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Kroger Having a Hiring Event This Weekend
Local 8 Now Tuesday May 10, 2016

Starting at 10 am on Saturday, May 14, all Kroger stores will host a hiring event. The company is looking to fill 700 available positions throughout its Nashville division, which includes Middle and East Tennessee, Southern Kentucky, and North Alabama.

We have a variety of part time positions that we need to fill in every store across our division, said Melissa Eads, Kroger spokeswoman. Positions are available in most every department including Front End, Deli, Meat, and Grocery.

Anyone interested in the event should fill out an application at the included link prior to the 14th, and then visit their neighborhood Kroger store on Saturday between 10 am and 3 pm.


Amber Alert Still Active for 9 Year Old Rogersville Girl
Tuesday May 10, 2016

Missing 9-year old Rogersville girl Carlie Trent has still not been found. Carlie was removed from school on Wednesday May 4th by uncle Gary Simpson, who has no custodial rights to the girl. Carlie has been the subject of an Amber Alert for five days now. Thursday, kidnapping warrants were issued for Simpson after video footage showed him buying camping supplies for a young girl at the Rogersville Walmart shortly before he removed Carlie from school. Authorities are searching campgrounds and remote areas for Carlie after viewing the footage. Carlies pediatrician has offered a $10,000 reward for information that leads to her recovery, and other offers have been made by other parties as well. Again, if you think you have seen Carlie or her uncle, or the white van they are believed to be traveling in, please call 1-800-TBI-FIND, or simply 911.


Lady Jet Basketball Freshmen Tryouts
Submitted Monday May 9, 2016

The Cumberland County High School Lady Jets Basketball Team will have freshmen tryouts on Wednesday, May 25th from 10am-12pm and on Thursday, May 26th from 1pm-3pm at CCHS. Tryouts are open to 8th grade girls who will be attending CCHS. A current physical and evaluation packet are required to tryout. Tryout packets can be picked up in the front office at CCHS. Any questions please contact, Coach Radhika Miller at 931-337-1559 or email


Video Footage Released of Amber Alert Subject
Local 8 Now Saturday May 7, 2016

UPDATE: TBI released video footage on Saturday of missing Rogersville girl Carlie Trent with her uncle at a Rogersville grocery store, not long after Gary Simpson picked her up from school. Carlies pediatrician, Dr. Chris Calendine has offered a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the recovery of Carlie.

Original Story: An East Tennessee Endangered Alert has been issued by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on behalf of the Rogersville Police Department for 9 year-old Carlie Trent. Carlie was removed from school Wednesday by her uncle by marriage, Gary Simpson under false pretenses. He has no custodial rights to Carlie. Currently their whereabouts are unknown. Carlie is 4'8" tall, weighs 75lbs with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a black and gray tank top shirt with blue jeans. Simpson is a 57 year-old white male, 5'10" tall, weighing 157lbs. He is balding and has brown hair and eyes. He was last seen wearing a brown cap, a dark colored shirt and jeans. He was last seen driving a white 2002 Dodge Conversion Van with TN registration 173GPS. The van has a dark stripe down the middle with light gold running boards and paint is chipping off of the hood. If you have seen the child, subject or vehicle, please call the Rogersville Police Department at 423-272-7555 or TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.


Students Ahead of the Game
Local 8 Now Friday May 6, 2016

34 students in Roane County will graduate high school with an Associates Degree. These students participated in the inaugural Middle College Program at Roane State Community College. High school juniors in this program take a full load at Roane State in addition to their regular high school program. Of course, taking on the extra workload does result in lost opportunities as a high school student, but one of the participants described it as worth it. This coming fall, these 34 students will be attending university has college juniors, with a Bachelors degree within reach in only two years. This program was offered in Roane and Anderson counties this school year; next year, Middle College will be available in Morgan and Anderson Counties.
Cumberland County offers a similar option to its high school students. Students have to opportunity to enroll in dual-enrollment classes (in which they receive the necessary high school credit, in addition to the reciprocating college credit) through Roane State, or take specific CTE classes at our TCAT campus starting their junior years. Seniors in Cumberland County can also graduate early, in which all required credits are acquired by the end of the first semester of senior year; second semester, those students are allowed to withdraw after going through all the preparation and paperwork, but they must attend a college or university as a full-time student.


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