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Railroad Wants Additional $5,000 For Library Property
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday December 12, 2017

The Cumberland County Budget Committee has approved paying an additional $5,000 for land under the Art Circle Public Library after Norfolk Southern Railroad upped its asking price to $45,000, the Crossville Chronicle reports. Earlier this year, Norfolk Southern notified the county that approximately a quarter acre to a half acre of the library building and the adjacent parking lot are built on railroad property. The railroad tracks where the library now sits were removed some 20 years ago. In July, County Mayor Kenneth Carey, Jr. was told that Northfolk Southern would sell the property for $40,000. Just a few months later the price tag has apparently gone up by $5,000 to $45,000 and Mayor Carey says the railroad company is willing to take the matter to court. According to the Crossville Chronicle, the Budget Committee unanimously approved a motion to pay the extra $5,000 pending a survey before completion of the land purchase. The resolution must still be approved by the County Commission.

 


UPDATE: Roads Now Open
Monday December 11, 2017

UPDATE: Roads Now Open

Original story: The City of Crossville has turned the water off between Taylor Street and East 1st Street for a water leak repair. In order to make these repairs, the roads will be closed at Stevens Street at East 1st Street and East 2nd Street at Webb Avenue. Water will be restored and roads opened as soon as possible, however, it could take as long as late this afternoon.

 


No. 11 Lady Vols stay unbeaten by stopping No. 2 Texas 82-75
AP/WVLT Monday December 11, 2017

Jaime Nared and Mercedes Russell both produced double-doubles Sunday as No. 11 Tennessee outlasted No. 2 Texas 82-75 in a physical matchup of unbeaten teams. Nared collected 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Lady Vols, who never trailed. Russell added 15 points and 12 rebounds to help Tennessee grab its 10th 10-0 start in school history and its second in Holly Warlick's six seasons as coach. Next up, The Lady Vols are at Long Beach State in California on Sunday.

 


Tuesday's City Council Meeting The Last For Oglesby As City Clerk
Peg Broadcasting News Monday December 11, 2017

Tuesday night's Crossville City Council meeting will be the last for Sally Oglesby as City Clerk. After more than 32 years, Sally is retiring. The City Council will meet Tuesday, December 12 at 6 p.m. at City Hall. The meeting is open to the public.

 


GAS PRICES DROP TO 5-WEEK LOWS
AAA/Peg Broadcasting News Monday December 11, 2017

The month of December continues to deliver discounts at the pump for U.S. motorists. Gas prices have slipped to 5-week lows, after declining non-stop for the past month. AAA reports that Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.26 on Sunday. The state average declined 2.5 cents during the past week. Prices are 7 cents less than a month ago, but remain 21 cents higher than this time last year.

 

 
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