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Benefit Event Saturday For Injured Cumberland Sheriff’s Deputy

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is holding a benefit Saturday to help raised money for injured Deputy Greg Green. Green has over 20 years of experience in law enforcement and is paralyzed from the chest down after falling from a ladder while working his guttering business.  Chief Deputy Jerry Jackson said this event is a chance for the community Deputy ... Read More »

Cumberland Co. I-40 East Temporary Closure

Temporary road closures are coming to I-40 East in Cumberland County tonight while permanent overhead signs are installed. From 9:00 p.m. to midnight, T-DOT will be using rolling roadblocks between mile markers 329 and 340. Community Relations Officer Jennifer Flynn said the signs are for the truck climbing lane being built near mile marker 339. Motorists should use caution at ... Read More »

One Newcomer, One Incumbent Win for Crossville City Council

Crossville voted to keep one city council member and bring in one new member as J.H. Graham III is unseated Tuesday night. Newcomer R.J. Crawford will join incumbent Scot Shanks, who came out on top in the pool of four candidates. Shanks led the vote total with 1,972 votes, Crawford was right behind Shanks with 1,847 votes, taking Graham III’s ... Read More »

COVID Voters and Absentee Ballots Come In On Election Day

Cumberland, Fentress and Van Buren County said they have all seen absentee ballots and COVID positive voters turn up on Election Day. Cumberland County Election Commission Administrator Jill Davis has seen the most of both so far, with 33 absentee ballots and about 16 voters using the COVID tent. However, Davis said that has not been her biggest issue today. ... Read More »

TCAT Crossville Expanding, Adding High Demand Program

Crossville’s TCAT campus is expanding with a 12,000 square foot, $2 million dollar learning space. TCAT Crossville Vice President Stacy Johnson said he expects the new building to open in three to four weeks, opening up more space on the main campus. Johnson said the building construction technology and industrial maintenance programs will move to the new location, along with ... Read More »

Cumberland EMS Adds Automated CPR Devices

Cumberland County Emergency Medical Services has improved its capabilities by purchasing four new LUCAS devices. The lightweight mechanical device automatically delivers chest compressions for patients needing prolonged CPR. EMS Director Chris Miller said the new devices allow emergency personnel to provide other critical lifesaving procedures. “Usually, there is only one individual in the back of a unit,” Miller said. “Back ... Read More »

Cumberland Discussing Private Water Lot Changes

The Cumberland County Planning Commission is considering making changes to its new lot guidelines for those landowners with private water sources. Under current rules, in order to create a lot in Cumberland County without public water, it must be at least two acres and have a private source of water. Planning Director Tommy Lee said past variances allowing less acreage ... Read More »

Cumberland’s 2nd Annual Heritage Festival Saturday

The second annual Heritage Festival in Cumberland County is set for Saturday at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds. Founder Ralph Hofknecht said he wants to bring together speakers, musicians and historical reenactments. Hofknecht said highlighting the foundation of Cumberland County, will lead to more kids caring about the counties future. “The knowledge of farming, mining, all various trades and endeavors in ... Read More »

Red Ribbon Week Declared in Cumberland County

Cumberland County Mayor Allen Foster has declared October 23 through October 31 as Red Ribbon Week. Since 1985 Red Ribbon Week has been a time to promote drug use prevention and honor a DEA agent who was killed by the Cartel. Cumberland County Rising Director of Prevention Education Julie Long said drug use is a topic parents should not shy ... Read More »

Cumberland Co Road List Process Begins

The Cumberland County Planning Commission has started the process of approving its 2021 county road list. Each year, the planning commission begins with the previous year’s list and makes additions or subtractions to which roads the county maintains. Planning Director Tommy Lee said only one road was shortened during October’s planning commission meeting. “It looks like the only change that ... Read More »