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Superintendent Andrews to resign in 2016
Peg Broadcasting News Monday August 24, 2015

Donald E. Andrews plans to resign as Superintendent of Cumberland County Schools in 2016. Mr. Andrews made the announcement at Saturdays Special Called Meeting of the Board of Education. According to his letter of intent, Andrews resignation will become effective June 30, 2016. Donald Andrews was hired in 2013 with a 4-year contract. No reason was given for his decision to resign, however, Andrews expressed his appreciation for the chance to serve the Cumberland County School system. Andrews also said he would continue to be dedicated to his service during the 2015-2016 school year and work with the BOE for a smooth transition while the Board seeks his replacement.

 


Teen Drowns in Fairfield Glade
Peg Broadcasting News Monday August 24, 2015

A 19 year old man drowned Saturday night at Lake St. George in Fairfield Glade. The body of Zachary Cottrell was recovered early Sunday morning. Cottrell was reportedly at the lake with family when he suffered a seizure, went underwater, and never resurfaced.

 


Vols ranked 25th in preseason AP poll
Monday August 24, 2015

Tennessee has been ranked 25th in the Associated Press preseason poll. This is the first time since 2008 that the Vols have made the AP preseason poll. Ohio State was ranked 1st followed by TCU, Alabama, Baylor and Michigan State to round out the top five.

 


Vols' defensive back Gaulden lost for season with foot injury
AP Monday August 24, 2015

Tennessee defensive back Rashaan Gaulden has a broken foot and will miss the season. Volunteers coach Butch Jones announced the severity of Gaulden's injury on Saturday, saying the sophomore got "tripped up" during a punt return drill. Gaulden joins guards Marcus Jackson and Austin Sanders likely lost for the season because of training camp injuries. Cornerback Cam Sutton is switching his uniform number from No. 23 to Gaulden's No. 7 to honor his injured teammate. Sophomore guard Jashon Robertson has taken a similar step by changing his number from No. 73 to Jackson's No. 75.

 


Property Tax Hike on Cumb. Co. Commission Special Session Meeting Agenda
Peg Broadcasting News Monday August 24, 2015

The Cumberland County Commission will meet in Special Session on Monday, August 24 at 6 p.m. Among agenda items is a resolution raising the property tax by 10 cents for a rate of $1.59 per $100 of taxable property. The Budget Committee says the tax hike is needed because the General Fund Balance is at $2 million and the ending Fund Balance needs to be around $3.5 million. Prior to the Special Session, a Public Hearing on the fiscal year 2015-2016 budget is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. in the large meeting room at the Cumberland County Courthouse.

 

 
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