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Law Makers Want TNReady Moratorium
Peg Broadcasting News Saturday October 21, 2017

Once again, TNReady is not ready and Tennessee House Democrats are calling for a 3-year moratorium on test results after almost 10,000 tests were scored incorrectly. Last year, TNReady results could not be used because of problems with the administering company, Measurement Inc. Those test scores play a major role in awarding teacher raises and determining who will lose their jobs. Here in Cumberland County, twenty-nine Cumberland County teachers have been affected by this latest data glitch. The state Department of Education has not said whether these scores will be used in teacher and student evaluations.

 


Twitter suspends account Tenn. GOP says may be linked to Russia
WTVF /Peg Broadcasting News Saturday October 21, 2017

The Russian effort to influence last year's U.S. presidential election is now hitting home in Tennessee as Twitter suspended an account masquerading as the "unofficial Twitter of Tennessee Republicans." According to WTVF, the Tennessee Republican Party said it tried to warn Twitter about the faux account three times before Twitter finally suspended the account. The fake account amassed 130,000 followers during the election cycle with tweets that mocked Donald Trump's democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, and other establishment Republicans like Arizona Sen. John McCain.

 


TBI Warns of Fentanyl in Cocaine
TBI/Peg Broadcasting News Saturday October 21, 2017

The TBI's Drug Investigation Division (DID) is urging public caution, especially among recreational drug users, after the drug fentanyl was found in samples of cocaine in Middle and East Tennessee. In certain doses, fentanyl can be 50 to 100 times as potent as morphine. The drug doesn't necessarily need to be ingested to have an effect. It can absorb through the skin, so touching the substance can quickly put an individual at risk of opioid overdose. This poses a hazard not only to drug users but also to law enforcement, first responders and others who render medical assistance. Anyone struggling with drug addiction issues should contact the Tennessee REDLINE at 1-800-889-9789.

 


City Votes To Create Animal Control Task Force
Jared Cerullo Friday October 20, 2017

The Crossville City Council has approved a measure that will allow the creation of an animal control task force. The new board will consider changes to the current animal control regulations. A resident who said she was representing a group called A Time 4 Paws told the council this week that Crossville's animal ordinances are outdated. The Crossville Chronicle reports that Karen McMeekin is suggesting that the city change current rules on how long a dog can be tethered or left in a dog run.

 


CCHS wins Region 3AA Championship in Girls Soccer
Peg Broadcasting News Friday October 20, 2017

In TSSAA Regional Finals for Girls Soccer, the Cumberland County High School Jets defeated crosstown rival the Stone Memorial High School Panthers 1-0 to win the Region 3AA Championship in Girls Soccer. Lady Jets Senior Keela Kimbro scored the only goal of the game and CCHS beat SMHS for the first time in four games this year. Both teams advance to the TSSAA Sectionals to be held this Saturday. Cumberland County will host McMinn Central and Stone Memorial will travel to East Hamilton.

 

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