Voters in Maryville will head to the polls today to decide whether they want to pay more for any purchases they make within the city limits. A “yes” vote on the sales tax proposal would raise the local sales tax in Maryville from 2.25% to 2.75%. When combined with the 7.00% state sales tax on most non-food items, the cost of a $100 purchase in Maryville would increase by $.50.
Tonight's vote on whether to extend Knox County Superintendent James McIntyre's contract through 2017 could go a long way toward determining how much confidence the school board has in his leadership abilities.
The remains were dug up this week as part of an inspection of the facility, which contracts with veterinarians to cremate dead animals. TDEC officials say each burial site near the Elliott Pet Services crematorium in Morgan County had about 30 animal graves each and that there’s no way to identify the animal remains that have been found.
Public school teachers in Knox County continue to push county school leaders to address their concerns about teacher evaluations, curriculum pressures and other issues. Twenty-six educators, along with students, parents and supporters, articulated those concerns to the Knox County Board of Education at its regular meeting Wednesday night.
The future of TennCare is shadowed by uncertainty, but the people who depend on the state's Medicaid program say they're happy with the mdical service they get.
The University of Tennessee's Center for Business and Economic Research surveyed 5,000 TennCare recipients this summer, and 95 percent of respondents said they were satisfied with the medical care they received. TennCare is geared toward providing medical care to 1.2 million Tennesseans, mainly low-income households, the disabled and the elderly.