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Lawmaker Wants Refund for Logo
AP Tuesday July 7, 2015
A state lawmaker is calling for a refund of all but $10,000 of the $46,000 paid for development of a new Tennessee state logo.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Rep. Martin Daniel made the request in a letter sent last week to executives of GS&F, the Nashville advertising firm that developed the logo, with copies to Gov. Haslam and state General Services Commissioner Bob Oglesby, whose department oversaw the firm's contract with the state.
In his letter, Daniel said the company was substantially over-compensated for its work on the project.
The square logo featuring the white letters TN on a red field above a blue bar has drawn criticism for its price tag and for being simplistic.
Policy and Personnel
Jay Walker Tuesday July 7, 2015
The Warren County Commission's Policy and Personnel Committee will meet Tuesday to conduct scheduled interviews for the position of Judicial Commissioner.
The meeting begins at 5pm at the Administrative Building.
Andal Named Grand Champion
Monday July 6, 2015
Tyler Andal of White House, Tn. was named the Grand Champion of the 44th annual Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree Saturday night.
Andal won the Berry C. Williams Memorial Award after the Grand Champion Finale Fiddle-off between the best Junior and Senior fiddler.
Andal advanced to the fiddle-off by winning the Junior Fiddling competition. He won the Grand championship by beating the Senior contest winner Gail Johnson of Lavergne.
Officials were able to get all the competitions in, in spite of rain that forced delays throughout the event.
Students Facing Deadline
AP Monday July 6, 2015
Only one in four students signed up for the Tennessee Promise program have completed the volunteer work needed to remain eligible.
If students in the Tennessee Promise program do not complete and submit their hours by August 1st, they will no longer be eligible for the scholarship program. It offers new high school graduates a tuition-free ticket to community and technical colleges.
The Tennessean reports that the approaching deadline has triggered a campaign of constant communication from officials.
Tennessee Promise executive director Mike Krause says he and his staff are flooding the more than 31,500 eligible students with text messages and emails encouraging them to finish the community service.
Dunlap Man Wants Monument
AP Monday July 6, 2015
A former Dunlap mayor wants to create what could be the largest image of the Confederate flag in the South to preserve what he says is an important part of American history and his own heritage.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that Carson Camp wants to use the side of Fredonia Mountain in the Sequatchie Valley to paint the flag, which would be as large as two football fields.
Camp's family owns several hundred acres on the Cumberland Plateau.