CROSSVILLE — Fire gutted an abandoned house on Genesis Rd. near Wayne Ave. Sunday afternoon in what is believed to be the second arson incident in a week. According to personnel at the scene, witnesses saw a vehicle racing away from the house just before the fire was discovered by neighbors. Genesis Rd. was blocked for some time as firefighters from the Crossville Fire Department battled the blaze. The home had previously been quarantined as a "meth house." Deputy Fire Chief Chris South said the Sunday fire was not believed to be connected to a Sept. 3 fire on Old Jamestown Hwy. At this time, investigation into both incidents is continuing and no arrests have been made.
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Man dies while in custody
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of a man who died while in custody of local law enforcement.
Hole in one highlights day one of Women's Open
Haverly Harrold of Johnson City, TN, recorded a hole-in-one on the par 3, 11th hole in the first day of play at the 16th annual Golf Capital of Tennessee Women's Open at Stonehenge Golf Club Thursday.
City praised by school officials
The Cumberland County Board of Education, represented by Director of Schools Donald Andrews, right, recognized the city of Crossville, represented by City Manager David Rutherford, left, and Crossville Mayor J.H. Graham III, center, at its July 24 meeting with a certificate of appreciation for the city’s continued support of education in Cumberland County.
Report of missing child turns out false; one charged
A man living in Crossville set off a major search by law enforcement officers and about 40 employees of a retail store after he reported a small child missing. He later recanted and has now been charged with a misdemeanor charge.
Tourism talk dominates roundtable meeting
Tourism is big business in Cumberland County and the state of Tennessee.
Tennessee state officials visited the Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce and provided a wealth of information for a roundtable discussion County Mayor Kenneth Carey Jr. organized.
School system closes budget with more in reserves than planned
The school system is going to end the year with a little more in its reserves than originally thought, Bob Scarbrough, transportation/maintenance supervisor and acting CFO, at the July 24 meeting of the Cumberland County Board of Education.
"We believe there will be $4.7 million in the fund balance, which is quite a bit better than anticipated," Scarbrough said.
Investigation into assault continues
A Sparta Hwy. man found with lacerations to the back of the head told Cumberland County sheriff's deputies he was assaulted at a residence on Hwy. 70 N, but doesn't know why.
Theft, arson of storage shed reported
Someone broke into a storage shed and stole several items and, to add insult to injury, set the storage building on fire, according to a Cumberland County Sheriff's Department report.
Shop tax free this weekend
With the return to school right around the corner and Cumberland County students set to return to classrooms Aug. 6, Tennesseans are reminded they can buy certain items without paying sales tax Aug. 1 through Aug. 3.
Historic CMSP bathhouse gets new use with renovation
When a new pool was constructed at Cumberland Mountain State Park in the 1980s, the beach area was converted to a quiet place to watch the water and the bath house was boarded up.
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