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Civil Trial set in the murder of Kimberly Ann Batty
Crossville Chronicle Monday May 19, 2014

A Civil Trial has been set for the 2012 murder of Kimberly Ann Batty of Fairfield Glade. Kimberly Batty’s two sons, Travis and Turner Batty, are suing John Russell Giles Jr. Giles has been convicted of the murder and was sentenced to 51 years in prison on Friday. The brothers claim that Giles unlawfully, intentionally, and with premeditation murdered their mother. The suit is asking for a jury to set the punitive and compensatory damages owed to the brothers for the loss of their mother. The trial will be held on September 5th.

 


SMHS Basketball raises $2,400 for children's eye care
Lance Kennedy Monday May 19, 2014

Stone Memorial High School partnered with the Crossville Lions Club Shoot for Sight during the recent Basketball season to help local children with vital eye care needs. Local businesses and individuals would pledge a given amount of money for every three point shot made during the season that would go towards children’s eye care. The boy’s and girl’s teams made 381 three point shots this year, raising around $2,400.

Tiffany Cokkinias (seated, left) had a 34% three-point shooting percentage, Abby Griffin (seated, right) made a total of 48 three-pointers, Tyler Yoder (standing, left) hit 74 three-pointers with a percentage of 47%. SMHS players are joined by Lance Kennedy, SMHS Vice Principal and Athletic Director.

 


Run for the Wall organization will be traveling through Crossville on Tuesday
VSO Monday May 19, 2014

The Run for the Wall organization will be traveling through Crossville on Tuesday. This is an organization made up mostly of Vietnam Veterans that are riding motorcycles from Los Angeles, California to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. Their mission is to spread awareness of the soldiers that are still missing in action from the Vietnam War, and all wars since then. The group will be stopping in Cookeville on Monday before they travel through Crossville on Tuesday.

 


Drug Take Back program collects over half a ton of unused medication
Crossville Chronicle Sunday May 18, 2014

Cumberland County’s local drug take back program has collected 1,745 pounds of unused over the counter medications, vitamins, and pharmaceutical products from residents of the county since it was started in 2012. After they are collected, the unused medications are then incinerated and the plastic containers are recycled. Chief investigator Casey Cox started this program to keep unused drugs out of reach of children, and to fight against prescription drug abuse.

 


Putnam County man shoots his son
Volunteer TV Sunday May 18, 2014

Authorities say that a Putnam County man fatally shot his son after a dispute yesterday(Saturday). Shots were heard around 1 in the morning in the Southern Hills golf course community in Baxter. Authorities have not released names or details about the case at this time.

 

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