Carolyn Krause brings us an excellent report on a recent presentation she attended. She shares the views of a historian on illegal moonshine in East Tennessee and North Carolina. Sometimes the facts are more unusual than the legends.
"Two library service prototyping spaces, in two very different places, have a remarkable amount in common. Nate Hill runs and operates the 4th Floor in Chattanooga, a large public library loft space operating as a flexible community makerspace and event space...."
Stewart County Public Library hosted a SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center to answer questions about the disaster loan program, explain the process, issue and help individuals complete their applications this month.
"...Published by the University of Georgia Press, the well-written history gives a new perspective on race relations in Nashville during the civil rights movement, a city in which a screen of etiquette denied the reality of life under Jim Crow...."
Baughn said she researched her information and didn't "pull the numbers out of thin air."
The Council woman proposed nine motions, six of which failed before Council voted to discuss them in a special meeting.
Her motions included proposed spending cuts to many city departments including the library and Parks & Recreation, as well as cutting funds to travel expenses and memberships to clubs and organizations."
"“Our patrons had already been enjoying the digital content provided by the State through the R.E.A.D.S. program, and we’re pleased to offer the additional resources through OneClickdigital,” said Melodi Goff, Library Director, Elizabethton-Carter County Public Library."
"5. Reduce library funding. I love our library and am likely one of its most frequent patrons. However, our per capita spending is $48 compared to the $16 per person spent by the Blount County Library. Theirs is the only library servicing Maryville and Alcoa and is funded by all three municipalities. I propose we reduce our spending to that same level. Savings to taxpayer: $952,000 or 10.5 cents off the property tax rate.
6. Reduce the Recreation and Parks $3 million budget by 10 percent. In Fiscal Year 2013, the city of Maryville budgeted $1.4 million for both their library and parks departments. We’ve been spending that much on just our library. If my proposal is accepted, we’d still retain phenomenal services and assets while saving our taxpayers money. Savings to taxpayer: $300,000 or 3.33 cents off the property tax rate.
The Sumner County Legislative Committee voted unanimously Monday to form a special committee of five county officeholders to try to resolve the issue of which government body owns the Hendersonville Library.
"... Mr. Majors celebrates his 78th birthday on Tuesday – and the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) wants to mark the occasion by making Tennesseans aware of the vast collection of materials the library has available for public inspection that document his career..."
Brentwood leaders are so frustrated with the Williamson County Election Commission over the use of the city-owned library for early voting that they are taking the matter to the Tennessee Supreme Court.