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Powerball Jackpot Winner Gives $1 Million to UT Medical Center
WATE/Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday November 18, 2014

The Knoxville man who won the $298 million Powerball jackpot this year says he wouldn’t have lived to buy the winning lottery ticket if it hadn’t been for the excellent care he received at UT Medical Center. That’s why on Tuesday Roy Cockrum donated $1 million dollars to the hospital that he says saved his life. Cockrum had heart surgery in 2010 and he made the donation in honor of his surgeon Dr. Thomas E. Gaines. Cockrum’s “gift of gratitude” will be used to support research and patient care for the Heart and Lung Vascular Institute at UT Medical Center.


County Commissioners approve Payment In Lieu of Tax agreement for CoLinx project
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday November 18, 2014

In regular session last night, the County Commission unanimously approved an agreement with the Industrial Development Board to offer payment in lieu of taxes for a CoLinx project. The project will be a 210,000 square foot expansion at the existing facility and will result in a $14 million investment. CoLinx officials say the expansion will result in the addition of approximately 65 new jobs and help to retain over 700 existing positions. In other action, commissioners approved a resolution for grant monies recently received by the Sheriff’s Department. The fully funded grant will allot almost $26,000 to replace existing fingerprinting technology at the Sheriff’s Office.


Matching funds approved for a Crab Orchard emergency substation
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday November 18, 2014

The Cumberland County Commission approved a resolution last night offering up $33,000 in matching funds for the renovation of a structure in Crab Orchard for EMS and the volunteer fire department. Crab Orchard received a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $267,000 to assist in the modifications of existing buildings to include new roofs and additional training facilities.


FSA Accepts Late-Filed 2014 Crop Reports Until Dec. 31
USDA Tuesday November 18, 2014

The Cumberland/Bledsoe County Farm Service Agency is taking late-filed 2014 crop acreage reports until December 31, 2014, without fee, for those producers who failed to file reports of their crops (including hay and pasture) by the established crop reporting deadlines. Producers interested in making application for the new crop base program, ARC/PLC, are urged to come by the FSA office at 314 Old Jamestown Highway, Crossville, TN, as soon as possible to complete their reports. A fee, along with proof of existence and disposition of the crop, will be required if the complete crop acreage report is not filed by December 31, 2014. Producer who are not able to travel to the Crossville office are encouraged to request the applicable forms be mailed or e-mailed to them. The office phone number is 931-484-6520. Long distance farm operators may call toll free at 1-855-216-2802.


Nashville Hosting 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tourney
News Channel 5/AP Monday November 17, 2014

Nashville will be one of the host cities for the preliminary rounds of the 2018 NCAA men's basketball tournament. Eight teams will play at Bridgestone Arena on March 16 and 18 as part of the first and second rounds of the tournament. The news came as part of an NCAA announcement Monday of sites for the NCAA Tournaments of 2016, 2017 and 2018.


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