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The GED testing service is easing up on the rules for retaking the test to help people trying to pass before the current version expires on December 31st. Normally test takers are limited to taking the GED test three times a years. But people who have taken all three versions of the GED this year can retake the test or parts of it as long as 60 days have passed. The GED is being revised, and all scores will expire at the end of this year. Test takers who haven't passed every section will have to start over with the new test or the alternative test called HiSet.
Superintendent of Cumberland County Schools Donald Andrews has scheduled a press conference for 10am this morning (Thursday) to address traffic and safety concerns at South Cumberland Elementary School. A You-Tube video showing a South parent being arrested for disorderly conduct has received national attention this week. The parent is seen in the video asking school officials to release his children so he can walk with him, when the discussion becomes heated. Officials say there is more to the story than the video shows.
The Cumberland County High School basketball teams posted a pair of home wins over Cleveland Tuesday night. The Lady Jets, now 4 and 0 on the season, outscored the Lady Blue Raiders 26 to 5 in the second quarter and rolled to an 80-39 win. The Jets picked up their first win of the season as Logan Parson’s steal and lay-up with 3.4 seconds remaining lifted Cumberland County to a 56-54 victory over Cleveland. CCHS will host Clarkrange Friday.
The Stone Memorial Lady Panthers and Panthers split games at Clarkrange on Monday. The Lady Panthers fell to the Lady Buffaloes and are now 2 and 2 on the season. The Panthers improved to 3 and 1 this year with a 17-point win at Clarkrange. The Lady Panthers will see action in the Bobcat Thanksgiving Classic next week at Oliver Springs and the Panthers will play in the Siegel Thanksgiving Classic.
A federal jury has found Leon Houston guilty of threatening his lawyer. Houston and his brother Rocky have faced and won several cases in the past, including beating a murder charge here in Cumberland County…however, this time Leon Houston did not hear the verdict he had hoped for. Houston had called the charges a part of a government conspiracy
Governor Bill Haslam says he will allow an extension to Tennessee residents whose health insurance plans were deemed invalid under the federal health care law. The one-year extension comes after President Obama announced that state insurance commissioners could allow health care insurers to extend current plans that would otherwise be canceled in 2014. Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie McPeak says it will be left up to Tennessee insurance providers to determine whether it is feasible to offer the previously canceled plans. Last week, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee announced it will extend coverage for plans.