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The owner of a stolen bounce house told Local 8 News that Crossville Police called him Thursday morning. They said the bounce house, which belongs to Nick’s Italian Ice, was found behind a grocery store near his business. It had an apology note attached. The bounce house was not damaged. It is valued at about $3,000.
In conjunction with the Morgan County, Roane County, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Offices, and the District Attorney’s office along with E-911, the Crossville Police Department has arrested and charged Jason Norris and Michael Goldberg with the armed robbery of the Darrell Avenue residents from a Monday morning incident. According to a Press Release issued by Crossville Police Sgt. Detective JC Hancock and Chief Rodney Shoap, both subjects have been charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. They are both in custody and awaiting arraignment in the Cumberland County Jail.
In a 4 to 5 vote, the Cumberland County Board of Education voted down an Additions and Renovation Contract with Kaatz, Binkley, Jones & Morris Architects, Inc. for a county-wide school buildings assessment. While most board members said they have always been pleased with previous work done by KBMJ, they had contract and monetary concerns regarding this current project. 8th District BOE member Jim Blalock apologized to the people of Crab Orchard that they would have to wait longer for those much needed improvements to the school. However, Board Chairman Dan Schlafer assured those attending Thursday night’s meeting that the BOE would continue to work towards to making Crab Orchard Elementary and all schools more functional and comfortable facilities.
The Campbell, Stone & Wood Charitable Fund has distributed $5,000 to support Cumberland County High School sports programs. At Cumberland County Highs School the Cheerleading Team received $500; the Cross Country Team received $300, and the Baseball Team received $300. At Stone Memormial High School, the Bowling Team received $750, the Volleyball team received $750, the Track & Field Team received $1,000 and the Baseball team received $1,400. The monetary amount of the donations were based on the teams’ requests.
Crossville resident Matthew Janson McClanahan has been named a John W. Green Scholar at the University of Tennessee College of Law. The Green Scholars program targets high-ability Tennessee residents. Green Scholars receive between half-tuition and full-tuition scholarships. Candidates accepted under this plan will typically have academic credentials in the 65th to 90th percentiles of UT’s admitted candidate pool.
McClanahan is the son of Janson and Nancy McClanahan and the brother of Colton McClanahan. He is the grandson of the late Claude and Bernice Little and the late James Roy and Geraldine McClanahan. McClanahan graduated from Tennessee Tech University with a degree in Agriculture with a concentration in Agribusiness Management. McClanahan graduated with high honors, magna cum laude, and took a leadership role in many campus organizations, such as serving as a justice on the student Supreme Court. He has been employed with Farm Bureau Insurance of Tennessee since graduating from Tennessee Tech.
Founded in 1890, the University of Tennessee College of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. The College of Law boasts the longest-running legal clinical program in the country. US News and World Report ranks the University of Tennessee as the 27th best public law school in the country. UT Law boasts five Fulbright Scholars among its faculty and has hosted three US Supreme Court Justices in the past four years.