Frontpage News & Announcements

City Offices Closed Presidents Day

City offices will be closed on Monday, February 19th in observance of Presidents Day.  Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, February 20th.

Free Tree Pruning Classes Offered

The City of Crossville’s Urban Forester Seth Harrison, in conjunction with UT Gardens, will be conducting two free tree pruning classes. Class will be held on Tuesday, February 6, and Wednesday, February 28, from 9 a.m. until noon at UT Gardens, 320 Experiment Station Road. In the three-hour class, participants will begin indoors with an overview of basic tree identification, tree selection, tree planting techniques, tree care, and an introduction to arborists’ tools and equipment. Class will then move outdoors to learn and practice proper cuts and safety considerations. Classes will be conducted regardless of the weather, and participants should dress accordingly and bring work gloves for the class. Class size is limited. To reserve a spot, contact Jennifer at (931) 484-0034. More classes will be added if enough interest is shown. To request a different time or more classes, contact Harrison at (931) 456-5682 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Cellphone Use Prohibited in School Zones

Starting January 1st, 2018, it will be a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $50 — for a person to knowingly operate a motor vehicle in any marked school zone in this state, when a warning flasher or flashers are in operation, and talk on a hand-held mobile telephone while the vehicle is in motion.

However, the offense is not committed if the telephone is equipped with a hands-free device, for drivers 18 years of age and older.

A driver under age 18 is breaking the law talking either using a hands-free or handheld while driving through an active school zone.

There are many monitored school zones in Crossville and Cumberland County, with a lot of children and traffic. Please be aware of this new law and be careful around our children.