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The CCHS Lady Jets Softball team will be having a Yard Sale fundraiser on Saturday, Feb 4 from 7am until 12 noon at the Community Complex. Many household items and gently used treasures - so out to come shop!
The 2016 Cumberland County Fair was chosen as the AAA Division Champion Fair at the Tennessee Association of Fairs annual convention and awards banquet at the Sheraton Music City in Nashville, TN on January 19 – 21, 2017. The Cumberland County Fair Association Board of Directors and Fairest of the Fair, Gracy Mae Bilyeu, were on hand for the ceremony. Cumberland County’s 2016 fair, with “RIDIN’, ROCKIN’, & LIVESTOCKIN’” as the theme attracted over 53,000 people and was a tremendous success due to the effort of volunteers, the community, sponsors, vendors, and the exhibitors who participate each year.
“As President of the fair association I am humbled to lead this group of people. We are a great team who work together to bring the fair to our community. No one person can do it alone, and we are thankful for the volunteers, sponsors, and exhibitors who support us every year. This award is shared with them,” said Ricky Smith, President of the Cumberland County Fair Association.
Rhea County Fair won the AA Division Fair, and the Bledsoe County Fair was awarded the A Division Fair Champion.
The 2017 Cumberland County Fair is set for August 28th – September 2nd.
(Pictured are members of the CCFA Board of Directors: (Front row) Jacie Beaty, George Pugh, Linda Bottoms ~ Vice-President, Ricky Smith ~ President, Gracy Bilyeu ~ Fairest of the Fair, Lynn Tollett, Jason Atkinson, & Julie Thompson.
(Back row) Russell Hayes, Everett Bolin ~ Treasurer, Keith Cole, Bob Grant, Garry Hood, Leah Threet ~ Secretary, Gary Adams, David Beaty, and Bob Bottoms).
(Photo Courtesy Julie Thompson)
Gracy Mae Bilyeu was awarded 3rd runner up and Miss Photogenic in the State Fairest of the Fair contest held on Friday night, January 20th in Nashville. Miss Bilyeu represented Cumberland County well, and the Fair Association is very proud of her accomplishments.
Lynn Tollett was honored with the Thornton Taylor award at this year’s Tennessee Association of Fairs annual convention and awards banquet at the Sheraton Music City in Nashville, TN on January 19 – 21, 2017. This award is designated for an individual who has served his/her community, fair association, and the state fair association. Lynn has served as President of the Cumberland County Fair Association and the Tennessee Association of Fairs. He has served as a County Commissioner, and recently retired from the State of Tennessee.
The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for its annual Seatbelts Are For Everyone (SAFE) campaign. This statewide initiative is designed to increase seatbelt usage and child passenger safety restraint usage through the implementation of occupant-protection programs, public events, and checkpoints throughout local communities across Tennessee. The SAFE campaign begins February 1,2017, and concludes on August 1, 2017.
"It's a proven fact that wearing seatbelts save lives. We are in the business of protecting and serving the citizens of Cumberland County, so we are going to be out during the SAFE Campaign enforcing seatbelt and child safety restraint usage to ensure the safety and protection of the community. Along with seatbelt enforcement, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office will also be providing fitting stations for child passenger safety restraints to ensure that child safety seats are properly installed to protect our children. Please do your part to make the roadways in Cumberland County safe by buckling you and your child up every time you operate or are a passenger of a vehicle," said Cumberland County Sheriff Casey Cox.
2017 will be the fourth year that the THSO has sponsored the SAFE campaign. Last year yielded the following results:
• 1,717 child restraint violations
• 21,562 seat belt citations
• 723 other seat belt enforcement activities
"In 2015, Tennessee's average seatbelt usage rate was 86.23%," said THSO Director Vic Donoho. "Last year, we soared to 88.95%. Through increased education, enforcement, and community involvement, we're striving for ninety percent or higher."
This year, participating agencies will pay special attention to nighttime seatbelt enforcement . Tennessee has seen a disproportionate percentage of unrestrained fatalities between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 5:59 a.m. Historically, approximately fifty percent of Tennessee's traffic fatalities are unbelted. That percentage increases to nearly sixty when nighttime crashes are examined.