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Bill to do away with Tennessee helmet requirement shelved
AP Wednesday April 15, 2015

A proposal to do away with Tennessee's motorcycle helmet requirement has been shelved for the year. The bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Jay Reedy of Erin was deferred on Tuesday until the first calendar of next year's legislative session. Under the proposal, motorcycle riders at least 21 years old carrying private health insurance would be able to decide if they want to wear a helmet. The Tennessee Highway Patrol opposes the bill because it wouldn't allow troopers to verify the age and insurance status of motorcyclists. About 167,000 motorcycles are registered in Tennessee.


Lawyers: AG opinion bars felons from having antique guns
AP Wednesday April 15, 2015

The Tennessee attorney general's office appears to have changed its position on whether felons and those convicted of domestic violence can legally possess antique guns. A 2008 opinion issued by then-Attorney General Robert Cooper said felons could lawfully possess the older weapons. However, state law has changed. The latest opinion by Attorney General Herbert Slatery says violent felony and drug felony offenders cannot possess the antiquated guns using muzzle loaders and black powder, even if they are hunting. But legal experts say the opinion is confusing and appears to limit all felons from using the older guns. The opinion was in response to questions posed by Mt. Juliet Republican Sen. Mae Beavers. Beavers asked what weapons felons could use to hunt.


CCHS Mock DUI Thursday, April 16
Submitted: Ruth Lucas, Cumb. Co. Health Dept. Wednesday April 15, 2015

Cumberland County High School Mock DUI will be held Thursday April 16, at approximately 9:40 am. on Stanley Street in front of CCHS. The drill is a joint effort conducted by the Cumberland County Health Dept., Crossville Police and Fire Dept. Cumberland County EMS, and other agencies. The mock DUI is a simulation of an actual accident where students have been to the prom, the driver of one of the vehicles is under the influence of drugs or alcohol and a crash occurs with injuries and fatalities. All emergency vehicles and personnel will be treating the scene like a real accident.


April Is Fair Housing Month
Submitted: Stace Karge Tuesday April 14, 2015

The Crossville Housing Authority is pleased to announce that Crossville City Mayor James Mayberry and Cumberland County Mayor Kenneth Carey Junior are proclaiming April as Fair Housing Month in response to the need for community education and as an effort to increase awareness of fair housing. Fair Housing laws are dictated by state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, family status, or national origin. Fair Housing laws apply to real estate agents, builders, insurers, brokers, and lenders. Every day, the Crossville Housing Authority helps families throughout our area with their housing needs. For more information on the many programs available from Section 8 Vouchers, to rental assistance to building your own home through the New Beginnings Self-Help Housing Program contact the Crossville Housing Authority at 931-484-2990. For more information on this press release, please contact: Stace Karge, Housing Counselor, Crossville Housing Authority, New Beginnings Self-Help Housing Program, 931-484-2990.

April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Peg Broadcasting/GHSO Tuesday April 14, 2015

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the Governors Highway Safety Office is spreading the message about the dangers of texting and driving. According to Fred Sherrill, GHSO Law Enforcement Liaison, Crossville ranks 14th in Tennessee for distracted driving accidents. Most of those wrecks occurred while motorists were texting and driving. Statewide, preliminary figures show there were over 21,000 distracted driving accidents in 2014. In Crossville, there were 5,141 distracted related crashes last year in just the 15 to 24 age group. The Governors Highway Safety Office is asking everyone to pledge not to text and drive by taking a selfie with your thumbs down and sending it to (Photo: Panama Jack, Fred Sherrill, and Ronni Chase pledge to never text and drive)


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