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... Wind Advisory now in effect from 6 PM this evening to noon CST
* Winds... southeast winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to around 40
* Impacts... some tree branches may be blown down. Loose outdoor
objects could be blown around. A few isolated power outages
are possible. Driving will be difficult at times especially
for large vehicles and trucks.
Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Advisory means that winds of 25 mph or higher are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Motorists should be on the alert for downed tree branches and loose outdoor objects. Use extra caution.
The Lady Vols posted a 102-47 win over Central Arkansas in the regular-season opener on Sunday afternoon at Thompson-Boling Arena. The Lady Vols continue their eight-game homestand to begin the season on Wednesday, Nov. 18 when they host Penn State. The game starts at 7 p.m. CT.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation posted on its Facebook page that there is no threat on Black Friday that the Bureau is aware of at this time. The TBI says that while it is always a good idea to remain aware of your surroundings wherever you are, reports on social media indicating calls are being made to law enforcement to inform them of a credible terrorist threat are unfounded and are not coming from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Black Friday is always the day after Thanksgiving. This year, Black Friday will be on Friday 27th November 2015.
Cumberland County Sheriff Casey Cox announced that his department has been awarded a contract with the Tennessee Department of Transportation for litter pickup. Cox will be using inmates as the labor force and expects to net around $40,000. Commissioners approved the contract pending further review by the County Attorney.
A vote on a resolution to protest privatization of select departments of the Cumberland Mountain State Park was postponed during the regular session of the Cumberland County Commission on Monday. The resolution, sponsored by Commissioner Nancy Hyder, requests that privatization efforts at the park cease and desist. Hyder proposed the postponement until after a Joint Economic Development Board meeting to be held on November 30th on the 4th floor of Crossville City Hall. That meeting is scheduled for 4 PM.