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Upper Cumberland Still Needs TN Promise Mentors

A majority of school systems in the Upper Cumberland are still in need of TN Promise mentors. Ben Sterling is the Director of Outreach with TN Achieves. He said the organization is still on-track despite the increased urgency to reach its goal. “This will be our fifth cohort of mentors statewide. So, we have got it down to, you could ... Read More »

Baxter Prepared for Fall Festival Saturday

The Baxter community is preparing for a large turnout during Saturday’s Harvest Festival. Mayor John Martin said the event has drawn the attention of over 500 visitors as they prepare to visit the area via train. “There will be plenty of food, a lot of activities, a lot of good music, and there’s really been a lot of good work ... Read More »

Happy Trails Brewing Company Opens Saturday

Happy Trails Brewing Company will hold its grand opening Saturday. Jessica Upchurch is the owner and head brewer of Happy Trails Brewing Company. She said when folks visit the new taproom they will notice a connection with Tennessee State Parks. “We’ve worked with the state parks and we’ve worked out a deal where we can use some of the local ... Read More »

Byrdstown Woman Injured In Highway 325 Crash

A Byrdstown woman suffered injuries Friday morning when her car crashed into a creek. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said 45-year-old Angela Thompson had to be extricated from her 2012 Dodge Caravan and transported to Livingston Regional Medical Center for treatment. According to the crash report, Thompson was traveling East on Highway 325 when her vehicle exited the left side of ... Read More »

Paris Winery Opens New Location in Cookeville

Paris Winery has opened a new primary location in Cookeville after 10 years in West Tennessee. Ruggero ‘Roger’ Ciarrocchi is the Cookeville winemaker and store owner at the new Paris Winery location. He and his wife began looking at downsizing their company and moving to the Upper Cumberland about five years ago. “Being that I’m getting older, we were looking ... Read More »

High School Playbook: Football Week 11 Breakdown

Let’s talk Friday night Football Games starting with Sequatchie vs Upperman. Every week on The High School Playbook, we break down high school games from around the Upper Cumberland and talk to the coaches and players that play them. The Upperman Bees take on The Sequatchie County Indians. This Thursday, we take a look at Week 11 Football Action. Get ... Read More »

TTU Faculty Poll Reveals “Anxiety” Towards Trustees, Administration

Tennessee Tech Student Government members voice their concerns and experiences with the school's administrative decisions (File Photo)

A recent survey of Tennessee Tech professors reveals what one faculty member calls “anxiety” towards the school’s administration and Board of Trustees. Professor Dan Allcott is the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Chapter President at TTU. He said he survey, which garnered 137 responses, indicates that faculty are uneasy with the school’s administration. “There is a level of anxiety ... Read More »

Crossville Man Wanted for Agg. Assault with Pistol

Authorities are investigating an aggravated assault that took place in Crossville Wednesday involving a pistol. A suspect has not been identified.

A Crossville man is being sought in connection with an aggravated assault Wednesday afternoon. A resident reported a man was arguing with his girlfriend in a vehicle nearby. The resident reported that the man pointed a pistol at her when she checked to see what was going on. The man then reportedly pointed the pistol at the resident a second ... Read More »

Sparta Hosting Drug Take Back Event Saturday

People taking part in Saturday’s National Drug Take-Back Day will be helping to keep the environment clean and the public safe. The annual event provides an opportunity for residents to get rid of used or unwanted medications. Sparta Police Chief Jeff Guth said one reason people should take part is so they don’t become an accidental drug dealer. “By people ... Read More »

Cookeville Chosen to Host 2019 NSS Convention

The National Speleological Society has chosen Cookeville to be the host of its 2019 national conference (Submission/Photo: Chris Sutherland)

The National Speleological Society announced Cookeville as the host of its 2019 conference Thursday. In a press release, 2019 Conference Chairman Maureen Handler said Cookeville was chosen due to its close proximity to several cave systems in the region. “Cookeville offers all of the facilities needed to host up to 1,500 cavers for the week of convention. The wonderful small ... Read More »