The committee is trying to patch a $2.5 million shortfall in the county’s operating budget for fiscal year 2014-15. The shortfall resulted from operating expenses that will be forced on taxpayers when a new jail and middle school open late this summer. The bond issue for the construction of both facilities does not cover costs of running the jail and the school.
Only 38 percent of Tennesseans say they have heard of the standards. The rest say they are unsure if they have heard of the standards or refuse to answer the question. Nationally 62 percent of Americans say they have not heard of the Common Core State Standards, according to a 2013 poll by Gallup and Phi Delta Kappa International.
When asked to grade schools on an “A” to “F” scale, 45 percent of Tennesseans give their local schools either an “A” (16 percent) or a “B” (29 percent). Significantly fewer, 31 percent, give the quality of all Tennessee schools either an “A” (9 percent) or a “B” (22 percent).
Former South Pittsburg Mayor James Michael Killian, 56, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Curtis L. Collier in the Eastern District of Tennessee to serve six months in prison, followed by 12 months of home confinement. In addition to his prison term, Killian was sentenced to serve two years of supervised release and ordered to pay a fine of $30,000. His associate in the gambling operation, Robert Barry Cole, 53, of South Pittsburg, was sentenced to serve three months in prison, followed by six months of home confinement. He will serve two years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $3,000 fine.
Additionally, using the Tennessee Valley Authority economic impact model methodology, AEDC estimated that more than 1,542 secondary jobs were created in the local area, for a total of 3,777 jobs directly related to AEDC. Examples of secondary jobs include those created by home construction and at local supermarkets, car dealerships and department stores.
During fiscal 2013, the payroll cost for AEDC government and contractor personnel was $241.4 million.
Meth is a highly addictive recreational drug that can be illegally produced from household ingredients and certain types of cold and allergy medicines – primarily pseudoephedrine. Federal and state laws limit the amount of these medications, referred to as “precursors,” that individuals can purchase.
Manchester Mayor Lonnie Norman said that a vote to replace Manchester City School Board member John Mayberry could take place either at the beginning or end of October. Mayberry died July 7, and the move to replace him has drawn some heavy local interest. Three candidates applied for the position, Travis Hillis, Lana Matthews Sain […]
Three people have turned in their application for a Manchester City School Board seat vacated earlier this year by the passing of member John Mayberry: Lana Matthews Sain, Travis Hillis and Kenneth Kimble. The Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen will pick the candidate at an upcoming vote. Kimble has been recommended by the Manchester […]