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All seniors in the Class of 2015 are eligible for the Tennessee Promise scholarship, which provides two years of tuition-free education at a community college or technical school in Tennessee. The Tennessee Promise is a last-dollar scholarship, meaning it will cover costs of tuition and mandatory fees not met from Pell, HOPE, or TSAA. Students will be required to complete 8 hours of community service for each semester they receive Tennessee Promise funding, which is to be completed before the start of each term. This means that students must complete their first 8 hours the summer before enrolling in a community college or TCAT. Partnering organizations will assist students in finding community service opportunities. The application deadline is November 1st. Apply online at tnpromise.gov
Cumberland County’s newly elected officials will be officially sworn into office at a ceremony next Monday, August 25th. Re-elected Cumberland County Mayor Kenneth Carey Junior will be the emcee at the event which is scheduled to begin at 5pm in the large meeting room of the Cumberland County Courthouse. Honorable Judge Larry Warner will administer the oath of office to the newly and re-elected officials. Family and friends are welcome to attend.
Coming Home for Christmas is the theme for this year’s City of Crossville Christmas Parade. The theme idea was submitted by Teresa Weidner. The City is now taking suggestions for Parade Grand Marshall. Deliver or mail your nomination with a photograph of your nominee to Billy Loggins 392 North Main Street Crossville TN. You can email your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is September 19th. The parade will be held on Saturday December 13th
Officials at Pleasant Hill Elementary School say they plan to make some changes following a bus accident. According to reports, a school bus struck a canopy at the school Tuesday. Staff members say they had planned on removing the canopy prior to the accident, as it has been struck several times in the past. There were no injuries and no damage reported to the bus.
Tennessee head coach Butch Jones has announced that senior Justin Worley will be the starting quarterback when the Vols open the season against Utah State. Last season, Worley started 7 games playing in 8 before breaking his thumb at Alabama. The South Carolina native finished 2013 with 1239 yards completing 56.2% of his throws with 11 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.