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Submitted: Lynn Carey - NRCS-CD Tuesday February 2, 2016

Jeff Dodson, Chairman of the Cumberland County Soil Conservation District (SCD), has announced that the annual Holder-Bush Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $300 will be awarded this spring to a deserving Cumberland County student majoring in some field of agriculture at Tennessee Technology University in Cookeville. Applications may be obtained at the guidance counselors or vocational agriculture teachers offices at Cumberland County High School, Stone Memorial High School or the Phoenix School. They are also available at the Christian Academy of the Cumberlands, as well as the District Office located in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Service Center at 314 Old Jamestown Highway beside the U.S. Post Office, or by calling the District office at 484-5442, ext. 3. The Cumberland County SCD Board of Supervisors must receive applications and completed resumes no later than March 17, 2016. Anyone planning to attend or currently attending Tennessee Tech with a major in agriculture is encouraged to apply.

Pickett CCC Memorial State Park wins Tennessee State Park award

Pickett CCC Memorial State Park wins Tennessee State Park award
Submitted: TN Dept. of Environment and Conservation Tuesday February 2, 2016

Pickett CCC Memorial State Park and Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area won the award for Excellence in Innovation. The park was one of two of the 56 Tennessee State Parks to receive this award.

Pickett CCC Memorial State Park and Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area were designated as an International Dark Sky Park on May 12, 2015 by the International Dark-Sky Association. There are currently only 30 Dark Sky Parks in the entire world, which makes dark sky viewing at Pickett very special. Visitors can view the Milky Way in the summer and winter. This is something very special because there are only a few places left in Tennessee with the same exemplary night view.

(Photo Courtesy TDEC -Pictured Left to right: Tennessee State Parks Director of Operations Mike Robertson, TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau, Pickett CCC Memorial State Park Manager Alan Wasik, Deputy Commissioner for Parks and Conservation Brock Hill and East Tennessee Area Manager Robin Wooten)


Cumberland County Schools seeks input for 2017-18 school calendar:
Submitted Monday February 1, 2016

Cumberland County Schools seeks input for 2017-18 school calendar:

The Cumberland County School Board is currently working on the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year.
The CCS Calendar Committee has created three calendar options and is seeking input.

Please take a moment to review each option and vote for the calendar of your choice. To VOTE please click

If you would like to download all 3 calendars for closer review you may do so by clicking on the following URL,


Juveniles Suspected in Vandalism and Burglary of Masonic Lodge
Peg Broadcasting News/CPD Monday February 1, 2016

At least two juveniles are being investigated in the vandalism and burglary of the Masonic Lodge on South Main Street. Crossville Police were called Sunday to the Lodge after a door was discovered forced open. Police say the word KILLUMINITA was engraved on another door. The word seems to be a variation of killuminati, a term coined by Tupac Shakur that means kill the Illuminati. Police say the Masonic Lodge had been thoroughly ransacked, with windows broken and numerous items destroyed and stolen. During their investigation, police learned that a juvenile had been talking at school about Killuminita, the Illuminati, and the Masonic Organization. Police made contact with the juvenile, who upon questioning, allegedly told police where several stolen items could be located. The suspect also reportedly named another juvenile suspect. Authorities say shoe prints left at the scene match both suspects. Authorities have returned some stolen items to Lodge personnel. Charges are pending against the juveniles and the investigation is ongoing. Because of their ages, their names have not been released.


Vehicle Crashes Into Maranatha Lane Home
Peg Broadcasting News/CPD Monday February 1, 2016

Crossville Police were called to a home on Maranatha Lane on Friday after a vehicle crashed into the structure. The victim told police that a gold GMC Jimmy had rolled down the hill and struck a gas and heat unit. The male driver fled the scene before police arrived. A check of the vehicles registration revealed the suspect gave the homeowner a false name, phone number and insurance information. Police have named no suspects in the case. Damage was estimated at $5,000.


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