CROSSVILLE — Coco Bennett, a junior at Cumberland County High School, was the winner of a $24,000 list priced 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Monday morning from Dave Kirk Automotive. The car was one of many choices available to Bennett. Dave Kirk presents the keys to the car to Bennett. Bennett was one of several finalists who were in the drawing for the 'Key to Success' attendance program. The program, in its ninth year, rewards students for their attendance in high school. Stone Memorial High School, Phoenix School and Cumberland County High School students came together Monday morning at SMHS for the final drawing and award. SMHS Principal Scott Maddox said there is no other program in the state in which a new car is offered as an incentive to attend school. One student, Cami Idema, won a laptop computer. Other finalists were rewarded with gift cards for $50 or $100 in a 'Bash For Cash' game show set that was constructed by Damon Koehl's building trades classes. Bennett is the daughter of Chris and Kim Bennett. Bennett said she was shocked and excited to win the vehicle.
Student wins new car for school attendance
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Celebrate Farmers Market Week Aug. 3-9
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared August 3 through 9, 2014, “National Farmers Market Week.” Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate the nation’s thousands of farmers markets, farmers who make them possible and the communities that host them.
County OKs resolution for CMC/Covenant refinance deal
Cumberland County commissioners passed a resolution Monday evening giving its approval for Covenant Health to refund its bonds to refinance $40 million for Cumberland Medical Center.
The request was made by Covenant Health, a Tennessee nonprofit corporation which now operates Cumberland Medical Center.
Plea includes ban from all Wal-Mart stores
A Crossville man who was facing two counts of theft of more than $500, relating to shoplifting incidents at the Crossville Wal-mart, has entered a guilty plea, and part of his sentence is being banned from all Wal-Mart stores.
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