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Two Rhea County men found $10,000 while fishing. Mark Spicer and Dylan Crumbley were fishing together when one of them believed that they felt a large fish on the line. Instead, they reeled in two large bags filled with over $10,000. They contacted the authorities, who decided that it was stolen money from a bank robbery in Ooltewah last December.
An East Tennessee State University Anthropology professor has been given a grant to study Prehistoric Shelter where ancient tools were found. Professor Jay Franklin will be taking a group to the shelter in the Upper Cumberland Plateau to learn about what life was like for early Americans. The grant given to Franklin is $1200 and will pay for mapping, travel, and radiocarbon testing. The tools are believed to be around 11,000 years old.
Friday night in day two of the Play for the Cure Baseball Tournament at McMinn County, the Cumberland County Jets took down Polk County 9-3 after slamming Polk County with six runs in the seventh inning. The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to five lead changes in the game. The Jets finally managed to grab the lead after a strong seventh inning. CCHS scored on a single by Morgan Richards off Hammonds. Grant Parrett got on base three times in the game for the Cumberland County Jets. He doubled in the fourth inning and singled in the seventh inning. David Elliott got it done on the hill on the way to a win. He allowed three runs over 6 1/3 innings. He struck out nine, walked three and surrendered three hits. Tinker took the loss for Polk County. He lasted just one inning, walked none, struck out none and allowed one run. Polk County answered the CCHS Jets top inning with two runs of its own in the fourth. Polk County scored on a two-run home run by Peels. The Jets brought home one run in the fifth inning, and matched that run total in the sixth. In the fifth, Cumberland County Jets Varsity scored. Jet hitters include Ryan Burgess 1-4, 1 RBI; Grant Parrett 2-3, Nathaniel Wyatt 2-4, 2 RBI and Morgan Richards 1-3. The Jets improve to 3-1 overall (0-0 District) and play a double header at McMinn Central against Heritage at 3:30pm and McMinn Central 6pm.
Crossville City Police Major Terry White has confirmed that the man suspected of stealing $1700 and a gun from the Arches Building on Main Street, is also a suspect in the Dollar General burglary in Fairfield Glade. Franklin Moser was arrested and held on charges of being a felon in possession of a weapon, but has since been released on bond. White says additional charges are expected to be filed against Moser as the investigation continues.
The Stone Memorial High School soccer team defeated Smith County last night (Thursday)
with a score of 1 to 0. The Panthers scored their goal in the second half when Jonathan Janeway crossed the ball from a corner kick to Russ Boyd who headed it into the goal. The boys will return to action on Tuesday when they'll travel Scott County to play the Highlanders.