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CCHS Veterans Tribute Tuesday, November 11

CCHS Veterans Tribute Tuesday, November 11
Submitted Friday October 31, 2014

Cumberland County High School will proudly present a tribute to our Veterans on Tuesday, November 11 at 2:00 PM in the CCHS Gymnasium. Veterans are invited to arrive in the CCHS gym lobby no later than 1:50 PM
for proper seating assignments. Veterans are encourage to wear your uniform if you choose. The program will last approximately 45 minutes. Parking will be available near the gym.

Time Change Means Time To Change Smoke Alarm Batteries

Time Change Means Time To Change Smoke Alarm Batteries
AP/WVLT Friday October 31, 2014

The State Fire Marshal's Office is reminding Tennesseans to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when they set back their clocks back 1 hour Saturday night for daylight saving time. Officials say the early warning of a smoke alarm can double the chances of survival by increasing the amount of time a person has to escape a fire in their home. Seventy percent of the fire fatalities in Tennessee last year occurred in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. (Photo Courtesy WVLT).

Cumberland Co. deputies investigating stolen mail

Cumberland Co. deputies investigating stolen mail
WVLT/ Friday October 31, 2014

LAKE TANSI, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Cumberland County Sheriff Casey Cox said two people living in the Lake Tansi community recently reported their mail stolen, and he thinks the two cases could be connected. A homeowner told deputies she put a Halloween card with a $25 check in her mailbox Sunday night. The next day, her mailbox was open and the letter was gone. Sheriff Cox said that same day, someone living nearby put a $60 check and $40 in rebates in their mailbox, only to have them stolen as well. The Sheriff said leaving checks or cash in your mailbox to be picked up by the carrier isn't a good idea: "Understand that you're setting yourself up for the potential to be a victim. So I would suggest that people try toget those in the hands of the mail box delivery person, or take them to the post office yourself," said Cox. The second victim said she's learned her lesson, and won't be putting checks in her mailbox again. She said she's warned her neighbors and everyone is keeping an eye out for suspicious activity. The sheriff also said a man living in a different part of the county told deputies he found his outgoing mail ripped up in his yard Thursday morning, but he doesn't think it's related to the other cases. (Photo Courtesy WVLT)


Vols Travel to S.C. to Challenge Gamecocks Sat., Nov. 1
Peg Broadcasting News Friday October 31, 2014

UT is on the road to Columbia, South Carolina to take on the Gamecocks this Saturday, November 1st in Williams-Brice Stadium. Coverage starts at 5 p.m. with kickoff set for 6:30 p.m. on your home for the Vols, 102.5 WOW Country.

Roane State educator sets world record for underwater living

Roane State educator sets world record for underwater living
WVLT/ Friday October 31, 2014

A Roane State Community College educator has set a new world record for a female living underwater. As of Saturday, October 18, officials say Jessica Fain, an adjunct professor, had been living continuously underwater for 15 days. The previous mark was 14 days, set in 1970 by Dr. Sylvia Earle. Fain is living with Bruce Cantrell, a biology professor, in an underwater habitat in the Florida Keys for 73 days. They are pursing the world record for longest time spent living underwater. According to the Guinness World Records, the current overall record is 69 days, 19 minutes, which was set by Richard Presley in 1992. Fain and Cantrell submerged on October 3 and plan to resurface December 15. (Bruce Cantrell, left, and Jessica Fain perform a final check of their gear before going underwater to live in a habitat for 73 days. Courtesy: Roane State Community College/WVLT)


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