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The Municipal Technical Advisory Service has completed ranking applicants for the City of Crossville City Manager position. The top 12 include: Cary Colaianni of Eagle, Idaho; Harry Staven of Richland, Washington; Greg Wood of Baker, Florida; Terence Arrington of Greenville, South Carolina; James Hubbard of Bedford, Texas; Steve Foote of Dunwoody, Georgia; Sammy Ragsdale of Dodge City, Kansas; Dennis Sparks of Hopewell, Virginia; Steven Hicks of Orlando, Florida; current interim City Manager Steve Hill; former police chief Rod Shoap and Tina Tuggle of Kingston, Tennessee.
A local teen was arrested after he was reportedly found driving a 2002 Dodge Ram truck that was stolen from the Crossville Housing Authority. 19-year-old Austin Bruce Lamasters Swallows, of Crossville, allegedly admitted to stealing various items from the C.H.A. maintenance building. Police say Mr. Swallows also had a substance that field tested positive for meth in his possession at the time of his arrest. The other stolen items, mostly tools, had not been recovered at the time of the police report.
Tax collections for Tennessee’s general fund have beaten expectations by $184 million through the first quarter of the budget year.
Through the first three months of fiscal year, corporate franchise and excise taxes have exceeded projections by $93 million and sales tax collections were $86 million more than the budgeted amount.
Sales taxes collections in October grew by 4.5 percent compared with the same year-ago period. But corporate tax collections dropped 14. 5 percent, which Finance Commissioner Larry Martin attributed to businesses requesting refunds for previous overpayments.
Tennessee ended the last budget year on June 30 with a general fund surplus of $852 million.
The CCHS Lady Jets Basketball team traveled to Baylor on Tuesday night for their first game of the 2016-2017 season. Cumberland County posted a win over the Lady Red Raiders 59-49. Gracee Dishman led the Lady Jets with 26 points, Klaire Varney and Brylie Christopher each scored 12 points for the winners. The Lady Jets and Jets next games are set for Saturday as they play in Hall of Fame action at Clarkrange.
Tennessee has been ranked No. 19 in the College Football Playoff rankings. The Vols fell out of the AP Top 25 Poll after losing to the South Carolina Gamecocks on October 30th. Six SEC teams made the CFP ranking: No. 1 Alabama, No. 15 Auburn, No. 16 LSU, No. 19 Tennessee, No. 23 Florida and No. 25 Texas A&M. Up next for the Vols, Tennessee hosts unranked Missouri on Saturday, November 19 with a 2:30 p.m. CT kick-off. Catch all the action beginning with Bob Kesling's KIckoff Call-in Show at 1 p.m. on 102.5 WOW Country.