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Leaving BOE Members
Samantha Friday August 26, 2016

Three Cumberland County Board of Education members were thanked for their service in honor of their leaving the body. Richard Janeway, 2nd district, has served on the Board of Education for 8 years, and has been the Boardís policy committee chairman for many of those years. Vivian Hutson, 6th district, has served the board for 4 years. And Jim Blalock, 8th district, has served the board for a total of 24 years. Each of these board members is not seeking re-election in November. Our new Director of Schools, Janet Graham, pulled them to the front of the room, presented each with a gift and a cake, and spoke kind words about each for their departure.

 


Stone Memorial Middle & Elementary Archery Teams Recognized at BOE
Samantha Friday August 26, 2016

At Thursday nightís Cumberland County Board of Education, the Stone Memorial Middle School and Elementary Archery teams lead the group in the Pledge of Allegiance, and were then given certificates of thanks. A bit later in the meeting, Coach Jim Mullins spoke before the Board to say thank you to the BOE for their support of the team. He also bragged on his teams: this is the first team in our county to not only make it to a national tournament, but also qualify for worlds. He named many of the students on his team, with their rank in the world before the board and audience as well.

 


Maryville Officer Kenny Killed Responding to Domestic Violence Call
Peg Broadcasting News Friday August 26, 2016

Officials have released the name of the Maryville Police Officer who died after he was shot while responding to a domestic violence call. 32 year old Kenny Moats died from a single gunshot wound to the neck on Thursday. He was reportedly the father of three young children and had a stellar career with the police department. Authorities say that when they arrived on the scene, 44-year old Brian Keith Stalons started shooting from his fatherís garage. Officers returned fire and were able to place Stalons in custody and transport him to the Blount County jail.

 


Two Men Arrested in Zaevion Dobson Murder
Peg Broadcasting News/WVLT Friday August 26, 2016

Two men have been arrested in the murder of Zaevion Dobson, the 15-year-old Fulton County High School football player who died in December 2015 while using his own body to shield his friends from a hail of bullets. Christopher Bassett and Richard Williams, both of Knoxville, have each been charged with first-degree murder and are being held on a $1 million bond. (Photo courtesy WVLT, Richard Williams on right, Christopher Bassett on left)

 


Maryville Police Officer Dies After Being Shot During Domestic Call
Peg Broadcasting News Friday August 26, 2016

A Maryville, TN police officer died Thursday after he was shot while responding to a domestic call near Alcoa. The suspect,Brian Keith Stalans, 44 was taken into custody and is expected to be charged today. The name of the officer was not immediately released pending notification of family members. The slain officer had three young children.

 

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