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Neighboring counties hit hard by Sunday storms
Stace Monday July 28, 2014

While Cumberland County was spared the brunt of Sunday’s severe weather, some of the surrounding counties weren’t as fortunate. There were numerous reports of downed trees and power lines in Morgan, White and Fentress Counties where a strong cell passed over the Jamestown area. Residents in Scott County residents reported baseball sized hail. The majority of storm damage appears to be to the Northeast of Cumberland County, on the Campbell/Claiborne County line, where officials with the National Weather Service will determine if it was indeed a tornado that caused damage to 20-30 homes. Campbell County Sheriff David Ray says his home was one of the homes destroyed. He and his wife escaped injury by seeking shelter in the home’s basement. Officials say despite the destruction, there were no serious injuries reported as a result of yesterday’s (Sunday) storms.

 


Fundraiser held Saturday for Nikki Burgess
Stace Saturday July 26, 2014

The Blind Zebra was packed Saturday for a fundraiser for a Crossville native who has been missing for more than 2 months. Friends and loved ones enjoyed music and purchased custom auction items hand made by the woman who is at the center of this missing persons case, Nikki Burgess. Benefit organizers say money raised will go towards her children's expenses. Burgess has been missing since May 23rd. Police say the father of one of her sons is a person of interest, but no arrests have been made.

 


Middle School Sports A Hot Button for BOE
Stace Whitmire Saturday July 26, 2014

Middle school athletics is a hot button for parents and the Cumberland County Board of Education. Things got heated at Thursday’s Board of Education Meeting when the topic turned to middle school athletics and the rumors surrounding the changes that are being implemented. As of this year, Cumberland County will begin phasing in the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association’s guidelines, which are similar to the TSSAA. This year, all coaches will be required to participate in mandatory safety training. Cumberland County School Superintendent Donald Andrews says he believes it is important for the County to follow the guidelines of the TMSAA, as the guidelines set a standard for safety across the board for the well-being of all of the students participating in middle school sports

 


Waterfest and Family Fun Day set for Saturday
City of Crossville Friday July 25, 2014

The City of Crossville and the Obed Watershed Community Association are presenting the annual Waterfest and Family Fun Day tomorrow (Saturday) at Meadow Park Lake from 2pm – 8pm. The free event will include pontoon cruises, water sports, canoe and kayak rides and races, wildlife exhibits, music and free ice cream.

 


Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine hits neighboring counties
Dept of Ag Friday July 25, 2014

Fentress, Morgan, Overton, Pickett and Rhea Counties are among the list of counties added to the state Agriculture Department’s emerald ash borer quarantine. 34 counties are now a part of the effort to stop the invasive pest that destroys ash trees. The bug was introduced to the U.S. from Asia in the 1990s and has since spread to 24 states and parts of Canada, killing millions of ash trees. The emerald ash borer quarantine prohibits the movement of firewood, ash nursery stock, ash timber and other materials that can spread the insect.

 

 
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