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Vince / Steve Tuesday January 17, 2017

The Stone Memorial High School and Cumberland County High School teams played at SMHS on Tuesday. Each group of fans got to celebrate a win. The Lady Jets posted a 69-59 win over the Lady Panthers and the Panthers got past the Jets 72-63. The Lady Jets are now 3 and 0 in District play and 15 and 3 overall. The Lady Panthers are 13 and 6 on the season and now 1 and 2 in the District. The Panthers even their overall record at 9 and 9 and are 1 and 2 in District play; while the Jets fall to 0 and 3 in the District and 5 and 12 overall.

Next up: SMHS will play host to Warren County on Friday with the action getting underway at 6:00, live coverage begins at 5:55 on Mix 99.3. CCHS will travel to Sparta Friday to play White County. The girls game will tip at 6:00 and the action will air live beginning at 5:55 on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY.


Its Official! David Beaty Sworn In as Crossville Police Chief
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday January 17, 2017

The new Crossville Police chief has a very familiar face. After retiring in 2015, on Tuesday, David Beaty was officially sworn back in to the position that he held for almost 20 years.

Crossville Man Sets New State for Yellow Perch

Crossville Man Sets New State for Yellow Perch
TWRA/Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday January 17, 2017

A new state record yellow perch is being verified by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The fish measured 15 and one-half inches in length and weighed 2 pounds, 3 ounces.

Trent McCoy caught the fish in Lake Dartmore just north of Crossville on Monday, Jan. 16. The previous record, a 2 pound, 2 ounce -yellow perch was set by Jackie Kersey at Parksville Lake, Polk County in March 2010.

Trent McCoy, a lifelong resident of Cumberland County, has been angling since the age of 11 when his father and uncle took him fishing for bass and crappie. He scheduled this trip with a friend, Robert Malito, to a lake he had caught a large yellow perch in last year. McCoys 2016 fish wasnt a record, but was still large enough that he had it mounted.

The friends were fishing in about 35 feet of water when McCoy thought for an instant that his line had snagged some submerged brush. Then, he felt the hard tug and knew it was a fish. It had latched on to his Charlie Brewer Slider and he slowly reeled in, knowing he only had a 4-pound test line. McCoy didnt know what was on the line as he reeled, but the first fish of the day was a doozy.

Despite the perchs size, McCoy and Malito kept fishing. McCoys wife encouraged him to bring the fish to the TWRA office the following day, where the weight was taken on a certified scale, paperwork was filled out and biologists confirmed the species. When asked why he liked to fish McCoy replied, People pay big bucks to find ways to calm themselves. When youre out looking at Gods creation, you feel blessed and it relaxes you.

Travis Scott, TWRA Region III Rivers and Streams Manager, took the measurements of the fish and congratulated Mr. McCoy. Although pending until final paperwork verification, it looks like we have a new record. Its fantastic to see anglers enjoying our natural resources.
(Photo: Trent McCoy, courtesy TWRA)


Phillip Fulmer's name surfaces as viable candidate for UT AD job
WVLT/Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday January 17, 2017

Several media outlets including, ESPN and USA Today are reporting what appears to be the emergence of former UT head coach Phillip Fulmer as a leading candidate to replace Dave Hart as UT Athletic Director. WVLT reports that Tennessee's National Championship coach has worked in the private sector since his departure from the UT sidelines back in 2008. Since that time, hes kept in close touch with his alma mater, especially since the arrival of Butch Jones as Tennessee's head football coach.


Governor to roll out first piece of his legislative agenda Broadcasting News Tuesday January 17, 2017

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will announce tomorrow, Wednesday, January 18 the first piece of his legislative agenda. The governors legislative agenda will focus on building and sustaining economic growth and the states competitiveness for the next generation of Tennesseans. Haslams announcement will take place in the Old Supreme Court Chamber of the State Capitol at 11:15 a.m. CST. Additional pieces of the governors legislative agenda will be announced in the coming weeks. Haslam is scheduled to deliver his annual State of the State address on January 30.


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