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Cumberland Co. tree house closes due to safety violations

Cumberland Co. tree house closes due to safety violations

A man who owns a 100-foot tree house that he opened to the public in Cumberland County says the state fire marshal has shut it down.

We first told you about Horace Burgess' amazing structure late last year on Live at Five at Four.

He says the so-called "ultimate man cave" has been there for decades and usually gets a big Labor Day weekend crowd.

But now he says the fire marshal has found violations, including no handrails and steps that are too short, so the tree house on Beehive Lane in Crossville won't be open this weekend.

Crossville farm gives the gift of green beans

Crossville farm gives the gift of green beans

Second Harvest Food Bank has assembled a team of volunteers to sort through 5,000 pounds of green beans.

The beans would have been thrown back in the field for fertilizer, but Hughes Farm in Crossville was able to donate them.

Second Harvest says it's the basics of food-banking.

"Our whole network was started to keep food out of the dumpster and out of the fields. And this is gleaning at its best. And then of course, it will go out to our 500 partners in our 18-county service area as soon as we get it sorted," said Elaine Streno.

World's largest yardsale takes place this weekend

World's largest yardsale takes place this weekend

Salesmen are getting ready for the world's largest yard sale which is set to begin Thursday.

The Highway 127 yard sale runs from Michigan to Alabama, crossing through Cumberland and Fentress counties.

This is the yard sale's 25th anniversary, and organizers say it's been steadily growing year after year to nearly 700 miles long.

You can find everything from second-hand clothes to produce from local vendors.

The yard sale wraps up on Sunday.