A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect into Wednesday due repeated rainfall. A Flood Watch is in effect for our area until 7 AM Wednesday. Where there are more pauses in the rain, totals will be closer to 2 inches but some will receive at least 4 inches of rainfall total. Creeks and streams run high and areas with poor runoff could face flooding problems. Busy commute hours could face more slowdowns, with fog and standing water on roads as well.
WARTBURG, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The former principal of a Morgan Co. school who was expected in court Thursday morning on charges of child abuse and neglect after she paddled a kindergarten student in September had her court date postponed.
Prosecutors claim Dr. Penny Boyd used excessive force when she paddled the five year-old boy eight times for throwing crayons and rocks. She was set to appear in court for the first time Thursday.
After the incident, Boyd was re-assigned to Central Middle School to serve as vice-principal. The moved sparked protests among parents in the community.
Boyd was suspended without pay after the charges were announced.
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