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Steve Hill was terminated as Interim City Manager at Tuesday’s Special-Called Meeting of the Crossville City Council. The vote was 3-1 in favor of removing Hill, with Danny Wyatt voting no. Councilmember Pamala Harris was absent from the meeting. IT Administrator Lee Lawson was appointed Interim City Manager.
(Pictured: Interim City Manager Lee Lawson)
The Stone Memorial High School and Cumberland County High School teams played at SMHS on Tuesday. Each group of fans got to celebrate a win. The Lady Jets posted a 69-59 win over the Lady Panthers and the Panthers got past the Jets 72-63. The Lady Jets are now 3 and 0 in District play and 15 and 3 overall. The Lady Panthers are 13 and 6 on the season and now 1 and 2 in the District. The Panthers even their overall record at 9 and 9 and are 1 and 2 in District play; while the Jets fall to 0 and 3 in the District and 5 and 12 overall.
Next up: SMHS will play host to Warren County on Friday with the action getting underway at 6:00, live coverage begins at 5:55 on Mix 99.3. CCHS will travel to Sparta Friday to play White County. The girls game will tip at 6:00 and the action will air live beginning at 5:55 on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY.
The new Crossville Police chief has a very familiar face. After retiring in 2015, on Tuesday, David Beaty was officially sworn back in to the position that he held for almost 20 years.
A new state record yellow perch is being verified by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The fish measured 15 and one-half inches in length and weighed 2 pounds, 3 ounces.
Trent McCoy caught the fish in Lake Dartmore just north of Crossville on Monday, Jan. 16. The previous record, a 2 pound, 2 ounce -yellow perch was set by Jackie Kersey at Parksville Lake, Polk County in March 2010.
Trent McCoy, a lifelong resident of Cumberland County, has been angling since the age of 11 when his father and uncle took him fishing for bass and crappie. He scheduled this trip with a friend, Robert Malito, to a lake he had caught a large yellow perch in last year. McCoy’s 2016 fish wasn’t a record, but was still large enough that he had it mounted.
The friends were fishing in about 35 feet of water when McCoy thought for an instant that his line had snagged some submerged brush. Then, he felt the hard tug and knew it was a fish. It had latched on to his Charlie Brewer Slider and he slowly reeled in, knowing he only had a 4-pound test line. McCoy didn’t know what was on the line as he reeled, but the first fish of the day was a doozy.
Despite the perch’s size, McCoy and Malito kept fishing. McCoy’s wife encouraged him to bring the fish to the TWRA office the following day, where the weight was taken on a certified scale, paperwork was filled out and biologists confirmed the species. When asked why he liked to fish McCoy replied, “People pay big bucks to find ways to calm themselves. When you’re out looking at God’s creation, you feel blessed and it relaxes you.”
Travis Scott, TWRA Region III Rivers and Streams Manager, took the measurements of the fish and congratulated Mr. McCoy. “Although pending until final paperwork verification, it looks like we have a new record. It’s fantastic to see anglers enjoying our natural resources.”
(Photo: Trent McCoy, courtesy TWRA)
Several media outlets including Volquest.com, ESPN and USA Today are reporting what appears to be the emergence of former UT head coach Phillip Fulmer as a leading candidate to replace Dave Hart as UT Athletic Director. WVLT reports that Tennessee's National Championship coach has worked in the private sector since his departure from the UT sidelines back in 2008. Since that time, he’s kept in close touch with his alma mater, especially since the arrival of Butch Jones as Tennessee's head football coach.