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Stewardship Poster Contest Winners Announced

Stewardship Poster Contest Winners Announced
Lynn Carey, Office Manager, Cumberland County Soil Conservation District/Peg Broadcasting News Thursday November 23, 2017

The Cumberland County Soil Conservation District (SCD) recently sponsored a Soil and Water Stewardship Poster Contest for Cumberland County students. The theme for this year's contest was "Healthy Soils Are Full Of Life".

Winners in the kindergarten and first grade category were all from Crab Orchard Elementary School. Johnathan Hamby placed first and Elijah Musser placed second. In the second and third grade categories, Hannah Ricketts place first with Maddy Young placing second.

Winners in the fourth through sixth grade category were from Christian Academy of the Cumberlands with Lucas Smith placing 1st and Christopher Garrison placing second.

In the seventh through ninth grade category, Crab Orchard Elementary student Emily Mills placed first with Stone Elementary student Morgan Edmonds placing second.

Cumberland County High School students won first and second place in the tenth-twelfth grade category. First place went to Alana Hicks with Skyler Eastwood placing second.

The first place posters in each category were entered in the Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts (TACD) State Poster Contest and will be judged later in the year.

Special appreciation is extended to SCD Supervisor Sue Wattenbarger and County Mayor Kenneth Carey, Jr. for serving as contest judges. The SCD would also like to express appreciation to all the teachers for promoting soil and water stewardship in their classrooms and encouraging their students to participate in the contest.

(Photo courtesy SCD)
Pictured in the front row (from left) Elijah Musser and Johnathan Hamby. Pictured in the second row (from left) Maddy Young, Hannah Ricketts, Christopher Garrison and Lucas Smith. Also pictured in the back row are (from left) Morgan Edmonds, Skyler Eastwood and Alana Hicks. (Not pictured is poster winner Emily Mills)


Plumbing business reports theft
Peg Broadcasting News Thursday November 23, 2017

$1500 worth of tools and equipment were reported stolen from a work van belonging to Ready Rooter. According to police, a MIG welder, dolly, shop vac and a hammer drill were stolen. Two of the items, the dolly and drill, had "Ready Rooter" painted on them.


Man nets drug charges after shoplifting
Peg Broadcasting News Thursday November 23, 2017

Crossville City Police were called to the local Wal-Mart in response to a shoplifter. Upon arrival, officers were told that the suspect had left in a silver car. Police stopped the vehicle as it exited onto Highway 127. Driver of the vehicle, 19 year old Matthew Tabor of Dublen Drive was found in possession of stolen merchandise and a small baggy of meth.


Minor accident results in arrest
Peg Broadcasting News Thursday November 23, 2017

A Casto Pugh Road resident faces charges of reckless endangerment as well as violation of bond conditions and driving on a suspended license. 19 year old Brandon Jones reportedly ran a stop sign at the intersection of Braun Street and Wayne Avenue, striking another vehicle in the passenger side. Witnesses say that Jones attempted to flee the scene but his vehicle became disabled. Jones was uninjured in the crash, while the occupants of the 2nd vehicle received minor injuries.


White County Judge Reprimanded
AP Wednesday November 22, 2017

A Tennessee judge who offered inmates less jail time if they voluntarily underwent birth control procedures has been publicly reprimanded by state judicial regulators. The Tennessean reports White County judge Sam Benningfield received a Nov. 15 letter of reprimand from the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct, saying he'd acted in a way that threatened public confidence in the judicial system.


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