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4 Tennessee cities rank among top for job growth in 2017
AP Thursday December 14, 2017

A new study says four Tennessee metro areas are among the top 10 metro areas for job growth in the southeast so far this year. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that a study of employment trends by 24/7 Wall Street found Nashville, Morristown, Chattanooga and Johnson City ranked fifth, sixth, ninth and 10th among Southern cities for employment growth. The study found Tennessee's jobless rate fell to 3 percent this fall, which is the lowest level on record. From January to October, Nashville added 43,392 jobs, Morristown added 2,043 jobs, Chattanooga added 9,377 jobs and Johnson City added 3,147 jobs. The study ranked the cities based on rate of growth. Nationally, Nashville, Morristown, Chattanooga and Johnson City ranked 11th, 14th, 21st and 22nd, respectively.

 


Sally Oglesby covers final meeting
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday December 13, 2017

Since 1985 there have been numerous Crossville City Managers, council members and a handful of mayors, but through it all there has been one constant, City Clerk Sally Oglesby. And after 32 years and almost 400 regular meetings, Sally Oglesby will be passing the baton. At Sally's final Council meeting as City Clerk Tuesday night, City Manager Greg Wood recapped the national events of 1985, while Mayor James Mayberry reminisced of the local news story of that year before presenting Sally with a retirement clock and a bouquet of flowers. A reception for Sally will be held on her last day, December 19th on the 3rd floor of City Hall at 1 PM.

 


City Council meets in regular session
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday December 13, 2017

The Crossville City Council, in regular session, approved a proposal to allow the city manager to authorize the sale of up to one million gallons of water to the Crab Orchard Utility District. The sale would be at current rates with no minimum purchase. In other action, the council approved the creation of a Citizen Advisory Board for Parks and Recreation. The board is part of the Recreation Master Plan that was created in 2014.

 


City to explore processing wastewater into potable water
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday December 13, 2017

Citing advances in technology in addition to cost savings, Mayor Pro Tem JH Graham moved that the city manager discuss with the appropriate engineers, the possibility of processing wastewater into potable water. Graham felt the city needs to at least be informed of the processes and procedures in preparation for possible future federal grants. The council approved the motion in the 5-0 vote.

 


Sparta Passes First Reading Of Ordinance Allowing Beer Manufacturing In City Limits
spartalive.com/Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday December 13, 2017

The Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen has passed First Reading of an Ordinance allowing the manufacture of beer inside the City limits. According to spartalive.com, interest has been expressed in establishing a "nano" brewery in the downtown area. The business would produce less than 100 barrels of beer a year. The City of Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet at 5 p.m. on December 21 at Sparta City Hall.

 

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