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A Retirement Reception for City Court Judge, The Honorable Thomas L. Bean, will be held Monday, December 15th at 4 p.m. at the Crossville Police Headquarters, 99 Municipal Avenue. The public is invited.
A Cumberland County man now faces numerous charges after allegedly leading police on a high speed chase through several counties in East Tennessee. WATE reports 28 year old Johnny Davis, of Crossville, was arrested Sunday night on I-75 in McMinn County. The chase began in Knox County with speeds reaching 100 miles per hour according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Davis was apprehended after he crashed on I-75 and has reportedly been charged with reckless driving, driving on a revoked license and evading arrest.
Tennessee turkey hunters recorded 1,464 harvests during the two-week 2014 fall turkey season which was held in October. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports that the 2014 fall harvest stands at 1,464. The harvest is 165 less than the 1,628 harvested during the 2013 fall season. Fall turkey hunting was allowed in 78 of the state’s 95 counties this fall. Maury County was again the top county with a harvest of 117, 11 less than the total of 128 last year. Sumner County was second with 63. The rest of the top 10 counties were Rutherford 54, Sullivan 52 and Greene 52, Dickson 47, Washington 44, Montgomery 43, Robertson 41, Cheatham 38, Cocke and Hickman 36. The 2015 spring turkey season will run from April 4-May 17 in all Tennessee counties. The Young Sportsman Turkey Hunt is the weekend of March 28-29.
Despite the chilly weather, hearts were warm with holiday cheer at Saturday’s City of Crossville Annual Christmas Parade. The Grand Prize Winner and $500 prize went to the float of Clarkrange Baptist Church. The Schools category winner was Stone Memorial FFA; Best Friends Veterinary Hospital won for Small Business, Mayland Church of God of Prophecy was the Religious category winner; Steve Mullinax won for Vintage Auto; Non-Profit went to the Plateau Longbeards; and Heather Mackie won in the Horse/Animal category. All category winners received $100.
The former Campbell County teacher who made it on the TBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted List was arrested in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Friday night. 44 year old Lonnie Lee Vann was wanted for robbing a couple at gunpoint last week. According to reports, Officer Kathleen Swanson with MBPD said officers saw the man driving and pulled him over, and arrested him without any problems. Vann is being held in the Myrtle Beach Jail without bond, pending a hearing before a judge and is expected to be held on a Fugitive from Justice Warrant before he can return to TN. In July Vann was charged with solicitation of a minor, tampering with evidence, and assault. According to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, Vann took a 13 year old student off school property and attempted to hug and kiss the girl without her consent in October of 2013; he then later altered images on the security cameras that caught his actions.