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The Knox County Commission passed a resolution to honor Zaevion Dobson throughout the county.
Under the new resolution, January 24 will be known as "Zaevion Dobson Day." The date was picked because Zaevion wore the number 24 on his football jersey at Fulton High School.
Zaevion received national attention for his final moments of heroism. According to Knoxville Police, the 15-year-old threw himself on his friends to protect them from gun fire. Police say the shooting was an act of gun violence and Zaevion and his friends were picked at random.
President Barack Obama mentioned Zaevion during a national address on gun control. Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero called Zaevion a success story.
CBS Sports will air a segment about Zaevion's life on Super Bowl Sunday during the coverage leading up to the game. (Photo Courtesy WVLT)
Well known Nashville attorney John Jay Hooker has lost his battle with cancer. Hooker died Sunday morning at age 85. Hooker was the Democratic nominee for Governor of Tennessee in 1970 and 1998. Hooker was named special assistant to Attorney General Bobby Kennedy in 1961 and even lived with the Kennedy family during that time. Hooker’s interest in politics never waned throughout his lifetime and right up to the end he was fighting to legalize assisted suicide in Tennessee for people with terminal illnesses such as cancer.
The elementary basketball tournaments scheduled for Saturday, January 23rd have been canceled. They will be rescheduled at a later date.
Additionally, both high school basketball games scheduled for Friday January 22nd have been canceled.
The Cumberland County Health Department Will Be Closed Today
All administrative offices at Crossville City Hall, Fire Department, Police Department, Parks & Recreation, and Catoosa at 10:00 a.m.
Stone Memorial High School basketball games at Cookeville Friday, January 22nd, cancelled.
The Cumberland County High School basketball game versus Warren County has been postponed due to weather. The tentative make-up date is Saturday, January 30.
West Cumberland Utility will be closing at 11 am on Friday January 22nd due to weather concerns.
Progressive Savings Bank and the Rains Agency, ALL locations, are closing at 11:30 am on Friday January 22nd.
All convenience centers and recycle centers of Cumberland County Solid Waste will be closing at 11:30 on Friday January 22nd.
The Thomas Pandolfi Concert at the Palace Theatre scheduled for Saturday January 23rd has been canceled.
Art Circle Public Library will close at 12 pm Friday January 22nd, and remain closed the following day, along with any classes to be held either day.
The Cumberland County Archives & Family Heritage Center will be closed Saturday January 23rd due to weather.
CMC Wellness Complex, both Crossville and FFG locations, will be closing at 2 pm on Friday January 22nd and will be closed Saturday January 23rd.
All Cumberland County Bank locations will be closing at 12 pm on Friday January 22nd.
Crossville Outlet Center will be closing at 11 am on Friday January 22nd.
Upper Cumberland Federal Credit Union will be closing at 1 pm on Friday January 22nd.
Court Offices at the Justice Center are closed Friday January 22nd
Crossville Family Chiropractic will be closing at 12:30 on Friday January 22nd and reopen Monday January 25th at normal business hours.
For more cancellations check the Closings section of this website.
A new study finds that traffic congestion and road deficiencies in Tennessee cost motorists in the state $5.6 billion a year.
The Washington-based transportation research group Trip conducted the study that calls for boosting investment in Tennessee roads, bridges and transit.
The report finds that the increasing congestion means drivers waste more time and fuel each year.
According to the study, 40 percent of major urban roads in the state are either in poor, mediocre or fair condition, and that one out of every five bridges are structurally deficient or obsolete.