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Secty of State Encourages Voter Registration
T Hargett Thursday September 4, 2014

September is National Voter Registration Month…In honor of this, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett is calling on residents not only to register to vote, but to encourage their friends and family members to follow suit. Hargett is encouraging voters to join the social media campaign aimed at potential voters by posting a photo of themselves with the hashtag “Govotetn” at govotetn.com. Eligible Tennesseans have until October 6th to register for the November 4th election.


Panthers host Jets in King of the Mountain Battle & Food Challenge
Stace Whitmire Thursday September 4, 2014

The Stone Memorial High School Panthers play host to the Cumberland County Jets tomorrow night (Friday night) at Panther Stadium. The annual King of the Mountain Game is not only a battle on the field, but it’s a battle against hunger. Students at both schools have been busy collecting canned food and cash donations for Second Harvest. The total amount of food raised and the winner of the Football Food Challenge will be announced during the game


Traffic stop nets counterfeit bills
CCSD Thursday September 4, 2014

A routine traffic stop ended up with a counterfeiting bust. According to reports, deputies arrested 28 year old Everitt L Grant for driving on a suspended license and on outstanding warrants charges. Grant’s passenger, 28-year-old Jeffrey Michael Hayes also arrested on outstanding warrants charges. In addition, deputies say they discovered that Hayes was in possession of several fake $20 bills. Both men were transported to the Cumberland County Justice Center for booking


Plane crash in Ooltewah kills 1
AP Thursday September 4, 2014

Emergency crews in Hamilton County responded to the scene of plane crash in the Ooltewah Wednesday afternoon. Officials say the flight departed from McGhee-Tyson and was headed for Jackson, Mississippi when the crash occurred. Authorities have confirmed that the plane carried only the pilot, who lost his life in that crash. The pilot’s identity has not been released.


Judge Rules Against TennCare
AP Thursday September 4, 2014

A federal judge has ruled that the state must hold hearings for people who have waited months to learn whether they qualify for Medicaid coverage because of delays in processing applications. According to The Tennessean, U.S. District Judge Todd Campbell granted class-action status to the lawsuit, meaning possibly thousands of Tennesseans could also become plaintiffs in the case. The judge specifically stopped TennCare from refusing to provide hearings within 45 days after one is requested about a delayed determination of Medicaid eligibility.


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