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Construction to begin on 4th St on Weds, Weather Permitting
City of Crossville Tuesday June 24, 2014

Weather permitting on Wednesday, June 25th, the Crossville City Street Department will begin construction on Fourth Street. The project area will consist of Fourth Street, from West Avenue to Miller Avenue, and small portions of each intersecting street in that area. There will be no parking on Fourth Street during the project. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling in this area.

 


FSA accepting nominations
D Jolley Monday June 23, 2014

The County Committee election nominating period for the 2014 Cumberland/Bledsoe County Farm Service Agency is open through August 1st. According to County Executive Director Denesa Jolley, this year’s election will be held for Local Administrative Area (LAA) 2, which encompasses the middle section of Cumberland County and includes the communities of Potato Farm, Bowman, Creston, Pomona, Crossville west of Hwy 127, Linary, Big Lick, Burke, and Jewett. The current member from LAA-2 is Mr. Albert Wilson. Those wishing to nominate a candidate may come by the local office and pick up a nominating petition or print one from website www.fsa.usda.gov/elections. Ballots will be mailed to all known eligible voters on November 3rd. Elected members take office in January 1, 2015.

 


Cole to be arraigned today
C Cox/Stace Monday June 23, 2014

An attempted reconciliation before something went horribly wrong. Officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation say 36 year old Stephanie Cole was arrested and charged with first degree murder in the death of her ex-boyfriend, 30 year old Louis Michael Tammaro last Friday morning. Cole is expected to appear in court today (Monday) for arraignment. Investigators say neighbors called 911 to report gunshots fired around 4:45 Friday morning. Upon arrival at the scene, investigators found Tammaro’s body in the backyard of Cole’s Ackia Drive home. Cumberland County Chief Investigator Casey Cox says Tammaro suffered a single gunshot wound to the back of the head. Cole was taken to Cumberland Medical Center for treatment of an undisclosed nature, prior to being transported to the Cumberland County Justice Center. The crime has many in the community asking “why?” Officials say the couple had no prior history of domestic violence and had lived together at that residence for nearly 8 years together before Tammaro moved out.

 


Fundraisers held for family of Nikki Burgess
WKRN/Stace Monday June 23, 2014

Friends of missing woman originally from Crossville, set up a donation booth at a Nashville tattoo shop to help raise money to assist her family as the search for her continues. Brittany McCann says friends are pulling together to help pay for expenses that Burgess is still incurring, while she is in a “missing” status and will forward any leftover funds to her family. Friends say another fundraiser will be held in August, and out of town friends can donate online at the site GoFundMe.com-just search for Nikki Burgess. Burgess has been missing since May 23rd. Police have named Caleb Cannon as a person of interest in the case, but he has not been charged at this time.

 


Cannon County Teacher Arrested
Jay Monday June 23, 2014

The TBI has arrested and charged a Cannon County High School teacher accused of illegally purchasing and distributing prescription drugs. According to the TBI, a recent investigation revealed 41 year old Shannon Gannon was buying and distributing prescription narcotics. The TBI is still investigating whether or not any of the transactions happened at the school or involved any students. Gannon was arrested without incident Thursday night and charged with conspiracy to deliver schedule II prescription narcotics. Gannon was jailed in Cannon County under a $5,000 bond.

 

 
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