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Rockwood authorities investigated a Facebook post that seemed to imply a threat to Rockwood High School students. Local 8 Now reports that Alan Reed with Roane County schools says students brought the threat to school officials Wednesday night. Investigators found the threat originated from Baltimore, Maryland, and no one local was involved. Further investigation revealed the threat was not credible.
The Roane County Sheriff's Office says a man accused of stabbing his father has been apprehended. According to Local 8 Now, Steven Edward Jones is in custody after an extensive man hunt during which Roane County officials warned residents in the Dry Hill area to keep their doors locked. Sheriff Jack Stockton says for some reason, Jones got upset with his dad and then stabbed him multiple times. After, Jones was shot at by his mother, he took off running from their house. Authorities report that Jones has a history of violence.
Cumberland County students will enjoy a long weekend. There will be no school for students on Friday, February 13 for a Staff Development Day. Students and staff will also be out of school on Monday, February 16 for Presidentís Day.
Eighth grade students who are planning to attend Stone Memorial High School are invited to attend 8th Grade Night on THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. Ė 8:00 p.m. Parents will have an opportunity to obtain information regarding their childrenís 9th grade experience at SMHS. If a parent is unable to attend, students are still welcome to participate on their own. All of those who plan to attend should arrive before 5:45 p.m. to allow for registration of students. Check in will take place in the gym lobby from 5:15 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity for 8th grade students to become familiar with student life at Stone Memorial High School. The faculty and staff of Stone Memorial look forward to meeting our rising freshmen on MARCH 27th. Contact: Robert Gomez, Assistant Principal, Stone Memorial High School at 931-484-5767.
According to Crossville City Manager David Rutherford, year to date collections of sales tax is at just over $4.2 million. Thatís up from the same time period last year and the highest in the past 7 years. Wholesale beer taxes for the year to date remain steady, while the income from liquor sales is up by 9.4%.