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Crossville Police were called to Brenda Lane Thursday, April 21, 2016 on a vandalism report. The victim said that someone broke the back door window of his apartment, entered the home, and took his television off a dresser and placed on a bed. Noting appeared to be missing. The value of the window was estimated at $75. No suspects have been named at this time.
A Crossville woman was served with a warrant for Vandalism and Arson after police responded to a burglary in progress on Rose Street on Tuesday. According to reports, a witness said 30-year-old Ashley Johnson was breaking out the rear windows of an apartment. Police detected a strong chemical odor in the residence and saw a pan and a burnt mattress. Because the odor was so toxic, authorities had to put on hazmat suits to investigate for a meth lab. Johnson was taken to the Justice Center and served with a warrant for Vandalism and Arson. The cost of the broken windows was estimated at $600.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Throughout the summer of 2016, the Tennessee Military Department will conduct one of the largest statewide disaster preparedness exercises in its history. Thousands of Tennessee Army and Air National Guardsmen will be working with various state and local agencies, especially the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency to exercise their response to catastrophic disasters and aid the citizens of Tennessee.
Named Tennessee Maneuvers 2016, the exercise involves more than 50 Army and Air National Guard units that will be training alongside fire departments, hospitals, law enforcement agencies, paramedics, and a host of other emergency organizations. Each participant will practice responding to disaster scenarios allowing them the opportunity to work together and perfect their response skills.
“Our mission is to support state wide emergency management by bringing together local civil authorities, under the coordination of TEMA, and provide military response resources in the event of a catastrophic emergency,” said Maj. Gen. Terry “Max” Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General. “During these emergencies, the Tennessee Army and Air National Guard bring unique skills and specialized equipment that can rapidly stabilize and assist in any situation throughout our great state.”
Beginning on May 13, the exercise will be highly visible throughout middle Tennessee. The first series of exercises will begin around Tullahoma. Units primarily from the Tennessee Guard’s 30th Troop Command will respond to emergencies with more than eight other agencies that include the Coffee County and Tullahoma Police Departments, Harton Hospital, Tenn. Dept. of Health, State Parks, and Tenn. Dept. of Transportation. Each agency will participate and conduct training fitted to their own organizational needs.
Following the May event, the next major exercise window will run from June 11-25, starting in Memphis and ending in Bristol, but encompassing areas in Nashville, Milan, Smyrna, Chattanooga, and others. The Memphis scenario is based on the catastrophic New Madrid fault line scenario which experts feel will cause earthquakes and destruction on a magnitude virtually unprecedented in modern history. Units mostly from the 194th Engineer Brigade, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 230th Sustainment Brigade and the Air National Guard will be working with TEMA and numerous agencies in response to possible scenarios.
The final set of exercises will be held around Bristol where primarily the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment and the 194th Engineer Brigade will be responding to catastrophic weather scenarios with local emergency agencies.
Even though the exercise will be conducted in major population centers, Guardsmen from across the state will be participating, resulting in increased visibility and vehicle traffic on state highways. Further scenario information on the Tennessee Maneuvers ’16 exercise will be released in the coming weeks and information can also be obtained from the Tennessee Military Department Joint Public Affairs Office at 615-313-0633.
The Cumberland County Budget Committee has been busy this week crunching numbers and has more meetings scheduled for next week. The Committee will meet next on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. in the small courtroom of the Courthouse. Agenda items include Fiscal Year 2015-2016 General Government Budgets Review to include: the Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services and the First Responder Program. The Budget Committee will meet again on Thursday, April 28 at 4:30 p.m. to continue the General Government Budges Review to include: the Sheriff, Jail & Juvenile Services, School Resource Officers, Courtroom Security, Reserve Deputies and the Drug Fund.
(Crossville, TN: April 22, 2016): The Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA) requires all foreign owners of U.S. agricultural land to report their holdings to the Secretary of Agriculture. The Farm Service Agency administers this program for USDA.
All individuals who are not U.S. citizens, and have purchased or sold agricultural land in the county are required to report the transaction to the FSA within 90 days of closing. Failure to submit the AFIDA form (FSA-153) could result in civil penalties of up to 25 percent of the fair market value of the property. County government offices, realtors, attorneys and others involved in real estate transactions are reminded to notify foreign investors of these reporting requirements.
The local Farm Service Agency is located at 314 Old Jamestown Highway in Crossville, TN.