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Cumberland County School officials have come up with 3 different calendar options for the 2014-15 2014-15 school year. The Calendar Committee is asking for your input in reviewing these options carefully. Parents, guardians and employees are asked to visit the link located on our website to vote on the school year calendar of their choice. Voting is open until March 19th at 4pm.
Students in Cumberland County will report to school on March 14th, April 21st, and May 21st due to using the allotted snow days. A make-up plan has been developed in case of inclement weather resulting in school cancelations. According to officials with the Cumberland County School System, should any more school days be missed throughout the remainder of the school year, those days would be made up during Spring Break with the first day being April 14th.
3 Panthers and 3 Lady Jets have been named to the All Region Tournament Teams. Congratulations to Lady Jets Destiny Carlton, Gina Dick and Makenzie Iles and Stone Memorial High School Panthers Justin Simmons, Luke Matthews and Tyler Yoder. The Lady Jets begin their sub-state tournament action on Saturday as they face the number 1 team in the nation according to the USA Today Super 25, the Lady Blaze at Blackman. Game time is 7pm, pre-game at 6:55 on 102.5 Wow Country and online at 1025wowcountry.com. The Panthers will see their first sub-state action on Monday, as they play host to the Blackman Blaze, pregame at 6:55, tip off at 7pm on Mix 99.3 and online at Mix993.com
Cumberland Mountain State Park and Fall Creek Falls State Park are both on the list of state parks are being considered for possible privatization. Officials say approximately 350 people are employed at the 11 state parks which are on the proposed list, and officials with the Tennessee State Employment Association fear that if the parks are privatized, some of those jobs might be lost. Officials on the other side say this is very early in the process, and the state is simply in a “research phase” right now.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a former volunteer with the Fentress County Fire Department on one count of Theft over $1000. According to officials with the TBI, the Department began an investigation of 33 year-old Michael Edward Nicholas after the Fentress County School Board donated a truck to the Fentress County Fire Department. Officials say Nicholas, who was a Captain of the fire department at the time, took the truck and registered it in his name. Nicholas later traded the same vehicle to another person for his own personal gain. Nicholas turned himself into authorities and was given a bond of $5000
Photo Credit: TBI