CROSSVILLE — Coco Bennett, a junior at Cumberland County High School, was the winner of a $24,000 list priced 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Monday morning from Dave Kirk Automotive. The car was one of many choices available to Bennett. Dave Kirk presents the keys to the car to Bennett. Bennett was one of several finalists who were in the drawing for the 'Key to Success' attendance program. The program, in its ninth year, rewards students for their attendance in high school. Stone Memorial High School, Phoenix School and Cumberland County High School students came together Monday morning at SMHS for the final drawing and award. SMHS Principal Scott Maddox said there is no other program in the state in which a new car is offered as an incentive to attend school. One student, Cami Idema, won a laptop computer. Other finalists were rewarded with gift cards for $50 or $100 in a 'Bash For Cash' game show set that was constructed by Damon Koehl's building trades classes. Bennett is the daughter of Chris and Kim Bennett. Bennett said she was shocked and excited to win the vehicle.
Student wins new car for school attendance
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City reverses decision limiting interim manager power
Meeting in special called session Friday, the Crossville City Council reversed a unanimous decision from earlier in the week concerning the interim city manager and more than one council members seemed to have admitted to violating the sunshine law.
Record rainfall floods county
A record rainfall event Sunday flooded city streets and county roads and sent water flowing into some businesses and some homes in Crossville. There were also several reports of houses being struck by lightning in the city and the county. There were no injuries reported in Cumberland County.
Memorial Day ceremony planned
The Cumberland County Veterans Council will sponsor a Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 27, 2013, at the Cumberland County Memorial Veterans Park across the street from the Cumberland County Courthouse. The Ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. There will be a guest singer and special guest speakers during the event.
Crossville dog park moving along
The City of Crossville Dog Park at the back of Centennial Park is moving ahead. Some grading has been done in preparation for the installation of the fencing. A water line will be brought over to the park from the restrooms in the nearby picnic area, making it easier for owners to provide fresh water for their pets while they are exercising in the park.
County attorney to send violation letter to bank regarding Guiness Rd. property
Cumberland County attorney Randal Boston was requested by the Health and Safety Standards Board to send a letter of violation and cleanup to Bank of America in regard to an abandoned, dilapidated property in the Breckenridge neighborhood.
Tap Publishing hit by electrical fire
Officials at TAP Publishing on Fourth St. worked feverishly to return to their business to normal after an electrical fire caused hundreds of thousands in damage to the building and multitude of complex computer systems, and interrupted the daily operation of the publishing company.
Indictments handed down in Selby slaying
One Crossville area man was indicted for the beating death of a local woman, while an acquaintance of the suspect was indicted for being an accessory to the crime, according to court records.
County discusses non-profit funding contracts
The Cumberland County Budget Committee reviewed contract agreements for funding of local non-profit agencies Tuesday evening and approved several.
Suit seeks to force sewer connection
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has filed a lawsuit against the owner of an apartment complex in Lake Tansi Village alleging failure of a subsurface sewage disposal system and seeking to force connection of the apartments to the available Tansi Sewer Utility District sewer service.
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