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White Co. Sheriff's Deputies Assist Area Law Enforcement In High Speed Pursuits
White Co. Sheriff's Office Friday February 2, 2018

In news from the White County Sheriff's Office:

On Monday, January 29th, county units were advised of a pursuit entering into Whte County from Cumberland County. The driver, 39 year old Reuben Scarlett, was traveling down Crossville Highway in an excess of 110mph. Deputy Daniel Haggard deployed his spike strips in the area of Crossville Highway and Old Bon Air Rd in an attempt to stop the vehicle. Scarlett swerved to miss the spike strips, nearly causing a head-on collision and lost control of the vehicle. Subsequently. the vehicle left the roadway immediately afterwards. White County deputies apprehended Scarlett without incident and he was transported by EMS back to Cumberland County to be treated for his injuries. He faces numerous charges.

Later on that day, at approximately 5:00pm, county units were advised of another pursuit entering into White County from Warren County. Tennessee Highway Patrol officer R.C. Christian had spotted a black 2000 Toyota Tundra that had been reported stolen in Dekalb County, and was in pursuit of the vehicle on Highway 111. Officers with the White County Sheriff's Department and Sparta Police Department assisted Highway Patrol in pursuing the vehicle. The driver, Jonathon Foust, 41, evaded officers for several miles throughout White County, striking at least two other vehicles before stopping the stolen vehicle on Monterey Highway in the area of Yankeetown Freewill Baptist Church. He was removed from the vehicle and turned over to the Tennessee Highway Patrol where he is facing several charges


Peg Broadcasting News Friday February 2, 2018

After living in limbo for 20 years, some residents along 127 North in Cumberland County were shocked to find out that the 4-lane project is now a 2-lane project. That was the word from the Tennessee Department of Transportation at Thursday night's meeting. TDOT said that the plan now is to construct a new 2-lane highway with 12-foot shoulders next to the existing roadway from near Potato Farm Road to near Hollow Lane and from near Hollow Lane to near Lowe Road. When property owners asked why they were not getting the safer 4-lane road that officials had promised back in the 1990's, TDOT cited budgetary constraints and lack of enough traffic to warrant the additional two lanes. Once the new road is built, the old road will be dug up. TDOT did say that the current designs will allow for a divided 4-lane highway sometime in the future. But since it has already been over two decades, many want to know whose future the Department is talking about. The Department is still buying property for the Cumberland County projects. TDOT said the plan is to bid at least one of the 127 North projects in February 2021 with the goal of starting construction in Spring 2021. For now, the initial plan to 4-lane 127 North from I-40 to Potato Farm Road is still on the table. That phase of the project is presently under right-of-way acquisition, and it is uncertain when heavy equipment will begin to break ground. The estimated cost to 4-lane just 127 North from the Interstate to Potato Farm Road is $29.2 million. TDOT will hold a public meeting pertaining to the 127 North projects that are in Fentress County on February 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at South Fentress Elementary.


Peg Broadcasting Sports
Friday February 2, 2018

The SMHS Panthers & Lady Panthers travel to White County Friday (2/2) to take on the Warriors. Vince Brown begins coverage at 5:55 with the girls game starting at 6 on MIX 99.3 and online at

The CCHS Jets & Lady Jets travel to Pikeville Friday (2/2) to face the Bledsoe County Warriors. Steve Randel Travena begins the broadcast at 5:55 with the girl?s game tipping at 6 on 102.5 WOW Country and online at

The Volunteers host the Ole Miss Rebels at Thompson Boling Arena Saturday (2/3). Bob Kesling takes us courtside at 4:30 and tip-off is 5 on 102.5 WOW Country.

The Cleveland Cavaliers host the Houston Rockets Saturday (2/3). Broadcast begins at 7pm with tipoff at 7:30 on Crossville?s Sports Radio, 97.7 The Ticket.

The Lady Vols are in Nashville Sunday (2/4) to meet the Vanderbilt Commodores at Memorial Gym. Mickey Dearstone begins the broadcast at 12:30 with tipoff at 1pm on MIX 99.3.

The L.A. Lakers face the Oklahoma City Thunder Sunday (2/4). Pre-game begins at 12:30 and tip-off is 1pm on Crossville?s Sports Radio, 97.7 The Ticket.


Crossville P.D. Says Plan Ahead For Big Game Celebrations
Crossville Police Dept./Peg Broadcasting News Friday February 2, 2018

The Crossville Police Department is encouraging everyone to be safe this Big Game weekend. Remember to enjoy the game and celebrate responsibly.
~ Don't drink and drive.
~ Have and use a designated driver.
~ If it's snowing, stay at home and enjoy the game.
~ Be prepared to have guests stay the night if needed.
~ Plan ahead and don't let the party turn into a disaster.
The Crossville Police Department says that If we all use some common sense, everybody wins!


Sobriety Checkpoints Sunday, Feb. 4
Friday February 2, 2018

Crosville Police Dept. Press Release:
The City of Crossville Police Department, working in connection with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, will be conducting sobriety checkpoints on Sunday, February 4, 2018, beginning at 6 PM and continuing through 10 PM. During that time period, the Police Department will be conducting the sobriety checkpoints in the areas of Lantana Road, Peavine Road and Highway 127 in an effort to put an end to impaired driving. Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in these areas. Do not approach checkpoints with your high beams headlights on and always slow down when approaching the checkpoint areas. Police officials urge everyone to buckle up, drive safely and do not drink and drive.


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