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People are taking advantage of early voting in Cumberland County. By 11 a.m. Wednesday, over 500 had cast their ballot early for the November 8 election. Early voting runs through Thursday, November 3rd at the Cumberland County Election Commission located at 2 South Main Street, Suite 105 in Crossville, just across from the Cumberland County Courthouse. You can cast you ballot early from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can also vote early on Saturday October 22nd and Saturday, October 29th from 8 a.m. to Noon.
Voters in Cumberland County will vote for President of the United States, the U.S. House of Representatives 6th Congressional District and Tennessee House of Representatives 25th Representative District.
In Crossville, two seats are up for bid on the City Council.
The Town of Pleasant Hill will also vote on two council seats.
The City of Crab Orchard will elect a Mayor.
Election Day is November 8th. For more information call the Cumberland County Election Commission 931-484-4919.
The City of Crossville Police Department will be participating in the 2016 National Night Out campaign on Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Centennial Park – Horsehoe Pavillion from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., rain or shine. Over 38 million neighbors across more than 16 thousand communities around the nation will celebrate National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign to promote police-community partnerships and camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. The Crossville Police Department encourages everyone to attend and enjoy free hot dogs, refreshments and fun!
Two women were apprehended after they were allegedly caught on video taking a purse from a customer at the Crossville Walmart. Police say the victim was shopping when she was approached by 36-year-old Sarah Morgan of Crossville and 27-year-old Cassandra Jorgensen of Sparta. While one suspect spoke to the victim, the other suspect reportedly took the woman’s purse from her shopping cart. Both suspects left the store and Crossville Police were able to trace their get-away car from the surveillance video. Police say they caught up with Sarah Morgan on P.O.W. Camp Road and she told them where they could find Jorgensen, who was apprehended while walking on Robin Hood Drive. Morgan also reportedly told police that the victim’s purse had been thrown out at the Crossville City Cemetery and the victim’s credit cards had been tossed out on Hyder Ridge Road. The victim was reunited with her purse and four credit cards, however, $100 in cash was missing. Warrants were served on both Morgan and Jorgensen for Theft Without Incident.
SPRING CITY, Tenn. (WVLT)- The first new nuclear generator in 20 years is officially in commercial operation in Spring City, Tenn.
The Tennessee Valley Authority's Watts Bar Unit 2 successfully completed a series of tests showing it can reliably operate at full power.
“Watts Bar Unit 2 is a key part of our commitment to produce cleaner energy without sacrificing the reliability and low cost that draws both industry and residents to our area," TVA President and CEO Bill Johnson said.
During testing, Watts Bar Unit 2 produced more than 500 million kilowatt/hours of carbon-free energy for consumer across the valley.
The Third Annual Cow Patty Drop, sponsored by the Youth Achievement Foundation, will be held on Friday, October 21, 2016 during halftime at the annual CCHS/SMHS football game at Cumberland County High School. Tickets are $10 and you could win $1000 if the cow drops his patty in your square. You can get your tickets at the game. Tickets can also be purchased at the Cumberland Business Incubator at Roane State on Cook Rd. Proceeds will help provide funds to deliver Junior Achievement classroom programs in county schools, and help send all fifth grade students to their annual trip to Biztown, a simulated city in Clinton where students run the businesses and community offices. For more information, or to buy tickets before the event, contact Terri Curran, Volunteer Coordinator, 200-0259. This is a perfect way to get some Christmas money!