|10/25||9-12||East Tennessee Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram||TBA|
|10/25||1-3||Dave Kirk Automotive||TBA|
|10/29||5:30-7:30||Cumberland Fellowship's Fall Festival||TBA|
|10/31||4:30-6:30||Crossville First United Methodist Church - Spiritfest||TBA|
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(WVLT) -- A Crossville woman decided to jump out of an airplane to celebrate her 80th birthday, local8now.com reports. Dee Allen is a self-proclaimed thrill seeker. The 80 year old woman has conquered the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states, whitewater rafted rivers, and looked for anything she can to provide a rush of excitement throughout her life. But there was one thing she still hadn't checked off her bucket list. Allen had never been skydiving. "I'd seen these other older people doing it, and it looked fun," Allen said. So to celebrate her 80th birthday, Allen decided it was about time to take the plunge through the sky. She drove to Chattanooga, boarded a plane with the Chattanooga Skydiving Company, and climbed 15,000 feet to meet her fate. "Amazingly, I was not afraid. I didn't have a moment of being afraid in all this," Allen said. Allen also continues to live a busy life by filling her weeks with working out and staying active. She regularly bowls, goes to the gym three times a week, and maintains that the secret to staying healthy is an active lifestyle. "Get a good nights sleep, get up early in the morning and get the day going, and eat properly. Don't over eat," Allen explained. Allen said she is ready to go back up and make another jump, and is hopeful to skydive once more for her 85th birthday. (Photo Courtesy WVLT/local8now.com)
Burnsafetn.org reminds everyone that wildfire season start this week in Tennessee. From October 15th through May 15th outdoor burn permits are required. Permits are issued free of charge and may be obtained over the phone Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except on holidays. Permits must be obtained in advance for weekends and holidays. To get your burn permit in Cumberland County call (931) 788-5538 or (931) 484-4548.
Sales tax revenue for the City of Crossville is outpacing previous fiscal years. For the fiscal year to date, sales tax revenue is larger at this point than the same time period during the last 6 years. Revenue from sales tax for the year 2014-15 is at $1.82 million dollars. Proceeds from the wholesale beer tax are trailing last years collections by just over $1600. The City Manager will be giving a full report to Council Tonight (Tuesday, October 14th.)
Early voting for the November 4th election starts this Wednesday, October 15th and runs through October 30th. Some of the races being decided in the state, include the race for Governor of Tennessee, U.S. House Representative and Tennessee Senator. Several state Constitutional Amendments, such as a constitutional amendment to bar lawmakers from ever imposing a state income tax, is also on the ballot. Cumberland County residents can cast their ballots early at the Election Commission Office, 2 South Main Street, in downtown Crossville from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, October 18th and Saturday, October 25th.
The Crossville City Council will meet in their final regular session before the upcoming November elections. Council will be starting the session at 6:15 on Tonight (Tuesday, October 14th ) in council chambers at City Hall. Prior to the meeting, council will conduct 2 public hearings, one at 5:45 regarding the Narcissus Street-Westheria Drive-Iris Circle abutment project. Council will hear public comment regarding road and sewer improvements in the area through the abutting property act. The 2nd hearing at 6 pm will be to present information about the City’s application for a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan in the amount of $1.95 million. Project funds will be utilized to make improvements to the Crossville wastewater collection system. The impact of this project on monthly sewer and water bills will be discussed.