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On Monday, February 13, 2017 at approximately 12:18pm, a 68 year old female was attempting to park a 2003 Ford Focus station wagon in one of the front parking spaces of Crossville’s United States Post Office, at 240 Old Jamestown Highway. The driver stepped on the accelerator pedal, mistaking it for the brake pedal, sending the vehicle over the curb, across the sidewalk and front landscaping, then on into the front of the building.The vehicle crashed through the glass windowed front wall of the service counter area and came to rest against the counter. There were 3 bystanders in the area who received minor injuries and were transported to Cumberland Medical Center by Cumberland County E.M.S. ambulance. The driver was also transported to Cumberland Medical Center for evaluation of any possible injury. There are no criminal charges pending, at the time of this release.
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The Crossville Post Office remained open Monday after a woman reportedly plowed her vehicle into the building shortly after noon. Authorities did not immediately release the cause of the accident. At least two people were reportedly taken to the hospital. Their names and the extent of injuries were not released. Despite a gaping hole in the building, the staff at the Crossville Post Office, although a bit shaken, carried on with business as normal as possible.
The Crossville Police Department is warning of a ticket scam involving the Palace Theatre in Crossviille. Police say that when purchasing tickets online or on the phone for events at the Historic Palace Theatre, make sure you are going through the Palace Theatre website event calendar or calling the Palace direct at 931-484- 6133. A scammer company, boxofficevertified (dot ) com has paid for its name to show up in Google searches and are attempting to sell tickets acting as an agent for the Palace Theatre. This company has NO affiliation with the Palace Theatre, City of Crossville, or Vendini.com.( authorized ticket agent ). If you believe you have made a purchase In error from this company, please contact your bank or respective credit card companies.
The Cumberland County High School Cheerleaders won 5th place in the Large Varsity Non Tumbling Game Day Competition at the National High School Cheerleading Championship on Sunday, February 12th at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The CCHS team gained this opportunity to compete at the National Competition with a bid when they won the TSSAA Game Day State Championship for Tennessee at MTSU in November.
The National High School Cheerleading Championship (NHSCC) is the most prestigious cheerleading championship in the country. It is held each year at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida, and nationally televised on ESPN and ESPN2 to over 100 million homes and 32 countries nationwide each year. The Championship is also streamed live on Varsity TV on Varsity.com.
The CCHS squad members are: Haven Davis, Kaitlyn Lee, Kassie Looschen, Rhianna Mann, Emiliee King, Shae Miller, Kadie Edmonds, Maggie Spriggs, Liv Stewart, Sheridan Roberts, Ashley Burke, Kayla Ashburn, Maggie Delaney, Samira Allaf, Tyler Evans, Audree Kerley and Cassidy Wyatt.
Coaches are Melissa Kerley, Bekki Atkinson and Cheryl Threet.
Pictures and info provided by Bekki Atkinson and Melissa Kerley.
The Crossville City Council is expected to wrap up the final details in the hiring of a new City Manager at Tuesday’s Regular Monthly meeting. During a Special Meeting last week, the council extended an offer to Greg Wood of Florida. Wood has reportedly already accepted the offer of an annual base salary of $80,211 with a 10 percent increase after 6 months, a 6 month severance package and a 2 year contract. The Council also approved a $2,500 moving allowance. The offer is contingent on the outcome of a background check and Mr. Wood is expected to assume the position of City Manager on March 6th. The Beer Board will meet at 5:45 p.m. and the City Council meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at City Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The meeting is open to the public.