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Crossville Depot Plans Grand Re-Opening Celebration

Crossville Depot Plans Grand Re-Opening Celebration
Submitted Tuesday October 21, 2014

The Crossville Depot is planning Grand re-opening activities on Thursday, October 23. Events and activities will take place from 11 am to 5 pm in the Event Room and on the deck. Afterwards at 6:30 pm, a free reception is scheduled and while the reception is free, tickets are required. Tickets are available at the Depot and at the CATS Gallery in the Crossville Mall.


Plateau Partnership Park responds to 6 prospects for development
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday October 21, 2014

Ray Evans of Plateau Partnership Park, an industrial development collaboration of Cumberland, Morgan and Roane Counties, gave county commissioners an update on progress this week. Evans reports that out of 25 to 30 prospects, they have responded to 6 that they felt they could adequately provide for. The park is still in development with the biggest drawbacks at this point being access to utilities. Evans says that engineering and design is underway to bring natural gas to the area but no time frame is set for construction. Also, while TVA has indicated they plan to study getting electricity to the area, there has been no commitment as yet to begin any construction on a substation to serve the park.


Sheriff Department gets grant for technology upgrades
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday October 21, 2014

County Commissioners approved a grant from the Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs for computer technology improvements for the Sheriff’s Department. The grant totals over $14,000 with the County matching 25 percent. Other items passed during this weeks County Commission meeting included a resolution approving funding for engineering services to begin the process of enhancing and improving the county wide communications system for the County’s emergency personnel. Earlier in the evening, Sheriff Casey Cox, in his report to the Emergency Services Committee, noted that it was very important to get the radio system working properly, as quickly as possible.


Ambulance ride to increase
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday October 21, 2014

The price per mile for a ride in a Cumberland County ambulance will be increasing. County Commissioners in regular session last evening approved a resolution to increase the billed mileage to $10.86, up from $10.75. The new rate matches the maximum allowed by Medicare. Additionally, County Commissioners approved a resolution writing off over $13 million of uncollectible receivable accounts for the ambulance service. The resolution was recommended by the County’s third party billing company, AMB-MARS. Commissioner Nancy Hyder was concerned that some of the balances could still be collected, but County Finance Director Nathan Brock explained that the accounts being written off had been inactive for over one year. That resolution passed in a 13 to 4 vote with one commissioner absent.


Cookeville Man Charged With Intentionally Running Over and Killing Tennessee Tech University Student With Car
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday October 21, 2014

A Tennessee Tech University student is dead after police say he was intentionally struck with a car Saturday. 22 year old Mohammed Albadi was hit in the parking lot of a Cookeville apartment complex around 3 a.m Saturday. Police charged 20 year old Marwan Hanawi of Cookeville with criminal homicide and he was being held without bond at the Putnam County jail. So, far authorities have not released a motive.


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