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The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Division of Solid and Waste Management has announced approximately $400,600 in Used Motor Oil Collection Grants for Fiscal Year 2015. The grants assist local governments in improving and expanding used oil infrastructure for the collection of used oil from do-it-yourselfers. Equipment purchased through the Used Motor Oil Collection Grants may include containers, used oil heaters, containment structures, shelter covers and other items. In the Plateau region, Morgan County was granted $15,100 and Pickett County received $6,100. Rhea County, just east of Cumberland, got $5,400. Statewide, Franklin County received the most money through the grant program at $61,000.
A Retirement Reception for City Court Judge, The Honorable Thomas L. Bean, will be held Monday, December 15th at 4 p.m. at the Crossville Police Headquarters, 99 Municipal Avenue. The public is invited.
A Cumberland County man now faces numerous charges after allegedly leading police on a high speed chase through several counties in East Tennessee. WATE reports 28 year old Johnny Davis, of Crossville, was arrested Sunday night on I-75 in McMinn County. The chase began in Knox County with speeds reaching 100 miles per hour according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Davis was apprehended after he crashed on I-75 and has reportedly been charged with reckless driving, driving on a revoked license and evading arrest.
Tennessee turkey hunters recorded 1,464 harvests during the two-week 2014 fall turkey season which was held in October. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports that the 2014 fall harvest stands at 1,464. The harvest is 165 less than the 1,628 harvested during the 2013 fall season. Fall turkey hunting was allowed in 78 of the state’s 95 counties this fall. Maury County was again the top county with a harvest of 117, 11 less than the total of 128 last year. Sumner County was second with 63. The rest of the top 10 counties were Rutherford 54, Sullivan 52 and Greene 52, Dickson 47, Washington 44, Montgomery 43, Robertson 41, Cheatham 38, Cocke and Hickman 36. The 2015 spring turkey season will run from April 4-May 17 in all Tennessee counties. The Young Sportsman Turkey Hunt is the weekend of March 28-29.
Despite the chilly weather, hearts were warm with holiday cheer at Saturday’s City of Crossville Annual Christmas Parade. The Grand Prize Winner and $500 prize went to the float of Clarkrange Baptist Church. The Schools category winner was Stone Memorial FFA; Best Friends Veterinary Hospital won for Small Business, Mayland Church of God of Prophecy was the Religious category winner; Steve Mullinax won for Vintage Auto; Non-Profit went to the Plateau Longbeards; and Heather Mackie won in the Horse/Animal category. All category winners received $100.