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Crossville Crime Stoppers advises that scammers are at it again in Cumberland County. Following recent ice storm damage, scammers are targeting local residents with promises of clean up assistance. Reports are being made in reference to individuals going door to door, receiving up-front cash to provide clean up services and leaving with the money while providing no services.
There are legitimate clean up crews working in our area at this time. As for existing clean up services, never pay cash up-front for these services. Always pay for the services (by check, if you can) after the service has been completed. NO EXCEPTIONS. Protect yourself and don't be fooled by scammers. Always get a receipt for the services.
An all volunteer military veteran organization has arrived and will begin clean up services as soon as possible. More information on this group will be posted as soon as we receive it.
CROSSVILLE (WATE) – Tennessee remains at a level two state of emergency, but the number of people without power is now under 10,000 people across the state. That includes those waiting for electricity to be restored in Cumberland and Fentress counties.
As of Friday evening. Volunteer Electric Cooperative reports 3,500 outages in Cumberland County and 220 in Fentress County.
Volunteers are now helping with disaster clean up.
Team Rubicon has been in Crossville since Wednesday. More than 30 volunteers are staying there here for the next 10 days.
Volunteers travel from all over to disaster zones across the country. They get out in the worst hit areas to assess damage and help with debris removal. This is their second operation this year, and a difficult one to tackle
“It’s just widespread damage. You know a tornado, you come in and you see a path that the tornado went down and you focus on one little strip of area. With a winter storm, it’s widespread and so you’re all over the place,” said Jim Laman with Team Rubcon.
According to WATE, one person has died in an accident on I-40 in Cumberland County after a tractor-trailer overturned. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says the westbound lanes are closed between mile markers 327-329 following the two car crash, and traffic is being diverted to exit 329. THP is currently investigating.
The Championship games of the Region 3AAA Tournament at Ooltewah High School are set for Saturday. In game one, at 5:00, the Cumberland County High School Lady Jets will take on the White County High School Warriorettes. Lady Jets basketball action airs live on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY. Game two features the Bradley Central Bears and the White County Warriors.
In Friday's semi-final games the Lady Jets got past Cookeville 56-41 and White County outlasted the Bearettes of Bradley Central posting a 64-60 double overtime win. The Stone Memorial High School Panthers ended their season falling to the Bears of Bradley Central 49-28 and White County eliminated Cookeville with a 66-61 win.
The first black player in NBA history passed away Thursday. Earl Lloyd, of Crossville, was 86. Lloyd, nicknamed “The Big Cat”, was a 6ft. 5 in. forward known for his defense. He played collegiately at West Virginia State College and was selected in the ninth-round of the 1950 NBA Draft by the Washington Capitals. On October 31, 1950, Lloyd became the first black person to play in an NBA game, against the Rochester Royals. Lloyd, a native of Alexandra, Virginia, was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003. When he retired, he moved to Fairfield Glade in Cumberland County, Tennessee.