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During Thursday’s Cumberland County Board of Education Meeting, the BOE approved the Schools Policy Committee’s recommendation to change the payroll procedure for new employees. To help ease the workload on Payroll future school employees will be paid in 24 installments per year. There are 13 current school employees who will grandfathered in at 20 installments per year.
The Cumberland County Board of Education approved the Schools Policy Committee’s recommendation to raise the age limit for substitute teachers at Thursday’s BOE meeting. In the past, some Cumberland County students have dropped out of school, obtained their GED, and then were hired as substitute teachers. That opened to the door for substitutes to be teaching students who are their age or older. To encourage the county’s youth to stay in school, the Policy Committee is recommending that substitute teachers must be at least 21 years old with a high school diploma or equivalency unless they are currently enrolled or graduated from an accredited college program.
A Daytona Beach truck driver reported the theft of a Dell Inspiron computer from his truck. According to police, the driver’s side door lock was drilled out to gain entry into the rig, however nothing was missing from the cab. Thieves also made entry into the trailer and took a computer from its box. The laptop was valued at $800.
An Oak Grove Street resident reported the theft of his cell phone after a subject approached him at Burger King asking for assistance in getting a bus ticket. The suspect, later identified as William Messer, Jr, reportedly took the victims phone when he left tthe table to speak to another patron. The THP apprehended Messer a short time later and City Police charged him with theft of property and resisting arrest.
It’s been 5 months since Nikki Burgess, formerly of Crossville, disappeared from her home in Hermitage,Tennessee. Nikki’s friends continue their Facebook campaign to find the mother of two, who was taken from her suburban Nashville home. Nikki’s house showed signs of an altercation. Her purse, her car, and her puppies were left behind. Thirty minutes before she went missing on May 23rd, she indicated via text that she was arguing with Caleb Cannon, the father of her 10-year old son. Investigators have looked at Caleb Cannon as a person of interest in the case. Nikki is described as petite, 5’1’’, 126 pounds, strawberry blond medium length hair, and blue/grey eyes. She is also heavily tattooed. The FBI is investigating, but Nikki’s friends are asking anyone with information about her disappearance to call their local Tennessee State Senator and the FBI to help speed up the process in solving the case and bring their beloved friend home. (Photo Courtesy Facebook/Find-Nikki-Burgess)