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Changes to Affect 100K Tennesseans
AP Tuesday September 27, 2016

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is withdrawing from the Affordable Care Act marketplace in the Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville regions. In a news release, the company says the change will affect an estimated 100,000 Tennesseans.

The decision comes a month after Tennessee officials approved an average rate increase of 62 percent for the insurer.

The company says it has lost close to $500 million on Affordable Care Act plans over three years.

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will continue selling ACA plans in other regions of the state. The change will not affect seniors with Medicare Advantage plans, those enrolled in BlueCare or anyone who has insurance through an employer.

The company says it will continue to evaluate the ACA marketplace, including a possible return to offering plans statewide in 2018.


Motorcycle Accident Claims Life of Crossville Man
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday September 27, 2016

A Crossville man died Saturday after a motorcycle accident on Highway 70 North in Cumberland County. According to the THP, 51-year-old Michael J. Morgan was traveling east on Highway 70 North just after noon when his 1980 Suzuki 850 left the roadway while negotiating a turn and struck a guardrail. Mr. Morgan was sent airborne, struck a tree and was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. Morgan was wearing a helmet.

CCHS Students of the Month

CCHS Students of the Month
Submitted: CCHS Tuesday September 27, 2016

Cumberland County High School is happy to announce their August Student of the Month from each grade level. Teachers nominated students that demonstrated one or more of the following characteristics; high academic achievements, positive attitude, good behavior, taking on responsibility, and high attendance record. The following students were selected as winners for the month of August:

12th grade: Krista Laffrey nominated by two teachers, Mr. Atkinson and Mrs. Davis
11th grade: Annalise Wallace nominated by Mr. DiBiccaro
10th grade: Kiara Wilson nominated by Mrs. Kington
9th grade: Sean Miller nominated by Mr. Allen

We would like to thank the following businesses this month for their support of CCHS Student of the Month: Chuckles Family Fun Center, Plateau Bowling Lanes, McDonalds, and Subway. (L-R in picture: S. Miller (9th), K. Laffrey (12th), K. Wilson (10th), A. Wallace (11th), and Jon Hall (principal) Photo Courtesy of Rachel Shoemaker @ CCHS)


22 City Manager Applicants, Deadline Extended
Peg Broadcasting News Monday September 26, 2016

Twenty-two people have applied for the position of Crossville City Manager as of Monday, September 26, 2016. Jordan Shaw of Columbia, TN has withdrawn from consideration. The deadline to apply for the post has been extended from September 30th to October 17, 2016.
Those who have applied for City Manager include:
Christian Saxe of Spring Hill, TN;
Louis Ogaard of Utah;
Jason Hall of Georgia;
Frank Horvath of Crossville;
Tina Tuggle of Kingston, TN;
Catrina Maxwell of Wisconsin,
Robert Bray of Clearwater, Florida
Terence Arrington of Greenville, South Carolina
Allen May of Urbandale, Iowa
Bobby Goney of Crossville
Steve Foote of Dunwoody, Georga
Daron Jordan of Madisonville, Kentucky
Adam Rabe of Marengo, Iowa
Wayne Bodie of Orlando, Florida
Michael Chesney, Knoxville, TN Church Administrator, First Baptist Church, Morristown TN
Dennis Sparks, Hopewell, VA, Self Employed, Management and Aviation Consultant
Greg Wood, Baker, FL, County Manager, Harris County, GA
Sammy Ragsdale of Dodge City, KS
Carl Brown of Tampa Florida
Steven Hicks,
Lane Jones of Bonham, TX
Cary Colaianni of Eagle, ID

Letters and resumes are to be submitted to Leah Crockett, Human Resources Administrator, City of Crossville, 392 North Main Street, Crossville, TN 38555 or Letters and resumes will be accepted until October 17, 2016. Qualified candidates will be contacted with an invitation for interview.

Application Deadline Approaching for 2016 WMA Waterfowl Hunts

Application Deadline Approaching for 2016 WMA Waterfowl Hunts Monday September 26, 2016

Applications will be accepted until midnight (CDT) on Wednesday, Sept. 28 for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agencys 2016 Wildlife Management Area waterfowl hunts.

A computerized drawing system will be held to select successful applicants based on the priority drawing system. Hunters may apply at any TWRA license agent, at any TWRA regional office, or online at Mailed applications will not be accepted.

The WMAs available for this years hunts are Bogota, Gooch Unit E, White Oak-Lebanon Pond, Meeman-Shelby Forest, Thorny Cypress, Candies Creek, Johnson Bottoms, Rogers Creek, and Yellow Creek.

Hunters may apply as individuals or as a party (not to exceed five members). They may select up to 24 hunt choices, but cannot use the same hunt code more than once. No person may apply more than once. If two or more applications are submitted representing one individual, that individuals application will be rejected and the subject could be prosecuted. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age, on or before the hunt date. Youth, ages 6-15, can participate in the hunt as a guest, but cannot apply.

There is no fee to apply for current Annual Sportsman (Type 004) or Lifetime Sportsman License (Types 401- 406) holders or senior citizens possessing a Type 167 (Annual Senior Citizen Sportsman) permit. For all other applicants, there is a $12 non-refundable fee per drawing entered (maximum of five draws). If applying at a TWRA license agent, a $1 agent fee will be added. If the application is made on-line a $2:50 internet usage fee will be added. This is a fee collected by the company that maintains the internet site. If applicants encounter any problems while applying, they may call (615) 781-6621 during business hours, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (CDT), Monday-Friday. (Photo Courtesy


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