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With one Councilmember absent in last nights regular meeting of the Crossville City Council, a motion to approve the City’s funding of the Crossville Team Championship golf tournament failed to gather a majority vote. Pete Sousa said he was unwilling to commit the $10,000 for the tourney scheduled for next fiscal year, this far in advance. A motion to approve failed in a 2-2 vote. Council unanimously approved the election of Councilmember Pamala Harris to the position of Mayor Pro-Tem. Pete Sousa originally nominated Councilmember Jesse Kerley to the post, but his nomination failed to receive a second. Danny Wyatt nominated Harris, and with a second from Sousa, was approved in a 4-0 vote. Harris was also appointed to fill George Marlow's seat on the Planning Commission.
The Roane County Commission voted unanimously Monday to charge sex offenders and additional $50 a year. That’s on top of the $150 sex offenders must pay to the state each year. State lawmakers passed legislation earlier this year that allows municipalities to also charge such offenders who reside in their county. Roane County says the extra money will go to notify residents when sex offenders move into the area and also to maintain the sex offender website.
The Department of Human Services is considering scrapping a $38 million computer system, News Channel 5 reports. The system, which was supposed to determine Medicaid eligibility, should have been operational more than a year ago, but it’s been delayed with design defects. TennCare spent $1 million to hire a consulting firm to recommend a course of action. They hope to reach a decision by the end of the year.
The University of Tennessee football team will open the 2015 season on Sept. 5 at Nashville’s LP Field against Bowling Green State University of the Mid-American Conference. Bowling Green replaces the original opponent for the Vols for next year’s season opener, UAB, who announced the discontinuation of their football program last week. Local8now reports ticket information for the 2015 season opener is not available but will be listed on utsports.com and Nashvillesports.com when sales begin.
You still have time to enter the City of Crossville Annual Christmas Parade, which is this Saturday, December 13th at 4:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “Coming Home For Christmas” and the Grand Marshall is Crossville native and actress Julie Ann Emery, a Cumberland County Playhouse favorite who would go on to have roles in the 2005 romantic comedy “Hitch” with Will Smith and the FX series “Fargo” staring Billy Bob Thorton. Emery will also appear in the “Breaking Bad” sequel “Better Call Saul” as Betsy Kettleman. The deadline to enter the Crossville Parade is Friday at 4:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre on Main Street in Crossville.