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Tennessee murder charges raise questions over bounty hunters
AP Friday May 12, 2017

The case of seven bounty hunters in Tennessee charged with murder is raising questions about how much power they have and how regulates them.

The National Conference of State Legislatures says that at least 21 states require that bounty hunters be licensed. Tennessee, however, is not one of them.

The seven bounty hunters are facing multiple charges for the violence that left a 24-year-old man dead and another wounded, including first-degree murder and kidnapping.

Court documents say they were looking for someone else when the bounty hunters surrounded a Nissan sedan parked in a Clarksville Wal-Mart parking and blocked it in with their vehicles. They say the bounty hunters opened fire on four men in the car and then chased their vehicle for nearly seven miles.

Several Arrested in Narcotics Sting

Several Arrested in Narcotics Sting
Submitted: LT. Brian Eckelson, Crimestoppers Coordinator/Public Information Officer - Crossville Pol Friday May 12, 2017

At least five people have been arrested following a long-term investigation and under cover operation by Crossville Narcotics Detectives. Participating in the operation were the Crossville Police Department, 13th Judicial Drug Task Force, the Cumberland County Sheriff?s Office and the HIDTA / TBI Drug Task Force. Four additional people were named in the recent indictments and are currently incarcerated in various penal institutions.

Additionally, for the second time this year, there was an execution of a search warrant and the seizure of cash and illicit narcotics at 94 Lakyn Drive, while indictments were being served on the residents. Multiple narcotics and firearms were seized. Additional felony charges on Scott L. Ashburn and Eva M. Ashburn are pending the outcome of the completed investigation and their presentation to the Cumberland County Grand Jury.

There are still three suspects who remain at large; (Pictured left to right) Ashlee Renee England, Shundra Lynn Goodwin and Melanie Andrea Savage. All have felony indictments on file. If you have any information on the location of these wanted people, please contact the Crossville Police Department at 931-484-7231.

(Photo Courtesy Crime Stoppers)


Crime Stoppers Golf Tournament
Lt. Brian Eckleson, CPD Thursday May 11, 2017

The deadline to register as a sponsor for the 2017 City of Crossville Golf Championship to benefit the Crossville-Cumberland County Crimestoppers is Sunday, May 14th. For just $100, you can become a sponsor of the tournament, and your business will be put on an 18?x24? sign, proclaiming your support of the tournament and of Crimestoppers. Each sign will contain the Crimestoppers logo, and will be professionally constructed of corrugated plastic with colored text and will feature metal stands, and will then be placed at Tee Boxes and Greens for everyone to see. Crimestoppers is a non-profit organization, so your sponsorship fee will be tax deductible, and the funds go to helping Crimestoppers pay for tip information used to solve crimes in our area. Donations of any amount can be made anytime to Crimestoppers at Crossville Police Department, just ask to speak with LT. Brian Eckelson, or call 931-484-7231.


CCHS Teacher Awarded SCORE Tennessee Educator Fellowship
SCORE/Peg Broadcasting News Thursday May 11, 2017

A Cumberland County High School teacher has been awarded a Tennessee Educator Fellowship for the class of 2017-2018. Kimberly Herring, who teaches grades 10-12 mathematics at CCHS, is among 50 educators statewide who were selected by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE). Herring has been teaching for 27 years.

The Tennessee Educator Fellowship is a yearlong program that equips educators to advocate for their students and their profession as they continue teaching. Entering its fourth year, the fellowship now accepts not only teachers but also school counselors and librarians. Since 2014, the fellowship has helped nearly 100 teachers to contribute to the discussion about education policy by appearing at public speaking engagements, inviting policymakers into their classrooms, writing about their education experience in state and national publications, creating regional professional networks, and serving on state-level policy committees.

Sarah Johnson, who teaches grades 10-12 science at Roane County High School was also named to the Fellowship. Johnson has been teaching for five years.

The new fellows will meet as a group for the first time in July. Throughout the upcoming year, the educator fellows will learn through in-person and online seminars and will serve as liaisons between their colleagues, their communities, and policymakers as Tennessee continues the work of improving educational outcomes for all students.


Town of Monterey Allowing Beer Sales
Herald-Citizen/Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday May 10, 2017

The town of Monterey is no longer dry. Lindsay McReynolds of the Herald-Citizen reports that at the town?s first meeting on Monday, the Convenience Mart on South Holly Street is the first business approved for package beer sales. Two other stores have applied to sell packaged beer. No business in Monterey has been approved to sell packaged liquor or liquor by the drink, the Herald-Citizen reports.


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