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Secretary Hargett Presented Grant in Cumberland County

Secretary Hargett Presented Grant in Cumberland County
TN Secretary of State Tre Hargett Monday January 29, 2018

Secretary of State Tre Hargett has presented a $3,500 Archives Development Grant to the Cumberland County Archives & Heritage Center. The money will purchase new shelving. The Library and Archives is awarding $45,500 in state funds to develop and enhance 17 local county archives across Tennessee.

(Photo courtesy TN Secretary of State: L to R: Lonnie Van Trump, Cumberland County Library Board of Trustees; Secretary of State Tre Hargett; Rep. Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville); Joyce Rorabaugh, Cumberland County Archivist; James Houston, Art Circle Public Library Interim Director; Loreda Davis, Archival Assistant)

Former Representative Raymond B. Walker Dies At 82

Former Representative Raymond B. Walker Dies At 82
Sunday January 28, 2018

Former state representative Raymond B. Walker , of Dayton, TN, passed away January 21. He was 82. Mr. Walker was a Tennessee House member from 1996 to 2004 and represented the 25th District: Rhea, Cumberland and Bledsoe counties. Throughout the past eight years, he helped in securing numerous grants for industries in Rhea and Cumberland Counties and was instrumental in helping with the completion of the four lanes of Highway 27 and Blythe?s and Washington bridges over the Tennessee River and was instrumental in the grant to complete the road into the Industrial Park in Spring City between Highway 27 and Highway 68. The road was named Raymond Walker Blvd. He was also instrumental in securing the location of the Southeast Tennessee Correctional Facility. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sue Ann Walker, and two sons, Barry Walker of Dayton and Keith Walker of Nashville.


High School Basketball
Vince / Steve Saturday January 27, 2018

Friday the CCHS and SMHS basketball teams were on the road for District action.

The Cumberland County High School Jets and Lady Jets traveled to Grundy County and remained unbeaten in District play. The Lady Jets have won 20 of their first 21 games this season, they are now 4 and 0 in the District with their 76-51 win over the Lady Yellow Jackets. The Jets also improved to 4 and 0 in District action and 14 and 7 overall with a hard fought 70-57 win over Grundy County.

Playing for the second straight night the Panthers and Lady Panthers were on the road in McMinnville taking on Warren County High School. The road teams claimed a pair of victories. The Lady Panthers improved to 16 and 5, 3 and 1 in the District with a 76-60 victory. The Panthers evened their District mark at 2 and 2, they are now 11 and 10 overall as they posted a 10 point win over the Pioneers, 67-57.

Tuesday Stone Memorial will host Rhea County and the action will air live on Mix 99.3. Also on Tuesday the Cumberland County High School teams will play their second of four District road games in an eight day span as they travel to Sequatchie County; CCHS coverage airs on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY.

Morgan County Correctional Complex: Security Staff Discover Breach

Morgan County Correctional Complex: Security Staff Discover Breach
TN Department of Corrections/Peg Broadcasting News Friday January 26, 2018

Tennessee Department of Correction security staff at Morgan County Correctional Complex have uncovered an attempt to introduce contraband into the facility by inmate Robert Fusco. While the investigation is ongoing, the Department has collected evidence that Fusco, who was a minimum security inmate, breached the secure perimeter of the facility. Although this case is highly unusual, it appears that the inmate was not trying to flee custody but was in fact attempting to introduce contraband into the facility. The Department anticipates Fusco being charged with escape due to purposefully breaching perimeter security.
(Photo courtesy TN Dept. of Corrections)


11m visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a new record
AP/Peg Broadcasting News Friday January 26, 2018

Great Smoky Mountains National Park welcomed more than 11.3 million visitors last year, setting a new record for the second year in a row. According to a park news release, the park saw a slight, 0.2 percent increase compared its 2016 visitor totals. Its highest visitation month was July, followed by October and June. Last year, the park hosted the largest special event in its history during the solar eclipse. More than 47,000 visitors entered the park from the four main entrances to view the eclipse on Aug. 21, a 64 percent increase in visitation for that day compared to 2016.


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