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White County High School Seniors Produce Documentary On Basketball Team

Two seniors, part of White County High School’s Warrior Media, have produced a new documentary series. The series titled “Rebound,” follows the Warrior basketball team during last year’s postseason run. Videographer and Lead Editor Noah Cole said he and Videographer Jack Bouldin began the project in August and completed it last week. Bouldin said the story of the documentary is ... Read More »

Clay County High’s Tennis Courts Get Love From City, Volunteers

Clay County High School’s tennis courts have been shown the love. Boys and Girls Tennis Coach Tasha Bailey said that the courts were full of cracks and in need of repair. Bailey said Mayor Luke Collins and city workers volunteered to use some leftover supplies from the recent city court renovation to upgrade the Bulldogs’ facility. “It was a concern, ... Read More »

Habitat For Humanity Accepting Applications For Putnam Home Ownership

Upper Cumberland Habitat for Humanity is looking for qualified applicants to join its Home Ownership Program. The program is designed to help citizens become homeowners in Putnam County amidst the county’s recent growth. Executive Director Jeremy Bird said applicants will be involved in service, allowing other residents to also benefit. “There’ll be expectations for a number of hours that you’ll ... Read More »

Putnam Releases Free Downloadable App For Keeping Up With Court Dates

Putnam County just released a downloadable phone app to help residents keep up with their court dockets and jury duty. Putnam Circuit Court Clerk Jennifer Wilkerson said the county coordinated with a vendor who had worked on government-used apps before. Wilkerson said the free app allows citizens to look up information regarding their cases and make payments. “I think anytime ... Read More »

Crossville’s Meadow Park Considering New Fish Addition

Crossville’s Meadow Park Lake is considering adding walleye as a new target species for anglers. Through a partnership with TWRA, the lake is currently fielding local guest opinions as to whether the addition would be welcomed. Meadow Park Lake Manager Kyle Presson said the recreational fisherman on the lake he has talked to showed some interest. “TWRA’s come out and ... Read More »

McMinnville On Ice Slides Back Into Town Saturday, Through Holidays

McMinnville On Ice slides back into town Saturday for its second year. Director of Parks and Recreation Justin Scott said he and the organizers learned a lot during last year’s first event. Scott said the city moved up the opening to support Main Street McMinnville’s annual Flip the Switch event and Small Business Saturday. “Setting it up people start driving ... Read More »

CRMC Specialist Says Get Flu Vaccine, Protect Yourself With Simple Things

Flu season is here and getting your flu vaccine is the best way to stay healthy. Cookeville Regional Medical Center Infection Prevention Manager Stephanie Etter said anyone six months or older can receive the vaccine and should unless they have a contrary indication. “We are just starting to see cases of flu,” Etter said. “So now is a great time ... Read More »

New School Safety Law Requires Schools To Monitor Doors At Events

As basketball season begins at Upper Cumberland schools, a new state law enforces strict guidelines on school-sponsored events held on school grounds after hours. The law said an employee has to be present at whatever entrance is made available to guests in order to limit door access. The law also specifies that all other doors should be locked. Cookeville High ... Read More »

McMinnville Black History Museum Looking For Volunteers

McMinnville’s Black History Museum is currently looking for volunteers to help in the facility’s growth. Founder and Curator Wayne Wolford Sr. said the extra help is needed as the museum has continued to grow fast. Wolford said the large amounts of detailed work needed to keep a museum running can take up a lot of his time. Wolford said the ... Read More »

Tech Students Showcased All Types Of Writing This Week At Festival

Tennessee Tech showcased student writing projects Tuesday during its 20th Annual Festival of Student Writing. Founder and Lead Coordinator Tony Baker said students showcase a wide range of topics provided by their individual instructors. Baker said he got the idea to throw a festival like this while attending a conference. “The festival’s older than the students that will be presenting ... Read More »