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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released its annual study dedicated to crime in Tennessee's schools. The study spans a three-year period between 2010 and 2012 and is based on crime data submitted by Tennessee law enforcement agencies. The reported number of crimes that occurred at schools decreased by 12 percent from 2011 to 2012. Simple assault was the most frequently reported crime at 3,956 or 36 percent of offenses. Crimes against persons made up the largest majority of reported school crimes at nearly 50 percent. Marijuana greatly outnumbered all other seized drugs at school in 2012, accounting for nearly 75 percent of drug seizures.
Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder has announced an initiative to establish a new State Veterans Cemetery in the Upper Cumberland Region. The department has submitted a pre-application grant to the National Cemetery Administration for federal funding of the architectural design, engineer support and construction costs. However, funding for land acquisition must be raised through donations as well as city, county and state funding. The cemetery would be located in the Upper Cumberland Region to serve veterans and their eligible dependents in here in Cumberland, Warren, White, Van Buren, DeKalb, Trousdale, Smith, Putnam, Pickett, Overton, Macon, Jackson, Fentress, and Clay Counties. A steering committee has been formed to proceed with the land acquisition process. The next meeting is May 17th at 10am at the White County Courthouse.
The state's attorney general says legislation requiring anyone recording images of animal abuse to submit unedited footage to law enforcement within 48 hours is constitutionally suspect. Attorney General Robert Cooper said in the opinion issued Thursday that the bill is questionable on three grounds, including that its reporting requirement could be found to constitute an unconstitutional burden on news gathering. A number of groups have spoken out against the proposal, saying the measure would put an end to extended undercover operations targeting animal abuse. Governor Haslam has the bill on his desk and said earlier this week he was waiting on the attorney general's opinion before making a decision on whether to veto it or let it become law.
Wednesday, May 8th in Day 2 of the Track and Field sub-sectionals at Rhea County High School, the CCHS Jets Track team qualified for two more track and field events. Sophomore runner Kassidy Sommer (pictured) placed second in the varsity girls 3200 meter run, while junior Zakk King placed third in the varsity boys pole vault. The girls team has now qualified to compete in a total of 7 different events at the sectionals next Tuesday at Rhea County. The Boys team has qualified to compete in two events at the sectionals.
Congratulations to Stone Memorial High School Senior Kayla Caron for winning the 2013 Keys to Success Dave Kirk Car Giveaway! Kayla will be driving in her brand new Chevy Sonic...a compact that earned the J.D. Power Award for Highest Ranked Appeal Among Sub-Compact cars. Each of the 17 students who earned a spot for today's reverse drawing at CCHS received prizes of either a $50 or $100 gift card, with the exception of Caron and SMHS Junior, Kate Zecher who won a laptop computer when her name was called first.