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6 Auburn rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh and scored the winning run in the ninth inning to claim its first SEC title with a 6-5 9-inning win over 11 Tennessee on Saturday night. Tennessee dropped an SEC Tournament championship game for the first time, winning titles in 2006 and 2011. UT was striving to become the first SEC Tournament Champion to play four games to win the tourney crown.
Hawkins County has suspended their school nutrition director after it was discovered that students were served 4 to 6 year old pork. Itís a story that made international news. Mandy Kenner has been suspended for three days without pay after students at Hawkins County schools were served meat dating back to 2009-2011 on April 22. On April 24th, all the freezers in the schools system were gone through and old frozen foods were thrown out. A new policy includes bimonthly school cafeteria inventories.
In a special called session Thursday evening, the Crossville City Council approved revised ordinances regarding signs for establishments selling or serving alcoholic beverages. Also approved on final reading were revisions to the code on beer sales and the change of meeting time for the Councilís regular monthly meeting. Starting in June, Council will be conducting the regular monthly meetings on the second Thursday of each month at 6 pm. Following the special call, council continued work on the 2015-16 budget by reviewing capital outlay projects.
25 year old Christopher Bryan Turner of Shorty Barnes Road faces several charges after making an illegal turn in Crossville. Turner failed to yield right of way to an oncoming vehicle that resulted in the traffic stop. Turner was found in possession of a substance believed to be methamphetamine, 5 syringes, a .22 gun and several rounds of ammo. Turner now faces charges of driving on a revoked license, possession of meth for resale, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal impersonation.
City police report that $400 in damage was done to the TWRA office on Industrial Boulevard. According to reports, an employee discovered the push bar to the front door had been broken. Authorities are reviewing surveillance video in the incident.