CROSSVILLE — Pictured is Ruth Lucas, health educator at the Cumberland County Health Dept. and Certified Child Passenger Seat Technician, assisting a new mom with instructions of proper use and installation of a carseat for her newborn. National Child Safety Week is set for Sept. 15-21, with the Cumberland County Health Department and the Crossville Police Department offering a car seat checkpoint Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Health Department, 1503 S. Main St. Statistics show that four out of five car seats checked are installed incorrectly, with one or more issues being corrected at a checkpoint. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be present to check your car seats and answer questions. In addition to helping ensure your child is riding safely, a drawing will also be held for a $25 gift card and a new car seat, and a prize will be given to every driver coming through the checkpoint to have a car seat inspected. Call 707-2554 for more information, or find a technician or inspection station near you at tntrafficsafety.org.
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Sales tax collections up for November
For the first time in several months, Cumberland County Finance Director Nathan Brock reported local option sales tax collections were above budget projections. The sales tax collections were up for the month of November by $18,053.
Panel looks to tweak complaint policy
The policy committee of the Cumberland County Board of Education is revisiting its complaint policy and procedures in an effort to make the process easier to understand and reduce the amount of time a complaint between teachers and parents is allowed to go unresolved. The committee is also looking to develop language that would offer protections to employees who make ethics complaints against superiors from retaliation.
Theft, vandalism draws 6-year sentence
A defendant who earlier this year pleaded guilty for his role in a theft and vandalism case that resulted in one of the highest restitution crimes in the county has been sentenced to prison.
- Kids design city's Christmas cards
Cumberland County may be awarded food, shelter funds
Cumberland County may be awarded federal funds under the Emergency National Food and Shelter National Board Program. This year the county was chosen to receive $8,891 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
CCP to stage Gypsy, Shrek in 2014
The Playhouse is proud to announce its exciting 2014 season! From the heartwarming Southern comedy of The Dixie Swim Club to the spectacular Christmas merriment of Scrooge, from the recent Broadway hit Shrek to Broadway classics like Gypsy, from riveting dramas like Inherit the Wind to hilarious comedies like The Foreigner, 2014 has something for everyone! You won’t want to miss any of the fun as Tennessee’s premier professional theater presents its most exciting season yet!
City adds holidays to city calendar
The Crossville City Council handled a lot of their December meeting business under the heading of the consent agenda dealing with annexations, adding holidays to the city calendar and budget amendments.
In addition, the city swore in a new member of the Housing Authority Board, recognized the student of the month and the Christmas card design winners.
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Burglary, meth pleas result in 7-year suspended sentence
A Crossville man facing five felony charges in Criminal Court pleaded guilty last week and received a seven-year suspended sentence to be served on supervised probation and must pay restitution in at least one of the cases.
Clinch River pearls featured in Paris
Holiday gift shopping might be in the back of your mind, so this little tidbit will give you some, perhaps, unexpected thoughts.
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