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Thursday afternoon the CCHS Jets traveled to Smithville to face the DeKalb County Tigers in baseball action. The Jets lost the nine inning battle 4-3. Grant Parrett was a workhorse on the mound with no earned runs, allowing six hits and striking out six. CCHS proved to be their worst own enemy by committing seven errors. The Jets 13-7 (6-3 District) host Walker Valley today at Jet Park and travel to Livingston Academy tomorrow.
Eight brothers have been inducted into the Putnam County Veterans Hall. Six of the eight Vaughn brothers fought in WWII and two of them served in Korea. Lloyd, Loyce, Cletis, Carson, Truman, Hassell, Charles and Howard will be a part of the hall filled with other members of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.
A watered-down version of Governor Bill Haslam's anti-meth legislation has been approved by the House. The House bill would set an annual cap of 150 days' worth of allergy and cold medicines that could be bought without a prescription. Haslam's original proposal would have established a monthly limit of 2.4 grams of pseudoephedrine, or a 10-day maximum dose, before requiring a pharmacist to authorize another 10 dayís worth before getting a doctor's prescription. The governor removed the pharmacist element, and instead proposed a 4.8 gram monthly maximum and an annual cap of 14.4 grams. That proposal was adopted in the Senate. The House version sets a 5.8 gram monthly cap and an annual limit of 28.8 grams
A bill calling for the phrase "In God We Trust" to be painted in the tunnel that connects the Tennessee Capitol and the Legislative Plaza has been approved by the House. The measure originally sought to require the phrase to be displayed above the main Capitol entrances and behind the speakerís podiums in both chambers. Lawmakers must now work out differences in the legislation before it heads to the governor's desk.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Smithville man on charges he pointed a rifle at two DeKalb County deputies. 55 year old Randy Petty faces two counts of attempted homicide in the 1st degree in connection with the incident that happened in May of 2013. Officials say the deputies were responding to a 911 call of shots fired at a location on Petty Road. The deputies said they saw Petty pointing a scoped rifle at them. They both drew their weapons and fired, hitting Petty in his extremities. Petty was jailed on a $100,000 bond.