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A fourteen year-old student with a "kill list". Now he faces assault charges. On that hit list were the names of three classmates. Local 8 Now reports that students at Union Grove Middle School overheard the teenager talking about having a kill list on Wednesday. They contacted authorities who escorted the boy to his house where they reportedly found his hit list. Blount County Director of Schools Rob Britt issued a statement saying "School officials determined no one at the school was in danger and responded proactively to the situation. Necessary disciplinary action regarding the individual has been taken". The 14 year old boy is at the Blount County Juvenile Detention Facility until he appears at his detention hearing. Local 8 Now reports numerous parents are upset because the school did not notify them of the incident and officials haven't released the names on the kill list.
The Knoxville Police Department says the totals in overtime for security related to the presidential visit on Friday, January 9, were $3,698.57. According to Local 8 Now, KPD spokesperson Darrell Debusk says the number reflects the pre-visit planning and day-of enforcement costs. "The department is committed to working with our law enforcement partners, especially the Secret Service, when they need our assistance," said Debusk. The total is the "minimum amount of overtime for those involved in pre-visit planning along with the day of cost for enforcement." (Photo Courtesy KPD/WVLT)
The CCHS Middle School Baseball Jets will have tryouts for the 2015 team on Saturday February 7th from 9-12 at Jet Park (across from Martin Elementary). Tryouts are open to any current 6th-8th grade students in Cumberland County that will be zoned for Cumberland County High School. The tryout will occur rain or shine on the morning of February 7th. All players interesting in trying out must bring an up to date physical and insurance information. Players must come in baseball attire with needed baseball gear and also bring a pair of tennis shoes. Anyone with questions contact CCHS Head Baseball Coach Dave Prichard at 931-337-9721 or CCHS Middle School Baseball Coach Kevin Lewis at Brown Elementary.
The home game that was originally scheduled for Monday, January 19th at SMHS against Lighthouse Christian has been canceled at the request of Lighthouse Christian Academy because of Martin Luther King day. At this time, the plan is to not reschedule this year, as there are no open dates on either teamsí calendars to work it in.
On the heels of the Vols first bowl win since 2007, University of Tennessee football season ticket prices will cost $25 more for the upcoming season. Thatís a 6.5 percent increase. The cost for bleacher seats in Neyland Stadium will go up from $385 to $410, and the chair-back seats will jump from $406 to $431.