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All Cumberland County Convenience Centers and the Recycling Center will be closed on Thursday, November 26, 2015 for Thanksgiving Day.
A Crossville man suspected of shoplifting from the CO-OP on Elmore Road was found to have outstanding warrants in at least three other counties. According to Police reports, 32-year-old John Spencer Manis was seen taking a box of chainsaws before he ran out of the back door of the CO-OP warehouse. Police caught up with Manis at the nearby Walgreens and while taking him into custody it was discovered that Manis has multiple warrants from Cumberland, Putnam and Bradley Counties in Tennessee and is also a wanted person in Gordon County, Georgia.
A warrant was issued for a Burnett Street Apartment man after he reportedly vandalized his residence. Crossville Police were called after 36-year-old Heath Lee Bower allegedly began breaking items in his room and throwing them in the parking lot. Police say Bower was covered in blood where he had apparently stabbed himself in the hand. Authorities say Bower approached them in a threatening manner so a taser was deployed. Bower was transported to the hospital and a warrant was issued for his arrest for Vandalism Over $500.
The Crossville City Council will hold a Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, November 24 at 5 p.m. at City Hall. City Offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
The Tennessee Valley Authority has announced it will cap solar incentive programs at just 20 megawatts in 2016, down from over 130 megawatts this year. The Authority says solar can now compete with other sources of electricity on the open market, so it no longer needs special incentives. Meanwhile, TVA is rewarding employees for helping boost the utility’s income above $1 billion last year. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that TVA directors voted Friday to allow the agency’s 10,900 employees to share in some of those record earnings. The directors approved payments of $113 million, or an average year-end bonus of $10,367 per employee. The board was even more generous to its top five executives. TVA CEO Bill Johnson was paid a compensation package in fiscal 2015 worth more than $6.4 million. Four other top TVA executives were each paid more than $2 million in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30.