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A busy Saturday for the counties high school basketball teams. The Jets and Lady Jets will travel to Clarkrange to take on Ensworth and Livingston Academy and the Panthers and Lady Panthers will be on the road playing Knoxville Halls and Knoxville Central at Lenoir City High School.
Tuesday, November 22, CCHS will travel to Cleveland to take on Bradley Central and SMHS will visit Jamestown to battle York Institute. The Lady Panthers and Panthers games against the Dragons on Tuesday will air live on Mix 99.3 with coverage beginning at 5:55.
Two men charged with the theft of signs from a Mockingbird Drive home have accepted a pre-trial diversion arrangement that places them under 6 months probation. City employee and father of outgoing Councilman Jesse Kerley, Jerry Kerley was charged along with William Harwell with misdemeanor theft. Harwell and Kerley agreed to the arrangement in court on Thursday (11/17/16).
The City of Crossville is now taking applications for the Chief of Police position. Mark Rosser has been serving as Interim Chief since Chief Rodney Shoap resigned earlier this year. Applications will be accepted through December 7, 2016. More information can be found at the Cityís website under the Human Resources Jobs link.
The Tennessee Republican Caucus voted for Beth Harwell to keep her position as Speaker of the House. Senator Randy McNally was nominated to be the next Lt. Governor of Tennessee on Thursday, WVLT reports.
The Cookeville Police Department is warning citizens about a Secret Sister Gift Exchange Scam. The scam circulated Facebook heavily last year and is make the rounds again this holiday season. The message pops up on your news feed with the message that you can buy a gift of $10 or more, add your name to a list and then you will receive 36 gifts. Most people donít receive their gifts and according to the Cookeville Police Department, the gift exchange is a modern version of the chain letter scheme and is illegal. Chain letters are essentially forms of gambling and sending it through the mail violates Title 18, United States Code, Section 1302, the Postal Lottery Statute.