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The City of Crossville is making it easier for residents to communicate feedback and receive information. Speak up Crossville is a way for citizens to find out about ongoing Projects, join in on discussions and connect with others that share your interests. In addition, residents can also learn about public meetings and take surveys that will help shape shape the future of how the community works together. You can access Speak up Crossville through the City of Crossville’s website at speakupcrossville.com
Crossville City Mayor JH Graham III was on hand to kick off City of Crossville’s annual Arbor Day celebration. Mayor Graham read a proclaimation which commended the Tree Board for their efforts in the planting and maintaining of trees in our community. Mayor Graham noted that more than 75,000 trees have been distributed by the Tree Board since they began their Arbor Day giveaway. Hundreds of people lined up to receive 12 different species of trees which were distributed by volunteers from Tree Board volunteers and volunteers from Wyndham Resorts.
Cumberland County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Dollar General Store in Fairfield Glade where they discovered a front glass panel had been broken and entry had been gained. While investigating, deputies discovered more than $1000 worth of cigarettes, mostly Marlboro Brand had been stolen along with loose change from a donation jar. In addition, the adjacent businesses had damage to their doors and windows and a dentist office had been broken into. There are no witnesses or suspects at this time.
Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate for January is 7.2 percent, which is five tenths of a percentage lower than the December revised rate. The national unemployment rate for January was 6.6 percent, down one tenth of one percentage point from December. Over the past year, Tennessee's unemployment rate dropped from 8.1 to 7.2 percent, while the national rate declined from 7.9 to 6.6 percent.
The state fire marshal's office is asking Tennessee residents to inspect their smoke alarms when they change their clocks this weekend. Commissioner Julie McPeak says people should change the batteries in their smoke alarms when they change their clocks Saturday night for daylight saving time