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The Crossville City Council, in regular session on Tuesday approved bids for employee health insurance. The Council approved the bid of Blue Cross Blue Shield with a 9 percent increase in premiums, also approved, the 1st reading, an ordinance increasing the fees for violation of handicapped parking. The ordinance must pass 2 more readings before fines are increased to the State maximum of $200. Street closures for the SMHS Panther Dash on November 8th and the First United Methodist Church SpiritFest on October 31st were appoved. Council granted a 120 extension to Project Enterprise for an option for property on Interchange Drive. Council had previously approved a 60 day option for Project Enterprise to purchase just over 18 acres.
City police were called to JP’s Nascar Outlet to investigate reports of a stolen trailer. The victim told police that sometime over the weekend, his blue trailer was taken from the business. The trailer was valued at $800 and authorities are reviewing nearby surveillance video.
A Crossville police officer charged two men with methamphetamine possession after a traffic stop. William “Billy” Carmack, 43, of Pleasant Hill and Joshua Ray Robbins, 34, of Potato Farm Road will face charges of manufacture, delivery and sale of methamphetamine after they were stopped for improper display of registration. Authorities seized 2 grams of meth, over 11 grams of marijuana, and a 2001 Chevy Cavalier.
Cumberland County Road Department employees found a Ruger 10/22 with scope last week while mowing grass on Plateau Road. The weapon was destroyed by a Bush-Hog. It had apparently been there for a long time. The Sheriff’s department reports what remained of the Ruger was rusted. A check of the serial number revealed it had not been reported as stolen. It’s not known to whom it belonged.
American Flags were targeted by thieves at two separate homes on Elmore Road Sunday night. In each theft, the flags were removed from poles that were in the front yard of the homes. Police have no suspects at this time.