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2 wine bills advancing
AP Thursday February 13, 2014

Two wine in grocery stores bills took a step forward in the Tennessee General Assembly this week. One bill allows communities to hold referendums to allow wine sales in grocery stores while the lays out the rules for how it would work in terms of what liquor stores could sell and what grocery stores could sell. The bill is similar to one that recently passed in the Senate, restricting grocery stores with 500 feet of a liquor store to sell wine. The bill now moves on to the calendar rules committee.


Schools closed Thurs Feb 13
Stace Wednesday February 12, 2014

Cumberland Co. Schools and Crossville Christian and Christian Academy of Cumberlands all cancelled Thurs Feb 13


TN Dept of Health issues warning on e cigarettes
TN Dept of Health Wednesday February 12, 2014

The Tennessee Department of Health issued a health advisory on electronic cigarettes. The Department warns that there is lack of scientific information and health data on the impact and risk e-cigarettes pose and it is worried there is no regulation. The Department states that nicotine is a highly addictive chemical which can be toxic, and that emissions from e-cigarettes contain nicotine and other chemicals are harmful as well.


AAA predicts gas prices to rise in Spring
AAA Wednesday February 12, 2014

AAA officials are predicting that gas prices will rise as spring approaches. Pump prices are expected to peak around $3.75 this year, 5 cents less than 2013's peak of $3.79 a gallon. AAA spokesperson Jessica Brady says gas prices could spike upwards of 50 cents this spring as refinery maintenance, increased demand and a more expensive fuel blend push pump prices higher. The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.28, the same as last week. Tennessee's average of $3.08 also remains unchanged from last week


City votes to rebid Downtown Project
Stace Whitmire Wednesday February 12, 2014

The Crossville City Council has voted to re-bid the City of Crossville’s Downtown Renovation Project. The City was informed on Friday afternoon by TDOT that the bid on the Downtown project must be rejected and the project will have to be re-bid. TDOT stated that the bid submitted by Highways Inc was not responsive to the bid document. TDOT explained that Highways Inc failed to use the required bid form in their submittal. Therefore, TDOT determined, after extensive review by the TDOT construction division as well as legal division that the project must be bid again.


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