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Nominations are being accepted for the Cumberland County High School Hall of Fame. The hall honors alumni or individuals affiliated with the school that have obtained significant achievement or made a positive impact on their community. If you would like to nominate someone, submit the name, area of achievement, years of association with CCHS and a written description of why this person should be included in the Hall of Fame to the high school before September 5th. The new Hall of Fame member will be honored at a reception prior to the Homecoming Parade on Thursday September 25th, with the official Induction at the Homecoming game on Friday September 26th
About 40,000 Volunteer football fans packed Neyland Stadium for an open practice this weekend. Head Coach Butch Jones thanked the Vols Faithful, saying the outpouring of support was needed that for the teamís development. The Vols kick off their football season on August 31st at 6pm at home against Utah State.
The Governor's Books from Birth Foundation is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Tennessee with a statewide bus tour. The Imagination Library has mailed over 20 million free books to Tennessee children since it began
The Tennessee Attorney General has ruled that parents cannot invent last names for their children. Under the ruling, parents can give their child the last name of either parent or a hyphenate of the two names. Parents will not be allowed to combine their two names to create a new name, though.
All seniors in the Class of 2015 are eligible for the Tennessee Promise scholarship, which provides two years of tuition-free education at a community college or technical school in Tennessee. The Tennessee Promise is a last-dollar scholarship, meaning it will cover costs of tuition and mandatory fees not met from Pell, HOPE, or TSAA. Students will be required to complete 8 hours of community service for each semester they receive Tennessee Promise funding, which is to be completed before the start of each term. This means that students must complete their first 8 hours the summer before enrolling in a community college or TCAT. Partnering organizations will assist students in finding community service opportunities. The application deadline is November 1st. Apply online at tnpromise.gov