CROSSVILLE — Lorie Branstetter, left, and Angie Morgan decorate the Plateau Home School Association's Christmas tree at the annual Parade of Christmas Trees at First National Bank of Tennessee. The tree is one of dozens on display. The annual event displays Christmas trees from a variety of schools, civic, religious and nonprofit organizations. There will be a special viewing of the trees this Friday, Dec. 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m at the bank. Those who attend the viewing can vote for their favorite tree. Prizes are awarded. The trees will be on display from now until Dec. 24. First National Bank of Tennessee is at 1386 N. Main St. in Crossville. The public is welcome to come view the trees.
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Sales tax collections down
Cumberland County Finance Director Nathan Brock reported to the Cumberland County Budget Committee that local option sales tax collections have fallen below budgeted projections for the 2013-'14 fiscal year.
Motion to toss evidence in burglary denied
A defense motion to have evidence seized by deputies searching for a man who fled warrant service thrown out failed when deputies testified they had oral permission from the defendant's son to search the residence the father and son share.
Organ donation gives man new lease on life
Travis Hodges has a new lease on life, thanks to a selfless gift a young father made the year before.
Fireworks, sign change get council OK
While the April Crossville City Council meeting was generally a calm one, there were some fireworks on the agenda.
- Spring jamboree
Suspect charged in Sportsman Club break-in
A Crossville man has been arrested and charged in connection with the burglary of a shooting club's building in the county that occurred last week, according to arrest reports.
Panel discusses auditing hotel/motel tax collections
Commissioners on the budget committee discussed the possibility of auditing hotels and motels in the county regarding the collection of hotel/motel tax collection figures being down.
Repent burglar must serve time
Some defendants cry, because they get caught, and others are tearful with remorse. No one in the courtroom doubted Robert Killeen's sincerity when he apologized to his victim, his loved ones and supporters for committing crimes against an elderly widow, stealing the money her late husband left her.
Panel OKs budget amendments
The Cumberland County Budget Committee approved a $134,506 budget amendment for the Cumberland County Solid Waste Department in order to accept a grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for enhanced waste oil collection.
Council votes to seek RFQs for wastewater operation
The city of Crossville has had a 20-year relationship with Veolia Water, the contractor that currently operates the wastewater treatment plant for the city, and while council members say they don't have a problem with the company's service, they have voted to send out requests for qualifications (RFQ) to determine if they have the best company operating the facility.
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