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Back to Back TSSAA State Champions!

Back to Back TSSAA State Champions!
Melissa Kerley Monday November 14, 2016

The CCHS Varsity Cheerleaders are the 2016 TSSAA Game Day State Champions! The Jets squad competed in the Varsity Game Day division Saturday in Murfreesboro on the campus of MTSU. Game day includes the squad performing a time out cheer, a band dance, and a defense or offense cheer in a real game day situation. There were 13 teams from all over Tennessee that competed in this division. With this win the Cumberland County High School Cheerleaders received a bid to represent their school, Crossville and Cumberland County at the National High School Championships in Orlando Florida in February 2017. The squad members are Haven Davis, Kaitlyn Lee, Kassie Looschen, Rhianna Mann, Emiliee King, Shae Miller, Kadie Edmonds, Maggie Spriggs, Liv Stewart, Sheridan Roberts, Ashley Burke, Kayla Ashburn, Maggie Delaney, Samira Allaf, Tyler Evans, Audree Kerley and Cassidy Wyatt. Coaches are Melissa Kerley, Bekki Atkinson and Cheryl Threet. Photo courtesy of Melissa Kerley.

UPDATE: Commissioner Burn Ban In Effect For Cumberland And 11 Other Tennessee Counties

UPDATE: Commissioner Burn Ban In Effect For Cumberland And 11 Other Tennessee Counties
Peg Broadcasting News Monday November 14, 2016

A Commissioner burn ban is in effect for Cumberland and several other counties in Tennessee. A violation of a burn ban is considered reckless burning and is punishable as a Class A misdemeanor which carries a fine of $2,500 and/or up to 11 months 29 days in jail. As of November 13, 2016, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture reported 7 new fires in a 24 hour period scorching approximately 93 acres in the Cumberland District. On Sunday, according to the Department of Agriculture, firefighters in Cumberland County were battling three active blazes encompassing 508 acres. Statewide there were 18 new fires impacting 317 acres over the past 24 hour period. Other counties under the Commissioner burn ban are Bledsoe, Claiborne, Hamilton, Jefferson, Loudon, Marion, Monroe, Polk, Robertson, Sequtachie and Sevier. On Sunday, there were 74 active fires statewide involving about 13,224 acres. More than 34,600 acres have burned in Tennessee so far this year. Air quality is not likely to improve over the next couple of days in the southeastern portion of Tennessee as winds are not strong enough to clear the smoke out. The next best chance of rain is Thursday through Friday for most of the state.

Long-Time Fugitive on TBIs Top 10 Most Wanted List Captured in Texas

Long-Time Fugitive on TBIs Top 10 Most Wanted List Captured in Texas
TBI Monday November 14, 2016

A fugitive who has been on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations Top 10 Most Wanted list for 13 years, Jose Alberto Rendon, was captured Saturday in Texas.

Rendon was added to the TBI Top 10 list on November 19, 2003, and was wanted by the TBI and the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office on a felony Failure to Appear warrant. He was awaiting trial on a charge of Aggravated Sexual Battery of a Child under 13.

Rendon, 67, was taken into custody Saturday night by deputies with the San Jacinto County Sheriffs Office in Texas. Rendon had been using the identity of his brother, Guadalupe Vella Rendon, and was staying with a family in Coldspring, Texas, for the past several months. When Rendon was recently injured, an individual from that family attempted to reach out to Rendons family to advise them of the injury. During the course of notifying the family, one of Rendons biological family members was able to positively identify him as Jose Rendon, not Guadalupe Rendon. Special Agents with the TBI were contacted, and Agents coordinated with the San Jacinto County Sheriffs office to have him arrested. Deputies took Rendon into custody Saturday evening, and his identity was positively confirmed through fingerprints.

Jose Alberto Rendon is currently being held without bond in the San Jacinto County Jail in Texas.

(Photo Courtesy TBI)


Two Elk Legally Harvested in 2016 - Nov. 15 Court Date For Crossville Man Regarding Third Elk Broadcasting News Monday November 14, 2016

There were two elk successfully harvested during the 2016 Tennessee elk hunts at the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area and surrounding private lands that were held in October.

Since the historic first managed hunt in 2009, 33 elk have been legally harvested. Each hunter is assigned a hunting zone through a random hand-held drawing.

This year, Bryan White, from the Hamilton County town of Harrison, harvested the first elk on the opening afternoon at around 4:30. The 5x5 bull field dressed with a weight of 648 pounds.

Kevin Hart, from the West Tennessee community of Yuma, took the second bull. It came on Oct. 19 and was a 4x3 bull that field dressed with a weight of 256 pounds.

A third elk was taken in 2016, but that harvest resulted in several charges being filed against the hunter. Timothy C. Copeland of Crossville, who was drawn for the hunt, is the first permitted elk hunter charged during an elk hunt for allegedly taking an elk out outside of his designated hunting zone.

The charges filed against Copeland included shooting from a public road, hunting from a motor vehicle, hunting in a closed area, and possession of illegally killed big game. The matter is scheduled to be heard in Campbell County General Sessions court on Nov. 15, 2016.


2016-17 Gun Hunting Season for Deer Opens November 19 Monday November 14, 2016

Tennessees 2016-17 gun hunting season for deer opens Saturday, Nov. 19. Deer gun season has the traditional opening date of the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving.

During gun season, sportsmen may also use muzzleloader or archery equipment. As the gun season begins, sportsmen are reminded of changes made for the 2016-17 season in regard to the definition of antlered deer.

Anyone born on or after January 1, 1969 is required to carry proof of satisfactory completion of a hunter education class or be in possession of the Apprentice Hunting License (along with other required licenses) while hunting any species in Tennessee.

For more information about Tennessees 2016-17 deer hunting seasons, refer to the 2016-17 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide available at all license agents, TWRA regional offices in Jackson, Nashville, Crossville, and Morristown or on the TWRA website.


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