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The Third Annual Cow Patty Drop, sponsored by the Youth Achievement Foundation, will be held on Friday, October 21, 2016 during halftime at the annual CCHS/SMHS football game at Cumberland County High School. Tickets are $10 and you could win $1000 if the cow drops his patty in your square. You can get your tickets at the game. Tickets can also be purchased at the Cumberland Business Incubator at Roane State on Cook Rd. Proceeds will help provide funds to deliver Junior Achievement classroom programs in county schools, and help send all fifth grade students to their annual trip to Biztown, a simulated city in Clinton where students run the businesses and community offices. For more information, or to buy tickets before the event, contact Terri Curran, Volunteer Coordinator, 200-0259. This is a perfect way to get some Christmas money!
A Household Hazardous Waste Collection event will be held on Saturday October 22nd at the Cumberland County Community Complex from 8 am - 1 pm. Some items that are accepted are cleaners, polishers, disinfectants, automotive chemicals/fuel/additives/etc., herbicides/pesticides/rodenticides, lithium and button batteries, aerosols, and more. Things that will NOT be accepted are ammunition, medical waste, fireworks, explosives, electronics, and Latex or water based paints. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Department will also be collecting medications and prescription drugs for proper disposal at this event! If you would like some more information, please call Kimberly Patterson at 931-484-9328.
The statewide ACT Senior Retake will be next Saturday, October 22 for students who met the September 16 registration deadline.
The retake provides every eligible high school senior, meaning any public school student who took the ACT as a junior, the ability to retake the ACT free of charge.
With more Tennessee students than ever before taking the ACT, Tennessee public high school students this year held steady at a 19.4 average score, whereas nationally scores declined as more students participated.
Nearly 1,300 more Tennessee public school students became eligible for the HOPE scholarship in 2016 by achieving composite scores of 21 or higher. Additionally, Tennessee improved its national standing in 2016 among the 18 states that require students to take the ACT, climbing to seventh in the nation when looking at the average composite of both public and private school students.
Early voting for the Nov. 8 general election is now underway. Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins are encouraging Tennesseans to take advantage of this opportunity to avoid lines on Election Day. Voting will continue Mondays through Saturdays and end Thursday, Nov. 3.
This comes after a very successful National Voter Registration Month where more than 7,000 students from 47 colleges and universities registered as a part of the “I’m registered. Are you?” campaign in September. This is an increase of over 3,000 forms from 2015.
"Tennesseans have broken records this election cycle and Nov. 8 will be an incredibly busy day across this state and nation," said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “Early voting offers voters a convenient opportunity to cast their ballots instead of waiting until Election Day.”
The easiest way for voters to find their early voting and Election Day polling locations, view and mark sample ballots, see their elected officials, districts and county election commission information as well as access online state and federal election results is through the GoVoteTN app. Voters can download the free app in the App Store or Google Play to view voter specific information.
Tennesseans voting early or on Election Day should remember to bring valid photo identification. Photo IDs issued by Tennessee state government, including driver’s licenses, or the federal government are acceptable even if they are expired. College student IDs are not acceptable.
For questions about voting, what types of ID are acceptable or the GoVoteTN app visit GoVoteTN.com. Anyone with concerns about voter fraud should call the Division of Elections toll free at 1-877-850-4959.
(Photo courtesy Secretary of State)
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office will be participating with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for the “12th National Prescription Drug Take-Back event” on Saturday, October 22, 2016. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is helping citizens to properly dispose of unused and expired medication. This keeps medicine out of the hands of someone who might abuse them while protecting the environment. This also helps decrease crime in our community and it is our belief that this event will help to save lives. The Take Back will be held at the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, located at 90 Justice Center Drive, Crossville, TN 38555 (across from Cumberland Medical Center) on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.