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Hike to Recovery Sets Out to Encourage Physical Activity for Cancer Patients

The Hike to Recovery program helps cancer patients and survivors in the Upper Cumberland by providing free lead hikes. Tom Rally is the Cancer Center Manager at Cumberland Medical Center. “There is always a benefit to physical activity for them. It helps them deal with the side effects of the treatment. It helps them bounce back from treatments a lot quicker,” ... Read More »

Single Vehicle Accident Takes Life of Baxter Man

A single-vehicle accident took the life of a Baxter man. The accident took place at 4:22 PM yesterday, June 7. Morris D Carr, 56, was traveling on HWY 96 Dekalb County Northbound when he exited 100 yards to the right of the roadway. Carr’s red GMC Canyon truck then flipped onto its side. The passenger side compartment was pinned against a ... Read More »

Fire Crews Monitor E 6th Street Home Fire Scene

Putnam County fire crews are still on the scene of the E 6th Street residential fire. Cookeville Fire Cheif Dale Blair said the crew arrived on scene at 3:00 PM yesterday. “We could see smoke from City Hall when we rode out of there. And we had one transported to Cookeville regional for heat exhaustion,” Blair said. “But they are ... Read More »

Crews Battle Blaze At East 6th Street Home

The Cookeville Fire Department responded Thursday afternoon to a residential fire on East 6th Street. The Putnam County Fire Department has also responded to the scene. Officials with the county fire department said crews moved to a defensive attack due to deteriorating conditions inside the structure. Cookeville City Mayor Ricky Shelton confirmed the fire occurred at the home of former Tennessee ... Read More »

Monterey Seeks Estimate for LED Streetlights

Monterey city officials have requested Volunteer Electric to estimate the cost of the city switching to LED streetlights. The potential change comes after Mayor Bill Wiggins noticed the city’s current spending on streetlights. “Our power bill for streetlights got my attention some time back,” Wiggins said. “I discovered that we were paying a pretty fair amount of money for 349 ... Read More »

Area Honor Guards Receive Donations

Upper Cumberland residents helped out local veterans organizations when they rolled up their sleeves and donated blood prior to Memorial Day. The Battle of the Branches Blood Drive provided donations totaling $3,000 to Veteran’s Honor Guards in Fentress County, Overton County, and Putnam County. The donation will assist in efforts to provide services to veterans across the Upper Cumberland. “This ... Read More »

Cookeville Special Census May Not Happen

The Cookeville Planning Department recently submitted an offer for a special census to be conducted in the city. However, City Manager Mike Davidson said it’s unlikely to happen with the 2020 census only two years away. Planning Director James Mills said a special census would benefit the city by bringing in additional state shared revenue. However, census statistics may be ... Read More »

Livingston Officials React to Election Turnout

Lvingston’s voter turnout for Wendesday’s municipal election was not a major issue. This according to Overton County Administrator of Elections, Craig Story. “Historically, this election has had a smaller turnout,” Story said. “Traditionally, all we have on here are three aldermen slots that are open.” About one-third of registered voters in Livingston cast their votes Wednesday, choosing three new aldermen ... Read More »

Construction Set To Begin For Baxter’s NAPA Store

Construction will begin soon on Baxter’s NAPA Auto Parts store. Alderman Dustin Stanton said Wednesday that trucks have delivered the building materials for the store and the slab should be poured sometime this week. In July of last year, owners of the Cookeville NAPA store purchased property for the Baxter store on Fast Lane.   Read More »

Livingston Church Remains Optimistic After Election

A Livingston minister has an optimistic outlook after voters elected to pass the city’s liquor referendum Wednesday. Jonathan Ledbetter is the Minister of Livingston Church of Christ. “I’m obviously not happy about it passing,” Ledbetter said. “But I do hope that only positive things come from it. People obviously wanted it in and they voted it in.” Ledbetter said he ... Read More »