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Crime Stoppers Seeks Tips In Vending Machine Burglaries
Crossville-Cumberland Co. Crime Stoppers/Peg Broadcasting News Thursday October 12, 2017

The Crossville-Cumberland County Crime Stoppers is asking the public for information regarding a rash of recent vending machine burglaries. Police say that sometime during the night of October 4th or early morning October 5th, someone broke into several vending machines, in front of United Grocery Outlet, located in the Woodmere Mall shopping center. The unknown subject(s) broke the lock plates from two of the machines to gain access to the coin box. All the money inside the machines had been removed. On October 7th at approximately midnight, someone broke into several vending machines located on the front side walk at Food City. The responding officer reviewed Video footage of the theft and noticed that an older model Dodge pickup truck was involved in the theft. If you have any information on any of these crimes, or if you recognize this truck, please call the CRIME STOPPERS 24HR TIP HOTLINE @ 931-200-1173, SUBMIT A TIP USING YOUR P3 MOBILE TIPS APP, or contact Det. Jason Wilson with the Crossville Police Department. (Photo courtesy Crime Stoppers)


Burn Permits Required Oct. 15, 2017 Through May 15, 2018 Broadcasting News Thursday October 12, 2017

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is observing National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 8-14) by reminding citizens that burn permits are required by law from October 15, 2017 to May 15, 2018. If you are burning a leaf or brush pile that is smaller than 8 feet by 8 feet in size, log on to for approval. For a larger burn, apply for a free permit by calling your local Division of Forestry burn permit phone number Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Phone numbers can be found by visiting Burning without a permit is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and/or a fine. Wildfires caused by arson are a class C felony punishable by 3 to 15 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. (Photo courtesy


City of Crossville Special Census underway
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday October 11, 2017

The special census of 2017 will be wrapping up October 31st and the City needs your help. This special census will result in a significant increase in state-shared revenue for the City. Each residence received a letter of explanation from the mayor and a survey form. Please complete the simple form and return it in the enclosed postage-paid envelope by October 31, 2017. You may also complete the survey form at the City of Crossville and look for the Census 2017 tab. Or click

The City will be required to field check all addresses that do not return the survey form. Therefore, returning your survey form by October 31, 2017 will help to reduce the cost and inconvenience of this special census.


Grassland Reports Due at FSA by November 15
Denesa G. Jolley,Cumberland/Bledsoe County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Wednesday October 11, 2017

The Farm Service Agency reminds Bledsoe and Cumberland County farm operators that November 15, is the final date 2018 perennial pastureland and hayland crop reports will be accepted timely at the local office at 314 Old Jamestown Highway in Crossville, TN. The office encourages all livestock producers to file these crop reports by the deadline in order to avoid late fees if there are future drought assistance programs as became available during the 2016 drought. Furthermore, wheat and oat producers are reminded 2018 crop reports must be filed by December 15, 2017. Producers who want to check and see if they already filed these reports are urged to call the office at 931-484-6520, Extenison 2, or toll free 855-216-2802.


State ACT Average a Record High
Wednesday October 11, 2017

Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen said Tennessee public school students set a new record, earning an average composite score of 20.1 on the ACT. It's an improvement from the 2016 average score of 19.9, with more than 3,500 additional students taking the exam this year. The results also show that about 1,800 more Tennessee public school graduates became eligible for the HOPE scholarship by earning composite scores of 21 or higher.
Students improved in every section of the ACT by increasing their average score in English, Math, Reading and Science.
White County students posted the largest gain in the state from 2016 to 2017, raising its average composite by 1.7 points to 20.3.


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