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March For Our Lives Rally Brings Hundreds To Cookeville Square

Cookeville citizens rallied on the Courthouse Square with an eye toward unification as well as solidarity for gun control legislature. The March for Our Lives Rally part of a series of demonstrations nationwide following the Parkland, Florida high school shootings of 17 people last month. Suzanne Swain organized the local rally. “I’m so proud of our community to come out ... Read More »

Fishing and Hunting Licenses on Sale for 2018

2018 hunting and fishing licenses are now on sale across the Upper Cumberland. Sportsmen must purchase a license to lawfully fish and hunt within Tennessee, according to TWRA’s Mime Barnes. “The easiest way is to purchase online. They can purchase from their phone nowadays or from a computer,” Barnes said. “That is the easiest way. You can even save your license ... Read More »

Putnam Training Volunteers For Animals In Disaster

Putnam County Emergency Services will answer questions Thursday from volunteers who want to serve animals in a disaster. Training for the Disaster Animal Response Team begins in April, according to Sharon Womack, Putnam County Emergency Management Deputy Director. “What the classes are teaching is not going to be the response to the disaster itself, it’s going to be how to ... Read More »

RAM Clinic Underway At Cookeville High

Those in need of care began lining up in the late hours of Friday night at Cookeville High School. The Putnam County Remote Area Medical Clinic will work this weekend to provide patients with free medical, dental, and vision care. “I feel like it just really creates some positivity in the community,” Putnam County RAM CHG Leader Madison Dunn said. ... Read More »

International Friends Banquet Celebrates Diversity Saturday

Tennessee Tech hosts its Annual International Friends Banquet Saturday. The banquet showcases international students attending Tennessee Tech as well as their host families. Tennessee Tech Assistant Director of International Education Amy Miller said the evening will be open to the public for the first time. “The purpose of the banquet is to get the international students and host families together ... Read More »

Habitat for Humanity Launches Neighbor 2 Neighbor Program

Low income senior residents now have an option to take care of home repairs. Putnam County Habitat for Humanity has launched their new Neighbor 2 Neighbor program. In Putnam and Overton County, the program offers home repairs for low-income senior homeowners. Melissa Parks directs development for Putnam County Habitat for Humanity. “We realized we get phone calls all the time ... Read More »