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The first black player in NBA history passed away Thursday. Earl Lloyd, of Crossville, was 86. Lloyd began his NBA career with the Washington Capitals in 1950. Lloyd, a native of Alexandra, Virginia, was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003. When he retired, he moved to Crossville, TN.
Cumberland County School Superintendent says that spring break will be on schedule, however, there are still 5 days to make up. Superintendent Andrews noted that they have requested a waiver due to natural disaster, but no decision has been made regarding the waiver. For the school year, Cumberland County students have missed a total of 15 days. The calendar allows for a maximum of 10 days.
The Board of Education approved the school calendar for the 2015-16 school year. Teachers will start on August 2nd with in-service while students will start on August 4th with a 10 AM dismissal. The first full day of school will be August 8th, 2015.
CCHS and Stone Memorial High School have been placed on a 2-year probation by the TSSAA for recruiting violations. Penalties will include a $500 fine for each year of probation and restrictions on pre-season practice as well as post season participation. Superintendent Andrews noted that they are looking into the possibility of a county-wide athletic director to better administrate the athletic programs.
Volunteers are needed in Monterey, TN to help with storm clean up and recovery efforts. Samaritanís Purse is set up at the First Baptist Church in Monterey. Volunteers will primarily be cutting down trees, limbs and removing debris. If you would like to volunteer to help those in Monterey you can call 931-646-HELP.