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The Tennessee House has voted to create a $500 lifetime handgun carry permit. The chamber voted 90-3 on Monday to approve the measure. Current handgun carry permits are valid for five years. The initial application fee is $115, while renewals cost $50. Under the bill, people with lifetime permits would still have to undergo background checks every five years and the Safety Department would still be able to suspend permits for people who are charged with crimes. The Senate is scheduled to vote on its version of the bill on Wednesday. About 500,000 people have handgun carry permits in Tennessee.
Legislation that would allow a person to possess cannabis oil under certain circumstances is headed to the governor for his consideration. The proposal was unanimously approved 26-0 in the Senate and 95-0 in the House on Monday. Republican Sen. Becky Massey of Knoxville, a sponsor of the proposal, emphasized the measure is not a "marijuana" bill, but allows certain amounts of cannabis oil to be used for the treatment of seizures, particularly in the case of children. Massey says the legislation contains provisions to make sure the oil is not abused. The governor is expected to review the legislation when it reaches his desk. (Photo Courtesy WVLT).
Registration is underway for the 11th Annual Crossville Youth Soccer Camp for ages 6 to 18. The camp will be held June 1st through June 6th, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dr. Carl T. Duer Sr. Soccer Complex. Cost is $65 for a half day, $110 for a full day and $160 for the Elite Camp. All players will receive ball and t-shirt. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED EVERY DAY! Registration deadline is May 15th. Registration is limited. For any questions, please call (931) 248-1616 or e-mail email@example.com.
Everyone can use some extra cash, and a Crossville shopper had her chance when she discovered $200 blowing across the parking lot at The Crossings on Friday. City police say Diane Lovell gathered up the money and left her phone number with an employee at Burke’s Outlet in case someone reported it missing. On Saturday when no one had contacted her, Lovell turned the money over to the Crossville Police Department.
A Rockwood man faces a host of charges after fleeing from Crossville Police on Friday. According to reports, 42 year old David Scott Kirkland was driving a red Ford F-150 when a city officer saw him drive into a ditch line while traveling south on Highway 127 North. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle which turned onto Whitehead drive, which is a dead end road. Kirkland reported ran from the truck and fled into the woods. A K-9 unit was dispatched and Kirkland was discovered behind a residence on Old Jamestown Highway. Police report that Kirkland admitted taking prescription medication and had trouble staying awake during questioning. He reportedly fled because he did not have a valid drivers license. Kirkland was transported to the hospital. Further investigation revealed that he had outstanding warrants for Theft and Failure To Appear. Kirkland was later arrested and charged with DUI and Evading Arrest.