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Ken Sparks announces retirement as C-N head football coach
WVLT/Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday November 15, 2016

Local 8 News reports that Carson-Newman head football coach Ken Sparks announced his retirement Monday after 46 years of coaching.

Sparks, 72, had continued coaching even after announcing in 2012 that he had cancer.

According to Local 8 News, after a week where he spent as much time in the hospital as on the football field, Sparks said he made the decision last Thursday night to step down.

He is considered to be one of college football's all-time greatest coaches. He started at Gibbs High School in 1968 with his philosophy of, "It's never about wins on the field, but the victories of the soul."

The head of the Eagles has coached at Carson-Newman since 1980 with 37 seasons under his belt.

Sparks finishes his Carson-Newman career with 338 wins, 99 losses and two ties.


High School Basketball
Submitted / Steve Tuesday November 15, 2016

The Stone Memorial High School Lady Panthers and Panthers and the Cumberland County High School Lady Jets are scheduled to be in action Tuesday, November 15. Stone Memorial will play host to Kingston with the Lady Panthers beginning at 5:30; followed by the Panthers game with the Yellowjackets. Cumberland County will travel to Baylor for a girls only contest between the Lady Jets and the Lady Red Raiders at 5:00.


Crossville City Council Work Session on TDOT Planning Grant Study Tues., Nov. 15, 2016
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday November 15, 2016

The Crossville City Council will hold a Work Session on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 regarding the Tennessee Department of Transportation Planning Grant study, which projects the future growth of motor vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic in the city limits. Current and newly elected council members are expected to attend. The Work Session will be held and City Hall and is open to the public.


City Turning Water Off on Mimosa on Tuesday, November 15. 2016
City of Crossville Public Works Department Tuesday November 15, 2016

The City of Crossville will be turning off water for utility construction on Mimosa beginning at Peter Pan down to Woodland Drive on Tuesday, November 15. Water service will be turned off at approximately 10 a.m. and restored at approximately 3 p.m.

Chasey Chase em Suspect No. 29 John Robert Morganti

Chasey Chase em Suspect No. 29 John Robert Morganti
Submitted: Lt. Brian Eckelson,Crimestoppers Coordinator/Public Information Officer-Crossville Police Monday November 14, 2016

The Crossville-Cumberland County Crimestoppers is asking for your help in tracking down John Robert Morganti who is wanted for evading arrest and violation of probation. Morganti is a 22-year-old white male, known to frequent the Green Meadows and Welch Street areas of Cumberland County. If you know where John Robert Morganti is hiding out, call the Crimestoppers Tip Hotline at 931-200-1173.

(Photo Courtesy Crimestoppers)


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