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No decision has been made by the Ficosa company regarding a possible relocation. It has been reported that the company is considering moving operations to a neighboring city. The City Manager says the company has a very good offer from the City on the table, but he is not ready to reveal that offer until it is accepted or rejected.
The annual City of Crossville Christmas Parade is set for December 13th. This year, TV and film star, Julie Ann Emery has been selected as Grand Marshal. Emery, born and raised in Crossville, has appeared in the motion picture “Hitch” with Will Smith and in the FX Networks, “Fargo”.
Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson has sent a letter to the House Committee on Oversight accusing the Secret Service of misconduct. Anderson says that in January 2013, Secret Service agents investigating a Nashville man for making threatening comments on Facebook about the President, requested back up from Nashville police. The suspect refused to come out of the home demanding to see a warrant. Chief Anderson says that one of the Secret Service agents asked a Metro officer to “waive a piece of paper” in an attempt to dupe the suspect into surrendering. When Nashville police realized the agents had no legal right to search the suspect’s home, they pulled out. Chief Anderson calls the agent’s actions an abuse of power. He also claims he sent a previous letter to the former Director of the Secret Service and got a call instead from the Assistant Director whose “tone, at best, was condescending and dismissive”. Chief Anderson goes on to say that the Metro Nashville Police Department has a good working relationship with other agencies, but that in future, any interaction or request for assistance from the Secret Service must be cleared by a captain or above from the agency. Late Monday afternoon, the Secret Service issued a response saying it values their relationship with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. The agency also claims the incident was addressed and that an apology was issued to Chief Anderson regarding his initial complaint.
Even as the worst of Monday night’s storm had passed, authorities statewide had to deal with its aftermath. Two Rutherford County Sheriff’s Deputies rescued four children from their car trapped in water Tuesday morning. Mother Jessica Elgin was able to walk through the flood waters with the assistance Deputies Derrick McCullough and Michael Parsons who rescued her children ages 8 months and 2, 7 and 11 years old from the car. Deputy Parsons said they carried the children from their car trapped in about 3 feet of water. The mother didn’t think the water was that deep when she tried to cross a flooded roadway. Deputies had to stop another driver before he drove into the water. “Anytime you go through moving water, it can move your car,” Deputy Parsons said. “A car is not made to go through water.” Monday’s storms not only dumped torrential rains, but also spawned at least two tornadoes in the Volunteer State. The National Weather Service has confirmed Tuesday the touchdown of an EF1 tornado in Clarksville, TN as storms passed through Monday evening. Crew also confirmed a second tornado that touched down in Perry County. Crews are still looking at damage to determine if more twisters touched down in Tennessee.
The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office has unveiled the new Tennessee Voter Smartphone App, which is now available in the Apple Store and in Google Play. Highlights of the app include: Early voting and Election Day polling locations and hours of operation, candidate list for upcoming elections, sample ballots, county election commission information and online access to election results. And the App is Free! To learn more about the GoVoteTN app or elections visit the state's election website at www.GoVoteTN.com. Early voting for the November 4th general election starts this on Wednesday, October 15th. .