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Its senior citizens day at the Cumberland County Fair…part of the day’s festivities will include crowing a new Ms. Senior Cumberland County. The winner of the pageant, which celebrates the age of elegance, will represent Cumberland County at events throughout the year and go on to compete at the state pageant. Gates open at 9, exhibits at 10…the midway opens up at 5…and at 7:30 Gospel Night as the "Dove Brothers" take the stage. Tickets are 5 for adults, children 6 and under are free
A memorial service was held Tuesday in Harriman for Sergeant Amos Boseley, awarding the fallen World War II soldier a Purple Heart. Sergeant Boseley disappeared during World War II. His family was left with little knowledge of his disappearance…Boseley knowing only that he was a passenger on a Navy aircraft flying throughout the Philippines. The plane never arrived. Sergeant Boseley received three additional medals including the American Defense Service medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal, and the World War II Victory medal.
Governor Bill Haslam is being called a traitor to the Republican Party. State Senator Rick Womick of Murfreesboro called the governor out saying he takes issue with efforts by a political action committee run by Haslam supporters to defeat lawmakers who opposed the governor on Common Core educational standards. Womick sent the Governor a letter detailing his feelings. When asked about the letter, Governor Haslam simply avoided the conversation
If you have children in Cumberland County Schools, the district is looking for your input. The annual Cumberland County School Needs Assessment survey is available online for parents to participate in. The feedback received will be used to improve the quality of the schools. Find a link on the Cumberland County Schools Facebook Page…and online at http://bit.ly/needsccs
Charlie Brown has kicked off his campaign yesterday on the steps on the old Roane County courthouse. The Democratic gubernatorial nominee recently retired and now works on a farm in his hometown of Oakdale in Morgan County. Brown says he is for raising the minimum wage and increasing the speed limit on certain highways to 80 miles per hour. He is against Governor Bill Haslam's educational policies. Brown won the Democratic primary with almost 42 percent of the votes. He has not raised any money for his campaign. He will face Haslam in the November general election