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The SMHS boys soccer team suffered their second defeat on Tuesday when they traveled to Rockwood to play the Tigers. The boys lost 1 to 0 when Rockwood scored in the last minute of the second half. The boys will return to action when they'll travel to Cookville next Tuesday to play the Cavaliers.
Governor Bill Haslam says he regrets not being able to give teachers a raise next year and pledged to find ways to increase their pay in the future. The governor said he won't be able to give teachers and state employees a pay increase mainly because of reductions due to an ongoing decline in revenue collections. Teachers were to get a 2 percent increase and state employees 1 percent. However, last year Haslam pledged to improve the salaries of the state's teachers so that by the time he leaves office their salaries have grown more than teacher salaries in any other state
The Rockwood Police Department is warning residents of a scam. Officers say they have received several complaints from people who say they received a call from somebody claiming to be with the police department. Officers say the caller is telling people that they have missed a jury summons or have an outstanding warrant and that they need to mail him $400.00. Officials remind you that police will never ask you to mail money to the police department, and to never give out personal information on the phone
Tennessee's U.S. Senators say they will continue to seek a permanent fix for the state's financially struggling hospitals after they were granted a federal waiver that gives them $80 million. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a waiver that would allow a handful of hospitals in the state to receive payments for the services they provide to the poor and uninsured. The grant replaces federal dollars the state did not receive from another federal program after the formation of TennCare in 1994.
Triple A says oil prices are expected to continue trending upward this week which could mean more pennies per gallon at the pump. In the past seven days, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded rose five cents in Tennessee where the average price is $3.36 per gallon.