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500 Pound Antique Bell Missing in Roane County
WVLT Thursday October 13, 2016

The Roane County Sheriffs office is asking the public for help in locating a missing 500 pound antique bell. According to WVLT, the huge bell rang at the old Bradbury School which also doubled as a church until the building burned down in the early 1900s. The inscription on it says the C.S. Bell Company out of HIllsborough, Ohio, with a date of 1887. The bell had been on display at an antique shop in Roane County until it was discovered missing last week. Anyone with information about the bell is asked to call the Raone County Sheriffs Office.


Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Lemond Composites to Locate New Manufacturing Operations in Oak Ridge Broadcasting News Thursday October 13, 2016

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd and LeMond Composites announced Wednesday the company will begin manufacturing a new industry-disrupting carbon fiber for the transportation, renewable energy and infrastructure markets.

LeMond Composites will invest $125 million to expand its campus by building its first carbon fiber production line at its facility at 103 Palladium Way in Oak Ridge, which is located adjacent to Oak Ridge National Laboratorys Carbon Fiber Technology Facility. The announcement represents the creation of 242 new jobs in Roane County.

LeMond Composites plans to break ground on the new facility in January 2017. The first commercially available product will be ready in the first quarter of 2018.


THP to be recognized as top highway patrol in the nation
WVLT Thursday October 13, 2016

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will travel to the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in California later this week, reports WVLT, to receive the top three awards: first place in the Highway Patrol/State Police agency category consisting of 501-1500 troopers in the nation for 2016, Technology Special Award Category for predictive analytics program in the TITAN Division, and the Traffic Incident Management Special Award Category based on their training program and the facility that was built with the help of TDOT at our Training Center.

All law enforcement agencies in the country were invited to submit a presentation or packet talking about their public safety efforts. According to WVLT, the THP competed in the largest state agency category against all law enforcement agencies in the special awards category.

"It's an honor to receive notification on the 2016 awards to be given at the IACP International Conference in San Diego," said Colonel Tracy Trott. "This is a testament to the dedication, passion, and professionalism exhibited daily by the men and women of the THP."


Smoke Alarm Campaign Results in Record Breaking Installs!
Submitted: Casey Worsham, Lieutenant Wednesday October 12, 2016

On Saturday, October 8th, 2016 members of the Crossville, Cumberland County and Fairfield Glade fire Departments along with officials from the Tennessee State Fire Marshal`s office gathered to participate in the door to door fire safety campaign. The opening ceremony began with guest speakers such as the City of Crossville Mayor, James Mayberry and Cumberland County Mayor Kenneth Carey Jr. who both both spoke on the importance of lifesaving fire prevention programs such as the Smoke Alarm Campaign. On Saturday, October 8 nearly twenty-five fire companies departed all across the county to begin the door to door canvass. Accompanying the fire crews were state Senator Paul Bailey and State Representative Cameron Sexton who assisted in the installation of a record breaking 1,609 smoke alarms. The previous record for a single smoke alarm canvass was just over 700 smoke alarms. Over 1400 homes were visited by fire companies throughout the day with members distributing much needed fire prevention materials along with installing multiple alarms for the deaf and hearing impaired. The participating agencies showed their dedication to protecting our wonderful community by working side by side with our state and local officials to ensure that our homes were provided with the most advanced means of early notification in the event of a fire in the home. A very special thank you to all the community members who supported this event. If you or someone you know are in need of smoke alarms please contact the Crossville Fire Department at (931)- 484-7571 or the Cumberland County Fire Department (931)-484-8448.


DHS Announces 2nd Annual No Tennessee Child Hungry Excellence Awards for the 2016 Summer Food Service Program Sponsors
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday October 12, 2016

The Tennessee Department of Human Services announced the 2nd annual No Tennessee Child Hungry Excellence Awards for sponsors who participated in the 2016 Summer Food Service Program. The program is intended to ensure that children who benefit from free and reduced price meals during the school year have access to nutritious meals during the summer months.

The Department is requesting nominations for the No Tennessee Child Hungry Excellence Awards until 5 p.m. CST on October 28, 2016.

The 2015 Trailblazer Award was presented to Cumberland County Highs School which demonstrated innovated ideas when implementing the Summer Food Service Program such as using a mobile feeding site bus. CCHS has been a program sponsor since 2013.


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