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A motion by Councilman Pete Souza to make property maintenance the top priority for the Codes Department failed during the regular session of the City Council. Council is awaiting word from the County on whether or not the City will be continuing to do building permits for the County. In the event that county inspections continue, Council is open to the idea of hiring an additional person to handle Souza’s concerns, but are wanting to wait to see which direction they need to take.
Shane Williams, pastor of the Place of Refuge Church, spoke before the Crossville City Council Tuesday evening to express concerns of beer permits issued for establishments that he claims are within the distance limitations. Williams says that the previous council approved the beer permits and in his opinion the legitimacy of his church was not recognize or taken into consideration when the permit was approved. Mayor James Mayberry assured the audience that council will address the issue as soon as possible and will follow all laws, codes and statutes regarding the issuance of permits and the definition of churches.
If you are interested in being a part of the 2015-16 CCHS Cheer Squad mark your calendar! The cheer clinic and tryouts will be held the week of March 23rd – March 27th at the CCHS gym 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Parent meeting will be Tuesday, March 17th at 6:00 pm in the CCHS Library. Tryout packets will be given out at the parent meeting. For more information contact Melissa Kerley at 261 -3273, Cheryl Threet or Bekki Atkinson at 484 6194.
The Cumberland County Community Band, under the direction of Brian Bacon, will kick off its 2015 Concert Season on Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m. The concert will be hosted at the Stone Memorial High School Auditorium and is FREE! From marches to music made famous by Queen and Pharrell Williams - this concert is sure to be the most diverse of the year. 2015 marks the 15th Anniversary of the Cumberland County Community Band. Each concert will be special to celebrate our anniversary. On March 19, the band will award the Patricia and Emery Nagy Scholarship." Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Crossville Fire Department was called to an East First Street residence Monday after someone set the front porch on fire. Crossville police report the victim told them he heard a knock on his front door around 3:30 Monday morning. The victim said he did not open the door because he didn’t know who it was, but he did speak with a person through the closed door who gave him a female name. The suspect asked the man for a ride. The victim told the suspect he did not feel well and was not going to go anywhere. About 15 minutes later, the victim saw flames on his front porch and opened the door to discover a bag of magazines and the side of his home on fire. The victim told authorities that he poured several gallons of water on the blaze and called the fire department to make sure it was out. The victim said he did not see who started the fire which damaged about $600 worth of aluminum siding on the structure. A baby gate and a dog crate were also destroyed in the fire. The arson remains under investigation.