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The Crossville City Council will hold a Special-Called Meeting on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss concessions vendors at Centennial Park. The Council will hold a Work Session at 5:10 p.m. following the meeting. The meeting is open to the public.
The Cumberland County Board Of Education will hold a Special-Called Meeting on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the BOE Central Office on 4th Street. Among agenda items is the job description for Chief Financial Officer. The meeting is open to the public.
Tennessee's unemployment rate for the month of January was 5.4 percent, increasing from the revised December rate of 5.1 percent. That's according to Tennessee Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips.
The U.S. unemployment rate for January was 4.8 percent, up one tenth of a percentage point from the previous month.
While experiencing a rate increase from 4.8 to 5.4 percent over the past year in Tennessee, the national rate has declined from 4.9 percent to 4.8 percent within the same time span.
After a swath of protest and opinions from state officials and others, the legislature will get its first opportunity to formally discuss the controversial bathroom bill legislation at 3 p.m. Tuesday in a House subcommittee. The event will almost certainly draw protesters.
The Senate Education Committee is scheduled to discuss the Senate version of the bill at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
The bill, sponsored by Wilson County Republicans Sen. Mae Beavers, R-Mt. Juliet, and Rep. Mark Pody, R-Lebanon, would require public school students to use the bathroom associated with the gender on their birth certificate. The measure has already met some resistance from legislative leaders, and Education Commissioner Candice McQueen sent a memo to local schools directors last week that she thought the matter was best handled locally.
The National Weather Service said Saturday that a tornado had touched down in Smith County, south of Hickman, during Wednesday's storms. This brings the total of tornadoes that touched down in Tennessee last week to six.