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Council missed seven-day notice requirement, will reconsider sales tax measure

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

A previous vote by the Lebanon City Council to hold a referendum of the people to enact a sales tax increase is considered null and void, as City Attorney Andy Wright noted the city did not comply with a statute requiring a public noticed be published at least seven days before the vote.

The council unanimously approved an ordinance on first reading to increase Lebanons sales taxes by 0.5 percent on Tuesday, Feb. 21, during their regular meeting.

However, Wright said in an email on Monday to the councilors that the city did not comply with a state statute requiring the city publish a public notice in a local newspaper at least seven days before the vote.

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General Sports

CU hosts TranSouth tourney games Tuesday and Thursday

Cumberland University has set ticket prices for this weeks TranSouth Championships basketball games at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center, which includes contests on Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m.

The No. 3-seeded Lady Bulldogs (15-13, 10-6 TranSouth) host Martin Methodist on Tuesday in a womens quarterfinal matchup and the CU men (21-8, 11-5) take on Bethel University on Thursday in the quarterfinals as well.

General admission tickets costs $6 per person; 18 and under is $3; and all Cumberland students and students from visiting institutions will be admitted free with their student ID.

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