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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Red shirt freshman Vincent Perry has been ruled academically ineligible, at least for now. The Vols say Perry will remain on the team and will have the opportunity to earn his scholarship back by his performance on and off the field. Perry did not appear in any games last season due to a knee injury he suffered in training camp.
At the June Regular Monthly Meeting, the Cumberland County Commission passed a motion to let the voters decide in November on a proposed indoor recreational facility. The City of Crossville is hoping to partner with the County to help build the facility, which will cost about $20 million. The City has proposed an approximate ten cent property tax hike to pay for the project. This would be done by public referendum. The County Commission passed a motion 15 to 1, that depending on the final verbiage, to put the indoor recreational facility and the tax increase referendum on the November ballot. County Commissioner Allen Foster voted no because he did not see a reason to rush the decision before all the details were ironed out. As it stands now, there has been no clear verbiage on what the public would be voting on, no outline on where the land would come from, nor how the recurring operational expenses would be paid.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Annual Kids Count report on Tennessee says more than a quarter of the state’s children live in poverty and worsening economic conditions explain why child well-being in the Volunteer State has dropped from 36 to 38.
The Kids Count Data Book ranks child well-being on four different factors: Economic well-being, education, health and family and community. Linda O’Neal, director of the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, said in a statement that Tennessee had made improvements in health and education. Kids were less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol and the teen birth rate has fallen 37 percent since 2008.
But the report found that the state’s overall score is down because of the dire economic conditions that many of the state’s children are living in.
A Crossville woman has been charged with DUI after her vehicle collided with a fire truck last Wednesday night. Authorities say that 29-year old Donielle Roysden, who was driving a 2010 Honda Accord, failed to yield to a Crossville fire truck that had been dispatched to a report of smoke at the Main Street Dairy Queen. The collision occurred at the intersection of West Avenue and Fourth Street and Roysden has to be transported to the hospital for treatment of her injuries. None of the firefighters in the ladder truck were hurt in the wreck.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Zaevion Dobson was picked to win the 2016 Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY Awards.
he ESPY will be handed out on July 13 in Los Angeles.
Zaevion was killed protecting friends from gunfire in Knoxville. Police say the shots fired were gang related and the victims were picked at random.
He was 15-years-old at the time of his death and played football at Fulton High School.
The Arthur Ashe Courage Award is one of the most prestigious in sports. Those who win the award exemplify the spirit of Arthur Ashe: "possessing strength in the face of adversity, courage in the face of peril and the willingness to stand up for their beliefs no matter what the cost."
Dobson will be the youngest person to ever receive the award. His mother, Zenobia Dobson, will accept the award on his behalf.
Dobson's brothers along with Coach Rob Black will be in attendance at the award show in Los Angeles.
Coach Black was Dobson's coach at Fulton High School. Black says even though it was his heroic actions on December 17th that earned him the award, Dobson displayed courage every day. (Photo Courtesy WVLT)