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An arrest has been made following a robbery at the Sportsman Club. According to sheriff’s reports, 22 year old Jeremy Wayne Davis of Taylor Street was taken into custody after being found with several stolen items that were identified as part of the items taken from the Sportsman Club on Shorty Barnes Road. 2 weapons, including a rifle to be used in a fundraiser were taken during the burglary. Davis was transported to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s department for booking
A new VA outpatient clinic has finally opened in Roane County. Enrollment is now open for Veterans needing an appointment or transferring care to the clinic. The clinic is an outpatient facility and is located at 2305 North Gateway Avenue. Hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30 pm. For more information, contact the VA Enrollment Center at (615) 873-8130
The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate construction work this Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday travel. TDOT crews and contractors will stop all road construction work that requires lane closures beginning this evening (Thursday) at 6pm through Monday at 6am. This will provide maximum roadway capacity to motorists expected to travel across the state this holiday weekend. Motorists may still encounter some long term lane closures on construction projects that will remain in place.
Governor Bill Haslam has signed legislation that ends Tennessee cities' ability to annex by ordinance. The law now requires that cities annex by consent of a landowner or through referendum votes approved by the majority of the landowners to be annexed. To protect farmers, land used primarily for agricultural purposes can't be annexed unless the farmer agrees.
Grant Parrett went 2-3, sparking Cumberland County Jets to an 8-4 victory over Cookeville on Wednesday at Jet Park. He singled in the first and third innings. Matt Ledbetter (pictured) recorded the win for Cumberland County Jets. Ledbetter allowed four runs over seven innings, struck out nine, walked three and surrendered nine hits. Other Jet Hitters included Ryan Burgess 2-4; David Elliot 1-3, 2 RBI’s; Matt Ledbetter 1-4; Morgan Richards 2-3; Justin Shipe 1-3 and Nathaniel Wyatt 2-3 with 3 RBI’s. CCHS is 15-9 (7-4 District) and travel to Greenville Thursday, Cocke County on Friday and play at Knox Carter Saturday.