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Officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency are confirming the death of a man near Cove Hollow Marina at Center Hill Lake yesterday (Saturday) afternoon. Officials say the man was sitting on the back of his personal watercraft, which was attached to a house boat, when he somehow fell off the back of it and never resurfaced. Divers from Putnam County recovered the body around 7:30 p.m. about a mile-and-a-half downstream. The victimís identity has yet to be released.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of a man that was in custody of Tennessee Highway Patrol officers on Friday. According to the TBI, Kevin Courtner died of unknown causes after he became aggressive with officers. Courtner was placed under arrest following a pursuit by officers down I-40 in Loudon. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arenít releasing any more details at this time.
According to the state attorney general's office, Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman acted lawfully when he let school districts not add TCAP scores to the students' final grades. In an opinion released on Wednesday, Attorney General Robert Cooper says that the Tennessee Department of Education's delay in releasing TCAP results to schools did not break any law and says the initial delay in distributing the scores to districts met requirements that they would be released as soon as "practicable" and before June 30th.
A trial date has been set for former Cumberland County Veteran's Service Director Mark Daniels. Daniels was indicted on theft charges following an audit and investigation showed more than $130,000 missing from the VSO office. Daniel's trial will begin on October 31st
Tom Looney has been named the Middle Tennessee Conservation Farmer of the Year. Tom was the recipient of the Cumberland County Soil Conservation Districtís 2013 Conservation Farmer of the Year award. Looney was selected for the award after being selected as the 2014 TACD Area 4 Conservation Farmer of the year. Mr. Looney demonstrates a strong soil conservation and land stewardship ethic in his farming operation. As a farmer he continually makes a positive impact in his community and county and readily adopts new technology and applies a wide range of conservation systems on his farm. He will now compete for the TACD State Conservation Farmer of the Year Award, which will be selected and awarded at the TACD Annual Convention in Jackson, Tennessee in February 2015.