A Huntingdon High School golf team member and two of the high school’s track team members were recognized with commendations for their accomplishments at the Nov. 27 Huntingdon Town Council meeting.

Senior Katie Lou Chase was a participant in the TSSAA state golf championship competition. Juniors Corieon Nance and Zack Williams participated in the TSSAA state track championships. Track coach Clint Ezell was present for the presentations.

“We have three individuals we want to recognize,” said Mayor Dale Kelley. “It’s not only a feat for the hard work they put in, but at the same time, competing on the state level. It’s something to be proud of and we’re proud of them.”

Corieon participated in the 100 meter run with a time of 10.94 seconds. He placed eighth in the TSSAA state track championships.

Zack ran in the 1,600 meter run and finished ninth in the state TSSAA state track championships.

The mayor announced that the town’s Main Street Christmas event, tree lighting and parade are set for Dec 8. The event begins at 2 p.m. with the tree lighting at city hall beginning at 5:15 p.m. and the parade at 6:30 p.m.

He also noted that a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) “Rural Road Trip” meeting will be at city hall at 2 p.m. The tour is to build partnerships and to educate rural communities on FCC topics to assist consumers with their telecommunication needs.

Before the meeting adjourned, the mayor talked to the council about an issue concerning sales tax that he says will be a hot topic in the state legislature in 2019.

The Tennessee Municipal League of which Huntingdon is a member supports the allocation of the local option portion of out-of-state online sales tax collections based on destination sourcing. 

County mayors are pushing to receive a percentage of the sales tax collected on line.

According to TML information, 92 percent of the state’s sales tax revenues are generated within the 345 cities in the state. In addition, 92 percent of the local option sales tax revenues are generated within the cities’ city limits. Also 65.4 percent of the total property tax base is within city limits.

“This is something that I wanted to inform you about,” said the mayor.

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