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August 1, 2017 Final Date to Complete Crop Base Contracts
Submitted: Denesa G. Jolley -Cumberland/Bledsoe County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Thursday June 22, 2017

Farmers are reminded August 1, is the final date they can complete 2017 crop base contracts at the Cumberland/Bledsoe County Farm Service Agency. Anyone having questions about this deadline, or needs the contract mailed to them, is urged to call the office at 931-484-6520 or toll free at 855-216-2802.

 


CCHS Baseball Camp Cancelled, No Make up Date
Dave Prichard Thursday June 22, 2017

Due to today's rain, the last day of CCHS Baseball Camp today has been canceled. With tomorrow's forecast just as bad and the next two weeks being the TSSAA mandated dead period for high school athletics, there will be no makeup date. Coach Dave Prichard said there was a record number of campers this year and he hopes everyone learned and had a great time over that last two days!

 


South Carolina Man Arrested After I-40 Accident
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday June 21, 2017

A South Carolina man was arrested following a hit and run collision on I-40 early Tuesday morning in Cumberland County. Crossville Police were dispatched to Genesis road where they were advised by a truck driver that the suspect, 33-year-old Keydrick Lorenzo Rose, of Fort Mill, S.C., had driven his vehicle into a ditch. Police located Rose who reportedly gave them a false name. The vehicle Rose had crashed came back as stolen. Rose was arrested for Criminal Impersonation and likely faces additional charges from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

 


Prosecutor to Seek Death Penalty for Escaped Georgia Inmates
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday June 21, 2017

The prosecutor plans to seek the death penalty against two escaped Georgia inmates who overpowered two guards and brutally shot and killed them. The pair was caught Thursday in Rutherford County, Tennessee. A judge denied bond for inmates Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose, who were in a Georgia courtroom Wednesday morning for a hearing.

 


Retired officer pleads guilty to smuggling woman into US
AP Wednesday June 21, 2017

A retired Tennessee Highway Patrol sergeant has pleaded guilty to transporting a woman into the country illegally.

Acting U.S. Attorney Jack Smith says 70-year-old Ronald Edward Strickland pleaded guilty Tuesday in Nashville federal court.

Court documents say Strickland planned to smuggle the 22-year-old old woman from Honduras into the U.S.

Filings say Strickland texted her in January 2016 about meeting for a sexual relationship. He texted someone in Honduras, among others, about it.
The documents say Strickland drove to Houston, Texas in July 2016 to get the woman and drive her to his Franklin, Tennessee home.

An investigation found Strickland paid a coyote $8,000 to smuggle her, and Strickland had an apartment in Honduras and regularly traveled there.
He faces five years in prison maximum. His sentencing is Oct. 17.

 

 
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