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Cumb. Co. Seniors Graduate This Week
Peg Broadcasting News Monday May 16, 2016

High School Seniors in Cumberland County will graduate this week. The graduation ceremony for Phoenix School is Wednesday, May 18 @ 6:00 p.m. @SMHS Auditorium. Stone Memorial High School seniors graduate on Thursday, May 19 @ 6:30 p.m. And graduation at Cumberland County High School will be this Friday, May 20 @ 6:30 p.m.

Genesis Road Marijuana Grow Operation Discovered Friday

Genesis Road Marijuana Grow Operation Discovered Friday
Submitted: Lt. Brian Eckelson,Crimestoppers Coordinator/Public Information Officer Monday May 16, 2016

Press Release:
On May 13, 2016 a joint narcotics operation led to the service of a Search Warrant at 16536 Genesis Road, in Cumberland County, TN. Crossville Police Department Narcotics Detectives were working together with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, 13th Judicial Drug Task Force the HIDTA / TBI Drug Task Force and the Office of the District Attorney General in the execution of a search warrant at an indoor Marijuana cultivation operation.

This search warrant comes after in-depth undercover investigations led to the discovery of an indoor grow operation. This is the second grow operation found by Crossville Narcotics Detectives, from Stephen Michael Harrington. Currently serving 3 years of Supervised Probation, he was again found operating a Marijuana grow operation. Following the search of the property; Firearms, Cash, Processed Marijuana and over 180 Marijuana plants were discovered.

Some evidence of an illegal grow operation were found inside the residence, however, the full scale cultivation was found in a large barn, just a few hundred yards away. The inside of barn had been finished to create two separate tropical grow environments, with electrical service costing thousands of dollars annually to operate. Additionally, remote wireless surveillance equipment had been installed to monitor areas of the compound, including the locked gate at the driveway entrance.

Criminal indictments will again be sought on Stephen M. Harrington, at an upcoming session of the Cumberland County Grand Jury. Additionally, criminal indictments will also be sought on the owner, and primary resident of the property, Florence “Flo” Matheson, in connection with the operation.

(Photo Courtesy Crossville Police Department)


SMHS Football Parent Meeting May 24
Submitted: Lance Kennedy Monday May 16, 2016

Stone Memorial Panthers Football will be holding a mandatory Parent meeting on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 6 p.m. in the SMHS Auditorium, for everyone wanting information about any level of panther football. This includes upcoming 7th-12 graders.


Crossville City Council Special Called Meeting Tuesday, May 17
Peg Broadcasting News Monday May 16, 2016

The Crossville City Council will hold a special called meeting on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to continue working on the budget and to pass the budget and tax rate ordinances on first reading, in title only. The meeting will be held at City Hall and is open to the public.


Gary Simpson expected to make first court appearance Monday
WVLT Monday May 16, 2016

HAWKINS Co., Tenn. (WVLT) -- Gary Simpson is expected in Court, Monday, May 16, 2016 for his first appearance.

He has been at the Hawkins County Jail since Thursday, after a week-long search for him and Carlie Trent.

Simpson is being held on a $1 million bond. He is facing especially aggravated kidnapping charges. TBI says more charges could be on the way.

Investigators have been questioning Simpson since his arrest Thursday. In the meantime, he's being kept in a cell by himself under the watch of a guard.


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