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Brown Elementary Student finalist in SCORE essay contest
CC BOE Monday February 17, 2014

Congratulations to Brown Elementary Schoot student Cheryl Rodriguez. She is a finalist in the SCORE Rise to the Challenge Essay Contest. She is the only Cumberland County student in this prestigious state-wide competition. Please vote for Cheryl's essay at the link below!


3 injured in house fire Sun
M Moser Monday February 17, 2014

3 people were injured Sunday morning in a house fire on Hinds Road. According to reports, 2 of the injured were airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center for treatment. Investigators were on the scene Sunday to determine the cause.


Jets Cheer Takes 4th at Nationals
Jets Monday February 17, 2014

Set your DVR’s for March 22, 23 and April 19th… those are the dates you can see the Cumberland County High School Jets Cheer Squad compete at the National Cheerleading Championships at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. The Jets Cheer Squad took fourth in the Game Day competition, against some of the best squads in the world. The competition will be aired on ESPN U and ESPN 2.


Fentress Co Pharmacist suing after being fired for not selling morning after pill
WVLT Monday February 17, 2014

A Fentress County pharmacist has filed a lawsuit against his employer because he says he was fired for refusing to sell the “morning-after pill.” Philip Hall says he was fired from Walgreens in August because he wouldn't sell the contraceptive due to his religious beliefs. According to court documents, Hall says he finds the drug "sinful and repugnant to his sincerely held religious beliefs." A spokesman from Walgreen Co. declined to comment on pending litigation, but said the company has a policy that allows workers to "step away" from a morally objectionable transaction and refer it to another employee.


Charges dropped against DeKalb County Mayor Mike Foster
AP Monday February 17, 2014

Federal charges against DeKalb County Mayor Mike Foster have been dismissed. According to reports, Foster's attorney, Hal Hardin, confirmed that the indictment against Foster is being dismissed with prejudice, meaning that this particular case cannot be brought against Foster again. Foster was indicted on a charge of making false statements to the Upper Cumberland Development District Board of Directors. Foster was indicted with former UCDD Executive Director Wendy Askins and former deputy director Larry Webb. They are accused of conspiring to misuse government funds at the Living the Dream complex in Putnam County. Askins and Webb are scheduled to stand trial June 3rd.


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