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County Commission adopts building codes
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday July 21, 2015

The Cumberland County Commission passed a resolution Monday adopting the 2012 Internal Residential, Mechanical and Plumbing Codes. Also adopted was the 2009 Energy Conservation Code. While the County has planned to take over building inspections in the county effective October 1st, the City of Crossville has expressed interest in continuing those inspections for the county. The commission took no action to formally request the continuance, but seemed open to the idea.


Pay Scale Committee resolution dies for lack of 2nd
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday July 21, 2015

A Pay Scale Committee resolution died without a 2nd during Mondays County Commission meeting. Some Commissioners objected to the timing of the resolution as the Budget Committee has been working to revamp the current pay scale. Others were against several stipulations in the resolution that would exclude county employees from chairing the committee.


Nine Tornadoes In Tennessee During July Sets Record
National Weather Service Monday July 20, 2015

So far this month, there have been 9 confirmed tornadoes in Tennessee, which sets a record for July according to the National Weather Service. The official counting of tornadoes in the United States by the Weather Bureau began in 1916. But serious efforts to count all tornadoes did not start until 1950. This July, Tennessee has seen an unprecedented number of twisters, 8 which struck in Middle Tennessee while 1 hit East Tennessee. Thats the most tornadoes to hit the Volunteer State in the month of July since official record keeping began in 1916. Fortunately, no tornado-related fatalities have occurred, and in fact, there has never been a tornado fatality in the month of July in Tennessee.

Vandever Man Indicted On Drug Charges

Vandever Man Indicted On Drug Charges
Press Release: LT. Brian Eckelson, Crimestoppers Coordinator, Crossville Police Department Monday July 20, 2015

A Vandever man has been indicted on drug charges. On Monday July 20, 2015, Agents with the State of Tennessee Office of the Inspector General, (TennCare Fraud division) served a Narcotics related indictment on Hershel P. Turner Jr., of the Vandever area of Crossville, TN. The Cumberland County Grand Jury indictment was based on the sale and delivery of Oxycodone prescription pills, to undercover officers. According to a Press Release from Crimestoppers Coordinator, LT. Brian Eckelson, of the Crossville Police Department, Turner was indicted by the Cumberland County Grand Jury after having sold prescription narcotics to Crossville Police Department narcotics investigators. These charges are related to the continuing efforts of the Crossville Police Departments narcotics division. Turner is currently being held at the Cumberland County Jail on a $10,000 bond. (Photo Courtesy Crossville Police Departmetnt/Crimestoppers)


Textile Recycling Drive This Saturday
Monday July 20, 2015

Cumberland County Recycle and Wyndham Resort Green Team will be holding a Textile Recycling Drive this Saturday, July 25th from 10-2 at the Four-Way Stop in Fairfield at Peavine Road and Stonehenge. Textiles will be recycled to be kept out of the landfills. Textiles include any material, cloth, or linen in any condition, except wet. Bring your used clothes, bed linens, curtains, stuffed animals/toys, hats, shoes, purses, etc. (No rugs, carpets, or pillows will be accepted.) For more information, please contact the Cumberland County Recycle Center at (931)-484-9328.


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