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UCDD Offers Support For Alzheimers Patients And Caretakers

With Alzheimer’s cases continuing to rise, the Upper Cumberland Development District offers support for those caring for people with Alzheimer’s. Programs Manager Jeff Hodges said the Area Agency on Aging and Disability wants to help caregivers because they often do not get much of a break, and the work can be overwhelming. “Any kind of break that you can give ... Read More »

Remote Area Medical Seeking Volunteers For August Clinic

Remote Area Medical is looking for volunteers to help with its August 26th and 27th clinic at First Baptist Church of Livingston. Clinic Coordinator Brad Sands said the clinic will feature dental care including extractions and fillings, medical care including women’s health and physicals, and vision care including exams and prescription glasses. He said the clinic is currently in need ... Read More »

Cookeville Regional Medical Center Raising Money For Empower Upper Cumberland

Cookeville Regional Medical Center is raising money to help pay for the medical needs of families involved in the Empower Upper Cumberland program. CRMC Charitable Foundation Executive Director John Bell said they are looking for partnerships as well as donations to help families involved in the program with medical expenses. He said these families already get help with things like ... Read More »

Operation United Hope Expands To New Location

Putnam County’s Operation United Hope is expanding with a new larger location. Founder Winn Koehler said the non-profit that helps veterans had to move to a new building because they were outgrowing the old location. She said the organization has grown a lot in its first year and they need additional space to further expand. “The benefit of being in ... Read More »

Putnam County Deed Books Going Online

Putnam County’s Register of Deeds is moving its deed books online. Register of Deeds John Sanders said the books date back to 1854. He said they need to be put online for the convenience of taxpayers and people who do title searches. He said the books also need to be moved online to preserve the original copies of the older ... Read More »

Crossville Independence Day Celebration Tuesday At Centennial Park

Centennial Park will present Crossville’s 4th of July Celebration Tuesday Night. Leisure Services Program Coordinator Mason Fox said the park has hosting Crossville’s celebration for over 30 years. He said the celebration is one of the park’s favorite events because of how it brings the community together. “We just love everyone being in the park and just being together in ... Read More »

Independence Day Celebrations Can Be Stressful For Pets And Owners

Independence Day can be fun for the family, but not so much for pets. McMinnville Public Works’ Lyndon Bussell said there is usually a spike in missing pets around the 4th of July because animals get spooked by fireworks and run away. He said he recommends making sure your pet is easily identifiable. “By having a good tag with the ... Read More »

Gainesboro’s American Legion Post 129 To Retire Flags Tuesday

Gainesboro’s American Legion Post 129 will honor America with a flag retirement ceremony Tuesday Morning. Post 129 Adjutant Everette VanHooser said during the ceremony they will retire U.S. flags that are no longer in usable condition. He said disposing of flags in the proper way to show respect is very important to the American Legion. “It’s important for the flags, ... Read More »

UCHRA Is Celebrating 50 Years Serving The Upper Cumberland

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Executive Director Mark Farley said the Agency began as part of Lyndon B. Johnson’s war on poverty. He said in the 50 years the agency has grown to provide over 20 programs on behalf of the state government. “They designed this concept to be spread across the United States ... Read More »