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Cumb. Co. BOE Special Called Meeting Sat., Aug 22
Peg Broadcasting News Thursday August 20, 2015

The Cumberland County Board of Education will hold a Special Called meeting this Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. to address possible changes to the 2015-2016 School Budget before the County Commission meets Monday night. Prior to the Special Called Meeting, the Policy Committee will meet at 7:30 a.m. regarding Expenditure of Funds and Purchases. A BOE Work Session is slated to begin at 9 a.m. Agenda items include Job Descriptions, Long Term Leave Procedure, Volunteer Incentive Program, Superintendent Annual Plans, Middle School Study Timelines, Facilities Capital Priorities and the BOE Distinction Check List results. All of Saturdays meetings will be held at the Central Office on 4th Street and are open to the public.


Tennessee basketball schedule unveiled
WVLT/ Thursday August 20, 2015

Tennessees 2015-16 mens basketball schedule was released Wednesday. Head coach Rick Barnes first season with the Volunteers features at least nine games against teams who played in the 2015 NCAA Tournament and at least seven games against teams who finished last season with a top-50 RPI. Including a Nov. 6 exhibition against Alabama-Huntsville, the Vols play 17 home games at Thompson-Boling Arena. Game times have yet to be announced.


Head lice are getting harder to kill in Tennessee
Peg Broadcasting News Thursday August 20, 2015

Head lice are getting harder to kill in at least 25 states, including Tennessee, according to a new study. Scientists have found that lice they tested have high levels of gene mutations, which makes them resistant to current insecticides used in common lice treatments. That doesn't mean the treatments won't work, but you'll need a higher dose. An estimated 12 million American kids, ages 3 to 11, get lice each year. Tennessee and its border states have lice populations that have become resistant to treatment.


UT Student Hurt After L&N Academy Break In
WVLT Thursday August 20, 2015

This morning just after midnight officers of the Knoxville Police Department responded to a burglary in progress at the L & N Stem Academy reported by Knox County School Security. Local 8 News reports that the suspect appears to have forced his way into the school where he proceeded to the third floor and broke out a window on the north side of the building. He then went to down the hallway for an unknown reason and then returned to the window where he climbed out onto a concrete ledge. Upon arrival of officers the suspect was observed hanging from the window sill on the third floor. The suspect was then observed falling approximately 40 feet to the concrete sidewalk below. The suspect Matthew Casey, 20, of Alpharetta, GA is currently a University of Tennessee student. The injured suspect was transported to UT hospital where he was being treated for non-life threatening injuries. Casey will be arrested upon his release from the hospital and charged with Burglary, Vandalism, Underage consumption and public intoxication.


TN Offers Free High School Equivalency Testing Thursday August 20, 2015

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is now giving students who left high school before graduating the opportunity to earn their high school equivalency diploma at no cost. The state of Tennessee offers two test options to earn a high school equivalency diploma. The HiSet is managed by the nonprofit organization Educational Testing Service, and the GED is administered by Pearson Education. The HiSets original cost is $75 compared with $125 for the GED. In order to reach as many potential graduates as possible, the HiSet will be the only test offered at no cost by the Adult Education program. Once a student passes either the HiSet or GED, an official state high school equivalency diploma is issued that does not make reference to which test was taken. According to the American Community Survey, approximately 700,000 Tennesseans have less than a high school diploma.. Anyone interested in earning their Tennessee High School Equivalency Diploma should contact their local Adult Education office to get started. Free preparatory classes are available throughout the state of Tennessee and online resources are also available. For more general information on eligibility and testing, visit Adult Educations website at or call 800-531-1515 for assistance in finding a local program.


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