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Former Sen. Douglas Henry, longest-serving lawmaker, dies

Former Sen. Douglas Henry, longest-serving lawmaker, dies
AP Tuesday March 7, 2017

Tennessee Lt. Gov. Randy McNally says in a Facebook post that former Sen. Douglas Henry, a larger-than-life former state lawmaker with the longest tenure in the history of the Tennessee General Assembly, has died. He was 90.

Longtime legislative aide and friend Nancy Russell told media that Henry died around 11:30 p.m. Sunday surrounded by family and loved ones in his West Meade home.

Henry, a Democrat, presided over the powerful Senate Fiance Committee for three decades until Republicans took over the upper chamber in 2007. But he was so respected by the majority party that they named him "chairman emeritus" and continued to give great deference to his views on financial matters facing the state until he retired in 2014.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam called Henry a primary reason the state is on solid financial footing. He says Henry's wisdom and perspective will be missed.


Kid's Christmas Inc. Gala & Reverse Raffle
Tuesday March 7, 2017

Kids Christmas, Inc. is presenting their 5th Annual Gala & Reverse Raffle, Saturday April 1st at 6 pm at the Fairfield Glade Conference Center. It costs $100 for two people to attend a night of fabulous prizes, entertainment, and dinner. All proceeds go to helping children in our area receive Christmas gifts. This year, as the gala is held on April Fool's Day, attendees are encouraged to wear "Gatsby" style costumes. Otherwise, semi-formal or cocktail attire is still acceptable. Monetary donations and volunteers are also accepted.

Greg Wood Sworn In As City Manager on Monday

Greg Wood Sworn In As City Manager on Monday
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday March 7, 2017

Crossville now has a new permanent City Manager. Greg Wood was sworn in to the post by Mayor James Mayberry on Monday morning (3/6/17). Lee Lawson has served as Interim City Manager since mid-January when the Council voted out Interim City Manager Steve Hill. Mr. Hill had filled the post before that when the Council ousted the last permanent City Manager, David Rutherford, in April 2016.

(Photo: Greg Wood Sworn in by Crossville Mayor James Mayberry)


Numerous Sobriety Checkpoints Scheduled in Crossville on Saturday, March 11, 2017
Capt. Larry Qualls Tuesday March 7, 2017

The Crossville Police Department will be conducting Sobriety Enforcement Checks and Saturations throughout the City of Crossville beginning on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 7 p.m. until about 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 12. These checkpoints and saturations will be located on Hwy 127, Hwy 70, State Route 392, State Route 101, Hwy 70 N at Northside Drive and will include Lantana Road and Genesis Road.

The Crossville Police Department will be placing special attention on impaired drivers, unrestrained drivers and occupants, child restraint law violators and other traffic related violations.


Crossville City Council Special-Called Meeting Tuesday, March 7
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday March 7, 2017

The Crossville City Council will hold a Special-Called Meeting on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss concessions vendors at Centennial Park. The Council will hold a Work Session at 5:10 p.m. following the meeting. The meeting is open to the public.


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