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The Crossville City Manager is seeking approval from Council for a position of Director of Municipal Operations to coordinate operations in maintenance, street department and utility maintenance. During a work session on Tuesday, the City Manager presented a job description for the position and noted that he was considering the out sourcing of select services. Council members seemed interested in both the idea of Director of Municipal Operations and the possibility of out sourcing but were not ready to move forward and preferred to further study the matter. Councilman Pete Sousa expressed the desire that the position be filled in next fiscal year budget, while also noting that he did not want anyone to interpret the discussion as any indication that city employee jobs will be out sourced. Council gave no indication when they will address the matter again.
A board member of the Crossville Youth Baseball Softball, formerly known as Dixie Youth, appeared before the Crossville City Council Tuesday evening, in hopes of gaining financial support from the City. The City Council, in work session, heard from Gina Leary who asked Council to consider contributing to the league or take over the program. Both City and County used to make combined donations to the group of $5000, however, the County discontinued funding several years ago, while the City removed their contribution for this fiscal year. Council members were sympathetic to the group, but were hesitant to make any commitment until after the November election. Further action will be deferred until December at the earliest.
Students in public school classrooms across Tennessee will be getting free access to the popular genealogy site, Ancestry.com. The site is launching a partnership with Tennessee officials that will encourage students to research family histories and learn more about the past through the site's vast digitalized database.
CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Prosecutors and defense attorneys have agreed to hold separate trials for two suspects charged with killing four people in the resort community of Renegade Mountain in Cumberland County. Jacob Bennett of Crab Orchard and his girlfriend, Brittany Lina Yvonne Moser, of Dayton, are accused of the Sept. 12, 2013, shooting deaths of 22-year-old Danielle Rikki Jacobsen, 17-year-old Domonic Davis, 17-year-old Steven Presley, and 16-year-old John Lajeunesse, all of Cumberland County. The four were shot as they sat in Jacobsen's car on a side road. Bennett and Moser are both facing charges of murder and attempted aggravated robbery. They are both due back in court on November 12th for a hearing. Bennett's attorneys have also filed paperwork for a possible change of venue. (Photo Courtesly WVLT/Local8now
– A granite statue sat outside on the Peabody College campus at Vanderbilt in Nashville for 45 years without anyone realizing it was an ancient and priceless Asian relic. Korean native and Vanderbilt student Je Huk Lee recognized the statue as a 17th century figure buried in a Korean royal tomb. The statue was a gift in the 1950s from the Korean government to Vanderbilt professor Willard Gossling for his work in building Korea's educational system after the war. The statue was recently removed from its location outside near Payne Hall and relocated to the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery in Cohen Memorial Hall, where it has begun to receive restorative care. A reception to honor the artifact and Vanderbilt’s longstanding partnerships with Asia will be held on Thursday, October 9, from 3:15 to 4 pm in the Cohen atrium.