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3 people were injured Sunday morning in a house fire on Hinds Road. According to reports, 2 of the injured were airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center for treatment. Investigators were on the scene Sunday to determine the cause.
Set your DVR’s for March 22, 23 and April 19th… those are the dates you can see the Cumberland County High School Jets Cheer Squad compete at the National Cheerleading Championships at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. The Jets Cheer Squad took fourth in the Game Day competition, against some of the best squads in the world. The competition will be aired on ESPN U and ESPN 2.
A Fentress County pharmacist has filed a lawsuit against his employer because he says he was fired for refusing to sell the “morning-after pill.” Philip Hall says he was fired from Walgreens in August because he wouldn't sell the contraceptive due to his religious beliefs. According to court documents, Hall says he finds the drug "sinful and repugnant to his sincerely held religious beliefs." A spokesman from Walgreen Co. declined to comment on pending litigation, but said the company has a policy that allows workers to "step away" from a morally objectionable transaction and refer it to another employee.
Federal charges against DeKalb County Mayor Mike Foster have been dismissed. According to reports, Foster's attorney, Hal Hardin, confirmed that the indictment against Foster is being dismissed with prejudice, meaning that this particular case cannot be brought against Foster again. Foster was indicted on a charge of making false statements to the Upper Cumberland Development District Board of Directors. Foster was indicted with former UCDD Executive Director Wendy Askins and former deputy director Larry Webb. They are accused of conspiring to misuse government funds at the Living the Dream complex in Putnam County. Askins and Webb are scheduled to stand trial June 3rd.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is instructing more than 18,000 Tennesseans whose federal benefits expired in January to discontinue weekly unemployment certifications. The department had asked claimants to continue weekly certifications through mid-February in the event Congress extended federal unemployment benefits called Emergency Unemployment Compensation or EUC. But on Feb. 6th, federal lawmakers voted not to extend the benefits by a vote of 58-40.