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State Of Tennesse March 2014 Revenues

NASHVILLE – Tennessee revenue collections reflected mixed results in March. Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin today reported that overall March revenues were $955.8 million. The general fund was under collected by over $4 million for March and by $263.9 million year-to-date.    

“March collections continued to reflect weaker than anticipated revenues from the corporate sector, while sales tax collections were stronger,” Martin said. “We believe the recent increase in retail spending is a reflection of renewed consumer confidence and indicates that the economy is slowly recovering.  This growth is important in meeting current revenue projections on which the approved budget amendment was based. 

On an accrual basis, March is the eighth month in the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Total tax collections in March were 2.10% above the previous year. 

Sales tax collections were $9.4 million more than the estimate for March.  The March growth rate was positive 5.51%. For eight months revenues are under collected by $23.4 million. The year-to-date growth rate for eight months was positive 3.58%. 

Year-to-date collections for seven months were $257.0 million less than the budgeted estimate. The general fund was under collected by $263.9 million and the four other funds were over collected by $6.9 million. 

The budgeted revenue estimates for 2013-2014 are based on the State Funding Board’s consensus recommendation of December 19th, 2012 and adopted by the first session of the 108th General Assembly in April 2013. They are available on the state’s website at http://www.tn.gov/finance/bud/Revenues.shtml

The Funding Board met on December 10, 2013 to hear updated revenue projections from the state’s various economists. The board met again on December 17 and adopted revised revenue ranges for 2013-2014. The revised ranges assume an under collection from the July 2013 budgeted estimate in the amount of $111.2 million to $134.5 million in total taxes and in the amount of $126.1 million to $145.6 million in general fund taxes for the current fiscal year.

 
TOP 5 LAST-MINUTE FILING TIPS FROM THE IRS

As the April 15 tax deadline looms, IRS spokesman Dan Boone offered these top five tips for last-minute filers:

1. Avoiding the late-filing penalty is simple. File either your tax return or an extension request before midnight April 15.

2. Anyone can file an extension request free at IRS.gov through the IRS Free File program. Filers whose 2013 income was $58,000 or less can use the Free File program to file their federal tax return.

3. An extension grants additional time to file, but tax payments are still due April 15. So, pay as much as you can when you file your tax return or extension request, then fill out an online payment agreement request at IRS.gov to pay the rest.

4. Data entry errors can cause problems. Make sure information on your tax return, such as Social Security numbers and bank routing or account numbers, is correct.

5. Find the tax information and tools you need at

www.IRS.gov.

 
Qualifying Deadkine Set For Noon April 17th

Pursuant to 2-5-101(i) there will be ab extended Qualifying Deadline for the County Legislative Body, District 4 of Marshall County. The new Qualifying Deadline will be 12 p.m. Noon on Thursday, April 17th. Withdrawl deadline is 12 p.m. Noon, Monday, April 21, 2014. Withdrawal's must be in writing and signed by the Candidate.

The Marshall County Election Commission is located at Hardison Office Annex, 230 College Street, Suite 120, Lewisburg, TN. The office is open 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Office telephone is (931) 359-4894.

 
Notice From City Of Lewisburg Pertianing to Trash Disposal Containers

the administration for the City of Lewisburg would like to take this opportunity to promote community awareness of and facilitate compliance with their city municipal code pertaining to Refuse & Trash Disposal (Location of Containers).

They ask taht, after your trash has been picked up, that you please move the containers to the rear of your property and away fromt he street line until the next scheduled collection time.

Please assist them in their efforts to ensure a reasonable quality of life and safe streets for the city's residents and neighborhoods by doing your part to take good care f your property and enhance the beauty of Lewisburg.

Violations of this Ordinance could result in court appearances and or fines.

 
Maury Regional Offers Seminar On Advances In Knee Replacement

COLUMBIA, Tenn.— According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, more than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. 

Dr. Scott W. McCall, an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC), will present a free seminar on advances in knee replacement on Thursday, May 1. The program will be held at 6 p.m. in the Maury Regional Medical Center Annex, located across the street from the medical center at 1223 ½ Trotwood Avenue. 

Dr. McCall will discuss the latest techniques used in total knee replacement, including MRI-guidance during surgery and ways to replace the joint with less pain and quicker recovery. He will also address techniques used at the medical center for partial knee replacements and those who are candidates for partial versus whole knee replacement. 

The orthopedic surgeons and staff at MRMC have a commitment to quality that has resulted in the medical center being named among the 100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs by Becker’s Hospital Review. In addition, MRMC has attained Joint Commission certification for knee and hip replacement as well as designation as a Blue Distinction Center+ by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. 

Light refreshments will be served. Registration is not required. For more information, call 931.840.4446.

 

 
Meiwa Celebrates Grand Opening

Meiwa Industry North America celebrated the grand opening of its first U.S. plant in Lewisburg on Thursday. In June 2013, the company announced it would invest $6.1 million and create 98 new jobs in Marshall County. The company currently supplies products to Japanese car manufacturers, including Nissan, Toyota and Honda.

The celebration included remarks from company, state and local officials, a performance by the Marshall County High School Band and cheerleaders, as well as a traditional Sake Barrel Ceremony and painting the eyes of a Daruma doll, which symbolizes accomplishment and looking to the future. Meiwa Industry North America also donated $10,000 to Marshall County High School.

 
17TH Judicial District Drug Task Force Active in Bedford and Marshall Counties

Within the last five months, agents of the 17th Judicial Drug Task Force, which is based in Shelbyville, have been extremely active in the court system and on the streets combating the flow of illegal drugs into our district’s communities, according to Director Timothy R. Lane. 

Agents of the task force are serious about protecting our communities against illegal drug activity including: the production and distribution of meth; pharmaceutical diversion, which includes the illegal selling of different types of prescribed medication to persons that are not authorized to be in possession of or use that medication; the sell and distribution of crack cocaine, meth, marijuana, ecstasy; and other illegal drugs. The Drug Task Force is comprised of deputies and officers assigned by the Bedford and Marshall County Sheriff’s Departments and the Shelbyville and Lewisburg Police Departments. The Director has praised the heads of these law enforcement agencies in both Bedford and Marshall Counties for their unwavering support to the efforts of the drug task force. He also praised District Attorney General Robert Carter for his office’s support as to the prosecution of these defendants brought to court. 

During the first quarter of 2014, the 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force seized 257 grams of cocaine, 1,825 grams of marijuana, 117 grams of meth, 911 prescription pills, four pounds of counterfeit pot, and other controlled substances that were intended for illegal drug use. In addition to the drugs, seven weapons, and funds and property totaling over $44,000.00 were seized. These funds and property items were seized and forfeiture actions have been initiated against the property by the task force and the DA’s office. 

The drug market is constantly changing and recently this district encountered an influx of the crystallized form of meth, which is known as Ice. Meth is also produced through a “shake and bake” method, which has been a common method of manufacturing in the 17th District; however, ice is manufactured in Mexico and is the purest form of meth on the illegal market. This drug is extremely addictive just like crack cocaine and heroin. 

Twenty-two defendants in Bedford County and eleven defendants in Marshall County have either pleaded guilty or were found guilty at trial by jury of felony drug charges or other felony offenses that were investigated by the 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force in Bedford and Marshall Counties.

 
Deterines Cortae Cathey Of Columbia TN On The Top Ten Most Wanted List

NASHVILLE-The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has again added to the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted list, Deterines Cortae Cathey, of Columbia, TN. 

Deterines Cortae Cathey is now wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) for Murder in Aid of Racketeering. Last week, Cathey was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for Middle Tennessee and is wanted in connection with a 2009 homicide that occurred in Columbia, TN. 

In December 2013, Cathey was captured by the US Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force after being on the Most Wanted List for his involvement in an October 2013 incident that occurred in Columbia. He was charged by the Columbia Police Department for various felony charges which included Aggravated Assault. Currently, he is out on bond for those charges. The October incident is unrelated to the current charge from the FBI. 

Deterines Cortae Cathey, aka “Weeda”, age 24, of Maury County, has a last known address of 130 Westview Drive in Columbia, TN. He is described as an African American male with black hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 6 foot 2 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He has a tattoo of “KC” on his left cheek and tattoos on both arms. 

Cathey is a convicted felon and he is considered dangerous. He is a confirmed “Kitchen Crips” gang member. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Deterines Cortae Cathey, aka “Weeda” is urged to call TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463). Additionally, the FBI, Maury County Sheriff’s Office and the Columbia Police Department will accept information from the public regarding Cathey’s whereabouts. There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

 
HealthTN Helps Tennesseans Complete Obamacare Enrollment by April 15

BRENTWOOD – HealthTN is assisting Tennesseans who were “in line” by the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare March 31 deadline with completing their health plan enrollment by the April 15 extension. 

 “HealthTN can walk them through the process and help them choose a plan that fits their health needs and budget, but they need to contact us now, before the April 15 deadline,” he said. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius extended the deadline to April 15 for individuals who started the signup process by the March 31 deadline. 

Tennesseans who were “in line,” meaning they attempted to enroll in a health plan through the government website or by calling the government call center by March 31, can call HealthTN at (615) 274-5724 or visit www.HealthTN.com, and a trained, licensed agent will help them finish the process. 

As of March 1, the latest numbers available, 475,000 Tennesseans were eligible for federal subsidies if they enrolled in an ACA health plan. The total number of Tennesseans eligible for ACA coverage was 645,000. Of those 645,000, 77,867 or 12.10 percent were enrolled in an ACA health plan. 

HealthTN is a subsidiary of Continental Health Alliance, an insurance broker firm located in Brentwood, Tenn. Continental Health Alliance was founded in 2007 and has expanded into 16 states, with satellite offices in Chattanooga, Tenn and Bowling Green, Ky. The firm’s licensed agents assist individuals with ACA, Medicare Advantage and other insurance policies.

 
Offices To Closed Good Friday 2014

1. All Lewisburg City Offices will be closed Friday, April 18th, in observance of the Good Friday holiday. The Friday garbage and recycle route will run as normal.

2. The Marshall County Courthouse, Courthouse Annex, and the Hardison Office Annex will be closed Friday, April 18th in observance of Good Friday.

3. The Marshall County Board of Pubic Utilities at 624 West Commerce Street, Lewisburg will closed Friday, April 18th, in observance of Good Friday, we will reopen Monday, April 21st at 8:00 am.

4. The office of the Town Hall in Cornersville will be closed on Friday, April 18th in observance of Good Friday. The office will re-open on Monday, april 21st at the regular hour of 7:30 a.m.

5. The Town Hall in Chapel Hill will be closed on Friday in Observance of Good Friday.

 
Marshall Medical Center Offers Free Sports Physicals For Student Athletes

LEWISBURG, Tenn. — Marshall Medical Center (MMC) will offer free sports physicals for high school students on Thursday, April 24. Physicals will be offered from 1:30 until 5 p.m. at the MMC Medical Office Building, located at 1090 North Ellington Parkway, adjacent to the medical center. The clinic will be held on the facility’s first floor. 

Physicians on the medical staff at MMC will be joined by physical therapists, athletic trainers and nurses to conduct the free screenings for student athletes who are entering grades nine through twelve in Marshall County. 

Free screenings will be offered to students from:

  • Marshall County High School
  • Cornersville High School
  • Forrest High School 

A separate clinic for students entering seventh and eighth grades will be held on Thursday, May 8, from 3 until 5 p.m. in the same location. 

Assisting MMC in offering the screenings will be Family Health Group, Celebration Family Care, Fast Pace Urgent Care Clinic, Mid-Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic and PCL Express Walk-In Clinic.

 

For more information about the upcoming school sports physical clinics, call 931.270.3676.

 

 
Marshall County Schools Pre - K Registration 2014-2015

The Voluntary Pre-K for Tennessee initiative is to provide for Tennessee’s four-year old children, with the first priority to those four-year-olds who are economically disadvantaged, an opportunity to develop school readiness skills (pre-academic and social skills) in an environment that fosters the love and joy of learning and promotes success in kindergarten and throughout the child’s life.  

Parents who are enrolling children into the Pre-K program in the Marshall County School System for the 2014-15 school year should bring the following information with them to register:

  • Official birth certificate – NOT MOTHER’S COPY
  • Child’s social security card
  • Immunization record – SCHOOL HEALTH FORM – NOT MOTHER’S COPY
  • Current physical examination – SCHOOL HEALTH FORM – NOT MOTHER’S COPY
  • Proof of residency in Marshall Couty
  • Photo identification of parent/guardian
  • Proof of income
  • Negative TB test for students born outside of the U.S.

Children must be 4 years of age on or before August 15, 2014, in order to enroll in the Pre-K Program during the 2014-15 school year.  Please note – students must be registered by their custodial parent.

DATE AND TIME OF REGISTRATION

Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 2:30 till 5:00 - Marshall County Board of Education (lower conference room), 700 Jones Circle, Lewisburg, Tennessee

Guidelines for Selection into Voluntary Pre-K in Marshall County Schools

In the event a public lottery is necessary to place students in the pre-kindergarten or kindergarten program, the following procedures will be followed:

  • Parents/guardians of students being placed in the lottery will be notified by mail at least 5 days prior to the lottery drawing of the time, date and location of the public lottery.
  • All names of students eligible for the lottery drawing will be read aloud and placed in the lottery.
  • The Attendance Supervisor or his/her designee will draw names to fill the specified number of vacancies in the pre-kindergarten or kindergarten program.
  • Names will be recorded by Attendance Supervisor or his/her designee.
  • All names will be drawn and recorded in the order drawn. Additional names over the specified number of vacancies will be placed on an alternate list.
 
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