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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Smithville man on charges he pointed a rifle at two DeKalb County deputies. 55 year old Randy Petty faces two counts of attempted homicide in the 1st degree in connection with the incident that happened in May of 2013. Officials say the deputies were responding to a 911 call of shots fired at a location on Petty Road. The deputies said they saw Petty pointing a scoped rifle at them. They both drew their weapons and fired, hitting Petty in his extremities. Petty was jailed on a $100,000 bond.
Both Cumberland County Jets and Warren County Pioneers put runners aboard on Wednesday, but it was Cumberland County Jets that was able to take advantage, pulling out a 6-4 win at Jet Park. Warren County out-hit Cumberland County 12 to 8, but Warren County stranded 14 runners on base. Morgan Richards (Pictured) racked up three RBI's on three hits for Cumberland County Jets. Also, Richards recorded the win, allowing four runs over seven innings, struckout seven, and walked three. Jet batters Ethan Cunningham 2-3, 2 RBIís; Grant Parrett 1-3, 1 RBI and Nathaniel Wyatt 1-2. CCHS record is now 13-6 (6-3 District) and sit in second place in 6-AAA. The Jets travel to DeKalb County on Thursday, Walker Valley comes to Jet Park on Friday and the Jets travel to Livingston Academy for a Saturday afternoon game. Photo courtesy of D. Shaw.
One of the longest-running voices in college sports was silenced on Wednesday morning. Bobby Denton, the voice of Neyland Stadium since 1967, passed away after a brief illness at the age of 73. A Knoxville native, Denton and his signature catchphrases and gentlemanly southern style provided the perfect backdrop to the gameday atmosphere at Tennessee. His tenure, the longest in college football, was defined by many phrases, but the two most famous would come in the first 15 minutes he spent on the mic each Saturday. Denton opened his mic by proclaiming "It's Football Time in Tennessee!" with an extra emphasis on the "sseeeeeee." Also Denton would remind fans that the concession prices were listed in the souvenir program before proclaiming "We urge you to pay these prices and please pay no more!". "Bobby Denton is a true treasure of Tennessee football," head coach Butch Jones said. "Hearing him say, `It's football time in Tennessee' is one of the greatest traditions in the history of college football. His voice is as synonymous with Neyland Stadium as the checkerboard end zones, and everyone in the Tennessee family will miss him greatly."
The Salvation Army announced the winners of their annual Kettle Campaign competition between the City and County Fire and police and sheriff departments. For the second year in a row, County Fire took home the trophy for raising the most money during their competition, while the Crossville Police Department continued their long standing winning streak. While all of the law enforcement and fire officials enjoyed the friendly ribbing of the competition, the true winners at the end of the day are the children of Cumberland County, as the $36,000 raised during the campaign will go directly to childrenís services.
The 2014 Farm Bill recently became law, providing funding for the nationís major conservation programs.As the federal governmentís primary agricultural and food policy tool, the Farm Bill supports many USDA programs, including the conservation programs that provide farmers, ranchers and forest landowners with technical and financial assistance to address resource concerns on their land.
Assistance includes both technical expertise and funding to help put conservation practices on fields and in forests in Tennessee and across the country.
Visit nrcs.usda.gov/GetStarted or your local The Cumberland County USDA service center at 314 Old Jamestown Hwy, for more info