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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (release/WVLT) -- On Thursday, July 14, the public is invited to Thompson-Boling Arena on the campus of the University of Tennessee for the Pat Summitt: Celebration of Life service. Admission is free, with the event set to begin at 7:00 p.m. ET. Attendees are asked to be seated and silence their cell phones by 6:30 p.m so the program can begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.
Doors to the arena will open to the public at 5:30 p.m ET and the general public may enter through Gates B, C, D & E with the usual ADA entrances also available. Due to construction on and around campus, guests are encouraged to arrive early.
Parking for this event is free. All guests planning to park in the G-10 garage are encouraged to enter off of Neyland Drive. Also, the University of Tennessee will provide free shuttles from the Ag Campus off Neyland Drive to and from Thompson-Boling Arena. The shuttle will begin at 4:30 p.m. prior to the event and will run one-hour after. Shuttle pickup on the Ag Campus is located off Joe Johnson Drive. There will be shuttles offered that are fully accessible to those with disabilities.
For more detailed event information on accessible parking and seating for those with disabilities, as well as a full list of prohibited and permitted items, please visit www.utsports.com/summittcelebration.
In consideration of other guests, no signs will be allowed in the arena. Additionally, no photography of any kind will be permitted during the event. The public may view the official event photos in a gallery on utsports.com following the service.
For those unable to attend, the service will be streamed live on utsports.com and patsummitt.org. The event is slated to be televised locally on WVLT-TV and nationally on ESPN2 and SEC Network.
Press release from Crossville Police Department:
On Monday July 11, 2016, Tuesday July 12, 2016 and Wednesday July 13, 2016 Officers with the City of Crossville Police Department arrested 3 Cumberland County residents, following the actions of The Cumberland County Grand Jury, in which the indictments were handed down for various charges. Crossville Detective’s efforts led to the charges being presented to the June 27, 2016 session of the grand jury. With this most recent effort: (7/11/16) - Mark Anthony Conatser – 46 years old, was charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and is currently being held on $10,000.00 bond, (7/12/16) - Gary T. Welch – 51 years old, was charged with 2 counts of Sale & Delivery of Oxycodone and is currently being held on $20,000.00 bond, (7/13/16) - Ricky Allen Jones – 26 years old, was charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and is currently being held on $10,000.00 bond. All three men were arrested and taken to the Cumberland County Jail for processing. These latest actions by the Crossville Police Department’s Detectives and Police Officers demonstrate the Department’s resolve to eradicate illicit narcotics and protect the families and children of our community. We congratulate their efforts. Any questions or comments, please contact the Crossville Police Department at 931-484-7231.
SMHS will host the Lady Panther Summer Basketball Camp July 18-20, 2016, from 12-3pm in the SMHS Gymnasium. The camp is for girls entering the 2nd through 8th grades. Cost is $50.00 per participant, family discounts apply. Hosted by coaches Mike Buck, Brad Sherrill and Lady Panther Players. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org
SMHS will host the Panther Boys Summer Basketball Camp July 18-20, 2016, from 8-11 am in the SMHS Gymnasium. The camp is for boys entering the 2nd through 8th grades. Cost is $50 per participant, family discounts apply. Hosted by coaches Neil Capps, Jess Raby and Current Panthers Players. For information email email@example.com
DOYLE, TN — The Cumberland County Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter of Cumberland County was named Outstanding Chapter at Camp Clements Leadership Training Camp on July 8, 2016. More than 200 students, advisors and guests attended what was the sixth of seven weeks of Leadership Training Camp offered to the Tennessee FFA Association.
Chapter officer teams must be active in officer classes, public speaking classes, the rifle range, an Extemporaneous Public Speaking contest, a camp-wide Quiz Bowl contest, various sporting events, and have a large sum of their members qualify for the gold leadership award to be considered for the Outstanding Chapter Award.
The Cumberland County FFA Chapter took home honors including first place in Extemporaneous Public Speaking, Nick Carpenter; fourth place in Quiz Bowl, Cole Aric, Ty Davis, Nick Carpenter and Dakota Randolph; and second place in Quiz Contest, Cole Aric. They were awarded numerous outstanding bronze, silver and gold leadership awards, as well as Best Sports and Best Athletes.
The Cumberland County FFA Officers for Week Six of camp are: President, Nick Carpenter; Vice-President, Brianah Castleberry; Secretary, Sarah Buckner; Treasurer, Julia Hively; Reporter, Sarah Essex; and Sentinel, Cole Aric. The chapter’s advisors are Terra Davis and Jason Atkinson.
FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. Nationally, there are 629,367 FFA members, aged 12-21. The Tennessee FFA Association is comprised of 14,084 members from 214 high school chapters, 7 middle school chapters, and 8 collegiate chapters across the state of Tennessee. To learn more about FFA visit www.tnffa.org.
(Photo Courtesy FFA: Cumberland County FFA members met at the amphitheater, awards in hand, after a successful week at Tennessee FFA Leadership Training Camp: Camp Clements.)
Tennessee State Parks is hosting Tennessee Promise Saturday on July 23. While these statewide events are geared towards TN Promise scholars, they are open to anyone who would like to participate.
Cumberland Mountain State Park:
Volunteers will be cutting lots of brush and hauling it away from the peninsula to reclaim picnic areas that have become overgrown.
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Meeting Location: Boat Dock Parking lot
Event Contact: Ranger Monica Johnson, (931) 484-6138, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maximum Number of Participants: 30
Sergeant Alvin C. York State Historic Park:
Volunteers at Sergeant Alvin C. York State Historic Park will work on the reproduction WWI trench system. Volunteers will help park staff by filling sandbags and reinforcing the defensive positions in the trench. Volunteers should bring work gloves, sunscreen and water. This project will require the use of hand tools and will be moderate in difficulty.
Meeting Location: Visitor Center, 2609 North York Hwy, Pall Mall, TN 38577
Event Contact: Park Manager Travis Stover, (931) 879-6456, email@example.com
Maximum Number of Participants: 10
tnAchieves/Tennessee Promise students are required to give back at least 8 hours of community service prior to each term. The deadline for completing those hours for the Fall Semester/Trimester is August 1, 2016. Students who miss the community service deadline face losing their scholarships.
(Photo Courtesy TDEC)