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The CCHS Varsity and Junior Varsity squads enjoyed a week packed full of fun and excitement at UCA Cheer Camp at TTU on June 4th – 7thwith 25 other cheer squads. Both squads went into the first day fired up with spirit and ready to rock cheer camp! Their outgoing spirit was rewarded by the being the first cheer squad of the camp to receive the famous "UCA Spirit Banana"! Neon shirts and big hair came out as both squads "Flashed Back to the Eighties" in a spirit filled pep rally on Tuesday afternoon. Hard work and dedication paid off as the CCHS squads brought home numerous awards and honors. Talin Miller showed off his jumping skills as he was crowned Jump Off Champ of the Camp. Eight CCHS Cheerleaders were named to the All American UCA Cheer Squad; Leah Stephens, Shayla Christopher, Talin Miller, Taonna Miller, Emily Swafford and Kadee Fowler from the Varsity squad and Kaitlyn Lee and Kayla Spieles from the Junior Varsity Squad. The following cheerleaders received Pin It Forward pins for showing leadership, spirit, commitment, kindness and motivation: Leah Stephens, Taonna Miller, Emily Swafford and Kaitlyn Lee. The CCHS cheerleaders were also honored to receive the Leadership Award. This award is considered an honor as it is voted on by all the squads at camp. It is given to the squad who shows good leadership skills, school spirit, is friendly to the other teams, and has a great attitude. The Jets also took home the "Traditions" Award, voted on by the entire UCA and Varsity Brands staff for their leadership skills, school pride and spirit. The Jets took home Camp Champs in the Varsity Extreme Routine, Runner up in the Varsity Cheer Division, third place in the Home Pom routine, Camp Champs in Varsity Game Day routine, Camp Camps in the Junior Varsity Home Pom routine, Camp Champs in the Junior Varsity Extreme routine, and Runner Up in the Junior Varsity Game Day routine. Both squads received numerous "Superior and Outstanding" ribbons and spirit sticks nightly. The cheerleaders are excited to support their Jets and Lady Jets in the upcoming seasons!
Cumberland County Sheriff's Deputies responded to Happy Top Road on Saturday evening to an ATV accident with injuries. Husband and wife 37 year old Shawn Edward Reagan and 24 year old Jessica L. Vanlandingham were riding the ATV when Reagan lost control on a gravel road, overturned, and threw both riders from the vehicle. Both parties admitted to consuming alcohol prior to the accident and were not wearing any protective gear. Reagan and Vanlandingham sustained injuries and were flown separately to University of Tennessee Medical Center. Charges are pending until further investigation.
Beginning June 17, the City of Crossville will be performing minor road construction in the area of Old Lantana Road, Miller Avenue, West Adams Street, Old Mail Road and Elmo Drive. At the intersections of Miller Avenue and Old Lantana Road as well as Miller Avenue and Lantana Road, the roads will be re-striped to allow for better and more orderly movement for traffic turning right onto Lantana Road. The STOP signs will be removed from West Adams Street giving continuous traffic flow on West Adams Street through the intersections of Old Mail Road and Elmo Drive. You're encouraged to use caution when traveling this area and be aware of traffic changes.
Monterey's police chief has resigned after an investigation by the Comptroller's Division of Investigations revealed that a bulldozer owned by the town of Monterey ended up on the former police chief's property. According to a release from the State Comptroller, the equipment was only supposed to be used for law enforcement purposes and not be leased to others, sold or otherwise disposed of by the town in agreement with the military surplus office. Investigators also found that town officials improperly used a vehicle seized by law enforcement and kept an abandoned vehicle they were required by law to sell at public auction.
At Tuesday evening's City Council meeting, Mayor J.H. Graham III asked Interim City Manager Jack Miller about conduct at a staff meeting last week towards City Clerk Sally Oglesby. Mayor Graham didn't like how Miller spoke to Ms. Oglesby, and Mayor Pro-Tem Danny Wyatt moved to remove Miller from his position effective immediately. Councilman George Marlow stated he didn't have enough proof to make a decision on the matter, and the motion failed on a 2-2 tie, due to City Councilman Jesse Kerley being absent. Ms. Oglesby then asked to speak, and told of how she had been receiving abuse from Miller in his previous tenure as manager, and it had continued in Miller's stent as interim manager. Oglesby stated she was humiliated at last Friday's staff meeting and it was termed a "Sally Bashing" by a city employee. She stated that if the abuse was allowed to continue, she'd be forced to take legal action. The matter is set to be discussed at a special called meeting tentatively planned for June 24th.