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The CCHS Class of 2019 will host their annual Sweetheart Pageant for all interested young ladies attending any of their feeder schools.
The entry fee will be $25.00 per contestant. Entry forms w/ payment should be returned to your school office or sent directly to CCHS.
The pageant will be held on February 18th at The Palace Theater. If you have any questions, please contact Darcy Patton at CCHS.
Crossville firefighters were called to Crossville City Hall this morning after reports of smoking filling the second floor. Upon arrival, firemen found the council chambers and other areas of the 2nd floor were filled with smoke. Further investigation revealed that an oil filled blower motor on the council chamber heating and air unit had leaked and was overheating, blowing smoke through the duct system. No injuries were reported.
Oak Ridge Police said the man accused of holding a child hostage was taken into custody Thursday night, reports Local 8 Now. Investigators said the 9-year-old girl was unharmed in the process. Authorities began negotiating with 36-year-old Robert Foreman, of Oak Ridge, after a family disturbance call came from the residence at 6:20 p.m. Foreman, who reportedly had a rifle and barricaded himself in the home with the child, peacefully surrendered around 8 p.m. According to Local 8 Now, a woman who called police was able to get out of the home. Police said she is considered a victim in the case. Authorities are still investigating the incident involving Foreman, who was transported to the Anderson County Detention Facility following his arrest for aggravated assault. No injuries were reported during the incident.
The man suspected of breaking into an elderly Cookeville woman’s home, stealing her car and kidnapping her has been arrested. Police nabbed 34-year-old Russell Lee Vaughn, of Cookeville, Thursday morning at a South Willow Avenue business. This was after an exhaustive manhunt that began around 7 p.m. Wednesday night when an observant citizen saw the elderly victim in the vehicle with Vaughn. The 74-year-old victim mouthed the words “help me” and the citizen notified Cookeville police. Almost 12 hours later, authorities say that Vaughn let the elderly woman out of the car near a motel on South Willow in Cookeville. Authorities say she had some scratches but was “relatively unharmed”. Initial reports indicate that the victim did not know Vaughn, who may have had a gun when he allegedly broke into the woman’s home and forced her into the vehicle. Police caught up with the suspect vehicle and pursued the car for a short distance before Vaughn ditched the car and fled on foot. Police brought out the K-9 dogs and went door-to-door to notify nearby residents to lock their doors and remain inside during the search and Park View Elementary was placed on lockdown. Throughout the search, Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton posted updates and safety advisories on his Facebook page and around 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Mayor Shelton posted on Facebook that Vaughn had been arrested
(Photo courtesy Cookevlle Mayor Ricky Shelton)
Friday, Jan. 13 the Jets and Lady Jets travel to Rhea County to take on the Eagles. The girls game will tip at 5:00 and you can hear the broadcast beginning at 4:55 on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY.
Friday, Jan. 13 the Panthers and Lady Panthers travel to Sparta to take on the teams from White County; live coverage will begin at 5:55 on Mix 99.3 with the Lady Panthers game with the Warriorettes scheduled to tip at 6:00.