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What Is Open During Government Shutdown?
AP/Peg Broadcasting News Sunday January 21, 2018

Now that the government has shutdown, many are concerned just how it will affect their daily lives. For most of us, the repercussions will not be felt immediately. The air traffic control system, food inspection, Medicare, veterans' health care and many other essential government programs will run as usual. The Social Security Administration will not only send out benefits but will also continue to take applications - though replacements for lost Social Security cards could have to wait. The Postal Service, which is self-funded, will keep delivering the mail. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will continue to respond to disasters. The Interior Department says national parks and other public lands will remain as accessible as possible. The Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo will stay open through the weekend but close Monday. The shutdown means you may have trouble getting a passport, receiving help from the IRS, and those who are paid by the federal government like U.S. service women and men may not get a paycheck if the shutdown is prolonged.


High School Basketball
Steve Saturday January 20, 2018

Cumberland County High School returned to the court Friday night as the Lady Jets and Jets played host to the teams from Sequatchie County. The Lady Jets, the number three team in the state according to this week's AP Class AA State Top Ten, scored the game's first 22 points and cruised to a 79-20 win over the Lady Indians. The Lady Jets are now 17 and 1 on the season and 2 and 0 in District play. The Jets also got off to a fast start and led their game with the Indians 23-8 after the first quarter. Cumberland County went on to post a 72-55 win over Sequatchie County to improve to 2 and 0 in District 7-AA play.

Saturday (1/20), Stone Memorial is scheduled to host Pickett County.

Next week will be a very busy week for the teams from CCHS and SMHS. Monday Cumberland County will host Clarkrange, Tuesday the teams entertain Bledsoe County and on Friday they'll travel to Grundy County. The District action with Bledsoe County and at Grundy County will air live on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY. Stone Memorial has three District dates next week; Tuesday the Lady Panthers and Panthers travel to Cookeville, Thursday they entertain White County and Friday they are on the road to Warren County. SMHS District games are on Mix 99.3.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Aviation Locates Missing Hikers

Tennessee Highway Patrol Aviation Locates Missing Hikers Broadcasting News Saturday January 20, 2018

The National Park Service and the Tennessee Highway Patrol are just now releasing information on an amazing rescue that occurred last weekend in Scott County. Officials say that on Saturday, January 13, a husband and wife, along with their dog, got lost while hiking in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. The couple called their daughter on Saturday night and told her they could not find their vehicle. After spending a night in the woods in sub-freezing temperatures, they managed to call their daughter again on Sunday morning. The Tennessee Highway Patrol began a helicopter search over the area and about an hour and a half later, they located the woman and the dog. She told the searchers she became separated from her husband. He was located shortly after laying on the ground and barely moving. The wife was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening, cold weather related injuries, including frostbite. She is expected to recover. The husband was flown to The University of Tennessee Medical Center in serious condition. (Photo courtesy


Gun Found In Walmart Parking Lot
Steven Craig Saturday January 20, 2018

The next time you're going to Walmart you may want to watch where you step. An Orange Circle man made a peculiar discovery on a recent trip to the local super store when he spotted a .22 caliber revolver lying in the parking lot. The man picked up the gun and brought it to his residence before contacting law enforcement. An officer was then dispatched to the location where the pistol was retrieved, unloaded and placed in an evidence locker.


Authorities Seek Female And Accomplice In Hwy 127 South Burglary
Rylee Garrett/Cumberland County Sheriff?s Department Saturday January 20, 2018

Authorities in Cumberland County are looking for a female suspect and her get-away driver following a burglary Tuesday, January 16 at a residence on Highway 127 South. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Department reports that the burglary was caught on the victim's surveillance system. The video shows the homeowner leaving about 11:45 a.m. About 15 minutes later a car pulled up to the house and dropped off a female. The female grabbed a bag and a pry bar from the car and then tried to pry open two doors of the residence. After failing to gain entry to the home, she walked to the detached garage and was able to get inside. She then carried several items to her car and left the premises. The female was described as heavy set with dark hair. The model of the vehicle was not determined at the time of the report. The victim also reported that a toboggan was left behind by the female. No suspects have been named at this time.


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