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Country Christmas This Weekend At Granville, As Community Celebrates

More than 225 volunteers from across the Upper Cumberland have historic Granville decked out for the season. More than 30 trees have been decorated, and the entire historic town showcases the season. President of the Granville Museum Randall Clemons said Christmas is the community’s second biggest tourism event of the year. “Granville has become a tourist destination,” Clemons said. “We ... Read More »

Upperman Middle Archery Club Start Competition, Building For Future

Upperman Middle School Archery Club participated in its first event this week, as the work begins to build the new extra curricular offering. Athletic Director Dustin Williams said he hopes the club can do a lot more in the future. Williams said Upperman would compete against other middle schools in a club-type setting. He said he eventually wants to see ... Read More »

Cummins Falls Overlook Shooting For Early 2024 Opening Date

The improved Cummins Falls Overlook is nearing completion, shooting for a January opening date. Cummins Falls Park Manager Ray Cutcher said all that is left is to add the handicap access to the overlook. He said they also still have to level out the area where you approach the deck. He said the 22-foot-wide deck now sticks out farther over ... Read More »

Fentress Commission Call Special Meeting For New Grimsley Fire Truck

The Fentress County Commission has called a special meeting for Monday to address the need for a fire truck at the Grimsley Fire Department. Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson said the special called meeting will see the board vote on a budget amendment to allow the Grimsley Fire Department to spend between $30,000 to $40,000 on a fire truck. Johnson ... Read More »

Cane Creek And Cumberland Mountain State Park Stocked With Trout

The TWRA stocked both Cane Creek and Cumberland Mountain State Park Wednesday with rainbow trout to provide visitors with some easy winter fishing. TWRA Fisheries Manager Will Collier said fishing is slow this time of year and this provides incentive for people to get outdoors. He said they specifically look for areas that are more populated to encourage as many ... Read More »

Putnam Planning Approves 58-Home Subdivision In Baxter Area

Putnam Regional Planning Commission approved the final layout for a nearly 70-acre subdivision in the Baxter area Tuesday night. The final plan for Watermark Subdivision, at the end of Medlin Road, would add 58 homes. Some concerns were raised about potential runoff that could cause the road to washout. Planning Commission Engineer Patrick Rinks said they have already discussed the ... Read More »

Crossville Police Conducting Active Shooter And Search Warrant Training

If you see a large police presence at the Palace Theater in Crossville over the next three days, do not panic, it is just a drill. The Crossville Police will be conducting active shooter drills and search warrant training through Thursday. Public Information Officer Captain Brian Eckelson said the training is part of ensuring the Crossville Police are prepared for ... Read More »

Last Two Weeks Of Rainfall Has Calmed Region’s Hazardous Fire Conditions

The Cumberland District’s Assistant District Forester said we have received enough rain in the last two weeks to tamper down hazardous fire conditions. Forester Joel Blackburn said Cookeville only received 2.12 inches of rain for the entire month of November, most of which came at the end of the month. Just a few days into December, Cookeville already has seen ... Read More »

Cookeville High School New Climate Technology Pinpointing Issues

Cookeville High School’s climate now being controlled centrally thanks to new software. Johnson Controls System updated the software and equipment that controls the school’s HVAC system. Putnam County Deputy Director of Schools Tim Martin said the update allows them to make adjustments to multiple units from the office. He said even if there is a problem the upgraded system will ... Read More »

Warren Group In Need Of Help Filling Backpacks For The Homeless

The organizer of a Warren County charity said efforts are behind to fill backpacks for the homeless this winter. Operation Safe Winter hoped to have the backpacks out by mid month, but that has been pushed back several weeks. Member Johnathon King said they need all the help they can get seeking donations, receiving donations and packing and delivering the ... Read More »