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Tennessee Students Get Free Access
AO Wednesday October 8, 2014

Students in public school classrooms across Tennessee will be getting free access to the popular genealogy site, The site is launching a partnership with Tennessee officials that will encourage students to research family histories and learn more about the past through the site's vast digitalized database.

Bennett/Moser to be tried separately in Renegade Mountain Murders

Bennett/Moser to be tried separately in Renegade Mountain Murders
Peg Broadcasting News/AP/WVLT Wednesday October 8, 2014

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Prosecutors and defense attorneys have agreed to hold separate trials for two suspects charged with killing four people in the resort community of Renegade Mountain in Cumberland County. Jacob Bennett of Crab Orchard and his girlfriend, Brittany Lina Yvonne Moser, of Dayton, are accused of the Sept. 12, 2013, shooting deaths of 22-year-old Danielle Rikki Jacobsen, 17-year-old Domonic Davis, 17-year-old Steven Presley, and 16-year-old John Lajeunesse, all of Cumberland County. The four were shot as they sat in Jacobsen's car on a side road. Bennett and Moser are both facing charges of murder and attempted aggravated robbery. They are both due back in court on November 12th for a hearing. Bennett's attorneys have also filed paperwork for a possible change of venue. (Photo Courtesly WVLT/Local8now

Ancient Korean Statue Discovered on Vanderbilt Campus

Ancient Korean Statue Discovered on Vanderbilt Campus
WSMV Tuesday October 7, 2014

A granite statue sat outside on the Peabody College campus at Vanderbilt in Nashville for 45 years without anyone realizing it was an ancient and priceless Asian relic. Korean native and Vanderbilt student Je Huk Lee recognized the statue as a 17th century figure buried in a Korean royal tomb. The statue was a gift in the 1950s from the Korean government to Vanderbilt professor Willard Gossling for his work in building Korea's educational system after the war. The statue was recently removed from its location outside near Payne Hall and relocated to the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery in Cohen Memorial Hall, where it has begun to receive restorative care. A reception to honor the artifact and Vanderbilts longstanding partnerships with Asia will be held on Thursday, October 9, from 3:15 to 4 pm in the Cohen atrium.


Old Watkins Road Home Destroyed in Fire.
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday October 7, 2014

Crossville City Fire Fighters have been extremely busy ever since the storms rolled onto the Plateau Monday. Firefighters were called to a house fire on Old Watkins Road off Lantana Road around 2:30 this morning after lightning hit the structure. The home was heavily involved by the time crews arrived and they were able to quickly put it out. It was determined to be unoccupied and no one was injured. The house is considered a complete loss.


Sparta Man Apprehended After Stabbing Wife At Baxter Truck Stop
Putnam Co. Sheriffs Department Tuesday October 7, 2014

A Sparta man who allegedly stabbed his wife in the parking lot of Loves Truck Stop in Baxter, TN on Friday was apprehended shortly after the incident. The Putnam County Sheriffs Department reports that 34 year old Clifton Terrell Brown was parked at the truck stop and arguing with his wife. During the argument, Brown took out a knife and stabbed his 28 year old wife in front of the couples children who were also in the car. A customer witnessed the stabbing and called 911 and then rendered first aid to the victim. Brown fled but was soon apprehended by officers from both the Putnam County and Baxter County Sheriffs Departments. Browns wife was taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition. The children were not injured. Brown was charged with aggravated assault. Brown is currently being held in the Putnam County Jail on a $50,000 bond. He is also on parole for a drug violation.


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