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Crossville Police Seek Two Men for Passing Bad Checks at Eco Travel Plaza


Crossville Police Seek Two Men for Passing Bad Checks at Eco Travel Plaza
Crossville-Cumberland County Crimestoppers/Peg Broadcasting News Thursday August 18, 2016

Crossville Police are looking for two men in connection with passing Fraudulent/Bad Checks at the Eco Travel Plaza on Genesis Road. They have allegedly scammed the store out of $800 so far. Both are white men of medium build. One was wearing a blue sleeveless Aero shirt, baseball cap and had three large stars tattooed on his left forearm. The other suspect was also wearing a ball cap, a gray Batman shirt and blue jeans. If you recognize these suspects or if you have information on these crimes, please call the Crimestoppers Tip Hotline @ 931-200-1173 or contact Det. Sgt. J.C. Hancock at the Crossville Police Department.

 


Cumb. Co. Middle School Softball Tryouts Canceled Today
BOE Thursday August 18, 2016

Cumberland County Middle School's Softball Tryouts for 7th and 8th grade girls scheduled for this afternoon August 18th has been cancelled due to the weather.

A one day tryout will still be scheduled tomorrow Friday, August 19th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Garrison Park.

This will be for the feeder schools for Cumberland County High School.

For more information please email Jade Mullikin, Coach at jmullikin@ccschools.k12tn.net

 
Breaking News! UT Director of Athletics Dave Hart set to retire in 2017


Breaking News! UT Director of Athletics Dave Hart set to retire in 2017
WVLT/Peg Broadcasting News Thursday August 18, 2016

Tennessee Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics, Dave Hart, who is entering his sixth year at the helm of the Volunteer Athletics program, announced Thursday that he will retire from the position of Director of Athletics, effective June 30, 2017.

In accepting Hart’s decision to retire, UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy Cheek said, “Dave’s greatest accomplishment is making UT a student-athlete-focused department. His drive for comprehensive excellence has touched all facets of athletics. Our student athletes have the highest overall grade point average in the history of the program, exceeding a 3.0 and fundraising is having a record year. He has restructured the department for greater efficiency and created a long-term sustainable financial model.”

Hart’s department has seen record-breaking historical results in fundraising and academic success.

Hart said he does not have any specific plans beyond his focus on this coming academic year but does not envision becoming idle after that.

(Photo courtesy utsports.com)

 


TDOT HELP Trucks Heading to Bristol This Weekend
tn.gov Thursday August 18, 2016

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will be sending special “HELP” to the Tri-Cities this weekend to assist with the heavy traffic expected in conjunction with NASCAR events at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20.

Three lime-yellow HELP trucks from Knoxville will patrol the area on Friday. Four HELP trucks will be in the area on Saturday. They will assist with any incidents that may occur in an effort to keep traffic moving. The trucks are four-wheel drive and equipped with push bumpers, top-mounted arrow boards, emergency work lights, air compressors, and other tools. Operators can perform a variety of functions from clearing a stalled car off the roadway to changing a flat tire.

Knoxville’s HELP truck operators respond to approximately 25,000 incidents per year. In addition to Knoxville, TDOT has HELP truck programs in Chattanooga, Nashville and Memphis.

Other traffic control measures being taken by TDOT from August 19 through August 22 include:

TDOT maintenance units will be posted throughout the region to assist with any other issues that may arise for motorists.

TDOT will provide portable message signs to warn drivers of any possible delays.

TDOT will suspend all construction projects that restrict traffic in East Tennessee from Friday, August 19 until Monday, August 22.

For post-race traffic traveling from the Tri-Cities area to Knoxville, one westbound I-40 lane will be closed in Jefferson County at the I-40/I-81 interchange to allow two lanes from I-81 South onto I-40 West to Knoxville. Portable message boards will be used to advise motorists of these lane changes.

 
Motions Hearing Today for Man Charged in Killing of Nikki Burgess


Motions Hearing Today for Man Charged in Killing of Nikki Burgess
Peg Broadcasting News Thursday August 18, 2016

A man charged in the death of pinup model Nikki Burgess, formerly of Crossville, is due in a Nashville court today, August 18, 2016, for a motions hearing. Caleb Cannon, the father of Burgess’ son, has been in jail since October 2015. Burgess disappeared in May 2014. Her body has not been found. Authorities say cadaver dogs alerted to the presence of human decomposition inside Burgess’ home in Hermitage and also in the trunk of a vehicle registered to Cannon. Reportedly, the court will consider expert testimony in the case today. No trial date has been set in the case.

(Photo courtesy WVLT)

 

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