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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to its ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list: Tad Cummins, of Columbia, Tennessee.
Cummins, age 50, (DOB 7-1-66) , is wanted by the Maury County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to face charges of Aggravated Kidnapping and Sexual Contact with a Minor. On March 13th, Cummins kidnapped 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas. It is believed the young girl, a student at the school at which Cummins taught until being fired this week, is in imminent danger. Cummins is believed to be armed with two handguns and should be considered dangerous. He is possibly driving a 2015 silver Nissan Rogue, with Tennessee tag 976-ZPT.
Cummins is a white man, who stand 6’00” and weighs approximately 200 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with general information about their whereabouts should contact 1-800-TBI-FIND. There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. If anyone sees the vehicle and plate mentioned above, call 911 immediately.
(Photo Courtesy TBI)
The TSSAA Boys' State Basketball Championship Games were played Saturday in Murfreesboro and Harriman, Maplewood and Memphis East claimed titles.
The Harriman Blue Devils won the Class A State Title as they outscored Clay County 74-73.
In Class AA the Maplewood Panthers beat Knoxville Catholic 60-57.
The Class AAA title game went to Memphis East as they posted a 65-45 win over Southwind.
AAA is offering Tow to Go services this weekend due to St. Patrick's Day celebrations. If you are too inebriated to drive between Friday March 17th and 6 am Sunday morning, call (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246. AAA will take you and your vehicle to at least within 10 miles of your destination. These services are free to both AAA members and non-members, and is confidential.
Two City of Crossville Police Department officers have received recognition with the issuance of “Officer of the Month” awards for February, 2017.
In the month of February 2017, Patrolman Kevin Wood located and recovered a stolen vehicle, apprehended three suspects during his investigation and returned the stolen property to the owner. Additionally, Patrolman Kevin Wood investigated the theft of several televisions from a local church. During his investigation he was able to locate and apprehend the person responsible and sought assistance for the suspect through referral to a rehabilitation facility. Patrolman Kevin Wood’s daily diligence and thorough investigating efforts help add to the professionalism of our agency.
Also in the month of February 2017, Patrolman Joel Stevens’ dedication to duty and proactive efforts are being recognized. In February alone, Patrolman Joel Stevens singed and served 31 arrest warrants, issued 26 traffic citations, wrote 22 police reports, answered 117 calls for service and assisted his fellow officers on an additional 34 calls for service. Patrolman Joel Stevens performed all of this activity while also diligently patrolling the City of Crossville. His good attitude and strong work ethic have been a great motivator for other officers on his shift and is a fine example for our agency.
These officer’s dedication and professionalism is to be commended. It is with exceptional officers and a determination to maintain the highest levels of service to the citizens of Crossville that our agency will continue to exceed the expectations of our community.
A special Thank You and Congratulations goes out to both of the award recipients. Job well done!
(Photo Courtesy Crossville Police Dept.)
Tennessee's general fund tax collections were $8.4 million above projections in February, bringing the state's surplus revenues to $491 million through the first seven months of the budget year.
Sales tax collections came in at $33 million above estimates during the month, which reflects economic activity in January. But corporate franchise and excise taxes were nearly $17 million below projections.
Sales tax collections reflect a 6.5 percent growth compared with the month a year ago, and a 4 percent growth rate since the beginning of the budget year in July.
Fuel taxes, which are largely dedicated to road and bridge funding, dropped 8 percent compared with the previous February and were $1.7 million below budgeted estimates. But gas tax collections have beaten estimates by $27 million this year to date.