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Local matching funds for a Community Transportation Planning grant approved
Peg Broadcasting News Friday November 13, 2015

The Crossville City Council in regular session approved funding for their portion of a transportation planning grant from TDOT. The grant will provide up to $250,000 to study ways to improve mobility throughout the City and support a more pedestrian friendly downtown, and additionally will look at existing traffic problem areas and recommend actions to address them. The local portion of the grant will be $25,000.


City Council approves employee wellness program
Peg Broadcastine News Friday November 13, 2015

For the third time, Crossville City Manager David Rutherford presented a proposal to council for an employee wellness program that will provide incentives for weight loss and health maintenance. The proposal finally met with a positive vote from council in a 3-1 vote, with council member Jessie Kerley absent. The program, to begin January 2016, will reward employees who lose weight during a 6 month period ending in June. The program was approved for 1 year, but if it continues the city could see a decrease in insurance premiums. According to Rutherford, Crossville has seen an 18 percent increase in premiums over the past 2 years, while another city that has an employee wellness program has received a 5 percent discount.


UT Faces North Texas in Saturdays Homecoming Game
Peg Broadcasting News Friday November 13, 2015

UT is hoping to become bowl eligible as they host the North Texas Mean Green during Saturdays homecoming game in Knoxville. Kick off is set for 11 a.m. Central Time. The pre-game begins at 9:30 a.m. Hear all the action on your home for the Vols, 102.5 WOW Country, Todays Country and the Legends.

Crossville Police Department Officer of the Month Oct 2015

Crossville Police Department Officer of the Month Oct 2015
Press Release- LT. Brian Eckelson, Crimestoppers Coordinator, Crossville Police Department Friday November 13, 2015

Master Patrol Officer E.J. Williams was awarded Officer of the Month for October, 2015. On October 11, MPO Williams responded to a complaint of shots fired in the area of Milo Lemert Hwy and Hwy 127 South. After locating the vehicle and performing a traffic stop, MPO Williams discovered the suspect had a shotgun and a rifle and was under the influence of intoxicating beverages. Because of the efforts of Master Patrol Officer E.J. Williams, a dangerous person was taken into custody and public safety returned to normal. It is for these reasons that MPO. E.J. Williams was awarded Officer of The Month for October, 2015. (Photo Courtesy CPD. Pictured Left to Right: Chief Rodney Shoap, MPO. E.J. Williams, LT. Brian Tilley)

High School Basketball - Lady Jet Signs with Tennessee Tech

High School Basketball - Lady Jet Signs with Tennessee Tech
Submitted Thursday November 12, 2015

Makenzie Iles, daughter of Porter Iles and Leslie and Brandon Letner signed a DI scholarship with Tennessee Tech during the early NCAA signing period on Wednesday afternoon.

Iles began playing basketball at South Cumberland Elementary in the 2nd grade where she helped lead the Lady Rebels to numerous county and state titles under the coaching of Andy and Becky Brown. The team also won 2 AAU D3 titles with Iles on the team.

Makenzie has been a 3 year starter for the CCHS Lady Jets. She is coached by CCHS Head Coach Radhika Miller and Assistant Coach Andrew Miller. In her 3 years as a Lady Jet, she has helped lead the team to a District 6 AAA Championship, 2 Top 10 AP Poll State Rankings, 2 Sweet 16 finishes, and 2 TSSAA Sub-State Sectionals.

Currently, Makenzie is CCHS Lady Jets 2nd All-Time leading scorer with 1465 points. She is 84 points behind the record holder - Jessica (Beaty) Capps with 1549 pts.

Iles was nominated for AAA Miss Basketball for the 2014-2015 season, scored her 1000th career point on Nov 21st, 2014, named District 6 AAA MVP in 2013-2014, named to the District 6AAA All-District Team 2013-2014 & 2014-2015, named to the District 6 AAA All-Torunament Team her freshmen, sophomore, and junior years, named to Region 3 AAA All-Tournament Team in 2013-2014 & 2014-2015, named the Lady Jets MVP in 2013-2014 and shared the title with Junior Destiny Carlton in 2014-2015, named Lady Jets Offensive Player of the Year her freshmen, sophomore, and junior years.

Makenzie finished her junior year racking up 555 points, averaging 17.9 points per game, 106 rebounds, 106 steals, and 73 assists.

According to CCHS Lady Jets Head Coach, Radhika Miller, "Makenzie sets a positive example for our team and our program. Her work ethic on and off the court, her dedication, and her commitment to her goals definitely ensure her success. She had worked hard for her achievements and has her goals set high for her last season as a CCHS Lady Jet. I am proud of Mac, proud for her family, and proud for our program. She will excel this season and as a Lady Eagle at TTU." (photo courtesy CCHS)


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