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After being approved for $27,000 in financial assistance through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and its Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program in April, the City of Crab Orchard has completed its flood control project in just 3 months. The City of Crab Orchard received funds for the project due to the hazardous conditions created by the November 2011 flood event. The finished product resulted in decreased stream bank erosion, less flooding, and safer roads in Crab Orchard. Crab Orchard Mayor, Emmett Sherrill, says, "It is our duty as officials to improve the way of life within the city of Crab Orchard. We are currently taking small steps to improve our flooding problems and hope this leads to more improvement."
If you have a child attending Cumberland County Schools, the Corporal Punishment Policy will go unchanged for this school year. You will still receive a form in the new school year packet for your decision on corporal punishment for your child. The Board of Education will be changing the policy for next year. As of the 2013-2014 school year, it will be the parent's responsibility to go to the school and sign the form for your child to not receive corporal punishment.
The World's Largest Yard sale last week has made the counterfeit money problem here in Cumberland County even bigger. Authorities have been seeing bogus bills showing up around town for the past month or so, but say this past weekend's 127 corridor sale has made it even easier for the bills to be spread around. Authorities say you should check your bills closely, and don't be surprised to see merchants more vigilant when you pay with cash.
A crash in Fentress County has taken two lives. According to a Tennessee State Patrol spokesperson, 80 year old Wade Stevens was driving southbound on Highway 127 near Jamestown when his vehicle crossed the center line, striking a vehicle driven by 77 year old Willis Jones. Jones and Stevens were both killed in the accident, Jones' passenger; 75 year old Bessie Jones was injured.
2 people have been arrested on child neglect charges, after Cumberland County Sheriff's deputies were called to a Casteel Road address for a welfare check. According to reports, deputies on scene noted that the home was in very poor condition with no running water, and the children appeared to be in bad hygiene. The on call special investigator was called to the scene to continue the investigation, placing the parents 44 year old Anita Pauline Miller and 48 year old Robert Edward Goney under arrest. The pair were transported to the Cumberland County Justice Center and held on $10,000 bond each. The children were released into a relative's custody