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The Stone Memorial High School Panthers won their third straight game as they beat the White County Warriors Friday night at SMHS 32 to 7. The Panthers improve to 6 and 3 overall and are now 3 and 1 in District play. SMHS travels to Rhea County Friday, October 31st to take on the Golden Eagles. Action begins at 6:30 with live coverage on Mix 99.3 at 6:15.
The Cumberland County High School Jets came from 22 points down in the second half to tie their game with the Yellow Jackets at Grundy County High School, but the home team scored with just over a minute to play and recorded a 44-36 win. CCHS travels to McMinnville Friday, October 31st to take on the Warren County Pioneers. Live coverage begins at 6:45 on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY; the kick is set for 7:00.
During Thursday’s Cumberland County Board of Education Meeting, the BOE approved the Schools Policy Committee’s recommendation to change the payroll procedure for new employees. To help ease the workload on Payroll future school employees will be paid in 24 installments per year. There are 13 current school employees who will grandfathered in at 20 installments per year.
The Cumberland County Board of Education approved the Schools Policy Committee’s recommendation to raise the age limit for substitute teachers at Thursday’s BOE meeting. In the past, some Cumberland County students have dropped out of school, obtained their GED, and then were hired as substitute teachers. That opened to the door for substitutes to be teaching students who are their age or older. To encourage the county’s youth to stay in school, the Policy Committee is recommending that substitute teachers must be at least 21 years old with a high school diploma or equivalency unless they are currently enrolled or graduated from an accredited college program.
A Daytona Beach truck driver reported the theft of a Dell Inspiron computer from his truck. According to police, the driver’s side door lock was drilled out to gain entry into the rig, however nothing was missing from the cab. Thieves also made entry into the trailer and took a computer from its box. The laptop was valued at $800.
An Oak Grove Street resident reported the theft of his cell phone after a subject approached him at Burger King asking for assistance in getting a bus ticket. The suspect, later identified as William Messer, Jr, reportedly took the victims phone when he left tthe table to speak to another patron. The THP apprehended Messer a short time later and City Police charged him with theft of property and resisting arrest.