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State Representative Mike Turner says he will step down in January as the House Democratic Caucus chairman. Turner, who has served in the role for five years, cited philosophical differences with the state's Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron. Turner said he plans to step down after participating in a few fundraising obligations that are already scheduled.
Coffee County High School football coach Lee Davis has resigned. Davis turned in his letter of resignation on Monday; just three days after the Red Raiders ended their 2013 season with a loss to Tullahoma. Davis will remain at the school as a teacher through the end of the year. An interim coach will be named to oversee the day-to-day operation of the program until a head coach can be named.
Several parents had the chance to express their feelings that that some textbooks being used in schools are biased. Several parents spoke on Tuesday during a hearing of the Senate Education Committee that is reviewing the role of the Tennessee Textbook Commission, which recommends its selection of book to the State Board of Education. State education officials acknowledge the commission should incorporate a stronger public review process, such as allowing books to be reviewed online
The Cumberland County Board of Education is inviting all residents to attend a discussion regarding services provided by the Cumberland County School System for Special Education. You are invited to listen to the discussion and ask questions at the meeting scheduled for November 11th from 3:00-4:30 at the Central Services office. For more information, contact either Jeff Fabus or Dr. Keena Inman at 931-484-3301
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security is providing an online option to access traffic crash reports. Thanks to a partnership with Appriss Inc., you can now retrieve the reports through the website http://www.tnbuycrash.com 24 hours a day, seven days a week.