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Cumberland County played host to Karns Thursday evening in Hall of Fame games. The Lady Jets raced to an 11-0 lead just 90-seconds into their game with the Lady Beavers and cruised to a 82-38 victory. The Jets trimmed a double-digit final quarter deficit to a single point, but the Beavers held on and recorded a six point win, 71-65.
At Stone Memorial High School the Panthers and Livingston Academy Wildcats were tied, 51-51, at the end of regulation. The Panthers started fast in the extra session and went on to win their Hall of Fame game 62-61. The Lady Panthers hit six three-pointers in the final quarter, but the Lady Wildcats big first half proved to be too much as they won the game 57-41.
The CCHS Jets and Lady Jets and the SMHS Panthers and Lady Panthers will each play two Hall of Fame games on Saturday at either CCHS or Martin. The Action begins Saturday morning at 10:00.
NASHVILLE – Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, working with law enforcement agencies from across the state, executed search warrants on four businesses Wednesday as part of an investigation into organized prostitution and human trafficking in Tennessee. The investigation resulted in one person being arrested and two businesses being padlocked. TBI agents received assistance from the Smyrna Police Department, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department, Rockwood Police Department, Roane County Sheriff’s Office, 9th Judicial Drug Task Force, Athens Police Department, McMinn County Sheriff’s Department and Immigration Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations in executing the simultaneous search warrants. Those businesses that were the targets of Wednesday’s search warrants are: C & K Spa, formerly QT Spa at 801 Peavine Road, Crossville, Tennessee. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department arrested Huichu Sandve, charging the 46 year-old with prostitution. She was booked into the Cumberland County Jail on a $10,000 bond. Interstate Spa at 108 Ole Patton Lane, Rockwood, Tennessee. Two individuals were questioned about prostitution and performing massages without a license. Rainbow Spa at 295 Decatur Pike, Athens, Tennessee. Two individuals were questioned about prostitution and performing massages without a license. The business was padlocked by order of a judge and charges are anticipated. Royal Therapy at 557 S Lowry Street, Smyrna, Tennessee. The business was padlocked by order of a judge. Charges are anticipated. Three of these businesses, QT Spa, Interstate Spa and Rainbow Spa, were also the focus of an investigation in September 2013 that resulted in the closure of spas and massage parlors in the middle and eastern parts of the state. Multiple individuals were arrested or issued citations for prostitution or other outstanding warrants.(Photo of Huichu Sandve, Courtesy TBI)
Thursday the TSSAA Board of Control approved the Division l football region realignment for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Cumberland County High School and Stone Memorial High School will be in Region 3 Class 4-A. Along with the Jets and Panthers; the seven team Region will include: Chattanooga Central High School, East Hamilton High School, Hixson High School, Livingston Academy and Sequoyah High School – Madisonville.
Suspects have been identified in the Habitat for Humanity theft last Wednesday. Crossville Crimestoppers say they had their names in less than an hour after posting their photos on their Facebook page. Their pictures were easy to obtain since the two men were caught on the thrift store’s security cameras as they removed mostly metal items from a loading dock and placed them in a pickup truck. So far, warrants have not been served. (Photo Courtesy WVLT).
Judge David Patterson has set a July 7, 2015 court date in Cumberland County for Jacob Bennett, 27, the man accused of gunning down a 22 year old woman and three teenage boys as they sat in a car on Renegade Mountain in September 2013, in what authorities have called a marijuana deal gone wrong. Judge Patterson also set a date for December 15th when Bennett’s court appointed-attorneys and the prosecutors can prepare a scheduling order and for any motions to be heard and ruled on prior to trial. Bennett’s lawyers have indicated that they may file motion for a change of venue. The state is seeking the death penalty against Bennett and District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway will prosecute. Bennett, of Crab Orchard, TN is currently jailed in Morgan County and is charged with four counts each of both premeditated and felony murder and two counts of attempted aggravated robbery. His girlfriend, 26 year old Brittany Moser, of Dayton, TN is charged with four counts of felony murder and two counts of attempted aggravated robbery. While the state is not seeking the death penalty in her case, she remains under $1 million bond in the Cumberland County Jail. (Photo Courtesy WVLT).