Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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December 19, 2013

Looking back on 2014

CROSSVILLE — Its Christmas time in Tansi again, the weather has turned cold and the leaves have fallen. It’s my favorite time of the year – spending time with my family and friends and celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ makes Christmas such a blessing! The holiday season can always be a stressful time, but let’s remember this time of year should not be that way. This is the time of year each and every one of us should step back and count our many blessings. The unmerited favor and grace we have all been given by our Savior can make even the best Christmas present seem subpar. Let’s all remember the true meaning of Christmas!

Reflecting on the year, we were able to accomplish the cruise-ins with live bands and inflatables for the kids. We welcomed Bruce Wyatt and Will Collis as new members to the board of directors. I would like to thank Danny Plumlee and Dan Kington for their hard work they have given to the Property Owners’ Association. This year was also one of the wettest years we have had in about 30 years. The rain helped keep our lake at full pool all year, which provided great fishing. On the other hand, the rain caused problems this summer for the golf course. However, Todd Matthews and crew did a great job to keep the course in tip-top shape.

Cabin rentals were also great and had a steady flow throughout the season. The recreation department also had a good year. The Quack Shack at the beach was very successful – they extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays to show movies and had great food and dinners for guests and visitors. Our maintenance crew, led by Johnny Whitaker, did a great job of keeping the amenities looking great. Johnny also did a great job maintaining the golf course, maintenance and security vehicles and equipment. Tansi Security did a great job patrolling our community.

I’m excited about the new year ahead, placing some new events and activities that will be coming out in the spring so everyone can plan to spend their summer here at Lake Tansi. Once again, I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas, and may you be blessed with the true meaning of Christmas.

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."  Isaiah 9:6

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  • 4th pic 7.JPG 4th of July at Lake Tansi There was no event left out and not one person who couldn’t be entertained as Lake Tansi created a weekend long soirée to celebrate Independence Day this year.

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  • An independence celebration to remember

    There was no event left out and not one person who couldn’t be entertained as Lake Tansi created a weekend long soirée to celebrate Independence Day this year. The large crowd of visitors provided ample participation for friendly competitions in ping pong, horseshoes, mini golf, shuffleboard, badminton, sack races, sandcastle building, and pie eating. While Perfect Party Rentals’ bouncy houses juggled little children, the beach accommodated sun-loving families and friends, and the car show brought dozens of classic and souped-up coups for the crowds to peruse.

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  • Killeens on the Green closing July 31

    Recently, Bob and Janeanne Killeen have visited with us and expressed they will not be renewing the liquor license for Killeen’s which expires on July 31. They have expressed with regret that personal considerations have caused them to set July 26 as the last day of operation for Killeen’s on the Green.

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  • POA looks to end year ahead of budget

    This summer has been outstanding here at Lake Tansi. It is a great time of year to live in and visit our wonderful resort. Our lakes have been busy. The cabins, golf course and Recreation Department have been running full bore, as well, with many activities. Our 4th of July weekend was the best we had in years – thanks to the weather – from the Cruise-in, music and movies at the beach, right down to the pie-eating contest and all the other activities held. Next year will be bigger and better yet.

    July 30, 2014

  • neighborhood watch july 2014.jpg Tansi Neighborhood Watch Group has started

    The Tansi Neighborhood Watch Group’s (TNWG’s) working committees met July 10 at the Hiawatha Community Center. We were joined by Lt. Gary Howard of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department, and Chief Jerry Turner of Tansi Security. Chief Turner also represented the general manager of the Lake Tansi POA.

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  • exchange New Officers.jpg Exchange Club swears in new officers, directors

    At its June 23 meeting, the Lake Tansi Exchange Club elected and swore in its slate of officers and directors for the year ending June 30, 2015. Past-President John Lyon officiated at the swearing in ceremony, speaking to the duties and responsibilities of each of the club’s leadership positions.

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  • Exchange club donations.jpg Exchange Club supports local organizations

    Members of the Lake Tansi Exchange Club have been busy during their Club year ending June 30 raising money through a variety of projects and events. In turn, the funds raised are utilized to further the principal focus of our Exchange Club – to support organizations involved in the prevention of child abuse in Cumberland County, as well as funding other worthy community outreach projects.

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  • vest for chron.jpg Exchange Club provides protective vests for security

    Jerry Turner, Lake Tansi Chief of Security, thanks Exchange Club Past-President Mike Ferry for the club's $800 grant that provided the new body armor for Officer Steve Hritz, who spoke of the comfort, yet protective quality of his donated vest.

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  • LT Police Cruiser.jpg Security upgrades patrol vehicle

    The Lake Tansi Department of Security and Law Enforcement has acquired a replacement patrol vehicle. It is a 2008 Chevrolet Trail Blazer with 46,500 miles. It is replacing a 2001 Chevrolet Impala with approximately 250,000 miles. The new patrol vehicle will be placed in service as soon as it is fitted with the necessary safety and emergency equipment.  It is being equipped by On Duty Depot in Knoxville, TN. The Trail Blazer is
    better suited for service in the Tansi Community than the vehicle it is replacing because it has available four wheel drive which will enable officers to respond in inclement weather.

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