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Van Buren County Fair Features New Events, Old Favorites

Van Buren County Fair organizers busy getting things ready for this week’s activities, a year-long process to get things ready. Fair Organizer Lesa Bouldin said this year’s theme is “Jam Packed with Fun.” Among the events, the fair welcomes a new event this year, the AG Olympics. Bouldin said the competition is three separate categories. “It’s pretty simple things,” Bouldin ... Read More »

White County Athletic Department Increases Medical Training Frequency Based On New Law

White County School coaches are ahead of the curve on a new Tennessee law requiring background checks, specialized training in sudden cardiac arrest and CPR, and testing student athletes for concussions. Athletic Director Terry Crain said the district already provided medical training to coaches as recommended by the American Heart Association. Crain said the training included CPR, AED use, and ... Read More »

Fentress Fire Department Holds First 9/11 Commemorative Walk Saturday

Fentress Volunteer Fire Department has put together a memorial walk and speaker event to commemorate lives lost at the World Trade Center September 11, 2001. Fentress Firefighter Tyler Arms said the fire department just wanted to assemble the community and remember that tragic day. Arms said there are young people of voting age too young to remember that day. Arms said ... Read More »

Warren County Students Assisted By Ayers Foundation Trust To Help High School Students

The Ayers Foundation Trust continues its work in Warren County to help students succeed with post high school plans. The trust has produced some 17,000 scholars across its schools. CEO Burton Williams said one of their most successful programs it the Ayers Scholars Program which helps students succeed through technical or community college, university or the military. Williams said the ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Scouting Enrollments Return To Pre-COVID Levels

Scouting District Chairman said Upper Cumberland Scouting enrollments have returned to pre-COVID levels. District Chairman Bob Mackie said the youth development program lost membership during the COVID years but all the activities started back 18 months ago and all in-person activities have returned. Mackie said despite the competition of other outside interests, the Scouts are thriving. He said that includes ... Read More »

Jackson County Chamber Brings Residents, Business And Officials Together

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce will provide information on community resources and an opportunity to meet local officials at a new event called Community Coffee. Chamber Executive Hope Vargas said she had received feedback that gaining information and meeting other residents was sometimes difficult for people. Vargas said the Chamber members felt they could bridge the gap for the ... Read More »

Cookeville Mastersingers Kicking Off 45th Season Monday

Cookeville Mastersingers will kick off their 45th season with an open rehearsal on Monday. Artistic Director Craig Zamer said the choir is always looking for new singers. He said come and sing with them on Monday and join if you want. “Even if you haven’t had a whole lot of experience, maybe you’ve sung in your church choir before,” Zamer ... Read More »

Van Buren County Schools Losing Dollars To Homeschooling

The number of home schooled children is up in Van Buren County to start the new school year. School Director Jared Copeland said the school loses $6,860 in base funding for each student that withdraws to attend home school. Board Member Glenece (Glen-ese) Cole said unfortunately just about anybody and their cat can start a home school. Cole-1 (:18) “They ... Read More »

Crossville Police Asking For Help Locating 39 Year Old William Kilgore

Crossville Police seeking help to locate 39 year old William Kilgore missing since Thursday, August 17 when he walked away from the Cumberland County Jail. Detective Jon Tollett said Kilgore had never been arrested prior to last week when he became combative at a DMV office. Tollet said the family was very concerned. “This is very uncharacteristic of him,” Tollett ... Read More »