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Cumberland County students are out of school all this week for Fall Break, October 10 – 14, 2016. Thanksgiving Break will be November 23-25. The end of the first semester will be on December 16th when school dismisses at 10 a.m. Winter Break will run from December 19th through January 3, 2017.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to its ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list, Christopher Christian Padgett.
Padgett (DOB 3-9-94) is wanted by the TBI and the Chattanooga Police Department. On Wednesday, Padgett cut off his GPS monitoring device in order to avoid standing trial in Hamilton County. Despite not being at the hearing, a jury convicted Padgett of First Degree Murder and Especially Aggravated Robbery and faces a mandatory life sentence.
Padgett, who goes by the nickname Bubba, is a 22-year-old African-American man who stands 5’11” and weighs approximately 160 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes, along with tattoos on both of his arms and his torso. Anyone with information about Padgett’s whereabouts should contact Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND. There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. (Photo courtesy TBI)
The Tennessee Highway Patrol cautions motorists to watch out for deer on or near the roadways this fall season. An increase in deer-related crashes is likely during the months of October through December due to deer mating and hunting season. November is typically the worst month for deer-related crashes.
In Tennessee, between 2011 and 2015, 22 percent of deer-related crashes occurred on interstate highways. In 2015, there were 6,953 deer-related crashes, including 351 that involved injuries and 0 that were fatal. That was up by 8.15 percent from 6,429 the previous year. However, since 2011, deer-related crashes in Tennessee have increased 22.04 percent.
The Department of Safety and Homeland Security, Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency suggest the following tips to help prevent deer-related crashes during peak mating and hunting seasons:
Remember that mating season puts deer on the move and deer tend to move at dawn and dusk.
Whenever you see deer cross the road, expect more to follow. Many times, the second or third deer crossing becomes the one that motorists hit.
Be attentive; drive defensively, constantly scanning the roadside, especially at daybreak and dusk.
Do not swerve to avoid contact with deer. This could cause the vehicle to flip or veer into oncoming traffic, causing a more serious crash. Swerving also can confuse the deer as to where to run.
When you spot a deer, slow down immediately. Proceed slowly until you pass that point.
If you do collide with a deer, never approach the injured animal. They are powerful and can cause bodily harm to a human. Report any deer collision, even if the damage is minor.
In the event of a deer crash, move the vehicle as far off the road as possible, and dial *THP (*847) from an available cell phone for assistance. The call will be connected to the nearest THP Communications Center and a State Trooper will be dispatched to the location.
Tennessee law allows deer killed in a collision to be taken and used as food, as long as you contact the nearest TWRA regional office and report the accident within 48 hours. For TWRA regional offices, visit the TWRA website at www.tnwildlife.org.
The Vols saw their first loss of the season after they were defeated by the Aggies 45-38 in overtime Saturday in Texas. UT will host Alabama on Saturday, October 15th at Neyland Stadium. The Kick-off Call begins at 1 p.m. CT and the game starts at 2:30 p.m. on your home for the VOLS, 102.5 WOW Country, Today’s Country and the Legends.
After nearly three decades at the helm of his family’s company, Cosby Stone has retired as Chief Executive Officer of TAP Publishing Company. Stone, whose grandfather started the company in 1937, is a third generation executive with TAP. He will still be involved with the company as an owner and board member. He will serve as Board Chairman for at least one more year.
Succeeding Cosby Stone as Interim CEO is Steve Stone, his brother, who is also a third generation owner. Adam Strachn, a fourth generation owner, has been appointed CEO Designate. Mike Stone, Executive Vice President of Marketing, and Gene Kahle, Chief Financial Officer, round out the senior leadership group.
TAP Publishing is a worldwide media and information services company, based at 174 4th Street, in Crossville, TN.. Its industry, “buy/sell” marketplaces are utilized in virtually every country on the globe. TAP’s flagship marketplace is Trade-A-Plane, the general aviation magazine begun in 1937 by Cosby and Margaret Harrison on their kitchen table.
Today, TAPPCO has eight business units and employs about 170 people The digital services of TAP have become the primary engines of market activity, with print products serving a strong supporting role. Additional online-only products include weather (the subscription based weatherTAP.com, launched in 1997) and trucking (NextTruckOnline.com, launched in 2008). TAP also has digital signage businesses related to both weather and its marketplaces. Since 1983, the company also operates a commercial printing division, and, in 2016, completed its purchase of SignSmith, a commercial sign business based in Crossville.
(Photo: Cosby Stone, Courtesy TAP Publishing)