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High School Basketball
Vince / Steve Wednesday January 25, 2017

CCHS traveled to McMinnville on Tuesday for District games at Warren County High School and claimed a pair of wins. The Lady Jets, 10th in the State in Class AAA according to this week’s AP Poll, improved to 5 and 0 in the District with a 90-57 win over the Lady Pioneers and the Jets came from 11 down in the final quarter to beat the Pioneers 60-55.

Stone Memorial played host to Cookeville and dropped a pair of District games. The Lady Cavs were down by nine at the half, but rallied to slip past the Lady Panthers 61-58 and the Panthers fell to the Cavaliers 61-53.

Friday Cumberland County will travel to Cookeville and Stone Memorial will play host to Rhea County. CCHS action airs live on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY and SMHS games are on Mix 99.3.


Howard Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charge in Burnett Shooting Death
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday January 25, 2017

Mathew Bruce Howard, age 41, has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of 33-year-old Tara Burnett. Howard was charged with first-degree murder in February 2015 after police were called to a report of a shooting at Burnett’s Fairfield Glade home and found her body in a bedroom. She had been fatally shot once in the head. In pleading guilty to the lesser charge, Howard will face a minimum of 15 years and a maximum of 25 years behind bars. Sentencing has been set for March 7, 2017.


Wallethub Study Ranks Tennessee 43rd in High School Graduates
Wallethug/Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday January 25, 2017

A Wallethub study released Tuesday has ranked Tennessee 43rd in the percentage of adults aged 25 and older who have obtained a high school diploma. West Virginia was ranked as the least-education state in the nation at No. 50. Massachuestts was ranked 1st for the highest percentage of those with at least a high school education.


TDHS Gives Two-Generation Grant to Tennessee's Read to Be Ready Program
TDHS/Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday January 25, 2017

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is investing $30 million dollars over the next three years in the Department of Education’s (DOE) Read to Be Ready Summer Grant program. The two-generation grant is a part of the department’s 2G for Tennessee strategy, which has a specific focus on partnering with parents and children together to improve the whole family’s well-being while building cycles of success.

DOE launched the Read to be Ready initiative in February 2016 to better support the state’s youngest students in becoming lifelong readers and learners.

Because of the new funding provided by TDHS, the Read to be Ready Summer Grant program will be able to increase the number of students who can participate from about 600 children last year to up to 10,000 students this summer, which could increase the number of summer programs from 20 to as many as 350. Additionally, in 2016, 140 educators were trained to engage in this summer work; in 2017, the Department of Education expects the number of educators receiving training to increase to more than 2,000.


Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Partnership With Volkswagen to Establish $1 Million Science Lab Program
tn.gov/Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday January 25, 2017

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations (Volkswagen Chattanooga) officials announced Tuesday the establishment of a $1 million program that will allow all Hamilton County middle and high schools to apply for funds to create a science lab in their school.

Named the Volkswagen eLabs, the program will allow students to gain access to emergent technologies, including automated manufacturing equipment, 3D printers, robotics, programmable microcomputers, renewable energy kits and other science-related activities.

Schools will be required to identify a team of teachers committed to investing a significant amount of time to develop the knowledge and skills to take advantage of the laboratory opportunity. A school’s principal must demonstrate a personal commitment to the project, agree to engage in professional learning and provide release time to at least one teacher who will manage the lab.

Each school must also commit to raise a minimum of $5,000 annually in cash contributed materials to ensure that the lab is continually refreshed and materials are replaced.


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