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A Crossville woman is facing her eleventh DUI charge after Crossville police say she crashed her car with a child inside. Local 8 Now reports the wreck happened on Old Lantana Road. According to a report the officer said Patricia Ann Cromers smelled like alcohol and she consented to a field sobriety test and failed. She was driving under a revoked license. A 62 year-old woman along with a 14-month old child were also in the car, they were not hurt. The woman passenger was babysitting the child. Local 8 Now reports Cromers is out after paying a more than $20,000 bond. Records show Cromers' first DUI offense was back in 1996. (Image Courtesy WVLT)
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced the launch of the “Highways for Heroes” program that will help veterans and active military personnel who drove commercial grade vehicles during military service more easily find jobs as commercial truck drivers. Under legislation passed by the General Assembly in 2013, the road skills test may be waived for qualified military personnel applying for a Tennessee commercial driver license (CDL). Applicants, however, are required to pass the applicable CDL knowledge test. Qualified active duty military personnel who held a military operator’s permit within the past two years are eligible for the basic road skills test waiver. This applies to current National Guard and Military Reserve personnel, and veterans who have been discharged within the last year. A CDL is required in Tennessee to operate large trucks and buses.
The Tennessee Department of Health encourages parents to have their school-age children immunized now to avoid long lines and extended wait times that may occur closer to the start of the 2015-2016 school year. Immunization requirements apply to any student enrolling in a Tennessee school for the first time including all Kindergarten students. Requirements also apply to all rising seventh graders.
Here are the requirements for school vaccinations in Tennessee:
-Kindergarteners and other children enrolling in a Tennessee school for the first time must provide schools with a complete Official Tennessee Immunization Certificate before classes begin. The certificate must be signed by a qualified healthcare provider or verified by the state’s immunization information system.
-All current students entering seventh grade are required to give the school a limited Official Tennessee Immunization Certificate showing they have had a second dose of chickenpox vaccine (or a history of the illness) and a booster shot for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. The HPV cancer vaccine and first meningococcal meningitis vaccine are also recommended, but not required for school, for this age group.
-Incoming college students in Tennessee public colleges who will live in on-campus housing must provide proof of immunization against meningococcal meningitis after age 16. Most private colleges also have requirements for this vaccine and some schools require it of all new students. Check with your college for details.
Immunizations required for school are readily available from most healthcare providers across the state, including county health departments. Children younger than age 19 may be eligible for free vaccine if they have no insurance, are enrolled in TennCare, have private insurance that does not cover vaccines or are American Indian or Alaska Native.
During the Memorial Day holiday, the City of Crossville allows and “out of vase” period at the Crossville City Cemetery. This period will end on Sunday, June 21, 2015. Please make arrangements to remove all items “out of the vase” either on or prior to this date. Effective Monday, June 22, 2015, flowers at City Cemetery will only be allowed in vases attached to memorial stones or saddles attached to stones. Any items left “out of vase” after Sunday, June 21, 2015 will be removed.
Cumberland County Recycle and Wyndham Resort Green Team will be holding a TEXTILE recycling drive this Saturday June 20th from 10:00 til 2:00pm at Peavine Rd and Stonehenge at the Four Way stop in Fairfield. Textiles will be recycled and kept out of the landfills. Textiles are; Any material, cloth, linens, of any condition except wet. Bring your used clothes, bed linens, old curtains, even stuffed animals and stuffed toys and all accessories, like hats, shoes, purses. This Saturday – June 20th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, For further information contact Cumberland County Recycle Center 931-484-9328. NO Rugs, carpet or pillows will be accepted.