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Memorial Day Closings
Cumberland County Solid Waste Department Tuesday May 31, 2016

All Cumberland County convenient centers and recycle centers will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, Monday May 30th.

 


Today is "Don't Fry Day"
Tennessee News Service Friday May 27, 2016

The National Council on Skin Cancer has declared Friday, May 27 as "Don't Fry Day". Tennesseans are reminded to use the proper sun protection as they enjoy outdoor activities this Memorial Day weekend. According to the Tennessee News Service, roughly 2,000 Tennesseans will be diagnosed with melanoma this year. Melanoma is one of just five cancers in Tennessee with a rising death rate, taking about 200 lives ever year. Those age 65 and older are at highest risk, however, the key is protecting yourself from sun damage when you are young. That's why wearing sunscreen is so important, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. In addition to good sunscreen and covering up in direct sunlight, you should get regular skin examinations by a doctor or dermatologist to catch melanoma or other skin cancers in the early stages.

 


Labor Laws
AP Friday May 27, 2016

As students across Tennessee look for summer jobs, state Department of Labor and Workforce Development officials are reminding employers about child labor laws that ensure teens are safe.

State officials say students as young as 14 can work on a limited basis in Tennessee. When school is out, teens ages 14 and 15 can work as much as eight hours a day, 40 hours per week, but they aren't allowed to work after 9 p.m. Labor and Workforce Development officials say teens who are 16 and 17 can work up until midnight when school is out of session, but they must have written permission from a parent to work that late.

Minors are also barred from serving alcoholic beverages, selling items door-to-door and working jobs declared as hazardous.

 


Veteran's Council Invites Everyone to Memorial Day Celebration
Submitted:Mark Pfaffenroth Friday May 27, 2016

The Cumberland County Veterans Council wants to remind everyone that Monday, May 30th is Memorial Day. We hope you will come help honor those who gave their lives in the service of our county. Join us Monday, May 30th at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Crossville. The Cumberland Community Band will play a selection of patriotic music beginning at 10:30 AM followed by the Memorial Day Program at 11:00. For additional information please call the Veteran Service Office at (931) 456-0090.

 
Crossville P.D. And Cumb. Co. Sheriffs Dept. Partner With THSO for Click It Or Ticket


Crossville P.D. And Cumb. Co. Sheriffs Dept. Partner With THSO for Click It Or Ticket
Submitted: Capt. Larry Qualls/Sheriff Casey Cox Friday May 27, 2016

The Crossville Police Department and the Cumberland County Sheriffs Department are partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to increase seat belt enforcement from May 23 to June 5, surrounding one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.

Crossville Police Capt. Larry Qualls and Cumb. Co. Sheriff Casey Cox both say that seat belts save lives and there is no good excuse for not wearing a seat belt. They hope the enforcement crackdowns get peoples attention and get them to buckle up.

This year, Tennessee celebrates its 30year anniversary of seat belt legislation. The law was updated in 2004 to make seat belt violations a primary offense. In 2015, the law was again updated to more than double the fine for seat belt citations.

Tennessees current seat blet use rate is 86.2 percent. This classifies Tennessee as a low use state on a national level. According to the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, 343 individuals killed in traffic crashes last year were not wearing a seat belt. This group makes up over forty-eight percent of all those killed in passenger vehicles.

For more information on seat belt safety, visit tntrafficsafety.org.

 

 
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