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The first round games of the District 6-AAA High School Basketball Tournament were played Saturday at Cookeville High School. In girl's action the Stone Memorial Lady Panthers trailed by a single point after the first, second and third quarters and led early in the final quarter before ending their season as they fell to Rhea County's Lady Eagles 52-49. The Lady Cavs of Cookeville posted a 62-36 win over the Warren County Lady Pioneers in the other girl's contest. In boy's games White County beat Rhea County 82-49 and the Cumberland County Jets advanced in the tournament with a come from behind win over the Warren County Pioneers 75-66 the final.
The semi-finals are set for Monday in Cookeville. At 3:00 the Cumberland County High School Lady Jets will take on the Lady Eagles of Rhea County; at 4:30 it's the Stone Memorial High School Panthers and the White County Warriors; at 6:00 White County meets Cookeville in a girl's game and at 7:30 the Cumberland County High School Jets play the Cookeville Cavaliers. All teams in action on Monday will advance to the Region Tournament. SMHS tourney games air live on Mix 99.3 and CCHS action is on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY.
Governor Bill Haslam has released his new Safe campaign. SAFE stands for Seatbelts are for Everyone. This campaign is designed to increase seat belt usage across Tennessee. Officials say that over half of the 2013 Tennessee traffic fatalities involved unrestrained drivers and passengers. It is also designed to inform drivers of the importance of seatbelts and 169 law enforcement agencies have agreed to participate.
A pedestrian was killed last night when a tractor trailer truck struck them on I-40. Police and Tennessee Highway Patrol pronounced the victim dead just after 11pm. A name is not being released at this time. Charges are not expected to be filed against the driver.
Volunteer Energy Cooperative's automated telephone system and VE-Bill internet bill payment services will be unavailable beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, February 15. VEC technicians will be performing upgrades to the system. The upgrades will improve system efficiency and are expected to be completed by Sunday afternoon.
VEC apologizes for any inconveniences.
Jets game cancelled Friday; action to begin Saturday in the tournament
Saturday, February 15
3 pm 3 Rhea County & 6 Stone Memorial (girls)
4:30 pm 3 White County & 6 Rhea County (boys)
6 pm 4 Cookeville & 5 Warren County (girls)
7:30 pm 4 Cumberland County & 5 Warren County (boys)
Monday, February 17
3 pm 2 Cumberland County & Winner of 3 & 6
4:30 pm 2 Stone Memorial & Winner of 3 & 6
6 pm 1 White County & Winner of 4 & 5
7:30 pm 1 Cookeville & Winner of 4 & 5
Tuesday, February 18
Girl’s Consolation Game Tip-off at 6 pm
Boy’s Consolation Game Tip-off at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, February 19
Girl’s Championship Game Tip-off at 6 pm
Boy’s Championship Game Tip-off at 7:30 pm