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Souza says he's not giving up
Stace Tuesday March 11, 2014

Crossville City Councilman Pete Souza says he is not backing down on his claims of conspiracies of fraud regarding “certain” members of the Crossville City Council. Souza addressed the Council Tuesday evening in reference to the Cumberland County Grand Jury’s report in which a 12 member panel failed to find any wrong doing in any of the dealings regarding any members of the Council past or present, or with any of the business dealings that were detailed in the report. Souza explained that this report was flawed. The Councilman stated that Attorney General Randall York had given him several options including referring the matter to the State Comptroller’s office. Souza says he told York that was his preference, but that was not done. Souza says there are “people” who are working to get this issue all the way to the “US Attorney’s Office.” When asked what he would do if the matter is ultimately found to be without merit, the Councilman replied “I would be humbled, and I would resign.”
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Cumberland County Schools is in the process of selecting and adopting Social Studies textbooks
Cumb Co Schools Tuesday March 11, 2014

Cumberland County Schools is in the process of selecting and adopting Social Studies textbooks for the 2014-2020 school years. The textbooks will be available for public viewing March 24-28, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Cumberland County Central Services. Comments should be addressed to Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction Janet Graham, at 368 Fourth Street,Crossville, TN 38555 or email at grahamj3@k12tn.net.


Crossville police asking for help in identifying theives
CPD Tuesday March 11, 2014

Crossville police need your help to identify a group of suspected thieves. Police say the suspects are accused of passing counterfeit checks at a grocery story on February 24th and 25th. Investigators say they were driving a dark colored minivan and believe they may have been from the Knoxville area. If you have any information contact Crime Stoppers at 484-7231 or 200-1173.


TN teachers union suing Knox Co BOE
AP Tuesday March 11, 2014

Tennessee's largest teachers' union is suing the Knox County Board of Education, claiming the student test scores used to assess a teacher's performance were flawed and cost her a bonus. The lawsuit says Knox County teacher Lisa Trout was unfairly denied the district's bonus after being misled about how her TVAAS estimate would be calculated.


Tennesseans filing tax returnes online in record numbers
AP Tuesday March 11, 2014

With five weeks remaining before the April 15th tax filing deadline, the IRS reports that Tennesseans are filing their tax returns online in record numbers. The IRS has received nearly 1.5 million electronic returns from Tennesseans as of March 7th. That's 3.8 percent more than last year. The number of Tennesseans doing their own taxes has grown even more. Nearly 712,000 Tennessee filers have e-filed self-prepared returns. That's 9.8 percent over last year at the same time.


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