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First Time Lady Vols Lose to Mississippi State
Peg Broadcasting News Friday January 29, 2016

For the first time ever, the Lady Vols were beaten by Mississippi State Thursday night, 65-63. Next up for the Lady Vols, they’ll The Lady Vols play host to the Alabama Crimson Tide Sunday January 31st. Game tips at 2 pm CST with coverage beginning at 1:30 on the plateau’s home for the Lady Vols, Mix 99.3.


28 persons have applied for Director of Schools position
Peg Broadcasting News Friday January 29, 2016

The Cumberland County Board of Education has scheduled a session to interview 6 of the 28 applicants to replace Director of Schools Donald Andrews. Andrews announced in August that he will be stepping down from the position effective June 30th, 2016. The 6 applicants set to be interviewed are local residents that are currently employed by the school system. The candidates are: Michelle England, Principal of Pine View Elementary; Janet Graham, K-12 Supervisor; Chris King, CTE Director; Dr. Scott Maddux, Principal of Stone Memorial High School; Darrell Threet, Principal of South Cumberland Elementary and Dan Schlafer, Federal Programs Director. The board indicated that they want to concentrate on finding a local candidate and would pursue the remaining 22 applicants, who hail from outside Cumberland County, if they were unable to agree on one of the local applicants. The interview session is scheduled for Saturday, January 30th at 8:30 AM.


2016 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts Application Period Runs Through Feb. 3 Friday January 29, 2016

The application period for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 2016 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts runs through Feb. 3, 2016. Applications are available and will be accepted at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office, or online at the TWRA website at Applications can be accepted until 11:59 p.m. (CST) on Feb. 3. Mailed applications will not be accepted. The areas available for the hunts are listed on the instruction sheets. Hunters have up to 12 choices, but will be drawn for only one. Applicants may not use the same hunt code more than once. There are a total of 14 hunts listed. No person may apply more than once. When applying at a license agent, hunters must remain at the location while the application is processed. Hunters will receive a receipt with a confirmation number when the application is complete. Hunters with Internet access may apply for a spring turkey quota hunt online by clicking here. Once the Internet site has been accessed, hunters can follow the on-screen directions.

Cumberland County Resident to Appear on Investigation Discovery Network

Cumberland County Resident to Appear on Investigation Discovery Network
Submitted: Gage Talent Friday January 29, 2016

Longtime Cumberland County resident John Hedgecoth will portray the prime suspect in a murder investigation on an upcoming episode of “Murder Comes to Town”. John’s episode was originally scheduled to air on Monday, February 1 on the Investigation Discovery Network. However, according to his Twitter feed, John’s episode has been moved to Monday, February 8 at 7 p.m. Central Time on ID.
John has appeared in numerous films, television shows and music videos including Brantley Gilbert "More Than Miles" Brett Eldredge " Lose My Mind" and the soon to be released "Someone to Take Your Place" by Tara Thompson.
John is represented by Gage Talent in Knoxville and his complete filmography can be found (Photo Courtesy Gage Talent)


High School Basketball
Steve Thursday January 28, 2016

Friday Cumberland County High School and Stone Memorial High School will be on the road for District basketball action. The CCHS teams travel to Rhea County with the girls game scheduled to tip at 5:00 and live coverage beginning at 4:55 on 102.5 WOW Country. SMHS travels to Sparta to take on White County High School. The Lady Panthers game with the Warriorettes begins at 6:00 and the live broadcast will begin at 5:55 on Mix 99.3.


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