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Safety First When Choosing Eclipse Glasses
Peg Broadcasting News Thursday August 10, 2017

Finding a pair of glasses for the solar eclipse is easy enough, but knowing that you have a pair that will offer the necessary protection may be a bit more difficult. NASA and the American Astronomical Society warn eclipse watchers to beware of glasses that may look safe, but are not stamped with the ISO 12312-2 rating. Many promotional glasses may come with company logos, but if they do not have the ISO rating, you could be risking your eyesight. For more information, and to find a reputable source for eclipse viewing glasses visit eclipse.aas.org.

 


TN Top Forestry Official Supports Gatlinburg Firefighters
AP Thursday August 10, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - While Tennessee's top forestry official says he regrets the loss of lives and property from last year's fatal wildfires, he argues that firefighters did as much as they could to contain the blaze. The November fire started in the remote Chimney Tops area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and was carried by strong winds into the vacation town of Gatlinburg, killing 14 people and tearing through thousands of homes and businesses.

 


Operation Eagle Eye in Putnam Co. Leads to 3 Arrests, 5 Warrants
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday August 9, 2017

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office reports that it recently teamed up with the United States Marshals Service to complete 90 sex offender registry checks in an effort code named "Operation Eagle Eye". According to the Sheriff's Office Facebook page, this effort normally takes six months, and it was completed in three days. The operation generated 5 warrants, and led to 3 arrests along with two holds on offenders in other county jails. Sheriff Eddie Farris would like to commend the U.S. Marshal's on working with the PCSO in helping to keep Putnam County safe.

 


EDA 9 Year Report
Submitted: Sally Oglesby Wednesday August 9, 2017

Press Release:

In 2008, the City of Crossville accepted $1,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce for an Economic Development Administration grant to assist in funding an upgrade of the wastewater treatment plant capacity. As part of the application, the City talked to 5 local industries about their expansion plans in the coming years and used those plans as justification for the need to expand the capacity of the wastewater treatment plant. As required by the grant, the City Clerk recently filed a 9-year report on these same 5 industries. The results were outstanding and further demonstrated the value of working with our local industries to assist them in expanding their operations. During the 9-year period, the 5 industries reported a total of 685 new jobs created, with investments totaling $84,028,744.

Mayor James Mayberry commented that ?We are constantly working with our local industries to support them any way we can, whether it be infrastructure needs or workforce development. We also continue to work with the County, the Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Department of Economic Development and TVA to promote our amenities and what our community has to offer to potential industries for even more diversified job opportunities for our citizens. As shown by this report, the investment from local, state, and federal agencies yields great returns for our local economy.?

Chamber of Commerce President Brad Allamong concluded ?While these type of capital improvements put a strain on limited local tax dollars, this $1,000,000 grant clearly shows how these investments can pay-off in the long term. Anyone would jump at an investment that would give us $84 to $1 commitment-even if that investment would pay out over nine to ten years! What is more promising is that fact that through this waste water expansion, we will continue to see returns in the years to come benefiting both business and our local citizens. A really great deal for everyone.?

 


Council names dog park in memory fallen K9
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday August 9, 2017

The Crossville City Council in regular session approved a motion by council member Danny Wyatt to officially name the dog park at Centennial Park, the "K9 Officer Cain Memorial Dog Park". Billy Loggins, Marketing and Public Relations Director for the City, also present Cain's handler, Lt. Bart Riden with a framed portrait of Cain. Police Chief David Beaty noted that despite the tragic death of a K9, he was thankful that no human officers were injured in the incident.

 

 
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