Tennessee College of Applied Technology Crossville presented its Perfect Attendance Scholarship for the fall term to Kelsey Brock of Sparta. She is a student in the practical nursing program. 

A total of 142 students enrolled at Tennessee College of Applied Technology Crossville were recognized for having an “A” average for the fall term. Transcripts reflect scores in three areas including classroom, shop and work ethic. 


The Crab Orchard Elementary School Beta Team, sponsored by Mrs. Armes, has been busy this year. They meet two to three times a week before school to collect classroom recycling, read to their kindergarten buddies, announce Friday announcements and work on art projects for local nursing homes.


Tye Lowe, a junior at Cumberland County High School, hopes to study law and enter the field of politics in the future.


Cumberland County FFA members know how to get their hands dirty! They recently competed in the District FFA Land Judging Career Development Event (CDE). Land Judging consists of determining characteristics of the soil from looking at the face of the soil inside a soil pit and the land around…

Martin Elementary FCCLA has partnered this year with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The organization held a two-week fundraiser called “Teaching in a Tutu” where students could put their spare change in milk jugs with teachers’ faces on them. The top three earning teach…

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The Crossville Lions Club assembled 60 Diabetes Emergency Kits for 12 Cumberland County schools, giving five kits per school. Each kit contains one bottled water, one bottle of glucose tablets and one pack of cheese crackers. 

On Oct. 31, Tri-County Federated Auto & Truck Parts of Crossville donated supplies to the collision repair program. Chris Wilson, instructor, said, “Thank you, Marshall Pugh and Earl Reagan at Tri-County Federated Auto Parts, for the donation. We really appreciate this. It will help our …

Attention all students, Crossville Fleet Reserve Association Branch 294 is once again sponsoring the 2020-2021 FRA Americanism Essay Contest. This year’s  theme is "The Bill of Rights and Me.” The Americanism Essay rules are as follows:

Michelle Pettus’ fourth-grade class at Crab Orchard Elementary enjoyed a virtual visit from Brian Sherrill with the Art Circle Public Library. Sherrill completed several science experiments with the students and also shared a book with them.

Ali Harris of Crossville graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Carson-Newman University at the conclusion of the institution’s spring semester. Commencement ceremonies, postponed due to the pandemic, were held virtually Aug. 7.

TnAchieves, the partnering organization to the Tennessee Promise serving 90 counties and over 100,000 students annually, is excited to present a new virtual mentoring opportunity that will allow mentors to provide high impact supports while adhering to local, state and federal social distanc…

The time-honored tradition of Welcome Back Week at Roane State Community College is right around the corner. Events will be held Monday, August 24, through Thursday, August 27, with each of the college’s nine campuses are participating.

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Dr. Alexandra (Alex) W. Douglas, formerly of Crossville, completed her “Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health Residency Program” at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, NY, on June 30, 2020. She will continue her medical career as an assistant pr…

Dawn Kollros of Crossville has earned a Master of Science, Accounting degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university has graduated over 190,000 students from across the country since its inception in 1997. 

Nearly 100 middle school girls who participated in three weeks of STEM camp last summer, along with monthly follow-up sessions on Saturdays during the school year, have been awarded computer tablets.


To be eligible, a student must attain a 4.0 grade-point average while attempting 12 or more semester hours of college-level courses; or earn a 4.0 as a student in the college’s nursing program during a semester in which the required course schedule is fewer than 12 hours; or earn a 4.0 as a student in one of the college’s selective admission health sciences programs during a semester in which the required course schedule is fewer than 12 hours.

The dean’s list recognizes full-time students (those completing 12 or more semester hours of college-level courses) who attain a quality point average of 3.50-3.99.

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Crossville welcomes Patricia Roysden as their new practical nursing director.

More than 800 students received diplomas and will be recognized as Harding University graduates during a virtual ceremony on Aug. 15.

The Cumberland County Playhouse paused after the opening of its Theater for Young Audiences production of The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr. to honor some of their own youth.

Kelli Carroll is the recipient of the 2020 St. Alphonsus Council of Catholic Women Scholarship. Carroll is a senior at Stone Memorial High School. She plans to attend Tennessee Technological University in the fall. This year’s scholarship was presented in loving memory of Helen Davis.

Trentan Stokes of Crossville has earned a Bachelor of Arts, Educational Studies degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university has graduated over 178,000 students from across the country since its inception in 1997. 

Roane State Community College, in partnership with the Y-12 National Security Complex, has developed a new Cybersecurity Summer Camp for middle and high school-aged students. Originally planned to be held on the Oak Ridge Branch Campus, the camp will now be conducted virtually due to the COV…

Olivia Lance, left, of the Phoenix School has been awarded the Mary Laffrey Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is funded by the Tennessee School Nutrition Association Chapter 29. Lance is pictured with Phoenix Cafe manager Meggan Goucher, who serves are president of the TSNA Chapter 29.

Each year, The Crab-Orchard Chapter, NSDAR, presents the DAR Good Citizens Award to one senior from each local high school. Recipients this year are Shelbi Brewer, who plans to study accounting at MTSU, and Kelli Carroll, who will study pre-optometry at Tennessee Tech. 

The Korean War Veterans Association awarded Emma Norrod, of Stone Memorial High School, and Holly Kay Shaw of Cumberland County High School with scholarships. The association relied on school officials to choose the winners this year due to the novel coronavirus health emergency. Both recipi…

Fleet Reserve Association Branch 294 and LA-FRA Unit 294 is honored to present Cumberland County High School senior Holley Kay Shaw as the recipient of its 2020 scholarship award. An award ceremony was held at CCHS where Holley received a Certificate of Achievement as well as a $1,000 check …

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