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All Court Offices in the Justice Center will be closed at 12 AM Today Wed., Jan. 20
Winter Storm Warning in effect until 6 PM CST this evening...
The National Weather Service in Nashville has issued a Winter Storm
Warning for snow mixing with freezing rain and sleet... which is
in effect until 6 PM CST this evening.
* Timing... until 6 PM CST today.
* Along and north of I-40 and east of I-24... snow accumulations of 2
to 4 inches... with the higher amounts near the Kentucky border.
Ice accumulations up to one tenth of an inch.
* South of I-40 and west of I-24... snow accumulations ranging from a
dusting near the Alabama border up to 3 inches near I-40. Ice
accumulations around a tenth of an inch.
* Main impact... snow and ice accumulations on roads and bridges will
create very hazardous travel conditions... especially along and
north of I-40 and during the morning commute.
A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow...
sleet... and ice are expected or occurring. This will make travel
very hazardous or impossible.
During the regular meeting of the Cumberland County Commission, commissioners chose Harry Sabine to fill the vacancy of 1st District representative Jeff Dyer who vacated his seat after moving out of the district. Sabine will serve until the August elections. His appointment was approved with 9 votes while a second applicant, Sue York received 7.
Tuesday Cumberland County played host to White County. The girls game featured the two teams tied for the top spot in the District standings as both the Lady Jets and Warriorettes entered the game with perfect 4 and 0 District marks. The Lady Jets snapped the Warriorettes 10 game winning streak as they posted an 83-71 win over the 8th ranked team in the state. The Lady Jets have now won eight in a row and improve to 5 and 0 in District play as they claimed sole possession of the top spot in the District standings at the midway point of the season. In the final game of the night, the state's 6th ranked team remained undefeated as the White County Warriors improved to 18 and 0 on the season downing the Jets 84-58.
Stone Memorial traveled to McMinnville for District games at Warren County High School. The Lady Panthers improved to 2 and 3 in District play as they posted a 55-37 road win over the Lady Pioneers. The home team took the final game of the night as the Pioneers got by the Panthers 63-49.
Friday, January 22, Cumberland County plays host to Warren County and Stone Memorial will travel to Cookeville. The District action begins at 6:00 and live coverage of the Jets and Lady Jets will air on 102.5 WOW Country with the Panthers and Lady Panthers on Mix 99.3.
As cold weather sweeps across Tennessee, home and business owners may rely on portable generators during occasional power outages to operate their electrical equipment such as heating units, computers, water pumps and lighting. While portable generators can provide a quick fix, they also pose the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. The State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds residents that following some basic tips can ensure safe generator use every time. Follow all manufacturers instructions and never use a portable generator inside the home, basement, crawl space, garage or any enclosed area. Place generators at at least 20 feet away from doors and windows. Because carbon monoxide is an odorless and colorless gas, it is often referred to as the invisible killer. Since 2013, 12 people have died in Tennessee as a result of non-fire related carbon monoxide poisoning. Know the initial symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning: headache, fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea, and dizziness (flulike symptoms but without the fever). If you experience these symptoms during or after generator use, get to a fresh air location immediately and have someone call 911.