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Friday, August 26, 2016

Crossville News--Council candidates finalized, New city manager applicants, Blankenship appeal Monday

Crossville News Updates.

1) City council candidate list finalized
There is no change in the candidates for city council. Thursday at noon was the deadline for any candidate to drop out if they wanted to and no requests were made. All 8 of the candidates will appear on the November 8 ballot for Crossville city council and the two candidates who receive the most votes will gain a spot on the council.

The final list of candidates are:
  • Jerry T. "J.J" Brownstead
  • Charles Cooper, Jr.
  • J. H. Graham, III
  • Robert E. "Rob" Harrison,
  • Terri L. Manning
  • Jeanette W. Parsons
  • Scot Shanks
  • David E. Warner

2) New Candidates for Crossville city manager position
Three additional candidates have submitted letters and resumes for the Crossville city manager job currently being advertised.
New candidates include:
Terence Arrington of Greenville SC whose last job is county administrator for Darlignton Co. South Carolina. Arrignton served in that position from 1-2015 through 8-2016. Arrington has a Masters of Public Administration and is working toward and MBA. He has government experience since 2011 including deputy city administrator of Salisbury MD from 1-2014 to 1-2015.

Allen May of Urbanville IA last held the position of city administrator of Coal Valley Illinois. He started serving in that position in 2014. Prior to that position, May has zoning and planning experience back to 1974.

Bobby Goney of Crossville is a registered nurse that has worked in intensive care for the last several years, curently in Sparta and prior for Cumberland Medical Center. He holds an MBA in healthcare administration. In addition, Goney has previous experience in banking and accounting.

3) J. R. Blankenship Court appearance Monday on appeals
The appeal of two matters concerning J. R. Blankenship are scheduled to be before circuit court Judge Jonathan Young. Blankenship is represented by Nashville Attorney Joseph Johnston. The matter of the $1500 fine placed against Blankenship over “unsigned fliers” is under appeal along with an appeal of the issuance of a restraining order to city judge Ivy Gardener.

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