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Fiscal Review To Consider Specialist For Justice Center

The Upper Cumberland Family Justice Center wants to add a Coordinated Community Response Specialist to its ranks. Justice Center Director Amy Stockwell said the position will assist individuals who use many different resources available through local government. The Upper Cumberland Family Justice Center brings together resources from multiple agencies to serve the victims of abuse. The Putnam County Fiscal Review ... Read More »

Local Teachers Have Chance To Win Wish

Know an exceptional teacher? In appreciation of local teachers, Cookeville Chik-fil-A will honor one educator with their Teacher Appreciation Wish List Giveaway. From March through April, Chik-fil-A will use a percentage of catering sales toward purchasing a teacher’s wish list. Megan Bottoms directs catering at Chik-fil-A. “We are hoping to surprise and delight and maybe go Facebook live with a ... Read More »

Several Hours Of Snow Possible Overnight

Forecasters said three to four hours of accumulating snow are possible early Monday morning. But as with most snow forecasts, stay tuned. An upper level low pressure system expected to move across the southern counties of Tennessee this afternoon and evening. It will bring rain Sunday afternoon. Temperatures, however, will begin cooling as the low passes, setting up the chance ... Read More »

State Champions Return To Town With Hundreds

A Sheriffs Department escort and thousands of fans welcomed the Upperman Lady Bees back to Baxter Saturday night. “Let’s Go Upperman,” the crowd chanted in unison as the buses rolled into the high school parking lot around 9:30pm. Just two hours earlier, the Bees defeated Macon County 64-62 in overtime to win a second consecutive championship. The team hoisted the ... Read More »

Lady Bees Claim State Title In Overtime

Akira Levy’s layup with :01 second remaining in overtime gave the Upperman Lady Bees a 64-62 win over Macon County and a second consecutive state title. Levy started the game slow picking up two fouls in the first four minutes of action. But she finished with 31 points and 11 rebounds, capturing the MVP Award. The Bees finish the season ... Read More »

We Remember: Friday, March 9 Obituaries

Here are the latest obituaries and notices as provided by the funeral homes serving Cookeville, Baxter, Monterey, Sparta, Gainesboro and Livingston. News Talk 94.1/AM 1600 brings you the daily obituaries each morning, Monday through Saturday, at 7:25am, during The Upper Cumberland This Morning and afternoons at 5:25pm during The Upper Cumberland At 5. Local news, weather and sports on your way ... Read More »

Set Clocks Back And Check Detector Saturday

When you spring forward Saturday night, be sure to check your smoke detector. That’s the advice of Putnam County Fire Chief Tom Brown. “The time change is just a benchmark that reminds me,” Brown said. “And the batteries need to be replaced, not just check that smoke detector. They need to physically replace the batteries whether they’re good or bad.” ... Read More »

Dekalb County Mother Asks For Help Finding Daughter

Dekalb County Resident Darlene Grisham hopes parents across the Upper Cumberland can help her find her missing daughter. 16-year-old Hannah Marie Grisham disappeared from her Liberty home February 11. Law enforcement believe Grisham ran away. “Every lead that we have had has come up dead,” Darlene Grisham said. “They have looked at her Facebook pages, her little Snapchat pages, everything. ... Read More »

Putnam County Gets Project Information From T-DOT

Putnam County leaders learned this week how they might move some road improvements across the county up the T-DOT priority list. Members of the countywide transportation committee met with T-DOT officials Wednesday. Cookeville City Manager Mike Davidson said the meeting produced some good information on smaller projects under $1 million. “Some of the projects we’ve talked about they thought might ... Read More »

ALERT: Crossville Police Searching For Bail Escapee

Crossville Police searching Friday afternoon for a 25-year old man who escaped from a bail bond recovery agent. Police described Joshua Dirscherl as tall and thin, short dark hair, wearing glasses, black hoodie and blue jeans. His hands were handcuffed when he ran off around Noon Friday. Dirscherl last seen in the area of Woodmere Mall. With outstanding warrants for ... Read More »