it's your community, it's your hospital."
The Klu Klux Klan may be coming to Crossville. According to Crossville City Attorney Kenneth Chadwell, 2 conversations have occurred between Chadwell and a member of the Klan regarding the organization's intent to come into Crossville with the specific intent to distribute materials. Chadwell told the City Council that the organizers have requested information on reserving the amphitheater for a rally to be held tentatively in July. In addition, the Klan members have expressed their intentions to pass out materials throughout Crossville and Cumberland County as they have recognized our area as one of "growth." Chadwell informed the Council that he had been in contact with City Police Chief Beaty as far as the KKK's intentions in order to assure that all parties Constitutional Rights are protected and that safety is assured
City Councilman Pete Souza's went after the City's spending on meals and catering and lost at Tuesday's Crossville City Council meeting. Stating that he was concerned at the "open handed" way that he saw catering being provided, Souza moved that the Council vote on any catering or meal expenditure over $150, which was $100 more than he had originally asked for. The motion failed when none of Souza's fellow Councilmen seconded the motion.
Tennessee health officials are urging people to take a five-minute online assessment about whether they are at risk for hepatitis C. According to Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, baby boomers are five time more likely than the general population to have the disease. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has the assessment online at CDC.gov
Experts say gasoline pump prices will likely continue the up and down price fluctuations as they have since the start of May. The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.58, a six cent increase over last week. Tennessee's average of $3.25 remains unchanged. Locally, gas can be purchased for as low as $3.11 at some locations.