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College Football Hall of Famer had Crossville, Lake Tansi ties

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The Race TN Series came to the Cumberland County Community Complex for its second round of competition Saturday night. Photos from Saturday are available at https://zenfolio.page.link/3pvzh

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Middle schoolers from Cumberland County High School feeder schools (Pleasant Hill, Martin, Brown and South Cumberland) that are interested in playing football have been asked to email CCHS head football coach Noah Repasky at nrepasky@ccschools.k12tn.net.

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission has established the state’s 2020-’21 and 2021-’22 hunting and trapping regulations at Friday’s meeting. The commission and others also honored Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Executive Director Ed Carter, who is retiring after 48 years of servic…

Fairfield Glade’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Couples Invitational to benefit Folds of Honor Foundation golf tournament has been moved from its original May 8-9 date, and will now be played July 11-12 at Heatherhurst’s Crag and Brae courses.

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The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission will vote to establish the state’s hunting and trapping regulations for 2020-’21 and 2021-’22 at its May 28-29 meeting.

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Cumberland County, Stone Memorial teams begin voluntary workouts

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Tuesday saw the return to organized practice for high school sports teams in Cumberland County for the first time in almost three months due to COVID-19. Teams are able to begin voluntary workouts as long as they follow guidelines set by the Cumberland County School System.

The Stone Memorial Panther football team will be under the direction of a new defensive coordinator in 2020, as Justin Qualls will take over the unit.

Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church is partnering with Infinity Sports for the fifth year of their popular sports camp. The dates for the camp are July 27-31, and space is limited.

The city of Crossville is reopening its playgrounds and will open the Garrison Park splash pad Friday under new guidelines from the state for large venues and attractions. 

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Stone Memorial head football coach Derik Samber, girls basketball coach Mike Buck and Cumberland County soccer coach Cub Whitson react to the voluntary return to workouts on Tuesday, May 26, as well as look ahead to what next week may look like.

Bobby Wilson has been named executive director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The appointment was made following a unanimous vote by the 13-member Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission during a special virtual online meeting Friday.

The first outing of this Coronavirus-delayed season took place at Fall Creek Falls, and was a rough one with nary a single team making their points and only five individual players making theirs.

The 2020 National Safe Boating Week is May 16-22 and TWRA will be participating to promote the wear of life jackets as the summer boating season starts in full force.

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Cumberland County Mayor Allen Foster honored the Stone Memorial Lady Panthers recently for their accomplishments. The mayor posted the following online yesterday:

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With COVID-19 restrictions entering their third month, Cumberland County and Stone Memorial’s high school football programs are battling a spring without practice and conditioning.

Tennesseans doing their part to stay apart – but also eager to keep moving – will be able to participate in a virtual 5K race this month organized by Tennessee State Parks to coincide with World Bee Day on May 20. 

It’s been a while since I’ve seen or heard from most of you, as COVID-19 has stopped the sports world from spinning.

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Fairfield Glade's five golf courses, including Druid Hills, reopened Friday morning after 42 days of closure due to COVID-19. Above, Druid Hills head golf professional Rag Jones directs golfers to their carts this morning.

The Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain golf course was able to reopen to golfers late last week after more than a month of closure due to COVID-19.

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The Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association (TSSAA) has officially ended its spring sports season and called off the already-postponed BlueCross Basketball Championships, mirroring Gov. Bill Lee’s recommendation to end the school year.

This Week's Circulars


Donald "Don" Edgar Meadows passed away surrounded by many family and friends at his home May 31, 2020. Don was born Nov. 6, 1931, in Chattanooga, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry and Mary Meadows; son, Marty Meadows; three brothers, Doyle Meadows, Dallas Meadows and JC Cham…

Funeral services for Mattie Jernigan, 88, of Monterey, TN, were held June 4 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home. Bro. Tim Singleton officiated, with interment in the Welch Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Jernigan was born Oct. 31, 1931, in Crossville, TN, to the late James Casto and Daffie Ledbette…

Charles E. Ferguson Sr. from the Breckenridge Lake Community in Crossville, formerly of Toledo, OH, passed away at age 87 on May 27, 2020. Charles was an Army veteran. He was assigned with the B Battery of the 49th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division. He served in Inchon, the Ch…