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(Crossville, TN; October 13, 2016) The Cumberland/Bledsoe County Farm Service Agency in Crossville, reminds area farmers they can no longer wait until July 15 of each year to file a report of the acreage they use for hay and pasture in the current crop year. The final reporting date for 2017 hay and pasture is now November 15, 2016. Anyone having questions about crop reporting is urged to call the office at 931-484-6520 or toll free at 855-216-2802.
The Crossville City Council will meet Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 6 p.m. at City Hall. Prior to the meeting, a Public Hearing will be held at 5:50 p.m. regarding the proposed annexation and plan of services of .31 acres on Orange Circle. The Regular Monthly Meeting will begin immediately following the hearing. One agenda item sponsored by Councilmember Pete Souza could spark a lively debate. It pertains to action on the removal and replacement of the Interim City Manager. Thursday’s meeting is open to the public.
The Roane County Sheriff’s office is asking the public for help in locating a missing 500 pound antique bell. According to WVLT, the huge bell rang at the old Bradbury School which also doubled as a church until the building burned down in the early 1900s. The inscription on it says the C.S. Bell Company out of HIllsborough, Ohio, with a date of 1887. The bell had been on display at an antique shop in Roane County until it was discovered missing last week. Anyone with information about the bell is asked to call the Raone County Sheriff’s Office.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd and LeMond Composites announced Wednesday the company will begin manufacturing a new industry-disrupting carbon fiber for the transportation, renewable energy and infrastructure markets.
LeMond Composites will invest $125 million to expand its campus by building its first carbon fiber production line at its facility at 103 Palladium Way in Oak Ridge, which is located adjacent to Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Carbon Fiber Technology Facility. The announcement represents the creation of 242 new jobs in Roane County.
LeMond Composites plans to break ground on the new facility in January 2017. The first commercially available product will be ready in the first quarter of 2018.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will travel to the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in California later this week, reports WVLT, to receive the top three awards: first place in the Highway Patrol/State Police agency category consisting of 501-1500 troopers in the nation for 2016, Technology Special Award Category for predictive analytics program in the TITAN Division, and the Traffic Incident Management Special Award Category based on their training program and the facility that was built with the help of TDOT at our Training Center.
All law enforcement agencies in the country were invited to submit a presentation or packet talking about their public safety efforts. According to WVLT, the THP competed in the largest state agency category against all law enforcement agencies in the special awards category.
"It's an honor to receive notification on the 2016 awards to be given at the IACP International Conference in San Diego," said Colonel Tracy Trott. "This is a testament to the dedication, passion, and professionalism exhibited daily by the men and women of the THP."