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Social Health Courses In Schools Deferred To 2022

Senator Paul Bailey said he is not deterred by a bill he sponsored to improve social health skills being moved to the 2022 calendar. Bailey said the idea was brought to him by a Tennessee Tech Professor. Bailey said the bill creates course work to build skills for things like for healthy relationships, technology use and career exploration. “Develop a ... Read More »

Tech Hosting Film Focusing On Similarities In Differences

A film focusing on the universal feeling of being an outsider and discovering common bonds is being hosted virtually at Tennessee Tech. Alien Citizen Actor, Writer and Producer Elizabeth Liang will be answering questions on ZOOM during a Q&A and Workshop on April 12 and 14. Liang said struggling to connect because of race, language or culture are not the ... Read More »

Fresh Food Aid Coming To Byrdstown Residents

Relief for anyone in need of food is coming to Byrdstown on Wednesday. Forbus Circuit United Methodist Pastor John Dietz said local farmers are providing fresh food through COVID aid. Dietz said 450 boxes containing meat, dairy and produce will be available at the Byrdstown Activities Park Pavilion. “We’re the ones that are truly blessed by this because it does ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Open Registration For Families April 13

The enrollment window for Putnam County Schools opens Tuesday for new and returning students. Attendance Supervisor Chris Pierce said this registration welcome window is vital for families with pre-K and kindergarten students. Pierce said that students already in Putnam County pre-K should have a simple registration process if they are attending the school they’re zoned for. “For brand new families ... Read More »

Posting Signs On Electrical Poles Pose Danger To Workers

As weather warms up, more people will be posting event or yard sale signs on electrical poles, causing danger to electrical crews. Volunteer Energy Cooperative Monterey-Crossville Area Manager Kevin Hembree said most people don’t know this is illegal and a safety hazard. Hembree said an employee can start climbing and fall because of nails and staples left behind in poles. ... Read More »

Grants Available for Licensed UC Childcare Providers

Childcare programs in the Upper Cumberland have an opportunity to apply for grant money to enhance their program. Marketing Coordinator for Child Care Tennessee Whit Gardner said programs licensed with DHS can apply for the Support and Enhancement grant. Gardner said these grants can be used for new equipment, program enhancement, and consultants to keep the program going. “Without childcare ... Read More »

Cumberland Mayor Commends Residents, Employees For Tornado Response

Cumberland County Mayor Allen Foster said he did not know what to expect when he arrived at Pleasant Hill Elementary. Foster said it turned out to be a blessing that his county narrowly escaped tornado damage that could have been much worse. Foster said moments like this create pride in the way Cumberland County responds in an emergency. “Their SRO ... Read More »

Clarkrange Convenience Center Set To Open In June

Fentress County will move into the design phase of the new Clarkrange Convenience Center. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said an engineer will begin creating the layout process and then put the project out to bid. Johnson said it will be an under one mile move to new location on Old Highway 28. “Hopefully, our deadline is by the end of ... Read More »

Election Commission Appointments Made In Tennessee Counties

Election Commission Appointments have been made in Tennessee for each county. The following members will make up each county’s election commission. Putnam: R Philip Duane Adams R David Alan Dukes R William (Bill) Fred Prall D Wendy McCown-Williams D Amos Scott Powers Overton: R Lawrence Alvin Duewer R Kelly Hull R Cathryn McNeely-Murphy D Jack R. Kirby D Cassius Clay ... Read More »

Cumberland Residents Asked To Reach Out About Tornado Damage

Damage assessments from the tornado in Cumberland County will begin Friday. Any residents in Cumberland County who suffered damage to their home or property is being asked to contact the Crossville-Cumberland County EMA Office. That number to call is (931) 484-7016. If residents do not get an answer, they are being asked to leave a voicemail or send a direct ... Read More »