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Clay County Teachers Reaching Out To Students

Clay County teachers are reaching out to students across the county to make sure they are well and to show them they are missed. School Director Matt Eldridge said school staff wants to ensure students are taken care of academically and physically. “We’re going to take care of them academically and even work physically with them to do lessons on ... Read More »

Korth: CRMC Deals With Serious Illnesses Daily

Cookeville Regional CEO Paul Korth said the facility stands ready to take care of COVID-19 cases when more occur. The first patient diagnosed with the virus remains at the hospital after a Wednesday diagnosis. A staff member, who stopped working before the patient arrived, also remains quarantined with the illness at home. “This is not any different than many other ... Read More »

Important Weekend For Tornado Volunteers

Volunteers will get back to work Saturday in Putnam County’s Highway 70 corridor. And your help may be more needed than ever. “In the beginning, we had more volunteers than we had work for them to do in that moment,” Putnam County Emergency Services’ Brandon Smith said. Smith said many families wanted some extra time to search through debris on ... Read More »

KY Governor Urges Residents Not To Visit Tennessee

Kentucky’s governor urged residents to end unnecessary travel to Tennessee. Governor Andy Beshear said residents should not travel to Tennessee to take advantage of services closed in Kentucky. Thursday, Beshear closed all non-essential services. “If you ultimately go down, over that border, and go to a restaurant or something that’s not open in Kentucky, what you do is you bring ... Read More »

Cookeville Artist Leaves Paintings In Park For Residents

A Cookeville artist tried to bring some color into what has been a grey world the last four weeks. She left some of her paintings in Dogwood Park for anyone to come pick them up. Artist Nancy Donadio said this was the first time she’s done something like this. “I love painting, I mean it’s what I do it’s who ... Read More »

Tech Bandwidth Expanded; Preparing For Monday

IT professionals at Tennessee Tech provided some 180 laptops to faculty and staff this week to begin the process of online classes Monday. “ITS has worked with all departments on campus to assist in making sure the resources to transform face-to-face classes and the daily work of the university available to the faculty, staff, and students can continue with the ... Read More »

Smith County Reports First COVID-19 Case

A total of 25 coronavirus cases across the Upper Cumberland reported Friday, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. The first case reported in Smith County Friday. The total includes 13 cases in Putnam County, 6 in Cumberland, 3 in Dekalb, and one each in Overton, Smith, and White Counties. Statewide, the number of cases grew to 1,203, an increase ... Read More »

First CRMC Patient With Coronavirus

Cookeville Regional Medical Center reports its first hospitalized patient with COVID-19. The patient entered the hospital Wednesday and has been on isolation with symptoms since. Care providers for the patient have been following all CDC guidelines to limit the spread of the virus. A CRMC staffer also tested positive for the coronavirus. That person last worked March 23. The staff ... Read More »

Overton Co Election Commission to Approve Candidates

The Overton County Election Commission met Thursday to approve candidates for Livingston’s June 3 election. Overton County Administrator of Elections Craig Story said that the names on the ballot will be light. “For mayor, we have Curtis Hayes,” Story said. “He’s the incumbent, and he is the only candidate that qualified. We have three alderman seats that are up for ... Read More »

Rain Washes Out Part Of Dale Hollow Dam Road

Celina’s Dale Hollow Dam Road has been closed because of a roadside slide. The road closed Thursday after heavy rains washed out a section of the roadway. Repairs and stabilization will take until April 9. The US Army Corps of Engineers closed the road from Walker Ridge Road and Will Terry Road on the southside of the dam. Pedestrians and ... Read More »