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The Cumberland County Clay Crushers participated in the TN Scholastic Target Program State Championships June 17th-21st in Nashville. More than 1,500 athletes ranging from middle school to college teams competed for the title of state champion in the three key disciplines – skeet, trap, and sporting clays. The Clay Crushers made a tremendous appearance winning several awards and making a name for Cumberland County in the Youth Shooting Program in the Elementary and High School Divisions. In Trap, CCCC won 3rd place in the Varsity Division, 2nd place in the Intermediate Advanced (IA) division, and 3rd Place in the Intermediate Entry Division (IE). CCCC Elementary Intermediate Division was also awarded the TN State Grand Champions. Receiving the High Overall Team Champion which is a combined total from all events; Trap, Skeet, & Sporting Clays. With several athletes finishing in the top ten in the state. Cumberland County Clay Crushers are now preparing for the National SCTP Championships at the World Shooting Complex in Sparta, Illinois July 14th-19th.
A federal judge has ordered Rocky Houston to undergo a mental health evaluation and mental health treatment. In addition, Houston was sentenced to 9 years in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of firearms. Houston plans to appeal his sentence, and said he plans to ask for an attorney for the appeal. Houston defended himself during the sentencing after asking the judge to dismiss his attorney on the grounds that the attorney was not prepared to defend him. Houston became a felon in 2010, when he was convicted in a car chase from 2004. In 2006, he and his brother, Leon, were involved in shootout that killed a Roane County deputy Bill Jones and his ride-along, Mike Brown, but they weren't convicted in the case.
An inmate who escaped from the Fentress County Jail earlier this week is still on the loose. Officials say 35 year old Joshua Carroll was one of nearly 40 inmates who were in a fenced in area while a drug search was taking place inside the jail Monday afternoon. Officials say Caroll managed to damage part of the fence in order to make his escape-despite the fact that there were 2 guards on duty in the area at the time. Jail administrators say inmates have been forbidden from going out in the area at this time, as repairs have yet to be made. Joshua Carroll is described as standing 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 190 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. You are asked to call (931) 879-8142 or 911 if you have any information on his whereabouts
A former mining town in East Tennessee has officially changed its name to Rocky Top. Mayor Tim Sharp confirmed that the town formerly known as Lake City will now be known as Rocky Top, following a vote Thursday night. Publishers of the famous song had attempted to stop the name change, but were stopped in federal court.
Unemployment numbers for May indicate the jobless rate decreased in only five counties, increased in 88 counties and stayed the same in 2 counties. Here in Cumberland County, unemployment was 7.4% - up from the April rate of 6.8%. White, Van Buren, Putnam and Fentress all saw increases. Lincoln County had the state's lowest unemployment rate in May at 4.4 percent, while Scott County had the highest at 12.5 percent.