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The City of Crossville will be performing road construction on Cook Road beginning Monday, July 28th, weather permitting. City crews will be replacing under-road culverts from in the vicinity of the 600 through the 1200 blocks of Cook Road. You are asked to use extreme caution in the area, or use an alternate route if possible. The City anticipates project completion by Thursday, July 31st
1,801 voters took advantage of early voting during the first 4 days here in Cumberland County-down from the 2010 totals for the same time frame. According to Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett, totals are up statewide from 2010, with just under 145,000 Tennesseans heading to the polls. Election officials say they hope to see residents taking advantage early voting, as the ballot is very large. Registered voters in Cumberland County can cast their ballots for the August 7th state primary and county general elections weekdays from 8 to 5 and Saturdays from 8-12 through August 2nd. Early voting is available at the Cumberland County Election Commission office at 2 South Main Street Suite 105.
Goodwill Industries is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach. Officials with the nonprofit say they were contacted last week by a payment card industry fraud investigative unit and federal authorities who said payment card numbers may have been stolen from some U.S. stores. Goodwill said it is working with credit card makers, the Secret Service and fraud investigators to figure out if a breach occurred, but so far none has been discovered.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will start accepting applications for its new trooper cadet class on July 30th. Applications will be accepted online up until August 5th, with the 20 week class set to begin February 1st. Individuals interested in applying must be at least 21 years old, be a U.S. citizen, have a high school diploma or equivalent and have no felony convictions. Two years of college or military or previous law enforcement experience is preferred. More information is available on the Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s website. A link to the site can be found on our website. www.tn.gov/safety/thp/school.shtml.
A trial date has been set for political candidate Kristopher Gore. The former candidate has been indicted on numerous charges, including passing worthless checks, identity theft and forgery. A plea date has been set for January 28th, with a trial date set for March 3rd of next year. Gore is accused of writing bad checks to pay for campaign signs among other offenses. He was a candidate for 43rd District Representative. His campaign has reportedly been suspended.