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Gas Prices On The Rise
Alan Spector/AAA Tuesday August 23, 2016

Gas prices were on the rise, as crude oil got more expensive last week. Oil prices hit their highest level in more than a month. AAA says that, over the past week, the statewide average price for a gallon of gas in Tennessee rose four cents to a $1.95. However that's still 32 cents cheaper than one year ago. In Crossville, there was a big jump in the average price for regular--up 13 cents to a $1.95. That's down 21 cents from a year ago.

 


Teen Injured in Wreck on Hwy. 68
Peg Broadcasting News Monday August 22, 2016

A teenager was injured last week in a wreck on Highway 68. It happened Thursday morning when, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the driver of a 1996 Chevy Camaro was traveling north on Hwy. 68 and lost control of the car in a curve due to slick road conditions. The vehicle struck a concrete barrier at Daddyís Creek Bridge spun around and struck the barrier a second time. The vehicle then struck a guardrail and came to rest off the shoulder of the road. The 17-year old driver from Grandview, whose name was not given, was transported to Cumberland Medical Center. The THP reports the driver was wearing a seatbelt.

 


Crossville-Cumb. Co. Visitor Center Presents Introduction To Hiking The Cumberland Plateau Program Saturday, August 27th, 2016
Submitted: Joseph H. Lizio Monday August 22, 2016

Press Release:

Crossville-Cumberland County Visitor Center with the Big South Fork National Park is presenting a ranger talk about several popular and easy hiking trails in and around the Cumberland Plateau. This informative program is being held at the Crossville-Cumberland County Visitor Center, Gateway to the Big South Fork on Saturday, August 27th, at 11:00 a.m. (Central Time).

With the Fall season fast approaching bringing cooler weather and the change of colors, this indoor presentation is designed to introduce visitors to many of the beautiful local hiking locations on the Cumberland Plateau. This program is a great opportunity for both those who want to get out and experience the outdoors but donít know where to start as well as those who canít get out but would still enjoy experiencing a virtual tour of these scenic nature trails.
This program is free of charge and accessible. Everyone is welcome. Children should be accompanied by an adult. For directions or additional information, please call Crossville Visitor Center at (931) 787-1755.

Directions: Take Genesis Rd (SH 298) north just past the freeway (I-40). Take immediate right on Cook Rd (Right before Stonehaus Winery). Then take the next right on to River Otter Drive.

 


Man Charged With Killing Nikki Burgess Due Back in Court Tues. Aug. 23, 2016
Peg Broadcasting News Monday August 22, 2016

The man charged with killing a former Crossville resident is due back in a Nashville court on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Shocking allegations emerged last week as a former cell mate of Caleb Cannon testified that Cannon told him he had argued with Nikki Burgess over alimony and custody of their young son. Cannon then allegedly said he beat Burgess with brass knuckles, strangled her and took her body to a farm in Knoxville where he used to work. Nikki Burgess, 36, formerly of Crossville, disappeared in May 2014 and her body has not been found. Authorities say cadaver dogs alerted to the presence of human decomposition inside Burgessí home in Hermitage and also in the trunk of a vehicle registered to Cannon. Two men, who have yet to be identified, were seen carry something out of Burgessí home on the day she disappeared.

 


Prosecutor: Father charged in girl's death fails drug test
WVLT/AP Monday August 22, 2016

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A prosecutor says a Tennessee man accused of fatally shooting his 11-year-old daughter has failed a drug test after bonding out of jail.

Sumner County District Attorney Ray Whitley tells news outlets that he was notified of Timothy Batt's failed drug screen Friday and has filed a motion to revoke Batts' bond.

Batts posted bond just days after being arrested on reckless homicide, tampering with evidence, false reporting and other charges in Timea Lashay Batts' death.

Batts told detectives that he shot his daughter thinking she was an intruder after she came home from school Aug. 8.

He originally told police that his daughter had told him she had been shot after school.

Batts was placed on a supervised bond, meaning he must be drug tested every week.

 

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