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Mock DUI at CCHS Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Submitted: Ruth Lucas Wednesday April 20, 2016

In an effort to teach teenagers about the dangers of drinking the Cumberland County High School will be participating in a Mock DUI on Wednesday, April 20, on Stanley Street in front of the school beginning around 10:30 a.m. This exercise is an effort to educate students attending the prom about the dangers and risks involved in driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol at any time and especially before/during/after the prom.


National Day of Prayer 2016
Submitted: Dewey Peterson Wednesday April 20, 2016

The 65th annual National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 5, 2016 will be observed in Cumberland County at 11 AM at the Mirror Lake band shell on Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade and also in Crossville at the County Courthouse lawn. It is recommended that those who plan to attend either of the services bring a chair since the service is held outdoors. This year, a prayer walk is scheduled at the Cumberland County courthouse starting a 10:30 a.m. The walk will start at the courthouse lawn and will circle our county seat of government; followed by the main service at 12:00 noon. This service will last 30 to 45 minutes. All are welcome.


9th District Commission Seat Filled
Tuesday April 19, 2016

The Ninth District Cumberland County Commission seat was filled at Mondays regular monthly meeting. The seat became vacant after Mr. John Kinnunen passed suddenly in February. There were four candidates that applied for the position: Dr. Robert Ochsenrider, John L. Patterson Jr, Robert W. Smith, and Sandra Baxter Dutcher. Each candidate was allotted 5 minutes to present him-or-herself before the board as to why they would be appropriate for the position, and then answer any questions from Commissioners. Upon voting, Sandra Dutcher received nine votes, the minimum number of votes required to be voted in. Behind her came Patterson with four votes and Smith with 2 votes. Dutcher was sworn in, and then took her seat for the rest of the meeting.


Sobriety Enforcement Checks April 29,2016
Submitted: Kristi Cook, Crossville Police Dept. Tuesday April 19, 2016

The Crossville Police Department will be conducting Sobriety Enforcement Checks and Saturations throughout the City of Crossville beginning on April 29, 2016 at 5 p.m. until about 2 a.m. These checkpoints and saturations will be located on U.S. Hwy 127, U.S. Hwy 70, State Route 392, State Route 101, Hwy 70N at Northside Drive and will also include Lantana Road and Genesis Road. The Crossville Police Department will be placing special attention on the impaired driver, the unrestrained driver and occupants, child restraint law violators and other traffic related violations.


Man Up a Tree Holds Cops At Bay for Hours
Peg Broadcasting News/CPD Tuesday April 19, 2016

A Spring City, TN man who climbed a tree on Peterbilt Lane held authorities at by for about 2 hours. According to Crossville Police reports, 37-year-old Dewayne Scott Mathis was spotted at the top of a pine tree and stated he had been shot in the chest. Even though officers saw no evidence of a wound, Mathis claimed that people were chasing him and that he had been jumping from tree to tree for 5 hours to elude them. Crossville Fire and EMS also responded to the scene and after about 2 hours police were able to persuade the man to climb down from the tree and he was taken into custody. Mathis was evaluated by city fire and EMS and no injuries were found. A background check revealed that Mathis had an active warrant in Cumberland County for Failure to Appear. He is also wanted in Rhea County for rape, statutory rape and criminal indictment. Mathis is also wanted in Arkansas, but they refused to extradite him. He was transported to the Cumberland County Justice Center where his local warrant was served.


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