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A movie filmed here in Cumberland County and featuring many local residents is set to premiere tomorrow. Writer and director Donald James Parker says his movie In Gramps' Shoes will be making its silver screen debut tomorrow at the Rocky Top Cinemas. The movie will be shown at 4, 7 and 9:30. According to Parker, some of the cast and crew will be there to chat with viewers and sign autographs from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM. The Christian movie follows the story of Ty, who prays for his daughter to let him back into her life, and the relationship with his grandson that comes out when she finally does. 130 extras from the Crossville area, including the Stone Memorial High School cross country teams participated in the filming over the summer.
Our county football teams finish up their regular seasons tonight. The Cumberland County Jets host Warren County, while the Stone Memorial Panthers are at home against Rhea County. It is "Senior Night"--both teams will be honoring their seniors during the games. CCHS will finish out their season tonight, while the Panthers advance to the T-SS-AA playoffs. Both games are scheduled for a 7pm kickoff, with pregames starting at 6:45. Hear the Panthers on Mix 99.3 and online at mix993.com. The Jets game can be heard on 1025 Wow Country and online at 1025wowcountry.com
The University of Tennessee has extended its application deadlines for the fall 2014 semester. The new regular deadline is December 15th, but those students who want to be considered for competitive scholarships and the Chancellor's Honors Program must apply by November 15th
Governor Bill Haslam says it is unlikely the state will hammer out a deal with the federal government on Medicaid expansion before the new year. The governor says negotiations have been hampered by the problems with the online insurance marketplaces. Federal officials have set a November 30th deadline for fixing the problems that have overwhelmed the website intended to make shopping for insurance clear and simple. Haslam declined $1.4 billion in federal funds earlier this year under the terms the money was offered.
With the possibility of severe weather in our forecast, several communities are asking residents to change the day they send their children out to trick or treat. Children will be trick or treating in Monterey from 5-10 p.m. on Cleveland Street tomorrow (Friday), on Saturday, kids in Cookeville, Algood, Baxter, as well as Van Buren., White and Smith Counties will be trick or treating and Monday Fentress County children will be out trick or treating. No changes have been announced for Cumberland County