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Authorities have identified the two people whose bodies were found in Center Hill Lake earlier this week. According to TWRA officials, the bodies were those of 71 year old Robert Tramel and his niece, 49 year old Barbara Beech, both of Smithville. Police say the two had gone fishing Wednesday morning around the Holmes Creek Boat Ramp. Beech's body was found by a fisherman Wednesday evening. Tramel's body was found early the next morning by the DeKalb County Rescue Squad. Officials have yet to locate their boat.
The Cumberland County High School Lady Jets, the District 6-AAA Tournament Champions, held an 18 point lead after one quarter and cruised to a 73-31 victory over the Cleveland Lady Raiders Friday night at CCHS in the first round of the Region 3-AAA Tournament. The Lady Jets, 27 and 6, advance to the Region semi-finals Monday at 7:30 in Cookeville where they’ll take on the McMinn County Lady Cherokees, a 54-47 winner over Cookeville in the first round. Other first round scores: White County posted a 59-47 win over Walker Valley and the Bearettes of Bradley Central downed the Lady Eagles of Rhea County 62-34.
Saturday the Jets travel to Walker Valley to play the Mustangs in a first round Region game that tips at 6:00 and the District 6-AAA Tournament Champions, the Stone Memorial High School Panthers, will host the Ooltewah Owls at 7:00. CCHS action is on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY and the Panthers game airs on Mix 99.3.
The Cumberland County High School Lady Jets, the District 6-AAA Tournament Champions, will host the Cleveland Lady Raiders Friday evening at 7:00 in the first round of the Region 3-AAA Tournament. Saturday both the Panthers and Jets will be in action in their first round games of the Region Tournament. CCHS travels to Walker Valley for a 6:00 game and the Stone Memorial Panthers, the District 6-AAA Tournament Champions, will host Ooltewah. The Panthers game at SMHS is scheduled to begin at 7:00.
Governor Bill Haslam would have to get state lawmakers' approval before expanding TennCare under legislation sent to the floors of the Tennessee House and Senate. The bills do not tie the governor's hands on TennCare expansion. But they are meant to ensure lawmakers have the final say on whether to offer TennCare to approximately 175,000 more Tennesseans. A spokeswoman for Governor Haslam says he is comfortable with the legislation because he already plans to seek legislative approval to expand TennCare.
The bodies of two people were found in Center Hill Lake this week, the apparent victims of a boating accident. Authorities say one body was found by a fisherman Wednesday evening. A second body was found Thursday morning by the DeKalb County Rescue Squad. An investigation indicated two people had gone fishing Wednesday around the Homes Creek Boat Ramp. The names of the victims have not been released.