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22,800 students registered so far Tennessee Promise Financial Aid
AP Monday September 29, 2014

With a month left for high school seniors to apply, 22,800 students have already registered for Gov. Bill Haslam's Tennessee Promise program. Tennessee Promise allows high school graduates to attend two-year state community colleges or colleges of applied technology for free. Funded through interest from Tennessee Education Lottery funds, the program provides "last dollar" money to students who have other forms of financial aid. It picks up the full tuition tab for students who don't. After graduation from the two-year colleges, students who choose to attend a four-year school can do so as juniors. The program is part of Haslam's campaign to increase the state's college graduation rate. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2014 at tennesseepromise.gov .

 


Putnam Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Thanks Community for Leads in Arrest of William Cook
PCSD Monday September 29, 2014

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department is thanking the community for assisting with leads and information in the apprehension of 30 year-old William Cook, who was taken into custody Saturday. Cook, who reportedly has a lengthy criminal record, was arrested on warrants from Putnam and Overton counties. His previous charges are said to include Theft, Aggravated Burglary, Narcotics and Forgery. William Cook, of Putnam County, also has prior arrests in Fentress and Cumberland counties.

 


Tennessee State Trooper Detains Man Wanted in North Carolina
Peg Broadcasting/THP/tn.gov Monday September 29, 2014

A Tennessee State Trooper arrested a man wanted by North Carolina authorities during a commercial vehicle checkpoint on I- 40 eastbound in Cumberland County on Friday morning. During the inspection, the trooper ran a driver’s license validation check and discovered the driver had four felony warrants out of North Carolina. The warrants included statutory rape (2), solicitation by computer (1) and indecent liberties with a child (1). The driver, Shaun Michael Wiegand, 26, of Thomasville, N.C., was taken into custody and held in the Cumberland County Justice Center to will await extradition back to Lexington, N.C. Wiegand was transporting FedEx packages for U.S. Express. He was en route from North Carolina to California.

 


HonorAir-Knoxville Fight #17 Arrives in Crossville Wednesday Night, October 1st
Submitted Monday September 29, 2014

The HonorAir-Knoxville Flight #17 will arrive back in Crossville on Wednesday, October 1st at approximately 9:00 pm at the Holiday Inn on Peavine Road for a Gala Welcome Home. Veterans and those who previously served and their families are encouraged to come out and show your support. First Responders of Cumberland County, local Army National Guard and TN Highway Patrol Officers will also be in attendance to assist and honor the Veterans coming in on a Premier Transportation Coach. The Welcome Home will be in the front and the rear of the Holiday Inn Express. The public in invited to bring your American Flags and welcome our Military Heroes home. And be sure to come out back to the bus and shake their hands, give them a hug, and thank them for their military service.

 
Search continues for missing Cumberland County Woman


Search continues for missing Cumberland County Woman
Peg Broadcasting News Monday September 29, 2014

The search continues in the disappearance of 47-year-old Nina Karen Owens who was last heard from on August 8th, 2014. Her sister, Maggie Bisutti, contacted Peg Broadcasting, to ask the public’s help in locating her twin sister. Bisutti said Owens always called her on their September 12th birthday. But this year, when she did not hear from her, Bisutti knew something was terribly wrong. Nina Karen Owen is 5'4" tall, 160 lbs, with hazel eyes, and shoulder length red hair with black and bright red streaks. She has several tattoos, including a fairy on her right ankle, unicorn on upper left chest, roses on her upper inside thigh and rose on her right shoulder blade. She also has a scar from having her appendix removed, a scar on the front of her neck and on her abdomen. Anyone with information concerning the disappearance or whereabouts of Karen Owens is asked to call Investigator John Haynes at 484-6176 at the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department.

 

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