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A Tennessee prisoner accused of sending threatening letters to Governor Bill Haslam and others that falsely claimed the envelopes contained anthrax is scheduled to appear in a federal courtroom in Nashville today. Federal prosecutors have said that Branden Frady was a prisoner at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution when he began sending the threatening letters in September of 2012.
Miss Nithya Kanagasegar, a 2014 Cumberland County High School graduate, played Friday, May 23rd in the TSSAA – Class AAA Tennis Singles Championship in Murfreesboro in the annual Spring Fling. She was defeated in the championship round by Kenya Jones of White Station who is currently ranked as the 16th junior player in the United States. Kanagasegar fought hard, but fell to Jones in the final match of the championship 7-6, 6-2. Kanagasegar had defeated Marissa Kovach of Seigel in the quarterfinals and Katie Fitt of Ravenwood in the semifinals on Thursday to advance to the championship match. (Photo courtesy Craig Delk, The Herald-Citizen)
Cumberland County, the city of Crossville and the Cumberland County Veterans Council will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony on Tomorrow(Monday) at the War Memorial on Main Street. The Cumberland County Band will be performing patriotic songs at 10:30 with Ashley Krohn as their featured singer, with the ceremony beginning at 11. A wreath laying and bell ceremony are also planned as well as a special guest speaker. Main Street will be blocked off at Second street and Fourth Street from 9:30. to noon. Some seating will be available but everyone is encouraged to bring their own chairs.
Several people made 911 calls Friday about a possible plane on fire. Fire and rescue crews descended upon the Crossville Airport, only to find a pilot who was confused as to why they were there. Officials say the plane was actually a vintage military plane. And the pilot had turned his smoke on and off- similar to moves performed in airshows.
Several Cumberland County High School students were recognized by the Cumberland County Board of Education for outstanding efforts at the FCCLA State competition. The FCCLA or Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization which promotes the family as its central focus and stresses important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Jets Britney Stubbs, Angel Perry, Mariah Meek, and Kelby Sapp won the FCCLA State Culinary Arts competition and Bailey Galen brought home first place in the Nutrition and Wellness Competition. Britney McDaniels won the Job Interview competition and was also elected as the FCCLA President for the State of Tennessee. Brianne Reid won the Early Childhood competition, while Dillion Reineking won the Interior Decorating division. K.J. Smith and Josh Whittenberger won in the Food Innovations competition. The students will travel this summer to compete in the FCCLA National Competitions.