Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Area News

February 12, 2014

Panel OKs use of complex for St. Jude benefit concert

CROSSVILLE — Cumberland County commissioners serving on the building and grounds committee approved the use of the arena at the Cumberland County Community Complex at no charge for a day of music to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

Lynn Isham of Crossville attended the building and grounds committee meeting last week and requested permission for use of the facility from commissioners.

“This is for a very worthy cause. There are no profits made by anyone. These are going to be all volunteers and no musicians at this event are going to be paid. All of the money raised is going to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” Isham said.

According to the plan, the benefit concert will start around 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, and will continue until approximately 6 p.m. The concert will feature all types of music including bluegrass, gospel, country and rock.

“Working together like this we can help save a child’s life,” Isham said.

The only debate commissioners had was weather to rent the facility to the group for $200, which is half the cost of renting the arena at the Community Complex for one day, or allowing them to use the arena at no cost.

Roy Turner, 7th District commissioner, made a motion to allow the group to use the facility at half the cost and allow them use of the facility, annually, at half cost.

Harry Sabine, 1st District commissioner, said he had a problem with including future bookings on a permanent basis.

“I think it’s a wonderful thing that they are doing, but I don’t think it should be permanent and go on a year-to-year basis like the other groups,” Sabine said.

Sabine said he supported allowing them to use the facility for $200, which is what the group had requested.

“This event’s going to be in the day, right? They won’t need any lighting and that’s what’s expensive. I don’t see an issue with giving it to them. It’s not like a group that’s coming in here and making a profit, or making money on this. It all goes to the hospital for kids,” Mike Harvel, 7th District commissioner, said.

Harvel currently is not on the committee, but attended the meeting.

Donnie Moody, Community Complex manager, said there is an NRA banquet scheduled later that night at the other end of the facility, but it would not interfere.

The group voted on Turner’s motion and it failed.

Caroline Knight, 2nd District commissioner, then made a motion to allow them to use the arena at the Community Complex at no charge for the event. Charles Seiber, 4th District commissioner, supported the motion and it passed with only one member, Sabine, voting no.

Text Only
Area News
  • lver-greg morris.jpg New veterans rep joins Career Center staff

    The Tennessee Career Center in Crossville now has more resources available to assist veterans seeking employment. The center recently hired Gregory Morris as a local veterans employment representative (LVER) to work with both unemployed veterans as well as employers seeking job applicants.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Richard Lemert.jpg Lemert pays visit to Crossville

    Richard Milo Lemert, (left) great nephew of Milo Lemert of Crossville, recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, is pictured with L.T. Thurman Jr. It was Richard Lemert's first visit to Crossville and during his brief stay, he stopped by the Milo Lemert Building on Main St. and viewed the plaque that was placed in honor of his great uncle. Milo Lemert was married to Nell Snodgrass of Crossville and was killed in action on their first wedding anniversary. Thurman's father, Litton T. Thurman Sr., received the Distinguished Service Cross in the same WWI battle that Lemert was awarded the nation's highest honor. Richard Lemert resides in Raleigh, NC, and is planning to attend the Medal of Honor Convention in Knoxville Sept. 10-13.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • IMG_2558.jpg Understanding the structure of addiction and recovery

    Bradford Health Services hosted a free workshop Friday for area agencies on the structure of addiction and recovery. Robbie Keeble who is recovery liaison for Bradford, was the featured speaker. With rates of substance abuse so prevalent in the Crossville area, several local agencies arranged to instruct participants on how addiction works in the brain and the process that those struggling with addiction need to take in order to recover successfully. There were 94 attendees in all, including several social service agencies, health care providers, law enforcement personnel, businesses and concerned citizens. If you are interested in attending or hosting a future training on matters related to substance abuse, contact Bradford Health Services at (931) 528-6803.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • TMSAA rules get one-year try out

    Changes are coming for the elementary sports programs next year, with a 6-3 vote of the Cumberland County Board of Education. That vote of support of recommendations from the athletic committee was met with concerns from board members that the move towards county-wide rules and regulations was an attempt to move toward middle school teams.

    July 28, 2014 1 Video

  • ffg fire 1.jpg Fire damages home in Fairfield Glade

    Not only did Fairfield Glade volunteer fire fighters battle a blaze Saturday afternoon at 107 Runnymede Rd., hot weather conditions were a challenge as well.

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • Banned ex-boyfriend arrested in break-in

    Last Tuesday turned out to not be burglary and assault suspect Larry D. Durbin's day. It wasn't such a great day for his victim, either. Both were arrested.

    July 28, 2014

  • Changes to county wage scale cause debate

    County commissioners approved revisions to the Cumberland County employee wage scale, giving county employees a pay increase, but the changes to the scale created a brief debate among commissioners Monday evening.

    July 28, 2014

  • Suspects identified in arson fire

    Two Cumberland County men were detained and questioned in connection with an early Friday morning fire that destroyed or damaged two tractor-trailer rigs and a pickup parked at a closed business north of the city.

    July 28, 2014

  • Summer winding down in Tennessee

    July 25, 2014

  • Celebrating a year of writing our area's history

    Now that this column has passed its first birthday, I’d like to send thanks to those of you from our county and around the country who have sent messages and questions about things you’ve read in the Uncle Gib section. It is hard to cover many of these events in 500 words, and I try not go cover the same event more than three weeks. Research must be cut way down, and the most interesting information on each subject included.

    July 25, 2014

Marketplace Marquee
Must Read
Section Teases
Seasonal Content
AP Video
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Weather Radar
2014 Readers' Choice
Graduation 2014