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Crossville Police Warn of Palace Theatre Ticket Scam
Submitted: Lt. Brian Eckelson,Crimestoppers Coordinator/Public Information Officer-Crossville Police Monday February 13, 2017

The Crossville Police Department is warning of a ticket scam involving the Palace Theatre in Crossviille. Police say that when purchasing tickets online or on the phone for events at the Historic Palace Theatre, make sure you are going through the Palace Theatre website event calendar or calling the Palace direct at 931-484- 6133. A scammer company, boxofficevertified (dot ) com has paid for its name to show up in Google searches and are attempting to sell tickets acting as an agent for the Palace Theatre. This company has NO affiliation with the Palace Theatre, City of Crossville, or authorized ticket agent ). If you believe you have made a purchase In error from this company, please contact your bank or respective credit card companies.

CCHS Cheerleaders take 5th place at the National High School Cheerleading Championship  at Walt Disney World Resort

CCHS Cheerleaders take 5th place at the National High School Cheerleading Championship at Walt Disney World Resort
Submitted Monday February 13, 2017

The Cumberland County High School Cheerleaders won 5th place in the Large Varsity Non Tumbling Game Day Competition at the National High School Cheerleading Championship on Sunday, February 12th at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The CCHS team gained this opportunity to compete at the National Competition with a bid when they won the TSSAA Game Day State Championship for Tennessee at MTSU in November.
The National High School Cheerleading Championship (NHSCC) is the most prestigious cheerleading championship in the country. It is held each year at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, and nationally televised on ESPN and ESPN2 to over 100 million homes and 32 countries nationwide each year. The Championship is also streamed live on Varsity TV on

The CCHS squad members are: Haven Davis, Kaitlyn Lee, Kassie Looschen, Rhianna Mann, Emiliee King, Shae Miller, Kadie Edmonds, Maggie Spriggs, Liv Stewart, Sheridan Roberts, Ashley Burke, Kayla Ashburn, Maggie Delaney, Samira Allaf, Tyler Evans, Audree Kerley and Cassidy Wyatt.
Coaches are Melissa Kerley, Bekki Atkinson and Cheryl Threet.

Pictures and info provided by Bekki Atkinson and Melissa Kerley.


Crossville City Council Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Peg Broadcasting News Monday February 13, 2017

The Crossville City Council is expected to wrap up the final details in the hiring of a new City Manager at Tuesdays Regular Monthly meeting. During a Special Meeting last week, the council extended an offer to Greg Wood of Florida. Wood has reportedly already accepted the offer of an annual base salary of $80,211 with a 10 percent increase after 6 months, a 6 month severance package and a 2 year contract. The Council also approved a $2,500 moving allowance. The offer is contingent on the outcome of a background check and Mr. Wood is expected to assume the position of City Manager on March 6th. The Beer Board will meet at 5:45 p.m. and the City Council meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at City Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The meeting is open to the public.


Black May Run for Governor
AP Monday February 13, 2017

Diane Black may be in charge of one of the most powerful committees in Congress, but the Gallatin Republican says that doesn't mean she won't run for Tennessee governor next year.
Black was named interim chair of the House Budget Committee in January when President Donald Trump nominated Rep. Tom Price of Georgia to become secretary of Health and Human Services.
Black tells the Chattanooga Times Free Press that she sees her Congressional position as an "opportunity" to get the country's budget in order. But in the former state senator's words: "That doesn't preclude me from doing things later down the road."
Several candidates are expected to challenge for the Republican nomination to succeed term-limited Gov. Bill Haslam next year.


Health Leaders Celebrate Tennessee Quit Week Broadcasting News Monday February 13, 2017

Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, will join former U.S. Senator Bill Frist, MD, founder and chairman of NashvilleHealth and Governors Foundation for Health and Wellness CEO Richard Johnson Tuesday, Feb. 14 at the Tennessee State Capitol to celebrate Tennessee Quit Week and discuss opportunities for residents, government, business and non-profit leaders to partner in reducing tobacco use in Tennessee. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Old Supreme Court Chamber and is open to the public.

Tennessee Quit Week was created as an initiative of the TDH Statewide Tobacco-Free Coalition to reduce the burden of tobacco use by raising awareness of free resources available to help Tennesseans quit smoking and/or using other tobacco products. The coalition consists of key stakeholders and community partners from around the state whose purpose is to identify strengths, gaps and opportunities for tobacco control in Tennessee.

Tobacco use claims the lives of at least 30 Tennesseans each day and directly causes more than $2.6 billion in annual health care costs in the state. In addition, tobacco use costs Tennessee billions of dollars each year in lost productivity. These consequences could be eliminated by reducing nicotine addiction and tobacco use among Tennesseans.


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