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Crossville-Cumberland County Visitor Center Presents “Coyotes, Dispelling Common Myths” Sat., July 30
Submitted: Joseph H. Lizio Monday July 25, 2016

Press Release:

Crossville, Tennessee. Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is partnering with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency on a one-hour interpretive natural history program about coyotes in Tennessee titled “Coyotes, Dispelling Common Myths” at the Crossville/Cumberland County Visitor Center, 176 River Otter Drive, Crossville, TN 38571. This hour plus program is on Saturday, July 30th, at 11:00 a.m. (Central Time).

Understanding coyote behavior and their natural history in Tennessee allows most people a sense of why some coyotes are a nuisance and others are not. Information discussed will include ways to resolve common nuisance issues and provide awareness of typical wildlife behavior. Many think they understand this animal, but they’ll be surprised by what they learn. Good or bad? You decide!

Join Míme Barnes, Wildlife Information Specialist with Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), who has worked with wildlife for over 23 years. She holds a M.S. in Ecology and considers wildlife her passion and her job a dream.

This program is free of charge and wheel chair accessible. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Everyone is welcome. For additional information, please call Crossville Visitor Center at (931) 787-1755.

Directions: Take Genesis Rd (SH 298) north just past the freeway (I-40). Take immediate right on Cook Rd (Right before Stonehaus Winery). Then take the next right on to River Otter Drive.


Gore Will Miss DNC
Alan Spector Monday July 25, 2016

Obligations in Tennessee are keeping former Vice President Al Gore from attending the Democratic National Convention, even though he's a superdelegate. That was the explanation given by a Gore spokeswoman. This will be the second straight DNC the former Tennessee Senator has missed. Gore was the Democratic presidential nominee in 2000, but narrowly lost a controversial election to George W. Bush.


One Arrested, Two Sought on Drug Charges
Alan Spector Monday July 25, 2016

One person was under arrest and two others were being sought on drug charges after being indicted by the Cumberland County Grand Jury. Taken into custody Thursday was 22-year-old Kurt WIlliam Vanmeter, charged with sale and delivery of a counterfeit substance and possession of marijuana with the intent to sell and delivery. Being sought were 44-year-old Pamela Kay Neal, facing those same charges plus sale and delivery of Oxymorphone and Oxycodone; and 63-year-old Walter Duane Simons, facing similar drug charges plus employing a firearm during the commission of a felony.


Gas Prices Continue to Fall
Alan Spector Monday July 25, 2016

Gas prices have fallen every day for more than six weeks in Tennessee. AAA credits abundant fuel supplies and declining crude oil costs. The statewide average price for a gallon of regular is $1.93, down five cents from a week ago and down 51 cents from a year ago. In Crossville, regular averages $1.85 a gallon, down four cents from a week ago and 45 cents from a year ago.


Tennessee Highway Patrol Named Top State Police/Highway Patrol in the Nation by the International Association of Chiefs of Police
tn.gov/Peg Broadcasting News Sunday July 24, 2016

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) was named the “First Place Winner” in Highway Patrol/State Police agency category consisting of 501-1500 troopers in the nation for 2016. Additionally, THP received two awards in “Traffic Incident Management and Technology”.

The THP recently competed in an annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Law Enforcement Challenge by presenting programs and results of public safety efforts. All law enforcement agencies in the country (local police departments, sheriff’s offices, campus police, military police and state police agencies) are invited to submit a presentation or packet detailing their public safety efforts. The THP competed in the largest state agency category which is the “mid-size department” division of state police agencies between 501 and 1500 Troopers. THP competed against all law enforcement agencies in the special awards category.

Over the last four years, THP was the only state police agency to place in the top three and has won several special awards for our Commercial Vehicle Program.


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