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Cookeville’s Operation United Hope Feeding Vets On Thanksgiving

Cookeville volunteer effort Operation United Hope will host a free Thanksgiving Dinner for veterans, active duty military, and immediate families. Founder and President Linn Koehler said Thanksgiving is a tough holiday for many veterans and the dinner helps build community. Koehler said after the first dinner last year, many veterans sent thank you cards and asked if she would be ... Read More »

Cumberland Playhouse 2024 Schedule Themed Around Togetherness

The Cumberland County Playhouse has announced its 2024 season schedule with a theme focused on togetherness in achieving goals. Producing Director Bryce McDonald said this is the playhouse’s 59th season. McDonald said since announcing the schedule, his phones have been ringing non-stop with residents trying to get their tickets early. “We kind of try to come up with a theme ... Read More »

Cookeville’s First Baptist Church Celebrates 150th Anniversary

City, county and state leaders will join Cookeville’s First Baptist Church Sunday for its 150th anniversary celebration. The church established in 1873 with 34 charter members. Senior Pastor Scott McKinney said the church has been celebrating for the last three weeks, highlighting longtime church members. McKinney said the church has been highlighting the histories of its buildings and how they ... Read More »

Smithville Gets $300,000 Grant For Downtown Facade Work

The Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber Of Commerce looking for downtown businesses wanting to improve their building looks. Chamber Of Commerce Director Suzanne Williams said funds from a $300,000 facade grant can help owners improve everything from doors and windows to signage. Williams said the city is grateful to the Tennessee Department Of Economic and Community Development for the opportunity. “Just being ... Read More »

Putnam’s PEP Foundation Asking For Food Donations For Students

The PEP Foundation has partnered up with numerous organizations throughout Putnam County to ensure school system food pantries are fully stocked. Executive Director Katelyn Steakley said PEP is asking people to bring canned food items and ready-to-eat meals during Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. Steakley said that many do not realize how big of a barrier hunger can be to ... Read More »

Celina Residents: Egg-Throwing Getting Out Of Hand Around Halloween

What some consider a Halloween tradition around Celina appears to be getting out of hand, with large groups of teenagers and young adults throwing eggs at people. The egging reportedly takes place every year around Halloween, and tensions have continued to rise between the groups and citizens. One resident told the Celina Board of Aldermen Tuesday night that hundreds of ... Read More »

UT Officials Overall Happy With New Jamestown Medical Facility

UT Officials report the new Fentress County ER and Medical Facility has been a success so far. Centers of Excellence Senior Vice President Lisa Duncan said the opening was part of a strategic plan to give better access northwest of Knoxville. Duncan said staff have responded well. Duncan said the designers took special care to make sure the facility would ... Read More »

Gibson: Byrdstown Tourism Producing Economic Impact

Byrdstown tourism estimated to generate $100,000 in additional revenue by the end of the year, prompting the city to consider increasing its tourism budget. Mayor Sam Gibson told Aldermen Monday night the city has helped financially support many tourism efforts so far this year. Gibson said that has produced encouraging results for the local economy. Gibson said that after fulfilling ... Read More »

Crossville’s Plateau Soccer Club Announces Expansion For Region

The Plateau Soccer Club will expand to give more opportunities to players and coaches. Club President Paul Robinson said the expansion is a joint venture with organizations across the region. Robinson said he hopes to create a competitive experience for kids who have not had the opportunity to play soccer because of price or travel. “There has been an interest ... Read More »