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Clay County Man Charged With Theft From Bank

26-year-old Brett White, of Celina, was arrested Wednesday after allegedly stealing from a Clay County bank in March (Photo: TBI)

Authorities arrested a Clay County man Wednesday for stealing money from a Celina bank. 26-year-old Brett White faces one count of theft over $10,000. The TBI says White was an employee at the bank when officials discovered the theft on March 1st. The office of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway investigated the reported theft. Read More »

Vets Warning Horse Owners About Equine Amenia

Tennessee officials are warning of a potentially-fatal horse disease known as equine infectious anemia (EIA) that has affected at least four horses this year (Stock Photo)

Tennessee state officials are warning about a disease in horses known as equine infectious anemia (EIA). Interim State Veterinarian Dr. Doug Balthaser said the illness stems from bloodborne parasites, causing fevers and could ultimately lead to death. “There can be an acute phase when they get real anemic… and the horse could die,” Balthaser. “It’d be like if you’ve ever ... Read More »

Viola Receives New Fire Truck Through CDBG Funding

Viola Fire Chief Jim Davenport (left) and Mayor William Ramsey (right) are presented a grant check and the town's new 1,800 gallon pumper tanker (Photo: UCDD)

The small town of Viola has received a new fire truck thanks to a community development block grant (CDBG). Mayor William Ramsey said the new truck will greatly improve the community’s fire coverage. “It allows us to keep two engines right in Viola, and we also have an area outside of where we have another fire station,” Ramsey said. “It ... Read More »

Van Buren County Receives Diabetes Grant Funding

Van Buren County will receive Project Diabetes grant funding through the Tennessee Department of Health. County Mayor Greg Wilson said the county hopes to install new playground equipment at each of the county’s community centers. “We’ve now placed walking tracks at every community center throughout the county, so in the middle of those we’re going to put playground equipment for ... Read More »

Early Learning Champion Provides “Exceptional” Teaching

The integration of education and technology sets Prescott South Elementary teacher Natalie Beach apart. PBS has recognized Beach and sixteen other educators from across the nation as PBS Early Learning Champions. Cindy Putman is the Ready to Learn Project Manager at PBS affiliate WCTE. “The Early Learning Champion is someone that has just been so influential in the lives of ... Read More »

Tennessee Tech Considering Dixie Avenue Improvements

Tennessee Tech University hopes to improve traffic on North Dixie Avenue by decreasing the roadway to two lanes. Cookeville City Planning Director James Mills said the proposal comes from the university’s Campus Master Plan. “Well, it will be a big benefit to the university, in particular, the students. Right they are having difficulty in controlling where students cross,” Mills said. ... Read More »

Physical, Emotional Well-Being Affects Mental Health

When looking at mental well-being, many mental health professionals attempt to assess the whole person. Anne Loubier is a Licensed Professional Counselor at Infinite Possibilities Counseling. “The whole person means actually taking into account your emotional well being, your physical well-being, and your mental well-being,” Loubier said. “And working on all three of those principles as far as self-care whether ... Read More »

MyRideTN Expanding To Cumberland County

MyRide TN Upper Cumberland will expand into Cumberland County later this summer (Photo: MyRide TN Upper Cumberland)

MyRideTN will expand to Cumberland County this summer following a successful launch in Putnam County. Program Coordinator Carey Davenport said the transportation program allows seniors to have more freedom. “It allows us to obtain volunteers to help out older adults who are 60 or above, who choose to no longer drive or no longer have the ability to drive anymore,” ... Read More »

Tennessee Central Railway No Longer Visiting Monterey

The Tennessee Central Railway will no longer make bi-annual stops in Monterey. City Culture Administrator Julie Bohannon said the announcement should come as no surprise. “The train has been delayed through Cookeville for a couple of years now with slow orders for a couple of years now, and they have decided it is too long of a trip for the ... Read More »

Crossville-Cumberland Chamber Names Rutherford Interim CEO

The Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce has named David Rutherford as their interim president and CEO. Rutherford said he will look to continue several of the Chamber’s current and previous efforts in growing the local economy. “We’re going to continue to the work that has been going on as far as industry recruitment. We have a good staff that can ... Read More »