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On Thursday, the Cumberland County Jets beat the York Dragons 8-2 off eight hits. Grant Parrett picked up the win while allowing two runs off six hits and 7kís. Drew Vaden finished allowing no earned runs, walked none and struck out two. Jetís offense Ethan Cunningham 2-2, 1 RBI; David Elliot 1-3, 1 RBI; Matt Ledbetter 2-4, 2 RBIís; Grant Parrett 1-4, 1 RBI; Justin Shipe 1-2, 1 RBI; and Nathaniel Wyatt 1-2. Jets overall record is 10-5 (5-2 District) and host Livingston Academy this Saturday at noon.
Cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during a preliminary hearing for the man accused of killing 23 year old Courtney Cash. Attorneys for Wayne Gary Masciarella had asked the judge to limit media coverage of the proceedings, which are being followed closely by news outlets. Cash is the great-niece of late country superstar, Johnny Cash.
The City of Crossville has announced that Dooley Street will be closed for sewer maintenance this Saturday, April 5. The closure will begin at Main Street and end at Layken Lane. Work is expected to begin at 6am and is expected to last between 8-10 hours. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route
Legislation ending Tennessee's 59-year-old "forced annexation" law is heading for Governor Bill Haslam's desk after overwhelmingly passing the House. Under the legislation, Tennessee towns and cities could no longer annex property simply by passing an ordinance. Instead, the only way cities would be able to annex is through petition brought by property owners wanting to come in or if a majority of voters cast ballots to do so in a public referendum. The bill exempts property owners, such a business developers, who want to come into a city for services they can't get in unincorporated areas.
A new safety campaign aims to reduce traffic deaths by 15 percent. The "Drive to Zero Fatalities" campaign will focus on several traffic safety enforcement goals, including seat belt usage, impaired and distracted driving and speeding. It will also include enforcement actions against unsafe driving behaviors of large truck and bus operators.