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A Tennessee Tech University student is dead after police say he was intentionally struck with a car Saturday. 22 year old Mohammed Albadi was hit in the parking lot of a Cookeville apartment complex around 3 a.m Saturday. Police charged 20 year old Marwan Hanawi of Cookeville with criminal homicide and he was being held without bond at the Putnam County jail. So, far authorities have not released a motive.
ATLANTA – A one-day 2014 farm bill overview and producer aid demonstration and training is scheduled Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, 165 Courtland St., in Atlanta, Georgia. There is no cost to attend the training, but registration is required. To register, visit http://bit.ly/1tvEzCp . The training is open to U.S. Department of Agriculture-Farm Service Agency staff, consultants, credit institutions, Extension educators, and farmers. The training is one of four regional meetings co-sponsored with USDA-Farm Service Agency, the National Association for Agriculture and Food Policy (a coalition co-led by the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University and the Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri-Columbia), and the National Coalition for Production Education (a coalition led by the University of Illinois). The 2014 Farm Bill introduced two new safety net programs. Those are Price Loss Coverage, which offsets price shortfalls, and Agricultural Risk Coverage, which addresses revenue declines. These programs will be discussed as well as two web-based decision aids developed to help producers choose which program is best for their operations. The NAAFP decision aid can be accessed at https://usda.afpc.tamu.edu. The NCPE decision aid can be accessed at http://farmbilltoolbox.farmdoc.illinois.edu/. Both decision aids also assists farmers in updating payment yields and reallocating base acres. During the morning sessions, national farm policy experts will discuss provisions of the 2014 farm bill. After lunch, the online decision aids will be demonstrated and attendees will be shown several example scenarios for educational purposes. For more information, contact the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M at 979-845-5913.
The District 6-AAA High School Basketball Media Day was held Monday and the coaches named the Cumberland County High School Lady Jets and the White County High School Warriors as the teams to beat.
On the girls side the coaches named CCHS as the top team followed by Rhea County, White County, Warren County and a tie for fifth with Stone Memorial and Cookeville. The media also picked the Lady Jets to finish first with White County and Rhea County in a tie for second, followed by Cookeville, Warren County and Stone Memorial.
On the boys side White County was tabbed for the number one spot by both the coaches and the media. The coaches have CCHS second, followed by Cookeville, Stone Memorial fourth and Rhea County and Warren County tied for fifth. The media picked Cookeville to finish second, with Stone Memorial and Cumberland County tied for 3rd and followed by Warren County and Rhea County.
The games begin next month.
Crossville police are seeking information on a theft that occurred in the early morning hours on 10/07/2014. Someone driving an older model box style, fleet side pickup, removed a 14 foot Mastiff utility trailer from the locked fence area of TLC Landscaping, on East 1st Street. The truck could be an 80’s model Chevrolet or Dodge pickup. The vehicle appears to be two tone black and grey. A video of the incident is under review and not available to post at this time. The trailer had the word MASTIFF in bold white letters, on the left side on the tongue. If you have any information on any persons involved, or think you may have seen this trailer, please contact Crimestoppers and Sgt. Brian Eckelson at 200-1173 or 200-1147 or call Det. Danny Harris at the Crossville Police Department at 484-7231.
This is Teen Driver Safety Week and the Governor’s Highway Safety Office is teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in an awareness program. Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of 14-to-18 year olds in the United States. Last year, more than 39,000 crashes in Tennessee involved a driver age 20 or younger.The agencies are reminding parents of the “5 to Drive” rules to share with their teens: 1) No Drinking and Driving, 2) Buckle Up. Every Trip. Every Time. Front Seat and Back, 3) Put It Down. One Text or Call Could Wreck It All, 4) Stop Speeding Before It Stops You, and 5) No More Than One Passenger at a Time.