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Speakers For LA Alumni Association Dinner Announced

The speakers for the Livingston Academy Alumni Association Dinner are official. The same three speakers planned for last year’s cancelled event are headlining. Jonathan Maynard of the class 2005, a Dolly Stampede performer at Pigeon Forge, Dr. William Todd class of 1999 who specializes in infectious disease at Byrdstown Medical Center and class of 1961’s Mike McCulley, a retired astronaut. ... Read More »

White Co. BOE Considering Business Pitch For Central View School

The White County Board of Education was approached by two businessmen expressing interest in using the school system’s vacant Central View Elementary School. Dean Teasley and Emmet Bear came to the board Thursday wanting to host a gun show at the building. Chairman Jayson McDonald said he is interested in the proposition. “I would be open to anything at this ... Read More »

Cookeville BZA Approves Breen Lane Bed And Breakfast

A new bed and breakfast is coming to Cookeville after the Board of Zoning Appeals approved the special request Thursday. Planning Director Jon Ward said the property at 140 Breen Lane meet the required conditions. “The city had received an application for a special exception to allow a bed and breakfast home in a single family zoning district,” Ward said. ... Read More »

Cumberland Mayor Commends Residents, Employees For Tornado Response

Cumberland County Mayor Allen Foster said he did not know what to expect when he arrived at Pleasant Hill Elementary. Foster said it turned out to be a blessing that his county narrowly escaped tornado damage that could have been much worse. Foster said moments like this create pride in the way Cumberland County responds in an emergency. “Their SRO ... Read More »

NWS Saw No Signs Of Tornadoes From Cumberland Co. Storm

There was no indications of a tornado spawning in Cumberland County Thursday until it was already formed. That is according to National Weather Service Forecaster Sam Shamburger. Shamburger said the weak storm just decided to wrap up and created the EF-0 tornado in the Pleasant Hill area. “It had been going on for about an hour prior to reaching Cumberland ... Read More »

Pleasant Hill Community Center Hit Hardest By Thursday Tornado

Emergency crews spent Friday assessing the aftermath of Thursday’s EF-0 tornado. EMA Director Travis Cole said the Pleasant Hill Community Church’s Community Center suffered the most damage. “It is directly across the road from the elementary school, which put it in the direct path of the tornado,” Cole said. “The church itself was minor damage. They have a Pleasant Hill ... Read More »

Clarkrange Convenience Center Set To Open In June

Fentress County will move into the design phase of the new Clarkrange Convenience Center. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said an engineer will begin creating the layout process and then put the project out to bid. Johnson said it will be an under one mile move to new location on Old Highway 28. “Hopefully, our deadline is by the end of ... Read More »

TTU’s Marc. L. Burnett Student Fitness Center Officially Opens

Tennessee Tech’s Marc L. Burnett Student Recreation and Fitness Center has official opened after Friday’s ribbon cutting. The three-level 165,000 square foot building has been open for the past year, but due to COVID, the ribbon cutting was postponed to allow attendance. Students, faculty and friends and family of Marc Burnett attended the celebration. Burnett said everything he has done ... Read More »

Cumberland Residents Asked To Reach Out About Tornado Damage

Damage assessments from the tornado in Cumberland County will begin Friday. Any residents in Cumberland County who suffered damage to their home or property is being asked to contact the Crossville-Cumberland County EMA Office. That number to call is (931) 484-7016. If residents do not get an answer, they are being asked to leave a voicemail or send a direct ... Read More »

Lane Closures Scheduled for I-40 in Cumberland County

There will be night time lane closures in Cumberland County on I-40 for bridge repair. This is for bridges over Highway 70 at mile marker 328.5. The work is scheduled to cause lane closures Sunday through Wednesday for milling and paving on both eastbound and westbound lanes. At this time there is a lane shift on eastbound I-40 near mile ... Read More »