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SMHS hosting AAU Basketball Tournament
SMHS Boosters Friday March 22, 2013

The Stone Memorial High School Football players and boosters and hosting an AAU basketball tournment this weekend. Games will be played at SMHS, Stone Elem. Crab Orchard Elem. and North Cumberland Elem. Games begin Friday night at 6pm at each school and Saturday morning at 8 am at each building


Panthers fall to Chiefs
Tracie G Friday March 22, 2013

The Stone Memorial High School Panthers hosted the Chiefs of Sequoyah on the diamond last night (Thursday). Luke Matthews took his first turn on the mound this season and would be relieved by Austin Robertson in the top of the third in the Panthers 6-3 loss. Chris Cox led the Panther offense going 3 for 3 at the plate. Rhea County comes to the Plateau to face the Panthers today (Friday).
Pictured: Senior Chris Cox
Photo Credit: Tracie G


TN AG defending state's tort law in menigitis suit
AP Friday March 22, 2013

The Tennessee attorney general is defending the state's tort law in a lawsuit filed by the husband of a Brentwood woman who died after getting fungal meningitis from tainted steroid injections. Wayne Reed filed the lawsuit over the death of his wife, Diana, against the owners and operators of Saint Thomas Outpatient Neurosurgical Center


Unemployment up slightly
Tn Dept of Labor & Workforce Friday March 22, 2013

Tennessee's unemployment rate for the month of February was 7.8 percent, a slight increase over the January rate of 7.7 percent. That's according to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The national unemployment rate for February was 7.7 percent. Tennessee's rate of 7.8 percent is the lowest February rate since 2008. Over the past year, Tennessee unemployment rate declined from 8.0 percent to 7.8


Concussion bill headed to Governor Haslam
AP Friday March 22, 2013

A proposal that would require schools and other organizations with youth athletic programs to adopt concussion policies is headed to the governor for his consideration. The legislation was approved 93-3 in the House on Thursday. The companion bill was unanimously approved in the Senate last month. The legislation is similar to laws passed in 42 other states that include provisions requiring students to be removed from an event if they show concussion symptoms. The Tennessee proposal in particular would require schools to adopt guidelines to educated coaches, school administrators, athletes and parents about the symptoms and dangers of concussions.


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