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Runners and walkers pounded the pavement on Saturday, May 11th in the first annual 5K Race to the Plate hosted by the CCHS Jets Baseball team and booster club. "This 5K was a fun event that encouraged families, friends and co-workers to get out and do something active together," one runner stated. The 5K started at Jet Park and went through CCHS neighborhoods before returning back to Jet Park to cross the finish line at the CCHS Jets' home plate. Angie Rile was the overall female winner with a chip time of 24:04. Robert Troino was the overall male winner with a chip time of 20:42. First place winners for each age division were as follows: Madison McLaughlin (F) and Bobby Uebelacker (M) for ages 1-17, Kat Cross (F) and Larry Brown (M) for ages 18-28, Kim McCullough (F) and Brent Masingale (M) for ages 29-38, Aretha Hitch (F) and Jeffrey Vires (M) for ages 39-48, Margaret Smith (F) and Terry Walter (M) for ages 49-58, and Jack Foster (M) for ages 59 and over. All 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each female and male age division were presented with Race to the Plate medals. Noah Rile was also presented with his first race medal as the youngest runner for the event. (Pictured: top left- Angie Rile and Robert Troino as overall winners, top right- place winners for each age division, bottom left- runners leaving Jet Park, and bottom right- Noah Rile, age 5, as youngest runner). Photos courtesy D. Shaw
Cumberland County High School has announced their 2013 Girls and Boys State candidates. Gabby Norris, Brianna Taylor, Livia Jo Abston, Jennifer Hedgecoth, and Tana McDonald will represent CCHS at Girls State on campus at Lipscomb University in Nashville. Jeremy Miller, Reed Shaw, Logan Parsons, and Matthew Turner will represent CCHS at Boys State on campus at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. Both Girls and Boys State will be held May 26 through June 1, 2013. (Photo courtesy D. Shaw)
You might want to eat before you attend a Crossville City function in the future. Crossville City Councilman Pete Souza is continuing his crusade to cut what he calls abuses by the City by cutting the City's budget for catering and meals for City functions. According to a "position paper" by Councilman Souza, the Councilman plans to put forth a motion at Tuesday's City Council meeting which would require prior approval for all catering and meals over $50 be approved by the City Council.
Crossville City Councilman Pete Souza has attempted to turn his cost saving measures towards Crossville City Fire Chief Mike Turner. At a special called City Council meeting this week, Souza approached Crossville City Mayor JH Graham III and the rest of the City Council stating that he had received "6 calls" regarding inappropriate use of the vehicle that Chief Turner drives. Turner was questioned by the Mayor as to whether the vehicle was necessary for the performance of his day to day duties, to which he answered that it was. Turner further responded that he took great pride in his job not only as Fire Chief, but also as an EMT and first responder, and that he served with great pride at the pleasure of the Mayor and the Council, and would drive any vehicle provided. Mayor Graham agreed that the vehicle in question was indeed essential for Turner's job, as it was a 4 wheel drive vehicle, and came in particular use during the tornadoes of 2012. The Mayor suggested that Councilman Souza bring the matter up at the City Council Meeting next Tuesday, should he have further questions. The item has since been removed from Tuesday's meeting agenda
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released its annual study dedicated to crime in Tennessee's schools. The study spans a three-year period between 2010 and 2012 and is based on crime data submitted by Tennessee law enforcement agencies. The reported number of crimes that occurred at schools decreased by 12 percent from 2011 to 2012. Simple assault was the most frequently reported crime at 3,956 or 36 percent of offenses. Crimes against persons made up the largest majority of reported school crimes at nearly 50 percent. Marijuana greatly outnumbered all other seized drugs at school in 2012, accounting for nearly 75 percent of drug seizures.