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Residents near proposed shooting park upset
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday March 8, 2017

Several residents that reside or own property near a proposed shooting park attended the Crossville City Council work session Tuesday night to express their dismay with the project. The City has given land at the site of the old city landfill to accommodate the project. Those in attendance were concerned about the noise and possible devaluation of their property. A binding contract has been signed and the land is set to be conveyed in April. Council members were open to delaying conveyance to allow the residents time to meet with the shooting park group.

 


Cookeville Man Charged With Aggravated Child Abuse After Knocking Out Child’s Tooth
WKRN/Herald-Citizen/Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday March 8, 2017

A Cookeville man has been charged with aggravated child abuse after allegedly hitting a 7-year-old boy so hard he knocked out a tooth. WKRN reports that Jonathan Clay Davis, age 27, was attempting to get the boy to take his medication, which was a large pill, by holding him down, plugging his nose and pouring water down his throat. When the boy bit Davis he reportedly slapped the child so hard it knocked out one of the boy’s teeth. Davis then reportedly violently spanked the boy. The man also reportedly took the mother’s cell phone to prevent her from calling for help for the child. The boy was treated at Cookeville Regional Medical Center on Saturday where hospital officials found a knot on the back of his head and several bruises on the boy’s torso and skull. Davis was taken into custody on Sunday and charged with Aggravated Child Abuse and Interference With an Emergency Phone Call. His bond was set at $26,500. The Herald – Citizen reports that Davis is on probation for a previous incident of aggravated assault against the child’s mother.

 


Press Release Issued from Cumberland County Board of Education
Wednesday March 8, 2017

Crossville, TN - Cumberland County Schools announced today that Mr. Travis Isaacson has officially resigned from his position as Chief Finance Officer, effective 3/17/2017.

In his statement, Mr. Isaacson thanked the Board of Education for the opportunity to have served the community and to have worked with an executive staff whose goal has always been to put children first.

Mr. Isaacson has been acting CFO for the last three years, and in that time has developed strong financial and administrative policies and procedures that have strengthened the districts ability to monitor and manage district finances, business programs and financial services.
Mrs. Janet Graham, Director of Schools is currently seeking candidates to fill Mr. Isaacson’s position. Mr. Isaacson will provide assistance in the interim period to make for a smooth transition once a qualified candidate is hired.

Director Graham indicated, “ This will not be an easy position to fill. Mr. Isaacson has been a tremendous asset to the Cumberland County Schools, and his skills and knowledge in managing the districts finances and operational departments will be greatly missed. We have begun the search process, and hope to have the position filled by spring.”

Cumberland County Schools is a K-12 public school system, serving approximately 7000 students in Cumberland County Tennessee. Employing over 1000 faculty and staff, with 9 elementary and 3 high schools.

For more information please visit our website, www.ccshcools.k12tn.net, or email Mrs. Tabitha Webb at twebb5@ccschools.k12tn.net

 
Drug Raid on Lee Circle Nets Meth, Cash and Counterfeit Currency


Drug Raid on Lee Circle Nets Meth, Cash and Counterfeit Currency
Submitted: Lt. Brian Eckelson,Crimestoppers Coordinator/Public Information Officer Wednesday March 8, 2017

A Crossville woman faces a host of charges following a recent drug raid at her home. On Friday, March 3, 2017 an undercover narcotics operation led to the service of a Search Warrant at the Lee Circle home of 56-year-old Carol Lynn Dixon of Crossville. The search warrant at 249 Lee Circle came after in-depth undercover investigations and drug purchases led to the discovery of the illegal narcotics operation. Crossville Police Department Narcotics Detectives working together with the 13th Judicial Drug Task Force, the HIDTA / TBI Drug Task Force, the Office of the District Attorney General and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office in the execution of the search warrant discovered Cash, Methamphetamine and Counterfeit Currency, which were seized as evidence. Authorities say that following the operation, criminal indictments will be sought on resident, Carol Lynn Dixon at an upcoming session of the Cumberland County Grand Jury.

(Photo Courtesy Crimestoppers)

 
Crossville Police Announce Elder Watch Program


Crossville Police Announce Elder Watch Program
Submitted: Lt. Brian Eckelson,Crimestoppers Coordinator/Public Information Officer-Crossville Police Wednesday March 8, 2017

The City of Crossville Police Department is excited to announce the introduction of our first ever ELDER WATCH PROGRAM. The purpose of the program is for our office to have a personal contact with elderly citizens of the City of Crossville, to ensure their personal welfare. The Elder Watch Program is designed to enhance contact with homebound elderly persons and residents with special needs. We are often contacted by out-of-town family members who are concerned for the well-being of these persons, due to a lack of contact.

Through the Elder Watch Program, regular contact can be established with those who request to participate. This program will be operated by members of the Crossville Police Department and our VIP (Volunteers in Policing) program, who will establish contact with the homebound person, on a regular basis, to check on their well-being. If, through the course of his or her regular duties, an officer or volunteer encounters a resident who would benefit from the Elder Watch program, the officer would be encouraged to provide an Elder Watch Request Form to that resident.

Elder Watch Program Details

• Upon regular intervals, a member of the Crossville Police Department will attempt to contact participants by home visits.
• We will check on the welfare of the participants, their personal well-being and check their physical condition during extreme weather, heat / cool, etc.

The Crossville Police Department wants to stress the importance of increasing the awareness of this new Elder Watch program, in an effort to help insure the safety of our community’s must vulnerable residents.

Elder Watch Request Forms can be picked up at Police Headquarters during normal business hours. Residents or family members may also contact the VIP office at (931)484-7231, ext. 123, to request that an Elder Watch Request Form be mailed to their home, or to schedule one of our Volunteers come to their home and assist in filling out the request form. Downloadable forms will also be available online, by visiting www.crossvilletn.gov and selecting the “Departments” tab, “Public Safety” tab, then to the Police Department’s “Current Events” page.

 

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