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LBJ&C Now Offering a Free Meal Program
Friday August 12, 2016

The LBJ&C Head Start Program has announced their sponsorship of the TN Department of Human Services Child and Adult Care Food Program. This means that meals will be available at no separate charge to enrolled children at certain centers that qualify. There are LBJ&C Head Starts in Crossville, Monterey, Jamestown, Sparta, Clarkrange, and Cookeville. Contact your LBJ&C Head Start to find out if your family meets the eligibility guidelines.

 


CCHS Ranked Among 500 Schools in the Nation
Friday August 12, 2016

Newsweek released its list of Americas Top High Schools of 2016: Beating the Odds on Friday morning, August 12th. Cumberland County High School was ranked among the top 500 schools in the United States, for doing a great job of preparing high school students for college, despite a challenging economic status. CCHS is ranked #210 out of 500, with a graduation rate of 93.4 and college-bound rate of 87.9. The poverty rate for CCHS is 60.5%. The high graduation rate compared to the high poverty rate is part of what allowed CCHSs high ranking.

 
Four Locals Charged in Long Term Investigation for Narcotics & Stolen Property


Four Locals Charged in Long Term Investigation for Narcotics & Stolen Property
Friday August 12, 2016

On Monday, August 8th, the Crossville Narcotics Detectives executed a search warrant and seized stolen property and illicit narcotics at 94 Lakyn Drive in Crossville, following an in-depth investigation and undercover operations. Illegal drugs and about $4,000 in stolen items were recovered in the search. Four local residents were the target of the operation, and three of them are out on bond for previous narcotics related charges. Police say multiple felony charges are pending against Scott Rocha, Eva Ashburn, Kevin Labbe and Chad Velong.

 


City to Enter Negotiations with DCI Once Lease on Snodgrass Building is Up
Friday August 12, 2016

At Thursday nights Crossville City Council meeting, more discussion was made about DCI and the Snodgrass Building. Council member Danny Wyatt wanted the Snodgrass building to be put on bid until the end of August, to see what other non-profit groups in Crossville may be interested. Members Souza and Harris and Mayor Mayberry all expressed trepidations with that motion, as well as how much they appreciate the work and effort DCI does for Crossville. As such, Wyatts motion to put the building on bid was voted down, and instead, council voted to enter into negotiations with DCI once their lease on the Snodgrass building is up in October.

 


Rockwood Cop Accidentally Fires Live Round During Drill at Rockwood Middle School
Peg Broadcasting News Friday August 12, 2016

Just days after a Florida woman was killed when a police officer accidentally fired a live round during a Citizens Police Academy exercise, a Rockwood Police Officer mistakenly fired a live round at Rockwood Middle School. It happened Thursday morning during a blank-fire drill that involved an active shooter simulation. While teachers and staff were in a locked classroom, officers were supposed to fire blank rounds in the hallway. However, one officers gun had a live round. Authorities say no one was injured and no students were in the building during the exercise. Damage was minor. A second drill at Ridge View Elementary School was cancelled after the incident.

 

 
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