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Three Persons Arrested During Fridays DUI Checkpoint Event

Three Persons Arrested During Fridays DUI Checkpoint Event
Submitted: LT. Brian Eckelson, Crossville Police Department Monday August 3, 2015

Three people were arrested during Fridays Governors Highway Safety Office DUI Enforcement Checkpoint in Crossville. Fifteen agencies and 58 Police Officers participated including the Crossville Police Department and the Cumberland County Sheriffs Department. It was Crossvilles largest DUI Enforcement effort to date, with 1,449 vehicles checked. As a result, there were 48 vehicles detained for further inquiry, 3 persons arrested and 37 traffic citations issued with 1 additional warning. The Crossville Police Department would like to officially thank everyone who volunteered their valuable time and resources to help protect Crossvilles streets and highways. (Photo by Kyle Sherrill, Crossville Police Department)

$25 million lawsuit filed over Maryville train derailment

$25 million lawsuit filed over Maryville train derailment
WVLT Monday August 3, 2015

A lawsuit was filed in a US District Court on Monday against CSX and the Union Tank Car Company. This is in relation to a derailment and fire that happened July 2. Local 8 Now reports that toxic fumes from the fire caused 5,000 people to be evacuated within a 2-mile radius of the derailment. The lawsuit makes claims of negligence, nuisance, economic loss, trespass and also seeks medical monitoring for people exposed to the toxic and hazardous materials. About 50 people needed medical treatment at local hospitals. Some reported skin lesions and impaired breathing after exposure. Several people say their symptoms lingered for days. Others living near the derailment site said no one ever told them to leave their homes. (Photo Courtesy WVLT)


City of Crossville Street Department Working on Myrtle Avenue Monday, August 3, 2015
Submitted Monday August 3, 2015

Weather permitting the City of Crossville Street Department will be performing road construction in the area of Myrtle Avenue beginning Monday, August 3, 2015. The city will be replacing under road culverts from Evergreen Drive to Palmetto Drive. There will be periods that portions of Myrtle Avenue will be closed. Please use caution while in this area or use alternate routes if possible. The City anticipates the construction will be complete by Thursday, August 6.


Elementary Football Jamboree
Submitted Sunday August 2, 2015

The Elementary Football Jamboree is scheduled for Saturday, August 8th, at Stone Memorial High School. The action begins at 5:00 as Stone takes on Brown; followed by North vs. Pleasant Hill, Homestead vs. South and Crab Orchard/Pineview vs. Martin. Admission to the Jamboree is $3.00.


Alabama native wins Tennessee Womens Open Golf Championship
Tennessee Golf Association Sunday August 2, 2015

Karlin Beck of Pike Road, Alabama claimed the 2015 Golf Capital of Tennessee Womens Open title following a remarkable performance at Stonehenge Golf Club. Playing in the Tennessee Womens Open for the first time, Beck was able to play three impressive rounds, posting 72-72-72, and overall par 216, the only player to post par all the three days. Beck received her LPGA status in December. A graduate of Auburn University, she began her rookie year in 2012 and has played on the Symetra Tour. Beck won the 2007 Womens Alabama Stroke Play Championship and was a finalist in the 2010 WAGA State Amateur Championship. Emily McLennan, a rising senior at Chattanooga, took amateur honors by edging out Blakelsy Warren, a rising sophomore at the University of Tennessee. McLennan tied for third overall, only four strokes from leader Beck with 72-71-77 = 220.


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