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The Chat With Kelly Swallows: Hilltoppers Inc

Jessica Beard, Josh Hutchins, and Michelle Griffith discuss Hilltoppers Inc.  On today’s episode of The Chat…Kelly Swallows talks with several members of Hilltoppers Inc in Crossville – Labor Coordinator Jessica Beard, Residential Director Josh Hutchins, and Recruiter and Training Coordinator Michelle Griffith. They discuss what the organization is and how they got their start, how they recruit their staff ... Read More »

Local Matters With Ben Rodgers: Updates With Congressman John Rose

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Congressman John Rose discusses ARPA funding for counties, and vaccines mandates  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers talks with Congressman John Rose. They discuss what some of the top issues are that he is currently hearing from his constituents, the American Rescue Plan, its funding, and what the timeline is looking ... Read More »

Local Matters With Sam Brooks: Upperman Baseball Head Coach

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Upperman Baseball Head Coach Wes Shanks talks coaching, tradition, and community  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Sam Brooks talks with Upperman Baseball Head Coach Wes Shanks. They discuss what it was like growing up in Baxter for him, what it means to him to be a part of Upperman’s athletic program and ... Read More »

Local Matters With Tiffany Anton: GoKnee

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Learn about GoKnee & how it assists in knee surgery recovery with Shehla Rooney.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Tiffany Anton meets with Shehla Rooney, owner of GoKnee, and former physical therapist. They discuss what GoKnee is and how it assists in the knee surgery recovery process, the decisions that led to ... Read More »

The Chat With Dwight Henry: Meet Reverend Andrew Smith Pt 1

Get to know the life of Heavenly Host Lutheran Church’s Reverend Andrew Smith.  On today’s episode of The Chat…Dwight Henry meets with Reverend Andrew Smith, Pastor of Heavenly Host Lutheran in Cookeville. They discuss his early life and the role that faith played while growing up, how he discovered his call to ministry while living in Atlanta, GA, what ... Read More »

Local Matters With Bob Bell: Tennessee Tech University Director Of News And Communications

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Meet and get to know TTU’s new Director of News and Communications, Joe Fisher.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Bob Bell sits down with Joe Fisher, the relatively new Director of News and Communications at Tennessee Tech University. They discuss his background and what brought him to TTU, the start up experience ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Cookeville Planning

Cookeville Planning Director Jon Ward talks planning for growth in Cookeville. As Cookeville deals with growth in the coming years, its Planning Department will be on the front lines of trying to manage that growth. Getting the right kind of development in the right places in the community. Leading the efforts, Cookeville Planning Director Jon Ward. Today In The Upper ... Read More »

The Scene: Marcus Johnson & Custom Knife Making

Learn all about custom knife making with Cookeville knife maker Marcus Johnson.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville custom knife maker Marcus Johnson. They discuss how he got his start in knife making, how he goes about creating a new knife from start to finish, as well as how history inspires his work. Presented by ... Read More »

High School Playbook: White Co Defeats Cookeville 41-13 Friday Night

Livingston Academy’s Dale Flatt & players talk their game against York Institute  Every week on The High School Playbook, we break down high school games from around the Upper Cumberland. Jackson County Head Coach Sean Loftis discusses his team’s hard fought loss against Sequatchie County. White County’s Mark Fraiser talks his team’s impressive 41-13 victory over Cookeville. Livingston Academy ... Read More »

Local Matters With Sam Brooks: Cookeville High School Athletic Director

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Get to know the life of Cookeville High School Athletic Director Steve Robbins.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Sam Brooks meets with Steve Robbins, Athletic Director at Cookeville High School. They discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted CHS Athletics and where their program currently stands heading into the fall 2021 semester, what ... Read More »