Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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July 3, 2012

Fourth of July, weekend celebrations set

CROSSVILLE — Pro-Troop Rally held July 4

The annual Pro-Troop Rally will be held Wednesday, July 4, at the Cumberland County Courthouse beginning at 9 a.m. There will be several speakers and entertainers as well as a flag folding ceremony and presentation and recognition of all military branches.

Children’s Parade to march July 4

The Crab-Orchard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will celebrate the Fourth of July with the annual children’s parade, beginning at 10 a.m. Participants are asked to gather at the Palace Theatre at 9:30 to prepare for the walk to the Crossville Depot. Children are encouraged to dress in their red, white and blue, or in costume of a historic patriot, and ride their bikes, trikes, wagons and scooters. Battery-powered vehicles are allowed, however no gasoline-powered vehicles will be permitted.

Fireworks to begin at dark

The annual Crossville fireworks show is set for July 4 at Centennial Park with activities beginning at 5 p.m. There will be concessions and an inflatable children’s play area.

THP to hold sobriety checkpoint July 4

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint July 4 from 9 to 10 p.m. on Hwy. 70 E. in Cumberland County.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol recognizes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving.

Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures more than 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment and target those who operate a vehicle while impaired. They will take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

Water Fest offers cool time July 7

Water Fest and Family Fun Day will be held Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Meadow Park Lake. The event will include nature tours, canoe and kayak rides, boat races, water sports, wildlife exhibits, food and free ice cream. Hosted by the city of Crossville, the event is sponsored by the Obed Watershed Community Association.

CO fireworks set July 7

The fifth annual Crab Orchard July Festival is set for Saturday at the Crab Orchard City Park from 2 p.m. until dark. There will be music, games and activities for all ages, food, crafts, and a silent auction. A fireworks display, put on by Liberty Market, starts at dark.

 

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  • trail 1.jpg Working on the trail

    Volunteers were out Saturday morning constructing a trail at Meadow Park Lake. This was phase one of trail building, explained John Conrad, Crossville Trails organizer, with volunteers clipping twigs and branches and raking a path. Bruce Whitehead, George Schlenker, Lee Skinner and Pat Schudiske rake a path about three feet wide. Later, larger obstacles, such as fallen trees, will be removed, and topsoil removed on the trail to aid in trail maintenance. The trail will be about 1.5 miles in length.

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  • Panel waives ticket charge for boosters

    The building and grounds committee approved a request to waive a portion of the ticket fees for a school sports booster group planning a truck and tractor pull at the Cumberland County Community Complex, but the committee cautioned the group it would take action by the full Cumberland County Commission to relieve them of the obligation to return 10 percent of the gate charge to the county.

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  • Jury seated in Batty slaying case

    A jury plus alternates has been seated and began hearing evidence in the trial of John Russell Giles of Hampshire Lane, Fairfield Glade, charged in connection with the Nov. 7 death of Kimberly Ann Batty, 58, of Dovenshire Dr., also Fairfield Glade.

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  • New site sought for convenience center

    An expansion at Colinx and the improvement of a city street will require Cumberland County to move a convenience center. The city of Crossville has proposed a site in the same general area, but commissioners on the county's building and grounds committee were concerned about the cost to make the site suitable for a convenience center and the proximity of the Little Obed River.

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  • Hwy. 70 crash.jpg CCHS student dies in car crash

    Crossville Police have identified the victim of a two-vehicle collision that occurred Tuesday morning on Hwy. 70 W at the intersection of Dillon St. as a sophomore at Cumberland County High School.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • IMG_0783.JPG Visitors center now open to the public

    A ten-year effort to establish a gateway to the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, as well as to point tourists and visitors to the many other area parks, historical sites and points of interest, concluded Thursday as the community gathered with officials from the city of Crossville, Cumberland County, the Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce and the National Park Service to dedicate the Crossville-Cumberland County: Gateway to the Big South Fork Visitors Center on River Otter Dr.

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Shots fired during standoff over domestic situation

    Chickens were killed, threats of bodily harm made and at least three shots fired in the presence of a Cumberland County sheriff's deputy during a domestic dispute between an uncle and nephew.

    April 22, 2014

  • Jury selection set in Batty slaying

    Jury selections were scheduled to begin today in the trial of John Russell Giles of Hampshire Lane, Fairfield Glade, charged in connection with the Nov. 7 death of Kimberly Ann Batty, 58, of Dovenshire Dr., also Fairfield Glade.

    April 22, 2014

  • Thoughts for this holy time of Easter

    The first performance of George Friderick Handel's masterpiece, "Messiah," was given in Dublin, Ireland, on April 13, 1742, where it was well received. When it was performed in England there were criticisms of the music, performers and location of the performance. It was held that the subject matter was too exalted to perform in an opera house, but rather it should be performed in church. Wouldn't it be interesting if we knew how many times this magnificent music has been performed in the past 272 years?

    April 22, 2014

  • Joe Goodwin.JPG Warden Joe Goodwin remains a true original

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency celebrates its 65th anniversary this year, and Crossville's Joe Goodwin is part of that living history.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

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