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A pair fleeing a robbery ended up being airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center after rolling their escape vehicle during their getaway. According to reports, sheriff deputies responding to a report of a burglary in progress on Sunday reported seeing 50 year old Howard Lee and 39 year old Sherri Lee of Brandenberg Lane pass them in the opposite direction, at a high rate of speed. The deputy caught up with the suspect’s Toyota sedan where it had crashed in a culvert on the side of the road. The female occupant confirmed that she and the male occupant were the suspects in the robbery.
If you pick or drop off children at Pleasant Hill Elementary School, there are some important changes you need to be aware of. The traffic pattern has changed-the main front entry way will no longer be used an entrance. For morning and afternoon pick up and drop off, vehicles will enter on to Mayland Road turning in to the back entrance, proceeding to the end of the kindergarten building where school personnel will assist with safely unloading children. Pre-K only will drop off at front door between 7:40 and 7:45; pick up will be at the classroom door from 2:15-2:30. All cars must have a hanging registration tag. Students cannot be picked up at the office after 2:15pm.
It’s going to be a busy week here in Cumberland County. Students return to school on Wednesday with a 10 am dismissal. Students are off Thursday for teacher in service, and the first full day of class will be Friday, August 8th. Thursday will be a busy day, as it is Election Day across the state, and it is the kick off for the World’s Longest Yard sale. Expect heavy traffic on the 4 Lane with vendors and shoppers all weekend long.
A Louisiana woman took home the top prize this weekend at the Golf Capital of Tennessee Women’s Open at Stonehenge. Chirapat Jao-Javanil took to the course for her first time like a seasoned veteran, posting a 73-70-71, overall 2 under par 214…she was the only player to post a sub-par 54 hole total. The Thai native came to the United States to pursue athletics, where there is much more opportunity. She recently turned pro after graduating from the University of Oklahoma. Saturday’s win is her first as a professional. 15 year old Columbia, Tennessee high school Junior Riley Rennell took home the top spot for the amateurs, finishing just 10 strokes behind Jao-Javanil with an impressive 224 overall.
Early voting and absentee numbers are in for the August 7th county and general primary election, and no surprise, Friday was the busiest day for election workers in Cumberland County. Poll workers stated that heavy crowds filled the election commission office throughout the day, casting their ballots, taking the advice of officials who recommended early voting due to the exceptionally long ballot. Residents waiting to vote were pleasantly surprised at the organization of the process. Despite long lines, wait time was surprisingly short. The biggest frustration was simply finding a place to park near the election commission due to heavy campaigning across the street. In total, 5,824 Republican and 1,340 Democratic ballots-a total of 7,305- were cast during the early voting period in Cumberland County. Across the state, 562,637 total ballots were cast, 352,850 Republican, 164,429 Democratic. Polls open at 7:00 AM and close at 7:00 PM on Thursday. Join your favorite Peg Broadcasting station for complete election night coverage.