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Cumb. Co. Commission & Budget Committee Hearings/Special Session Monday, July 31, 2017
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday July 26, 2017

The Cumberland County Budget Committee will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 on Monday, July 31 at 5 p.m. in the Main Courtroom of the Courthouse. Afterward, the County Commission will hold a Public Hearing at 5:30 p.m. on the proposed property tax increase from $1.5053 to $1.5653 per $100 of assessed valuation. The County Commission will meet in Special Session at 6 p.m. to fix the tax levy, make appropriations for various funds, departments, institutions, offices, agencies, non-profit charitable organizations, and authorize the issuance of debt not to exceed $12,350,000.

 


127 Yard Sale Aug 3 - Aug 6
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday July 26, 2017

Tents have been going up for weeks now along Hwy 127 in anticipation of this year's "World's Longest Yard Sale". Headquartered in Jamestown, Tennessee the 127 Yard Sale stretches 690 miles, from Addison, Michigan and ends at Gadsden, Alabama! The official start dates of the 127 Corridor Sale are Thursday, August 3 through Sunday, August 6, although sharp-eyed bargain hunters are already snagging treasures. Motorists are reminded to drive with caution along the yard sale route, be patient with out-of-town drivers and watch out for children who may dart across the highway.

 


Sparta Woman Sentenced For Stealing $3 Million From Trucking Company
AP Tuesday July 25, 2017

A Tennessee woman accused of stealing $3 million from a trucking company's New Jersey facility has been sentenced. Fifty-five-year-old Tracey Perrigan, of Sparta, was sentenced to 33 months in prison Monday. She also must make restitution. She previously pleaded guilty to wire fraud involving her work at a Branchburg, New Jersey facility for a New York trucking company.

 


Ms. Senior Cumberland County Pageant on August 25 at SMHS
Crossville Chronicle/Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday July 25, 2017

Ladies in Cumberland County, age 60-plus, are encouraged to register for the Ms. Senior Cumberland County pageant, which will be held on August 25, 2017 at Stone Memorial High School. According to the Crossville Chronicle, contestants will have a brief judges interview, state their philosophy of life and participate in the evening gown portion of the pageant. Awards will be given for fourth, third, second, first runner up and Ms. Congeniality, along with the crowning of Ms. Senior Cumberland County 2017. The new queen will be honored at Senior Day, August 30 at the Cumberland County Fair and will represent seniors at the fair and official functions during the coming year. Applications for the ?Age of Elegance? Ms. Senior Pageant are available at Fair Park Senior Center at 1433 Livingston Rd. For more information about the pageant, call pageant coordinator Frances Brooks at 248-1988, or Ms. Senior Cumberland County 2016 Ruth Lucas at 248-2487 or Fair Park Senior Center at 484-7416.

 


Parents Charged in Child's Death in Sevier County
TBI/Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday July 25, 2017

A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Gatlinburg Police Department has resulted in the indictment of a Sevier County couple in connection with the death of their child. Authorities have charged 26-year-old Anthony D. Phillips and 24-year-old Jade E. Phillips each with two counts of First Degree Murder, one count of Aggravated Child Abuse and one count of Aggravated Child Neglect. On July 14th, Gatlinburg Police responded to a home after being notified that a child had been left in a vehicle overnight. Upon arrival, they found 2-year-old Kipp Phillips deceased. Authorities arrested the couple on Monday in Westmoreland, Tennessee. Both were booked into the Sumner County Jail where they are being held on a $250,000 bond. Jade Phillips' father is Westmoreland Mayor Jerry Kirkman. Mayor Kirkman owns the home in Gatlinburg where the couple was staying with his 2-year-old grandchild.

 

 
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