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The City of Crossville could hire a new City Manager as early as next week. The City Council will hold a Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m. for discussion and action on the City Manager selection. The Council has pared the list of potential candidates to three: Dennis Sparks of Virginia, Greg Wood of Florida and Steve Foote of Georgia. The candidate chosen will be offered a three-year contract. Tuesday’s meeting will be held at City Hall and is open to the public. Prior to the Special Called Meeting a Work Session will be held at 5 p.m. and the Beer Board will meet at 6 p.m.
The Crossville-Cumberland County Crimestoppers is asking the public for help in locating two stolen vehicles. Police say that on the night of 28 Jan 2017, thieves stole 2 vehicles from Gary Bilyeu's Auto Body, located on Cook Road. The vehicles stolen were a Black 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup, and a 2007 Maroon Buick Lacross. If anyone has any information on these thefts please call the Crimestoppers Tip Hotline at 200-1173 or contact Investigator Gary Green at (931) 484-6176.
A Tennessee lawmaker has been hoping to change some minds about the use of medical marijuana in the state.
Representative Jeremy Faison has been working for three years gathering information and even visiting grow operations in Colorado.
He has now drafted an extensive 52-page bill that covers everything from seed to delivery.
The bill would allow for 50 growers, and the first 15 have to go to the most rural areas.
Faison said one grow could produce $20 million in revenue, plus 150 to 200 jobs.
The bill also allowed for ten qualifying diseases, including PTSD, cancer, and depression.
A doctor would prescribe the cannabis, then the department of health would send the patient a card.
A 2014 poll by MTSU showed a vast majority of Tennesseans agree that seriously ill patients should have access to medical cannabis.
Lawmakers will be voting on this bill at the end of February.
Coming off a four game winning steak, the Vols lost to Mississippi State 64-59 on Saturday in Starkville. Next up, Tennessee will Vols face Ole Miss on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. Hear all the action starting at 5 p.m. on Your Home for the Vols, 102.5 WOW Country.
Smoke alarms installed as part of the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) “Get Alarmed” program are credited with saving 174 Tennesseans from fire danger over the past four years. The latest confirmed incidents bring the number of documented saves in 2016 to 46—a new state record. Previously, the most saves documented in a year were 43 in 2015.
The Get Alarmed program, launched in November 2012, is responsible for the distribution of over 141,000 free smoke alarms statewide. Nearly 500 fire department and community outreach partners work to install the 10-year battery alarms for residents in need. The life-saving program takes special focus during the high-risk winter months when fire fatalities historically increase.
The latest documented “Get Alarmed” save occurred in Memphis during the early morning hours of December 30, 2016. The Memphis Fire Department (MFD) responded to a single family house fire with smoke visible upon arrival. All four residents, including three adults and one child, managed to escape safely after being alerted to the fire by a state-supplied smoke alarm installed by MFD in February 2013. The cause of the fire was determined to be a space heater that was positioned too close to combustible material. Damage to the home was estimated at $30,000.
Tennessee residents can request a free smoke alarm by visiting www.tn.gov/fire. For more information on making your home fire-safe, download and print the State Fire Marshal’s home fire safety checklist.