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Even if Hurricane Joaquin doesn’t directly strike the Tennessee Valley, it could still have a major impact on the area, warns the Tennessee Valley Authority. That’s why TVA has taken steps to deal with the anticipated runoff from heavy rains over the weekend. Current forecast models show some areas along the eastern side of TVA’s territory could receive several inches of rain by Sunday. That rainfall will find its way into streams and rivers that feed into TVA reservoirs, which could rapidly rise above their current levels. In preparation, TVA river management engineers are currently lowering reservoir levels to provide additional storage for the expected rainfall amounts. Once the storm passes, engineers will then slowly move water downstream using both generating turbines and spillway gates. TVA says property and boat owners should be aware of the potential for rapidly changing lake levels over the next several days and take any necessary precautions. Details on lake levels and forecasts for specific reservoirs across TVA’s integrated river management system can be found on TVA’s website and on the TVA Lake Info smartphone app.
A second woman has been arrested in connection with the sale of fake Luke Bryan tickets. Local 8 News reports that Jerrica Lynn Lovingood was apprehended early Thursday morning and is charged with criminal simulation. Authorities say Lovingood admitted to helping Erin Haley Gregory with the sale of at least 100 counterfeit tickets to the Luke Bryan show in Greenback, TN this Friday. General admission tickets to the Luke Bryan Farm Tour Concert are sold out and authorities are cautioning everyone to be very suspicious of anyone who claims they have tickets to the show. (Photo Courtesy WVLT).
It's time for everyone to weigh in their thoughts and opinions about the possibility of our county adopting the middle school concept. Please take the Community and Parental Perception of the Middle School Concept For Cumberland County Schools survey! Your input is appreciated and your opinions are valued. You may take the survey at bit.ly/ccsmiddle
A home at 107 Darrell Avenue was deemed unsafe for habitation following a raid by City Police, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department and TBI Wednesday evening. Authorities were serving warrants for suspected drug activity at the residence. Two persons were placed under investigative hold but no charges have been filed as yet. Authorities did seize cash, cell phones and several computer hard drives. City building officials condemned the residence after finding several electrical violations. (Photo Courtesy Crossville Police Dept.)
Tennessee head coach Butch Jones announced on Wednesday that, as part of UT Football's alumni reunion week, the Vols will be honoring the 1965 team that went 8-1-2 with a Bluebonnet Bowl win amidst terrible tragedy. UTSports.com reports that just two days after that game, line coach Charley Rash, Bill Majors, and Bob Jones were killed in an early morning car-train collision in West Knoxville. Fifty years later, the Vols program still praises the way Dickey worked through the tragedy by pulling the team together and keeping them going through the final seven games of the season. Saturday, October 3rd the Vols return to Knoxville to host the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Kickoff Call-in Show starts at 4:30 and game time is 6pm on your home for the Vols, 102.5 WOW Country!