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As a convenience to parents, the Cumberland County School District now provides parents an easy way to add money to their student's food service account. Online payments can be made into food service accounts through the Skyward Family Access parent portal. Cumberland County Schools have contracted with RevTrak, a national credit card payment processor to provide a secure site for making payments. To learn more go online to ccschools.k12tn.net.
Wild hogs have been going hog wild in Overton County and recently the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency stepped in to reduce their numbers. TWRA and an Overton County landowner trapped and destroyed almost 30 hogs in July. The animals are in 80 of Tennessee’s 95 counties and cause and estimated $1.5 billion in agricultural damage every year. They can also spread diseases to livestock and humans. In Tennessee, landowners are allowed to kill and trap wild hogs year-round outside of big-game hunting seasons.
The Tennessee women's basketball team closed out its undefeated summer tour, crushing the home team, Selezione Dream Team Italy, by a score of 81-27 Tuesday night at Roma Arena Altero Felici. The point total by the Italian squad was the second-lowest allowed by UT in international action. Pesaro scored the fewest vs. the Big Orange, falling 58-13 in Viterbo, Italy, on Aug. 10, 2003. The Lady Vols improved to 3-0 over the past five days, becoming the second UT squad to go undefeated on an international summer or winter tour. The 1999-2000 UT team did it from Aug. 15-22, 1999, going 5-0 while playing in Belgium, Switzerland and France. (Photo Courtesy WVLT)
Vice President Joe Biden will attend a memorial service for Chattanooga's fallen service members at McKenzie Arena on Saturday, August 15 at 2 p.m. The Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Navy, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, two U.S. Senators and Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke will also be there. Attendance is limited to 8,500 seats on a first-come, first-served basis. Local 8 Now report the ceremony will be held by the Marine Forces Reserve, Navy Reserve and the city. It will honor the fallen service members, express appreciation to the Chattanooga Police Department and emergency responders, and thank the community for its support.
A 20-year-old man was rescued from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park after being injured while hiking. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says Joey Watson, a college student from Eldorado, Illinois, slipped and fell while hiking the trails in the Appalachian Mountains. THP dispatched a UH-1 Huey helicopter and airlifted Watson out of the woods and to safety. Park rangers estimate that, due to the mountainous terrain, it would have taken them approximately 12 hours to transport Watson to a medical facility without the assistance of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Watson's condition has not been released. Meanwhile,an increased bear activity alert remains in effect at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. (Photo Courtesy WVLT).