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Knoxville Police Department releases costs for Presidential visit

Knoxville Police Department releases costs for Presidential visit
WVLT Thursday January 15, 2015

The Knoxville Police Department says the totals in overtime for security related to the presidential visit on Friday, January 9, were $3,698.57. According to Local 8 Now, KPD spokesperson Darrell Debusk says the number reflects the pre-visit planning and day-of enforcement costs. "The department is committed to working with our law enforcement partners, especially the Secret Service, when they need our assistance," said Debusk. The total is the "minimum amount of overtime for those involved in pre-visit planning along with the day of cost for enforcement." (Photo Courtesy KPD/WVLT)


CCHS Middle School Baseball Jets Tryouts Sat. Feb. 7
Submitted Thursday January 15, 2015

The CCHS Middle School Baseball Jets will have tryouts for the 2015 team on Saturday February 7th from 9-12 at Jet Park (across from Martin Elementary). Tryouts are open to any current 6th-8th grade students in Cumberland County that will be zoned for Cumberland County High School. The tryout will occur rain or shine on the morning of February 7th. All players interesting in trying out must bring an up to date physical and insurance information. Players must come in baseball attire with needed baseball gear and also bring a pair of tennis shoes. Anyone with questions contact CCHS Head Baseball Coach Dave Prichard at 931-337-9721 or CCHS Middle School Baseball Coach Kevin Lewis at Brown Elementary.


SMHS Game Cancelled Mon. Jan. 19
Submitted Thursday January 15, 2015

The home game that was originally scheduled for Monday, January 19th at SMHS against Lighthouse Christian has been canceled at the request of Lighthouse Christian Academy because of Martin Luther King day. At this time, the plan is to not reschedule this year, as there are no open dates on either teams calendars to work it in.


UT Raising Price of Football Season Tickets
WBIR Thursday January 15, 2015

On the heels of the Vols first bowl win since 2007, University of Tennessee football season ticket prices will cost $25 more for the upcoming season. Thats a 6.5 percent increase. The cost for bleacher seats in Neyland Stadium will go up from $385 to $410, and the chair-back seats will jump from $406 to $431.


UT Medical Center to Establish Pat Summitt Alzheimers Clinic
WBIR/Wikipedia/Peg Broadcasting News Thursday January 15, 2015

The University of Tennessee Medical Center and Pat Summitt Foundation have formed a partnership to establish the Pat Summitt Alzheimer's Clinic. WBIR reports that Pat Summitt Foundation officials announced plans Wednesday to raise at least $2.5 million over the next five years. Pat Summitt attended a news conference in which the foundation presented an initial grant of $100,000. In August 2011, Summitt announced that she had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and she officially stepped down as head coach of the Lady Vols in April, 2012.


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