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The Crossville City Police Department is getting a new officer…the Crossville City Council unanimously approved the purchase of a new patrol-narcotics detection canine. Police Chief David Beaty says the new canine officer will replace K-9 “Finn” who had to be put down due to health issues. K-9 Finn had served on the Crossville Police Force for 10 years. Funds for the purchase will come from the department’s drug fund.
Tennessee Highway Patrol officials say preliminary figures show a decline in traffic fatalities during this year's Fourth of July holiday period. Early estimates indicate seven people were killed in traffic crashes across the state, a decrease from 19 during last year's holiday period.
The national average price of a gallon of gasoline is 2 cents cheaper than last week. AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins says the price of oil is trending down with the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded at $3.65, down 2 cents from last week. Tennessee's average of $3.43 dropped 3 cents from last week.
Cumberland County Highway Department is closing Chestnut Hill Road between boxes 8472 and 8621 in order to install a new culvert. Officials with the department say they expect to have it reopened sometime this afternoon. (Tues)
Today (Tuesday) is the last day to register to vote for the August county, general and state primary elections. You can register up until closing time at the Election Commission Office at 2 South Main Street Suite 105. Early voting begins July 18th and runs through August 2nd. Election Day is August 7th.