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Local Matters With Ben Rodgers: 2022 Cookeville Updates With Vice Mayor Laurin Wheaton

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Vice Mayor Laurin Wheaton discusses updates & improvements coming to Cookeville.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers meets with City of Cookeville Vice Mayor Laurin Wheaton. They discuss the recent survey that was sent out regarding bringing various aquatic facilities to Cookeville, updates on the new Cookeville Police Station currently being ... Read More »

High School Playbook: Livingston’s Coach Jimmy Miller Scores His 250th Coaching Win

Clay County sweeps Pickett County; Cookeville gets a big district win on the road  Every week on The High School Playbook, we break down high school games from around the Upper Cumberland. Cookeville Boys Head Coach Josh Heard discusses his team’s big 49-40 district win on the road against Wilson Central. Livingston Coach Jimmy Miller discusses his 250th coaching ... Read More »

The Chat With Glenn Jones: The City Of Baxter & The Baxter Depot Museum

Learn about the City of Baxter & the Baxter Depot Museum with Mayor John Martin.  On today’s episode of The Chat…Glenn Jones meets with City of Baxter Mayor John Martin. They discuss his history of being the Mayor of Baxter, what’s happening around Baxter currently, and the new businesses coming to the town, as well as the relationship that ... Read More »

Local Matters With Sam Brooks: Meet DD Tennant

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Get to know the life and school sports career of Cookeville native DD Tennant.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Sam Brooks talks with Cookeville native DD Tennant. They discuss his family, the value of learning to play multiple sports in school, the coaches that impacted him the most growing up, and an ... Read More »

The Chat With Dwight Henry: Full Gospel Assembly Church Pastor

Get to know Bobby Floyd, the Pastor of Full Gospel Assembly Church in Monterey.  On today’s episode of The Chat…Dwight Henry sits down with Bobby Floyd, Pastor of Full Gospel Assembly Church in Monterey. They discuss what his experience has been like pastoring for the same church for over 40 years, his struggles with alcohol over the years, and ... Read More »

Local Matters With Bob Bell: TTU School Of Interdisciplinary Studies

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Learn more about TTU’s School Of Interdisciplinary Studies with Dr. Steve Frye.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Bob Bell meets with Dr. Steve Frye, Professor of Education, and Director of the School Of Interdisciplinary Studies at Tennessee Tech University. They discuss what the School Of Interdisciplinary Studies is, their mission, how anyone ... Read More »

The Scene: Montana The Maker

Get to know more about Cookeville photographer and painter Montana the Maker.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Cookeville photographer and painter Montana the Maker. They discuss how she got started in photography and painting, the various artists and individuals who have influenced her work, as well as how the Upper Cumberland’s art community and culture ... Read More »

High School Playbook: Clay Co Lady Bulldogs Win For The 7th Time In 8 Games

DeKalb Co Boys Head Coach and players join live to discuss their season so far.  Every week on The High School Playbook, we break down high school games from around the Upper Cumberland. Clay County Lady Bulldogs Head Coach Matt Walker and players join us live to discuss their 7th win in 8 games with a 49-36 win over ... Read More »

Local Matters With Ben Rodgers: Putnam County Updates Heading Into 2022

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Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter discusses new county updates heading into 2022.  Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers talks with Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter. They discuss good news surrounding the sale of the Shoney’s Hill property in Cookeville, ARP funds coming to the county, and the water projects that the ... Read More »