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High School Basketball
Vince / Steve Wednesday February 14, 2018

The Cumberland County High School Lady Jets advanced to the District 7AA Tournament Championship Game thanks to their semifinal win over Lady Indians from Sequatchie County Tuesday at Bledsoe County High School 89-23. The title game Friday between the Lady Jets and the Lady Warriors of Bledsoe County will tip at 7:30 and will air live on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY. The Jets will play their first District Tournament game on Thursday at 6:00 as they play Marion County in the semifinals. Catch the Jets and Lady Jets on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY.

The SMHS teams closed out the regular season on Tuesday with road games at Rhea County. The Panthers posted a 55-42 win over the Eagles. Rhea County won the girls game as they got past the Lady Panthers 65-58. The Panthers end the regular season with a 14 and 12 overall record; tied for second in District 6AAA with a 5 and 3 mark. The Lady Panthers and Lady Eagles of Rhea County finished tied for the top spot in the District standings both with 6 and 2 records. Overall the Lady Panthers are 19 and 7. The Stone Memorial High School squads will head back to Rhea County Saturday for action in the District 6AAA Tournament. The Panthers will take on Warren County at 3:30 and at 5:00 the Lady Panthers play the winner of the Cookeville vs. Warren County game. Mix 99.3 is your home for Stone Memorial High School Sports.

 


Cumb. Co. Primary Election Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Darcy Klein Wednesday February 14, 2018

The Cumberland County Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The Cumberland County Election Commission reports that the following have picked up qualifying papers as of 9 a.m. Tuesday, February 13.

Running for Circuit Court Clerk is Jessica Burgess and Nick Neal.
Running for County Clerk is Jule Bryson.
Running for County Mayor is Timothy A. Claflin, Allen Foster, J.C. Hancock, Randall H. Kidwell, and Doug Scarlett. Ligue M. Wisdom and Danny R. Wyatt have also picked up papers for County Mayor.
Running for Registered Deeds is Judy Graham Swallows.
Running for Road Superintendent is Scott Blaylock, Stanley Hall, and Kevin Music.
Casey Cox is running for County Sherriff and Kim Tollett Wyatt for Trustee.

The filing deadline is Thursday, February 15 at noon.

 


Firefighter Killed, 2 Others Injured In Lawrenceburg, TN
WKRN/Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday February 14, 2018

Fire Departments around the state are sending their condolences after one firefighter was killed and two others were injured while battling a house fire Monday evening in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. WKRN reports the blaze began just before 5 p.m. at a home in the 500 block of Hood Lakes Road. Tennessee News Net reported the roof of the home collapsed and a mayday protocol was established, which means a firefighter is in danger or injured. Crews remained on the scene for hours battling the blaze. The identity of the Lawrenceburg firefighter killed or condition of the others was not immediately released.

 


8 workers fired in inmate's contraband operation 'escape'
AP Wednesday February 14, 2018

An inmate's alleged perimeter breach at a Tennessee prison has led to the firing of eight prison employees. In a Jan. 26 release, the Tennessee Department of Correction said 36-year-old Robert Fusco had "breached the secure perimeter" of the Morgan County Regional Correctional Complex with the intent of introducing contraband into the prison. Authorities did not provide a timeframe. Department spokeswoman Neysa Taylor confirmed Friday to the Chattanooga Times Free Press that the eight employees had been fired, but wouldn't say more. Fusco was a minimum security inmate, but has since been transferred to West Tennessee State Penitentiary as a maximum custody inmate. He's expected to be charged with escape because of the purposeful breach. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation continues to investigate.

 


Tennessee bill would limit licensing denials of ex-offenders
AP/Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday February 14, 2018

A bill in Tennessee would limit the ability of state licensing boards to deny occupational licenses based on the criminal history of applicants. It has been dubbed the "fresh start" bill and would only let boards deny licenses based on past crimes that are directly related to the job someone is seeking, or for certain felonies. The legislation also would let applicants petition a state licensing board upfront to see if a past crime will disqualify them. A news release from the lawmakers says Tennessee requires a license for 110 jobs, and almost every licensing board can deny a license due to past criminal records, including misdemeanors.

 

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