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Walmart Launches Mobile Pay System
Alan Spector/WVLT Friday June 24, 2016

There's a new way to pay at Walmart. The company has launched its mobile pay system in more than 135 stores in Tennessee. It's called Walmart Pay and it allows shoppers to check-out by using the Walmart app to purchase items. The companys say shoppers can use Walmart Pay on any iOS or Android device that can download the app. Walmart says the system was built with the goal of improving how customers check out and expanding mobile payment access.

 


TN Dept. of Commerce Warns of Moving Co. Scams
Alan Spector/tn.gov Friday June 24, 2016

Tennessee residents are urged to use caution when hiring movers through websites like Craigslist. That warning from the state Department of Commerce and Insurance's Division of Consumer Affairs. Last month, there was a report of a Craigslist moving scam that left a Georgia resident robbed of $75,000 dollars worth of her family’s personal and household valuables. The victim hired the “two-man moving team” through Craigslist. The movers agreed to load up the family’s belongings and follow them to the new location. Instead, the movers loaded a U-Haul vehicle, which was later discovered to be stolen, and drove off, stealing the vehicle’s contents. You can find tips to avoid situations like that online at TN.gov.

 


UT Board of Trustees approves 2.2 percent tuition increase
WVLT Friday June 24, 2016

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees voted to approve the fiscal year 2016-17 budget.

That means tuition will increase by 2.2 percent; which is the lowest it's increased in more than 30 years. This is the second consecutive year the university increased its tuition. The majority of fees will not increase.

This is part of University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro's plan to achieve financial sustainability throughout the entire UT system. Efforts include voluntary retirement incentives, eliminating low-priority programs, achieving administrative efficiencies, finding alternative revenue sources and implementing innovative student recruitment programs. Unanticipated state funding increases in 2015 and 2016 also helped keep the tuition increase low.

In the $2.2 billion dollar budget for the fiscal year 2017, $32.1 million was set aside for a salary increase pool. It will be distributed across UT campuses and institutes. Each campus or institute will decide how to distribute the funds.

 


Traffic Alert: Area TDOT Construction Projects
TDOT-Jennifer Flynn Friday June 24, 2016

The Tennessee Department of Transportation reports that repair activities on the Obed River Bridge on I-40 East and West in Cumberland County between mile markers 317 and 318 will require lane closures throughout the weekend of June 24, 2016 through June 27, 2016 from 7PM on Friday until 6AM on Monday. All lane closures will be supported by State Troopers and queue trucks.

In Putnam County, TDOT will conduct bridge inspections on Monday, June 27, 2016 at mile marker 267.27. On Tuesday, June 28, 2016 they will be at the bridges at mile marker 291.43 in Putnam County. This work will take place each day between 9AM – 11:30AM. The contractor will be placing steel beams in Putnam County over I-40 West on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 8PM to 5AM and over I-40 East on June 29, 2016 from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM. All motorists should expect delays during this time in Putnam County. Rolling roadblocks will be utilized during this time period.

 


City Council Work Session Friday, June 24 at 11 a.m.
Submitted: City of Crossville Friday June 24, 2016

The Crossville City will hold a Work Session on Friday, June 24, at 11:00 a.m. on the upcoming budget. This work session will last no more than one hour. There will be a special called meeting on Monday, June 27, at 12:00 noon to adopt the budget and tax rate on 3rd reading. There will also be a few other miscellaneous items that need to be approved. That agenda will not be processed until Friday afternoon once we have the final budget document ready for the agenda packet. The items that are expected to be on the agenda are:

1. Approval of Change Order #1 – Landfill Pump Station Renovation

2. Approval of temporary street closings for Chop Shop block party on July 9

3. Approval of water/sewer rate resolution

4. Resolution approving outside agency allocations for FY2016-17

5. 3rd Reading of Ordinance adopting a budget for FY2016-17

6. 3rd Reading of Ordinance adopting a tax rate for FY2016-17

7. Discussion and action on Radio Communications System Upgrade

8. Approval of Three Star Contract

 

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