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Townes recognized for her efforts with Pro Troop Rally
Stace Thursday July 5, 2012

About 200 people gathered on the courthouse lawn Wednesday for the annual Pro Troop Rally. The year 4th of July Celebration began as a way to counter those groups who were protesting military funeral funerals. The Event organizer Debbie Townes was recognized by Cumberland County Veterans Service Officer Mark Daniels with a certificate for her love, support and patriotism given to our country's veterans and troops.


Senator Bob Corker says he has budget plan
AP Thursday July 5, 2012

U.S. Senator Bob Corker said he has developed a plan to reform taxes and balance the federal budget, but he's not planning to release details until after the election. He told the Chattanooga Times Free Press his plan will both cut entitlement spending and raise more money. Corker said he intends to keep his plan private until after the presidential election is settled, but he's submitted a draft for review by congressional budget staff. He said his proposal can provide a path to comprise between Republicans and Democrats. Corker is seeking re-election.


Crossville's Fireworks Show tonight at Centennial Park
Stace Wednesday July 4, 2012

The Annual City of Crossville Fireworks Show is set for tonight, Wednesday, July 4th at Centennial Park, located on 837 Industrial Boulevard in Crossville. The fun will start around 5 p.m.; with concessions and an inflatable children's play area. Fireworks will begin at 9pm at will be set to the music of the Peg Broadcasting Stations. Despite the threat of thunderstorms this evening, officials say the event has never been cancelled due to weather issues


TN Crops suffering during heat wave
TN Dept of Ag Wednesday July 4, 2012

A blistering start to summer coming at the end of a spring that was short on rainfall has imperiled Tennessee crops and made livestock production harder.
This week's report from the U.S. Agriculture Department listed 94 percent of the state's cropland short or very short on topsoil moisture.
The USDA reported on Monday that almost half the corn statewide is rated in very poor or poor condition with two-thirds of the pastures in the same category. Soybean, tobacco and cotton acreage remained in mostly fair to good condition but were declining rapidly.


Gov. Haslam will begin his review of the state's college and university systems next week.
AP Wednesday July 4, 2012

Gov. Haslam will begin his review of the state's college and university systems next week.
An invitation sent from the governor's office to members of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees, Board of Regents and others says the meeting will also feature presentations by three leading higher education policy experts and that Haslam will moderate discussion after each presentation.
The meeting comes days after the UT Board and Board of Regents approved tuition and fee increases of as much as 8 percent for the fall.


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