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A mechanical issue forced a flight en route to Nashville from New York to make an emergency landing last night (Sunday evening) According to American Airlines officials, American Eagle flight 3486 had a maintenance issue and was forced to return back to LaGuardia Airport. The plane had been in the air for 30 minutes when the captain elected to return to LaGuardia. All 63 passengers and four crew members made it on the ground safely.
Veterans now have access to a mobile Veteranís Center here in Cumberland County. The Mobile Vet Centers provide nonmedical readjustment counseling and outreach to combat veterans and their families. The mobile unit will be at the Cumberland County Community Complex on Wednesday from 10-2:30 this week. Vets in Fentress County can take advantage of the mobile center tomorrow (Tuesday) from 10-2:30 as it stops at the Wal-Mart parking lot in Jamestown. The mobile unit will be at the Bledsoe Co Veterans Service Office on Frazier Street in Pikeville on April 22nd. Veterans and family members seeking information about Veterans Affairs services can visit the Mobile Vet Center on a walk-in basis during these days.
Ethan Cunningham went 2-2 as Cumberland County Jets took home an 8-3 victory over Livingston Academy in seven innings on Saturday. He singled in the first and sixth innings and added an RBI. Jet hitters Ryan Burgess 1-5; David Elliot 1-3, 2 RBIís; Matt Ledbetter 1-4, 1 RBI; Morgan Richards 1-4, 1 RBI and Nathaniel Wyatt 2-4 with 1 1 RBI. Matt Vanlandingham recorded the win for Cumberland County Jets allowing two runs over four innings with two strikeouts, three walks and five hits. The Jets return to District action Monday by traveling to Cookeville and then hosting the Cavilers Tuesday night. CCHS is 14-8 (6-3 District).
The SMHS Panthers soccer team played three games this week. The boys lost to Cookville on Tuesday with a score of 3 to 1 with Justin Johnson scoring the only goal. The Panthers won 3 to 0 against Kingston on Thursday with goals scored by Anthony Spencer, Dimitri Canelles, and Patrick Robinson. And the boys won again on Friday against Oliver Springs with a score of 7 to 0. Fridayís goals were scored by Sergio Romo, Justin Johnson, Jonathan Janeway, Adam Bryant, Bailey Mallett, and Russ Boyd. The boys now have a record of 7 and 3 and will return to action on Tuesday when theyíll play against the White County Warriors.
Ryan Burgess (Pictured) did all he could to give Cumberland County Jets a boost, but it wasn't enough to get past Walker Valley, as the Jets lost 11-7 in seven innings at Jet Park on Friday. Burgess got a hit in each of his two at bats, singled in the first and double in the second inning. Other Jet hitters Matt Ledbetter 2-4, 2 RBIís and Nathaniel Wyatt 1 RBI. David Elliot took the loss on the mound. Jets fall to 13-8 (6-3 District) and travel to Livingston Saturday. Photo courtesy of D. Shaw.