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I-40 Eastbound was closed for several hours Friday night following a head on collision which claimed the life of an eight-year-old girl. The accident happened at mile marker 294 at 9:15 pm, causing traffic to be diverted to Highway 127. Officials said a Dodge Challenger was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane when it struck a Toyota Corolla head on. The crash is under investigation and charges are pending.
A Warren County High School student who took a gun to school last week, prompting a lockdown, has pled guilty in Juvenile Court to the charge of delinquency to the act of possessing a firearm on school property. The teenager has been committed to the Department of Children's Services. The teen was taken to the Principal's office Wednesday morning after other students said they saw him with the gun. School officials immediately placed the campus on lockdown and begin a search of the school, eventually finding the loaded .22 caliber handgun inside a locker
The Cumberland County Fair celebrates its 70th year as it opens its gates today. (Monday) Festivities kicked off with the Fair Pageants over the weekend. Jessica Nelson was crowned Fairest of The Fair and Gracie Bilyeu was named Jr Fairest of the Fair. The 2014 SMHS graduate was joined on stage by first runner up Jordyn Wilson, second runner up Tori Harris and third runner up Chelsea Wattenbarger. This year’s fair theme is “A Century of Farms, Their Past, Our Present, and Your Future.” Gates open at 10am on Monday. The Midway opens at 5pm Tuesday. Armbands for the carnival will be available each day. Admissions is $5.00 for adults, children 6 and under are free. A complete list of entertainment and activities can be found at CumberlandCountyfair.com. The fair runs through Saturday August 30th.
photo courtesy Jessica Nelson
Fifty-nine communities, including Crossville, have collected enough signatures to allow a referendum on whether wine can be sold in grocery stores on the November ballot. The coalition Red White and Food, has lobbied hard for the change, keeping track of the collected signatures.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is gearing up for a "no refusal" enforcement campaign over the Labor Day holiday. The "no refusal" law allows officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers.