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The semi-finals of the District 6-AAA High School Basketball Tournament were played at Cookeville High School on Monday. In girl's action the Cumberland County High School Lady Jets improved to 25 and 4 as they outlasted the Lady Eagles of Rhea County 74-70. White County beat Cookeville in the other girl's game Monday 59-52. The Lady Jets will play the Warriottes of White County Wednesday at 6:00 in the District title game and Rhea County squares off against Cookeville in the consolation game Tuesday at 6:00.
In boy's play the Panthers of Stone Memorial improved to 23 and 6 as they posted a 14 point win over the Warriors of White County, 65-51 the final. The Panthers will play the Cookeville Cavaliers in the championship game Wednesday at 7:30. The Cavs advanced to the title tilt as they pulled away late to beat the Cumberland County High School Jets 68-57. The CCHS Jets will meet the White County Warriors in a battle for third Tuesday at 7:30.
All teams in action on Monday will advance to the Region 3-AAA Tournament. CCHS coverage is on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY and SMHS action airs on Mix 99.3.
Congratulations to Brown Elementary Schoot student Cheryl Rodriguez. She is a finalist in the SCORE Rise to the Challenge Essay Contest. She is the only Cumberland County student in this prestigious state-wide competition. Please vote for Cheryl's essay at the link below!
3 people were injured Sunday morning in a house fire on Hinds Road. According to reports, 2 of the injured were airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center for treatment. Investigators were on the scene Sunday to determine the cause.
Set your DVR’s for March 22, 23 and April 19th… those are the dates you can see the Cumberland County High School Jets Cheer Squad compete at the National Cheerleading Championships at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. The Jets Cheer Squad took fourth in the Game Day competition, against some of the best squads in the world. The competition will be aired on ESPN U and ESPN 2.
A Fentress County pharmacist has filed a lawsuit against his employer because he says he was fired for refusing to sell the “morning-after pill.” Philip Hall says he was fired from Walgreens in August because he wouldn't sell the contraceptive due to his religious beliefs. According to court documents, Hall says he finds the drug "sinful and repugnant to his sincerely held religious beliefs." A spokesman from Walgreen Co. declined to comment on pending litigation, but said the company has a policy that allows workers to "step away" from a morally objectionable transaction and refer it to another employee.