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Vince / Steve Friday January 20, 2017

Stone Memorial played host to Warren County on Friday and claimed a pair of District wins. The Lady Panthers posted a 54-38 victory of the Lady Pioneers and the Panthers beat the Pioneers 67-48.

Cumberland County traveled to Sparta for District games with White County. The Lady Jets outscored the home team downing the Warriorettes 81-69. The Jets fell to the Warriors 77-59.

The District 6-AAA Standings: (girls) The Cumberland County High School Lady Jets lead the District at 4 and 0, Rhea County is 3 and 1, Stone Memorial and White County 2 and 2, Cookeville is 1 and 3 and Warren County is 0 and 4.
(boys) The Cookeville Cavaliers currently lead the District at 4 and 0, White County is 3 and 1, Stone Memorial and Rhea County are each 2 and 2, Warren County is 1 and 3 and CCHS is 0 and 4 in the District.

Tuesday, January 24, its more District action as Stone Memorial will play host to Cookeville and Cumberland County travels to Warren County. The SMHS games will air live on Mix 99.3 and you can hear CCHS coverage on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY.


December Unemployment Rate Remains Lower than Previous Year Despite Uptick to 4.9 Percent Friday January 20, 2017

The Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for December was 4.9 percent, increasing from the revised November rate of 4.8 percent. The U.S. preliminary rate for December was 4.7 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month.

Over the past year, Tennessee's unemployment rate decreased from 5.6% to 4.9% while the national rate also declined from 5.0% to 4.7%.

Total nonfarm employment increased 6,600 jobs from November to December. The largest increases occurred in manufacturing, mining/logging/construction & leisure/hospitality.

Over the year, nonfarm employment increased 62,100 jobs. The largest increases occurred in education/health services, professional/business services & leisure/hospitality.


High School Basketball Friday, Jan. 20. 2017
Vince / Steve Friday January 20, 2017

SMHS will play host to Warren County on Friday with the action getting underway at 6:00, live coverage begins at 5:55 on Mix 99.3. CCHS will travel to Sparta Friday to play White County. The girls game will tip at 6:00 and the action will air live beginning at 5:55 on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY.


Tennessee National Guard to support Presidential Inauguration Broadcasting News Thursday January 19, 2017

More than three hundred and thirty Soldiers and Airmen from the Tennessee Army and Air National Guard will support the Presidential Inauguration this week in Washington, D.C.

The 194th Engineer Brigade (Army), headquartered in Jackson, has 304 Soldiers providing command and control for Military Police Soldiers performing stationary security at different locations. A logistics team of supply and maintenance personnel are providing support for the MPs and a Religious Support Team.

The 134th Air Refueling Wing from Knoxville (Air) has twelve personnel working as a food services team, two Public Affairs representatives to ensure the timely and accurate release of information and response to media inquiries regarding the National Guard's mission and one Airmen serving as technical support for a Mobile Emergency Operations Center.

Tennessee Joint Force Headquarters Medical Command from Smyrna is providing five personnel to provide care for our Soldiers/Airmen during the week. They will establish medical sites during the inauguration as treatment centers for those supporting events on the 20th.


Tennessee drops fee of lifetime handgun carry permit by $300
AP Thursday January 19, 2017

The cost of upgrading to a lifetime handgun carry permit in Tennessee is dropping by $300.

The state Department of Safety says current permit holders can now upgrade to the lifetime permit for $200. The previous price was $500.

Applicants for their original permit can either pay $100 for one that is valid for eight years, or $300 for a lifetime permit.

As of the start of the year, about 582,000 people had active handgun carry permits in Tennessee. To obtain a permit, applicants must undergo background checks and show that they have completed an eight-hour handgun safety course at an approved school.

Two bills have already been filed this year seeking to do away with requirements to obtain a permit to be armed in public.


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