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Wednesday, Aug. 5 will be the first official day of school at Stone Memorial High School. All SMHS students should report before 7:45 am and must remain in school until dismissed at 10:00 am. Student schedules will be handed-out during this time.
The owner of a stolen bounce house told Local 8 News that Crossville Police called him Thursday morning. They said the bounce house, which belongs to Nick’s Italian Ice, was found behind a grocery store near his business. It had an apology note attached. The bounce house was not damaged. It is valued at about $3,000.
In conjunction with the Morgan County, Roane County, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Offices, and the District Attorney’s office along with E-911, the Crossville Police Department has arrested and charged Jason Norris and Michael Goldberg with the armed robbery of the Darrell Avenue residents from a Monday morning incident. According to a Press Release issued by Crossville Police Sgt. Detective JC Hancock and Chief Rodney Shoap, both subjects have been charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. They are both in custody and awaiting arraignment in the Cumberland County Jail.
In a 4 to 5 vote, the Cumberland County Board of Education voted down an Additions and Renovation Contract with Kaatz, Binkley, Jones & Morris Architects, Inc. for improvements at Crab Orchard Elementary School. While most board members said they have always been pleased with previous work done by KBMJ, they had contract and monetary concerns regarding this current project. 8th District BOE member Jim Blalock apologized to the people of Crab Orchard that they would have to wait longer for those much needed improvements to the school. However, Board Chairman Dan Schlafer assured those attending Thursday night’s meeting that the BOE would continue to work towards to making Crab Orchard Elementary a more functional and comfortable facility.
The Campbell, Stone & Wood Charitable Fund has distributed $5,000 to support Cumberland County High School sports programs. At Cumberland County Highs School the Cheerleading Team received $500; the Cross Country Team received $300, and the Baseball Team received $300. At Stone Memormial High School, the Bowling Team received $750, the Volleyball team received $750, the Track & Field Team received $1,000 and the Baseball team received $1,400. The monetary amount of the donations were based on the teams’ requests.