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8,000 Eggs, Cash Prizes To Hunt In Overton County

8,000 Easter eggs will be scattered across the Overton County Fairgrounds on April 3. The Fairgrounds Volunteer Fire Department has partnered with the Fair Association to bring this first time event together. Fire Chief Travis Murphy said creating these events for kids are important for the department’s future. “If we don’t get involved with kids your volunteer agencies just all ... Read More »

Warren Resident Wants To Do More To Protect Dogs

Warren County Commissioners will consider ordinance proposals on how dogs are best kept outside. Nicole Peak of Warren County Pets Lost and Found said rules for tethering, adequate shelter and weather conditions are not defined. McPeak said the first phase for the county should be defining how to humanely secure dogs outside. “I helped with securing houses this winter with ... Read More »

Tech Improving Roads and Pedestrian Access

Tennessee Tech is gearing up for a large-scale improvement project for five roads. Vice President for Facilities and Business Services Chuck Roberts said the goal is to improve campus for pedestrians and mitigate construction damage. Roberts said the work will be done in phases and has an 18 month projection for construction. “We think definitely Peachtree Avenue is going to ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Planning For Proms To Happen

Putnam County Schools are planning for proms this April. Deputy Director of Schools Tim Martin said he believes prom will be a reality as long as COVID numbers stay the same in schools and the community. Martin said the system’s goal has always been to find a way to have these ceremonies for students. “We want our students to have ... Read More »

Jackson County EMS Evacuates Due To Flooding

Jackson County EMS and 911 was forced to evacuate their facility due to flooding. Jackson County EMA spokesperson Derek Woolbright said crews started monitoring flooding near the facility, but water made its way in at about 2:00 AM Sunday. Woolbright said 911 communications were able to stay in operation thanks to Putnam County and Upper Cumberland Homeland Security. “There’s a ... Read More »

Overnight Flooding Across UC

Areas across the Upper Cumberland experienced different levels of flooding overnight Saturday. Luckily, Upper Cumberland EMA Directors are reporting that flood waters are beginning to recede. However, they are warning residents to stay cautious as receding waters can cause further flooding in creek areas. Overton County EMA Director Chris Masiongale said there are still a lot of impassible roadways. However, ... Read More »

Cookeville FD Dispatched after Lightning Causes Electrical Damage

A lightning strike blew the outlets out of a Park West Subdivision home Saturday. Cookeville Fire Chief Daryl Blair said they dispatched at 6:49 AM after lightning hit a tree, traveling into a Madison Place home. Blair said they arrived on scene and could not see any damage to the home. Upon further investigation, Blair said several breakers had been ... Read More »

Deadline for Fentress EMS Director Applications

Fentress County is in need of a new EMS Director as the county reaches Friday’s deadline for applications. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said Jonathan Beaty is serving as interim director when Micah Dunford retired after 3 years. Johnson said he will be praying on deadline day because this is going to be a difficult position to fill. “Not only is ... Read More »

Jackson County Martial Artist Balances Firefighting With Combat Sports

Local Muay Thai fighter Brandon Goolsby is preparing for his next bout, while moonlighting as a volunteer firefighter. Goolsby volunteers for the Central Fire Department in Jackson County. Goolsby said it all started at 12 years old when he decided he wanted to stand up for himself. “I used to get picked on in school and stuff like that and ... Read More »

Jackson County Schools Approve Tentative Summer School Plan

The tentative Summer Learning Camp plan was approved by the Jackson County School Board Thursday night. The schedule approved is June 1 through June 28, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Director of Schools Kristy Brown said the tentative plan will become finalized when enrollment numbers are confirmed. “We have a survey that will be going out and then followed ... Read More »