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White County Christmas Hope Chest Family Sign Ups Begin Tuesday

Signups for the White County Christmas Hope Chest begin Tuesday, providing holiday gifts to children from infants to teenagers. Board Member Marcie Kinnard said hosting the event to give to families in need of assistance with the holiday season is a great feeling. “There has been a great need for it,” Kinnard said. “We had around 200 families that we ... Read More »

Algood Middle 250-Year-Old Tree Registered As Historical Landmark

The Tennessee Urban Forestry Council gave a 250-year-old Scarlet Oak Tree outside Algood Middle School Historical Landmark statues. Algood Middle Stem Teacher Wren Goeckes said she submitted an online application for the tree to be recognized. Goeckes said she has long admired the tree, watching hundreds of children climb and sit in it over the years. Algood Middle Principal Rusty ... Read More »

Fry And New Staff Settling In To 13th District Judge Position

The 13th District’s new judge is settling in, with new support staff trying to get new protocols and procedures in place. Governor Bill Lee appointed Judge Shaun Fry to fill the new position earlier this fall. The Legislature added another position to deal with increasing caseloads. Putnam Circuit Court Clerk Jennifer Wilkerson said Fry has been working as an attorney ... Read More »

Clay County High School Launches Food Drive In Memory Of Latisha Denton

Clay County High School’s CTE Organization is hosting the Fall Harvest Food Drive in honor of Ms. Latisha Denton. The food drive will last until the end of the school day on November 14th, with all donations going to the less fortunate. Clay County High School Principal Mike Dickerson said teachers are asking students to donate food and cooking products. ... Read More »

McMinnville Receives $300,000 State Grant For Downtown Improvement

McMinnville has received a $300,000 Downtown Improvement Grant to be used for upgrades to buildings and facades. Main Street McMinnville applied for the grant. Executive Director Jennifer Meredith said business owners can use the grant money to improve building facades at a 25 percent match. “Having this really helps us grow the economic development,” Meredith said. “It helps us re-vitalize ... Read More »

Celina’s American Legion Hosting Flag Retirement Ceremony Saturday

Celina’s American Legion Post 18 will host a Flag Retirement Ceremony Saturday. American Legion Member Sam Wood said the event will be a ceremonial finish for the flags. Wood said the purpose is to honor the flag passed to them for retirement with the same spirit as honoring a veteran or service worker. “We look at all the numbers of ... Read More »

Crossville Veterans Food Drive Expands Drop Off Locations Across City

The Crossville Royal Duties Caring For Our Veterans Food Drive has expanded to 12 drop off locations around town. Sponsored by the Miss Senior Cumberland County Association, the food drive will be running through Veterans Day Weekend. Food Drive Lead Organizer Connie Clapper said the expansion is due to a combination of both an increase in need and people wanting ... Read More »

White County Seeds Of Hope Hosting Town Hall Meetings About Homelessness

White County’s Seeds of Hope wants to educate residents about the increase in homelessness across the region as part of two town hall meetings. Seeds of Hope Founder and Executive Director Tina Lomax said the meeting will discuss the impact of the issue on White County residents. Lomax said the meetings will hopefully engage residents who may want to help ... Read More »

Crossville Gold Star Monument For Veteran Familes Unveiling Saturday

Crossville will unveil its new Gold Star Monument to honor veterans and their families on Saturday. The monument will be placed at the Cumberland County Military Memorial Park. The Gold Star Family Memorial was created nationally by a Medal of Honor Recipient to remember those families who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Lead Organizer John Conor said he was inspired ... Read More »

Clay Schools Awarded Over $200K For Security Cameras, New Door Access

Clay County Schools awarded a $224,000 grant to install new security cameras in all schools. Director of Schools Diana Monroe said the money is for the School Violence Prevention Program. Monroe said doors used by students and staff during class transitions will also have access controls installed. Monroe said that the schools hope to have the new system up and ... Read More »