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Crossville City Council backs out of shooting park
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday March 22, 2017

The Crossville City Council voted 3-2 to approve a resolution that rescinds a contract to sell city property to Crossville Shooting Sports Park, Incorporated. Mayor Pro-tem JH Graham requested the resolution and noted a section in the contract that would allow the City an out if there was public objection. About 6 households and several property owners from the Albert Frye Road area began speaking out about the proposed park earlier in March after a contract had been signed. Council members Danny Wyatt, Pamala Harris and Mayor Pro-tem Graham voted in favor of rescinding, while Mayor Mayberry and councilmember Scot Shanks voted against. Mayberry added that too much effort had already been put forth by city employees just to toss it away at the last minute. The proposed shooting park first appeared on the council agenda in June of 2015.


Tennessee bill sponsor: Medical marijuana dead this session
AP Wednesday March 22, 2017

A Tennessee lawmaker says his bill that would legalize medical marijuana is dead for this year's legislative session.

Republican Rep. Jeremy Faison says there's currently not enough support in the Senate for the change.

Faison's bill would have let people use prescribed marijuana to treat a variety of ailments, from cancer to post-traumatic stress disorder.

It also would have allowed 50 grow operations in Tennessee, with the first 15 in distressed areas.

On Tuesday, the Cosby lawmaker helped kill a separate resolution that he says would've pigeonholed Tennessee into waiting for additional U.S. Food and Drug Administration action.

Faison said some lawmakers feared their constituents would vote against them for supporting medical marijuana. He contended there will be a greater consequence for opponents because of positive polling for medical marijuana.


Faith Hope & Love Church Teacher Supply Distribution Event March 24 & 25
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday March 22, 2017

The Faith Hope & Love Church is hosting a teacher office and school supply distribution on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Supplies to be given away include copy paper, pens, pencils, craft supplies, post it notes, tape dispensers, paint brushes, rulers, some big ticket items and much more. This event is open to teachers, principals, and administration staff in the elementary, high schools, and colleges. You must bring some form of school I.D. showing current employment. Not restricted to Cumberland County. Faith Hope & Love Church is located at 50 Woodmere Mall in Crossville, beside Gondolas restaurant on Main Street. Look for the bright blue marquee with theater lights.

Crossville Police Looking for Walmart Shoplifting Suspect

Crossville Police Looking for Walmart Shoplifting Suspect
Peg Broadcasting News/Crimestoppers/WVLT Tuesday March 21, 2017

Crossville Police are asking for your help in identifying a man that they say shoplifted a gas powered generator and left the Crossville Walmart without paying for the $370 item. The suspect was wearing a great hoodie, black overalls, and sunglasses. Police say he was driving a Grey Ford flat-bed pickup truck. If you know this suspect or have any information about this crime, please call the Crime Stoppers Tip Hotline at 931-200-1173 or contact Det. Jason Wilson at the Crossville Police Department. The suspects photos can be viewed on the Crossville-Cumberland County Crimestoppers Facebook page.

(Photo Courtesy Crimestoppers)


UT to attempt world record in Neyland Stadium on March 29
WVLT Tuesday March 21, 2017

The University of Tennessee will show the country their volunteer spirit as they attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest human letter.

The schoolwide event will invite over 4,000 students, faculty, staff, and alumni to Neyland Stadium on March 29 to form the world's largest human Power T.

Chancellor Beverly Davenport hopes to use the event to bring the university together.

She said, " Standing together in Neyland Stadium with 4,000 members of our Volunteer family will be a shared memory that will last a lifetime."

The current record is held by Queen's University in Canada with 3,373 people.

The event is restricted to only Univeristy of Tennessee students, faculty, staff, and alumni. There will be no public access.

The event will be aired live on NBC's Today Show on March 29 as weatherman Al Roker does his live weather updates.

UT will be Roker's third stop on his nationwide college visits that week after UT's publication The Daily Beacon entered a video contest to bring Roker to college campuses for Rokerthon.

You can register for the event here.


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