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3 Convicted In Pilot Flying J Rebate Scam
AP Friday February 16, 2018

Three of four former employees of truck stop chain Pilot Flying J who have been on trial since November have been convicted in connection with a rebate scam. News outlets report former company President Mark Hazelwood and former account representative Heather Jones were found guilty of conspiracy on Thursday.


Cyntoia Brown's Life Sentence Ruled Not Unconstitutional
AP Friday February 16, 2018

Attorneys for the state of Tennessee say it wasn't unconstitutional to imprison a woman for life without parole after she killed a man who solicited her as a teenage prostitute. A legal response filed Wednesday in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says a state court's rejection of Cyntoia Brown's appeal didn't contradict U.S. Supreme Court precedent about cruel and unusual punishment.


City of Crossville Police officer receives recognition as "Officer of the Month" for November 2017
Crossville P.D. Thursday February 15, 2018

Crossville City Officer Jared South has been recognized as the November 2017 Officer of the Month. On November 18, 2017, Officer South observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of US Hwy 127 South. A traffic stop resulted in Officer South making contact with the individuals located within, who appeared nervous and were making inconsistent statements. His subsequent investigation led to the discovery and seizure of 3.5 grams of methamphetamine and 53 Narcotic pills which, following Officer South's investigation, the driver admitted to have been selling. Additionally, Officer South seized over $600 in US currency, which is believed to be proceeds from the sale of narcotics. The City of Crossville commends Officer Jared South's efforts and professionalism.
(Photo courtesy Crossville P.D. Facebook; L-Officer Jared South, R- Chief David Beaty)


School Directors Duties Changed
Crossville Chronicle/ Darcy Klein Thursday February 15, 2018

During the Board of Education's last meeting, they made the decision to change the qualifications and duties of the director of the schools. According to the Crossville Chronicle those duties include "developing an organizational chart for the school system and evaluating principals each year". The directors are also responsible for informing the Office of Educator Licensing if any of the schools educators become suspended, dismissed, or resign. If school directors don?t follow this new state law their education license could be taken away.


No Nit Policy Remains In Cumb. Co. Schools
Crossville Chronicle/Peg Broadcasting News Thursday February 15, 2018

The No Nit Policy will remain in place in Cumberland County schools, the Crossville Chronicle reports. Because of the large number of students who have missed school due to lice, the Board of Education had considered letting pupils return to school as long as no live lice were found on their persons. Lice are not considered a health hazard, but more of a nuisance. However, after the policy committee recommended no changes to the district's current lice policy, the BOE voted to keep the No Nit stipulation. That means students will not be allowed back in school until they are totally free of lice eggs.


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