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Putnam Co. Volunteers To Have Another Day Of Weather Cleanup

The Putnam County Volunteer Response Organization is having another Saturday of cleanups following last month’s tornado. Member Randy Adams said there’s enough debris to need more volunteers for a second round of clean up from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adams said volunteers can expect to do a lot of picking up and helping out the community. Adams asked that ... Read More »

Kids Fishing Rodeo Returns To Dale Hollow

The Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery is hosting its 23rd Kids’ Fishing Rodeo in celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week. Acting in association with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Project Leader Thomas Reeves said the event is a great opportunity for young fishers of any level to come and enjoy the ... Read More »

King: Putnam School Budget Needs Funding To Remain Competitive

Putnam County School System’s new fiscal year budget has a roughly $2 million budget shortfall as the county awaits final tax numbers. Director of Schools Corby King presented the budget to the County Commission’s Budget Sub-Committee at a meeting Thursday night. King said the system is positioned well but needs to keep up with growth in the county. “The places I ... Read More »

Putnam Gets First Revenue Estimate

Putnam County’s certified tax rate will likely fall some 55 cents due to property value increases. County Mayor Randy Porter shared preliminary projections with County Commission’s Budget Sub-Committee meeting Thursday night. The current property tax rate stands at 2.926. Porter projected the number at 2.37.  That would still increase revenues by almost 1.1 million dollars. Porter said the change comes ... Read More »

Pickett Co. High School Cheerleaders Have First-Ever Cheer Camp

The Pickett County High School Cheer Team will get to experience cheer camp for the first time. Coach Maria Holt said the opportunity to have a camp will both broaden the skills of the team and strengthen their bond. “They’re looking forward to learning new skills, I mean like I said I’m still new, so I can teach them so ... Read More »

Clay Co. Business Receives State Grant Helping Work In Aquaculture

Clay County business J&L Wholesale is one recipient of  the Tennessee Agriculture Enterprise Fund grant to aid in their work in aquaculture. Aquaculture is a form of farming in water, and helps fisheries create healthier habitats and to restock supply of fish. Owner Whitney Wilhelm said the grant would ease issues her bait and tackle business has had with suppliers. ... Read More »

Made Here Market Supports UC Creatives

Take the opportunity to shop local at the 2021 Made Here Market. Cookeville Biz Foundry Program Coordinator Ashley Michael said it’s an event that highlights Upper Cumberland business owners and makers. “We’ve got a lot of talent right here you don’t need to go outside of the area to get some really great, really amazing finds–you can do that right ... Read More »

Cumberland Hospice Hosts Celebration of Life Butterfly Release

The Cumberland House Hospice Auxiliary hosts its 16th Celebration of Life Butterfly Release on Saturday. Volunteer Sherry Koch said after a year of loss, they hope the butterflies will bring a sense of new life. “As the butterfly emerges from the cocoon and flies off and spreads its wings and usually flies upwards,” Koch said “So we consider our Celebration ... Read More »

People Chancing Driving Through Standing Water

With heavy rains possible the next 48 hours, emergency personnel say they see many people risk driving through standing water. Putnam County Emergency Management Director Tyler Smith said a lot of folks will overestimate their car’s abilities and take the risk. “A lot of time they think their car can just go through the water and they don’t realize how ... Read More »

Tech Students Engineer Mechanical Horse for Riding Center

Manna’s Hana Riding Center has a new addition to its center: a mechanical horse. Students of Tennessee Tech’s Mechanical Engineering program designed and engineered the horse. Manna Hana Executive Director Bobbie Abell said using a mechanical horse is instrumental in assessing students’ riding abilities.  Abell said it was a passion project for both the students and the center. “Because one ... Read More »