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High School Football
Steve Friday October 17, 2014

Friday night the Cumberland County High School Jets traveled to Tucker Stadium at Tennessee Tech to take on the Cookeville Cavaliers. The Cavs recorded their fifth shutout of the season, downing the Jets 59-0. Vic Johnson scored four times for the winners. Cumberland County is on the road again Friday, October 24th, as the Jets travel to Coalmont, TN to take on the Yellow Jackets of Grundy County. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:00 with live coverage at 6:45 on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY.

The Stone Memorial High School Panthers, 5 and 3 on the season, enjoyed an open date this week. The Panthers return to action Friday, October 24th as they play host to the White County High School Warriors. The District 6-AAA match-up gets underway at 7:00; pre-game coverage begins at 6:45 on Mix 99.3.

 


Former Veteran’s Service Officer Payed $50,000
Samantha Friday October 17, 2014

Former Veteran’s Service Officer Mark Daniels has reimbursed some of the money that he was accused of “mis-managing”. The funds were part of plea arrangement between the district attorney's office and former VSO Mark Daniels. As part of the agreement, Daniels was to pay back $50,000, half of the agreed restitution of $100,000, on Oct. 3, and pay back the remainder at $175 per week to the Cumberland County Circuit Court Clerk's office. Daniels has also agreed to purchase an ad in the Crossville Chronicle to make a public apology. County Mayor Kenneth Carey Jr. and current VSO Bill Ward will determine what to do with the money.

 


Voting App Released
Samantha Friday October 17, 2014

The office of Tennessee Secretary of State announced Tuesday its launch of GoVoteTN, a smartphone app now available in the Apple Store and in Google Play. Highlights of the app include: early voting and election day polling locations and hours of operation, Candidate list for upcoming election, navigation to early voting and election day polling locations, county election commission information, and more. The app is free, and allows Tennesseans to be more informed when it comes to elections and election officials. Information in the application is provided by Tennessee county election commissions. To learn more about the GoVoteTN app or elections visit the state's election website at www.GoVoteTN.com.

 


Some Charges in the Bobo Case Dismissed
Samantha Friday October 17, 2014

Prosecutors announced Wednesday that some of the charges against two men in the Holly Bobo case have been dismissed, but they reserve the right to refile them. The dismissed charges are one count of tampering with evidence against John Dylan Adams, and one count of tampering with evidence and one count of accessory after the fact against Mark Pearcy. Adams was charged with tampering with evidence last month after the TBI said he confessed to it. Adams is still charged with two counts of rape, which he was indicted with on Tuesday. The TBI accused Pearcy of withholding a video that supposedly showed Bobo after she disappeared. Pearcy’s attorney e-mailed The Jackson Sun Wednesday saying, "Mr. Mark Pearcy has maintained and continues to maintain his innocence regarding the charges that were dismissed by the District Attorney's Office for the Twenty-Fourth Judicial District. Mr. Pearcy had no involvement in the disappearance of Miss Bobo and at no time had possession or knowledge of any evidence surrounding her disappearance.” The federal firearm charges are still pending against Pearcy. Mark’s brother Jeffery Pearcy still holds his charges of tampering with evidence and accessory after the fact in Hamblem County, though he denies the very existence of a video of Holly Bobo. The dismissed charges against John Dylan Adams and Mark Pearcy were filed under Decatur County General Sessions Court. Charges are still actively being prosecuted against suspects Zach Adams and Jason Autry in the Bobo case. Zach Adams and Autry are charged with the murder and kidnapping of Bobo, a 20-year-old nursing student who disappeared from her Decatur County home in April 2011 and whose remains were found last month. Preliminary hearings in Decatur County General Sessions Court that had been scheduled for Monday for Mark Pearcy and next Wednesday for Dylan Adams have been canceled. Dylan Adams is still scheduled to appear in Circuit Court in Decaturville on Wednesday at 9 a.m. before Circuit Court Judge C. Creed McGinley for his initial appearance on the two counts of rape.

 


TN Promise is in Need of Mentors
Samantha Friday October 17, 2014

The Tennessee Promise program is in need of mentors. The mentors are key figures in helping guide students through the college admissions process and ensure they complete Tennessee Promise requirements in order to receive the scholarship. Mentors are tasked with contacting their assigned students every two weeks via email, phone or text as the teens transition from high school to college. They will receive training and will help enrollees sign up for classes and with required financial aid paperwork. This is about a one-hour commitment per month. The state originally hoped for 20,000 applicants, but as of now, over 35,000 have applied. The state has not yet reached its goal of 6,000 mentors.

 

 
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