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State Board of Education to consider new proposal
WATE Sunday June 29, 2014

The State Board of Education plans to consider a proposal that would allow teachers who consistently score highly on teacher evaluations to be able to bypass training requirements to advance or renew their licenses. According to WATE, the State Board of Education will consider this new policy tomorrow(Monday).

 


Extremely High temperatures expected this week
Weather.com Saturday June 28, 2014

Prepare yourself for extremely high temperatures this week. Officials with the National Weather Service say we will see very high temperatures beginning Tuesday, with the afternoon heat index values reaching between 100 and 103 degrees. Officials remind you to check on any elderly friends and relatives to make sure they are coping well with the heat. If your home isnít air conditioned, it would be advised to go to a public building with air conditioning. If you have to be outdoors, make sure to wear lightweight and light colored clothing, take frequent breaks, and stay hydrated.

 


Fentress County inmate who escaped jail is now in custody
WATE Saturday June 28, 2014

The Fentress County inmate who escaped jail on Monday has been apprehended and is now in custody. Officials say 35 year old Joshua Carroll pulled up jail's fence and escaped Monday during a drug sweep, and then went to his brother Ryan Sellsí house. Sells and two women who also lived in the home, Amy Hood and Teri King, were placed under arrest and charged with aiding and abetting Carroll. Carroll was in jail for aggravated burglary and vandalism charges and is now being charged with felony escape charges.

 


Clay crushers pick up awards at Tennessee SCTP State Championships
A Reed Friday June 27, 2014

The Cumberland County Clay Crushers participated in the TN Scholastic Target Program State Championships June 17th-21st in Nashville. More than 1,500 athletes ranging from middle school to college teams competed for the title of state champion in the three key disciplines Ė skeet, trap, and sporting clays. The Clay Crushers made a tremendous appearance winning several awards and making a name for Cumberland County in the Youth Shooting Program in the Elementary and High School Divisions. In Trap, CCCC won 3rd place in the Varsity Division, 2nd place in the Intermediate Advanced (IA) division, and 3rd Place in the Intermediate Entry Division (IE). CCCC Elementary Intermediate Division was also awarded the TN State Grand Champions. Receiving the High Overall Team Champion which is a combined total from all events; Trap, Skeet, & Sporting Clays. With several athletes finishing in the top ten in the state. Cumberland County Clay Crushers are now preparing for the National SCTP Championships at the World Shooting Complex in Sparta, Illinois July 14th-19th.

 


Rocky Houston sentenced in federal case
WVLT Friday June 27, 2014

A federal judge has ordered Rocky Houston to undergo a mental health evaluation and mental health treatment. In addition, Houston was sentenced to 9 years in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of firearms. Houston plans to appeal his sentence, and said he plans to ask for an attorney for the appeal. Houston defended himself during the sentencing after asking the judge to dismiss his attorney on the grounds that the attorney was not prepared to defend him. Houston became a felon in 2010, when he was convicted in a car chase from 2004. In 2006, he and his brother, Leon, were involved in shootout that killed a Roane County deputy Bill Jones and his ride-along, Mike Brown, but they weren't convicted in the case.

 

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