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A warrant was issued for a Burnett Street Apartment man after he reportedly vandalized his residence. Crossville Police were called after 36-year-old Heath Lee Bower allegedly began breaking items in his room and throwing them in the parking lot. Police say Bower was covered in blood where he had apparently stabbed himself in the hand. Authorities say Bower approached them in a threatening manner so a taser was deployed. Bower was transported to the hospital and a warrant was issued for his arrest for Vandalism Over $500.
The Crossville City Council will hold a Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, November 24 at 5 p.m. at City Hall. City Offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
The Tennessee Valley Authority has announced it will cap solar incentive programs at just 20 megawatts in 2016, down from over 130 megawatts this year. The Authority says solar can now compete with other sources of electricity on the open market, so it no longer needs special incentives. Meanwhile, TVA is rewarding employees for helping boost the utility’s income above $1 billion last year. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that TVA directors voted Friday to allow the agency’s 10,900 employees to share in some of those record earnings. The directors approved payments of $113 million, or an average year-end bonus of $10,367 per employee. The board was even more generous to its top five executives. TVA CEO Bill Johnson was paid a compensation package in fiscal 2015 worth more than $6.4 million. Four other top TVA executives were each paid more than $2 million in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30.
Tuesday will be the last day of school this week before Cumberland County students are dismissed for the Thanksgiving holiday break. There will be no school November 25th through November 27. Students will resume their normal schedule on Monday, November 30th. The last day of school before Winter Break will be Friday, December 18th with school dismissing early at 10 a.m. with students returning on Monday, January 4, 2016.
Two people wanted for killing a Georgia woman in a Wal-Mart parking lot have been captured in Manchester, Tennessee. Police have accused 27-year-old Brandon Shawn Smith and 37-year-old Stephanie Marie Rodriguez of snatching a woman’s purse then fatally running over her with her own car in the parking lot of a Covington, Georgia Walmart. Authorities say the incident happened Nov. 16 and after the pair allegedly ran over Marsha Johnson repeatedly, they fled the scene. Smith and Rodriguez could be responsible for a string of purse snatchings across the Southeast. They have been charged with felony murder in Johnson’s death.