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The Crossville Fire Department, Cumberland County Fire Department and the Fairfield Glade Fire Department are partnering with the Tennessee Fire Marshal’s Office for the “2016 Fire Prevention Week”. On Saturday, October 8, free smoke alarms will be distributed in Brookhaven, Greenbriar, South Ridge, portions of downtown Crossville, Fairyland Acres, Sherwood Farms, Shiloh, Snead, St. George and Prestonwood. Statistics show that three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without smoke alarms. The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms. The “Smoke Alarm Canvass” begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 8.
Cherokee National Forest (WVLT) - A 13-year-old girl and her alleged kidnapper may be in East Tennessee according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
The organization posted on Facebook that Harley Hopper and Kenneth Whitehead were believed to be traveling through the Cherokee National Forest on foot after the car they may have been traveling in was found.
According to the TBI, Hopper was last seen in Greene County in the area of Lower Paint Creek of the Cherokee National Forest, on foot with Kenneth Dylan Whitehead after abandoning their vehicle. Agents said Whitehead is wanted by the Dent County Sheriff’s Office in Salem, Missouri for kidnapping of a minor in regard to her abduction.
A witness states Hopper left her residence with a backpack and entered the suspect's vehicle and has not been contacted since.
The Dent County Sheriff’s Office issued an Endangered Person Advisory for the missing Salem, Missouri teen early Thursday morning.
Harley M. Hopper is described as a white female, age 13, 5’03”, 220 lbs, black hair, blue eyes, fair complexion, wearing a blue striped shirt, blue jeans and cowboy boots.
Kenneth Dylan Whitehead is described as a white male, age 22, 5’06”, 187 lbs, brown hair, green eyes.
If you have seen Harley or Whitehead, please call the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at 423-798-1800. (Photo Courtesy WVLT)
In Major League Baseball action, the Baltimore Orioles travel to Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 29 to challenge the Blue Jays. Coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. CT and game time is set for 6:07 p.m. on 97.7 The Ticket.
A newly-issued report from the American Society of Civil Engineers finds that Tennessee's infrastructure is in the same position it was in 2009.
Tennessee earned an overall grade of C, with the state's roads earning a C+, with dams, transit and waste water categories receiving a D grade.
A grade of C is described by the group as "Mediocre: Requires attention" according to the report.
The report makes detailed recommendations to the state to identify and document existing problems and measure that could be taken to repair the problems.
The state's infrastructure is broken down into several categories including Aviation,Bridges,Dams,Drinking water,Inland waterways,Parks,Roads, Schools,Transit and Waste water.
The Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a City Council Candidate Forum at the Cumberland County Playhouse-Little Theatre on Tuesday, October 4th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The Forum is being provided as a public service event and anyone wishing to attend may do so.
This year’s Forum will ask that each candidate give a 2-minute opening statement and 2-minute summary statement. Prepared questions will be provided to the candidates in advance of the event and we will attempt to get as many questions asked as is possible. A timekeeper and moderator will be managing the Forum and the candidates will be limited to just 90 seconds to answer each posed question.
The public is encouraged to submit their questions to Nancy at the Chamber office by email: email@example.com .