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TN Tech Impressed with TBOE’s Prep Report Card

Tennessee Tech improved in all three three categories within the State Board of Education's 2018 Educator Preparation Report Card. (File Photo)

The Tennessee State Board of Education (BOE) reports Tennessee Tech has improved its overall performance in producing quality teachers. That according to the BOE’s 2018 Educator Preparation Report Card. Tennessee Tech President Phil Oldham said he was pleased when he first saw that all three categories had improved from the previous year. “We’ve always believed that we produce outstanding teachers, ... Read More »

Select Homes Receiving Repairs In Jackson County

Jackson County will use a $500,000 grant to repair homes for at least five families this year. Randy Heady is the Mayor of Jackson County. “These are people that don’t have the income to do the fixing of their homes,” Heady said. “They might need windows, floors, cabinets or new doors and sometimes they get a new house.” Heady said ... Read More »

Algood to Discuss Possible Farmer’s Market Project

Algood will begin discussing options regarding construction of the farmer’s market. City Manager Keith Morrison said a citizen, Bryan Henry, offered his services to the city. “There was a gentleman come in, he’s not here tonight, who is doing some construction outside city hall,” Morrison said. “[He] found out we weren’t doing the farmer’s market. He is a contractor. He said ‘I’ll ... Read More »

Meteorologist Predicts Up To Nine Inches Of Rain

The Upper Cumberland could see up to nine inches of rainfall over the next six days. Meteorologist Rob Carolan said four separate weather systems will move through the Upper Cumberland between now and Sunday evening. “We’ve already had between five and nine inches of rain over the state so far for the month and we may see another five to ... Read More »

THP Encouraging Safe Driving During Heavy Rainfall

The Tennessee Highway Patrol encourages citizens to stay safe while driving during heavy rainfall (File Photo)

The Tennessee Highway Patrol wants drivers to use caution while driving as the Upper Cumberland braces for more heavy rainfall. Cookeville Lieutenant Jimmy Neal said hydroplaning is a major concern while driving through standing water. “What happens is the vehicle just rides on top of the water and you lose all control. You are at complete mercy of wherever the ... Read More »

White Co. Resource Fair Offers Food for Those in Need

The Tennessee Department of Human Services will host a special resource fair Tuesday to provide food for those in need. Department Press Secretary Sky Arnold said the department has partnered with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to give food to area residents. “Our thought on this is, there’s a couple different reasons why we’re doing this. One ... Read More »

Fugitive Arrested In DeKalb County Sunday Night

DeKalb County authorities arrested a man Sunday night after he led officers on a pursuit before crashing his vehicle and fleeing the crash scene with his 10-year-old son. Sheriff Patrick Ray said officers located 34-year-old George Forrest Brown inside a lake home on Happy Trails Lane. Ray said Brown broke into the unoccupied home after fleeing the scene of a ... Read More »

Gordonsville Man Killed In Sunday Night Crash

A single vehicle crash claimed the life of a Gordonsville man Sunday night. The crash happened on State Highway 141 in Smith County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has identified the deceased as 85-year-old Calvin H. Jackson. A crash report said Jackson was driving a 2000 Ford F 150 northbound when the vehicle went off the right side of the roadway. ... Read More »

Christian Academy Receives Call from White House

Thousands of letters reach the White House daily, but few people receive direct phone calls from the Vice President’s secretary. Christian Academy of the Cumberlands Principal Darci Bernabei said she felt elated to hear the voicemail about an invitation she sent to the White House. “Alani that works in his office had left a message on the answering machine. He ... Read More »

Baxter Clinic Striving For Quality Care Despite Maintenance Needs

Officials at the Baxter Medical Clinic are continuing their efforts to provide quality care despite maintenance needs at the facility. Practice Director Rick Bouchard said employees at the clinic are still meeting the needs of the patients despite the issues. “We’re working around them. We’ve got some heating problems and some roofing problems. We’ve had them for awhile and we ... Read More »