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The annual “CCHS - Meet the Jets” will be held on Saturday, November 5th from 4pm – 6pm. This event allows our community to celebrate the upcoming 2016-2017 CCHS Jets & Lady Jets Basketball Season, recognize CCHS Alumni, & recognize the CCHS Cheerleaders, & Dance Team. Varsity basketball players from CCHS feeder schools will be participating in competitions and the CCHS cheerleaders will perform with cheerleaders from their feeder schools. The event will also include a blue/grey scrimmage game by both the Lady Jets and Jets basketball teams, as well as performances by the CCHS Cheerleaders and CCHS Dance Team. Concessions, CCHS Jet Apparel, and CCHS Basketball Season Tickets will also be available for purchase. The CCHS Jets and Lady Jet appreciate the “JET PRIDE” and support of their community. Your invited to attend the annual “CCHS - Meet the Jets” on Saturday, November 5th. For more information or questions please contact Coach Radhika Miller at 931-337-1559 or Coach Will Foster at 931-248-3220.
Three people were taken into custody early Wednesday morning following a high speed chase on I-40. It started when authorities got a call about a Dodge Charger driving aggressively on the west bound lanes of the interstate at mile marker 336 in the Ozone area. THP caught up the vehicle after it got off at exit 317 in Crossville and stopped at the Shell station. WVLT reports that when the trooper asked the occupants of the car about their rental agreement, they sped off almost hitting his patrol car. The trooper chased the suspect’s vehicle onto I-40 east with speeds ranging from 98 to 123 mile per hour. Cumberland County Sheriff’s Deputies were called as back and Roane County Deputies were enlisted to deploy spike strips at mile markers 347 and 353. Authorities say the suspects began throwing objects out of the vehicle and at least two of those items are believed to be weapons. The suspect vehicle struck the first set spike strip at mile marker 347 in Roane County and that’s when the trio stopped the car and fled on foot. Authorities captured all three suspects and took them into custody around 5:30 a.m. CT Wednesday morning. Authorities in Cumberland County and the THP have been searching for the items the suspects threw out along a 9 mile stretch of I-40 between mile markers 333-342.
The District 5AAA High School Basketball Preseason Poll has been released. The District Coaches selected the Cumberland County High School Lady Jets as the girls top team with the Stone Memorial High School Lady Panthers picked second and named Cookeville as the top teams for the boys with the CCHS Jets 4th and the SMHS Panthers 5th.
Girls: 1)CCHS Lady Jets, 2)SMHS Lady Panthers, 3) White County Warriorettes, 4) Cookeville Lady Cavaliers, 5) Rhea County Lady Eagles, 6) Warren County Lady Pioneers
Boys: 1) Cookeville Cavaliers, 2) White County Warriors, 2) Warren County Pioneers, 4) CCHS Jets, 5) SMHS Panthers, 6) Rhea County Golden Eagles
Singer/actor Justin Timberlake almost landed in hot water after he posted a selfie that he took while he was voting Monday in Shelby County. Timberlake flew from LA to Memphis just to vote in the Tennessee election and he just couldn’t resist taking a picture of himself while he was doing it. And that pic quickly went viral. However, Tennessee law prohibits photography at polling places and violators face 30 days in jail and a $50 fine. On Tuesday the Shelby County DA’s office said it was investigating the incident. A short time later, DA Amy Weirich released a statement saying that Timberlake was not being investigated and will not be prosecuted for the violation. State Officials are using the incident to remind all voters that picture taking is prohibited at all voting sites.
Cumberland County livestock producers are now eligible for assistance under the Livestock Forage Disaster Program for drought-affected pastureland. The Cumberland/Bledsoe County Farm Service Agency (FSA) began taking applications on Monday, October 24, and will continue to take applications through January 30, 2017. Anyone having questions about the program is urged to call the office at 931-484-6520 or toll free at 855-216-2802.