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Tennessee lawmakers are considering a bill that allows pregnant mothers with drug addictions to face criminal punishment if the baby is harmed. The bill aims to change a previous law which eliminated the criminal penalty. The bills would allow a mother to be prosecuted for an assaultive offense or homicide if she takes an illegal drug while pregnant and the baby is addicted, harmed or dies because the drug use.
Gasoline prices continued their spring push this week amid tightened supplies and increasing demand. The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded is the highest since August of last year. Sunday's national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $3.58, 3 cents more than last week. Tennessee's average of $3.41 jumped 7 cents from last week.
With less than a week remaining before the April 15th tax deadline, the IRS is reminding taxpayers that options are available if you can't file your form or pay your taxes on time. You can submit a filing extension and request payment options online. The IRS expects Tennessee taxpayers to submit about 190,000 filing extension requests by the April 15th deadline. To avoid the late filing penalty, taxpayers should file a tax return or an extension form by April 15th, even if they can't pay the full amount due. Tax returns or extension forms can be filed online free at IRS.gov through the Free File program.
Last year the Crossville City Council approved the City’s Fourth of July Celebration, with the understanding that the City would match funds raised by local citizens. Approximately $5,000 in funds was raised by the community towards the show. This year, the Council has decided to fund the show without funds received by private citizens. Mayor JH Graham III called the celebration on of the most important things the City does. Councilman Jesse Kerley noted that citizens throughout the county came out to Centennial Park for the day’s events, bringing in tax dollars with them. Therefore the Council approved to fund the $30,000 show with a unanimous vote
The Crossville City Council has voted to move forward with the Northwest Connector project while scaling back plans for the Downtown Revitalization Project. While the Council voted to end the Downtown project, they chose to proceed with plans to bring sidewalks up to the standards set by the American Disabilities Act and repair the aging water lines.