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The University of Tennessee Medical Center and Pat Summitt Foundation have formed a partnership to establish the Pat Summitt Alzheimer's Clinic. WBIR reports that Pat Summitt Foundation officials announced plans Wednesday to raise at least $2.5 million over the next five years. Pat Summitt attended a news conference in which the foundation presented an initial grant of $100,000. In August 2011, Summitt announced that she had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and she officially stepped down as head coach of the Lady Vols in April, 2012.
The largest girl-led business in the world is back - Girl Scout Cookie Season is here.
This year, Rah-Rah Raisins and Toffee-tastic will make their debut in Middle Tennessee. Rah-Rah Raisins take a delicious spin the classic oatmeal raisin cookie with the addition of Greek yogurt-flavored chunks. Toffee-tastic are the first Gluten-free cookie for Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee to offer. They are rich, buttery cookies packed with golden toffee bits bursting with flavor. Other customer favorites – including Thin Mints and Samoas – will also be available for purchase as you help Girl Scouts learn skills that will last a lifetime. All proceeds generated from the cookie program stay in the local Girl Scout council to support girls in Middle Tennessee. Troops determine how they want to spend their proceeds and often use them to go to summer camp, take a trip or learn a new skill. Girl Scouts are now taking cookie pre-orders. You will see them at your favorite retailer starting February 8. To find a cookie booth near you visit girlscoutcookies.org.(logo courtesy Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee).
After two months of discussion, the City Council approved a Classification and Compensation Plan for City employees. City Manager presented the proposal hoping to make salaries comparable to cities similar in size to Crossville, and to bring police and fire up to statewide averages. The plan was approved in a 4-1 vote with Councilmember Danny Wyatt voting no. The raise will cost about $300,000 annually and will be retroactive to January 1st, 2015.
City Councilmembers were hesitant to fully commit to a Joint Economic Development Program with the County and Chamber of Commerce, but did approve a motion to begin an earnest attempt to resolve issues and work together for economic growth in the area. Jesse Kerley called the approval a big step for the City.
A recent move limiting public comment and constituent interaction during council meetings was replaced with a revised set of rules during Tuesday night’s council meeting. Mayor James Mayberry, prior to the vote, noted that regardless of the outcome of the vote on the matter, he was always open to comments from the audience regarding any issue before council. The revisions includes provisions to encourage those who wish to speak before council to register with the City Clerk, but do not require it. The motion to adopt the revisions was approved in a 4-1 vote with Wyatt voting against.