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A former Cumberland County educator has passed away. Dana Winningham was discovered dead in a pasture off Russell Ridge in the Linary Community. Authorities say they got the call of a man down about 11:23 p.m. Tuesday night. The cause of death has not been determined but foul play is not suspected at this time. During his 27 years of service in the Cumberland County School system, Mr. Winningham served in various positions. He was a Principal at Homestead Elementary for a decade, an Assistant Principal at Martin Elementary for two years, and he also served 16 years as Special Education Director. Mr. Winningham resigned in 2007 to accept the position of Assistant Professor of Instructional Leadership for Graduate Students at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville. Dana Winningham was 62. Funeral Service for Dana Winningham, I will be held Sunday, July 5 at 4 p.m. at Bilbrey Funeral Home. Visitation will be prior to service from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bilbrey Funeral Home
A washed out road claimed the life of a Cumberland County man on Thursday and left about 30 residents stranded. Authorities say 31 year old Dale Wilson was driving a pickup truck on George Branch Drive in western Cumberland County and apparently never saw that floodwaters had washed out a 30 foot section of roadway. Wilsonís truck plummeted about 15 feet, killing him.
Updated at 3:30pm: These roads are now open: Cow Pen Road, Southwood Drive, Bud Tanner Road and Fox Road.
Due to flooding, the Cumberland County Road Department has closed the following roads: Southwood Drive off Lantana Road, Cow Pen Road off Mayland Road, George Branch Road off Dripping Springs Road, East Cove Road in Cumberland Cove off 70N, Bud Tanner Road, Old Claysville Road, White Horse at Crazy Horse intersection, Old Flynn's Cove Road, Cherokee Trail just before Marina, Sitting Bull Point (ONE LANE ONLY). These roads are flooded out with water standing several feet deep over them, and/or washed completely in two. THEY ARE NOT PASSABLE!!!! Crews are working on trying to get some open if water will go down, if not roads will have to remain closed!!!! Spread the word as much as you can, our barricades and cones and barrels people are already stealing, please contact 911 or the County Highway Dept at 931-484-5424 if you see any roads that are not passable. USE EXTREME CAUTION DRIVING!!!!! We will be working until all roads can be resolved if possible.
The City of Crossville has contracted Ryan Engineering to conduct a Leak Detection Study on the City of Crossville water mains beginning Monday, July 6, 2015. Ryan Engineering employees along with a City employee will be conducting this study which is scheduled to last approximately one month. If you have questions please contact the Public Works Department at (931) 484-7631.
An information line was set up for people to call: 865-273-3406.
A train caught fire at about 12 a.m. Thursday morning on Clydesdale Street near Lamar Alexander Parkway. At least three cars of the train derailed and one containing a highly toxic and flammable gas caught fire. Dispatch told Local 8 News there were no passengers on the train and that it was a freight car. There are road closures along Highway 321 from Clydesdale Street to William Blount Drive. About 5,000 people were evacuated from a one mile radius around the crash site. It could be 24 - 48 hours until they are allowed back. They were sent to the Foothills Mall, but are expected to be moved to Heritage High School. CSX, the rail line involved says it opened a community outreach center at Heritage High School to help evacuees. Representatives from the company are meeting with displaced people to discuss their needs. They are working to provide food and refreshments. The center will be open 24 hours until further notice. The Blount County Sheriff's Office is telling everyone living south of Robert C. Jackson all the way to Friendsville to refrain from drinking well water due to possible contamination. Ten officers went to Blount County Memorial Hospital for treatment of fume inhalation and a dozen more were expected. At least three other people had to go to the hospital for various reasons. Pets are not allowed at the Red Cross Shelter. People are asked to bring their animals to the Blount County Animal Center. Disaster Animal Rescue Team was on scene to help displaced pet owners. LaQuinta Inn in Louisville is taking people with pets and CSX will reimburse people for lodging if they've been affected by the derailment. Several businesses were closed Thursday because of the derailment. Keep up to date with the latest closings on the closings page of our website. A statement from CSX said the train was traveling from Cincinnati, Ohio to Waycross, Ga. The derailed car carried acrylonitrile, a product used in the manufacture of plastics, and caught fire.