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Slight Increases In Monday COVID-19 Report

Monday’s COVID-19 total stands at 104 cases according to the Tennessee Department Of Health. Only slight changes across our Upper Cumberland listening area including 55 cases in Putnam County and 26 in Cumberland County. Dekalb County reports seven cases. Pickett and Van Buren Counties stand as two of just seven counties across the region without a confirmed case. Among other ... Read More »

City of Algood Working on Budget Priorities

The City of Algood is working on prioritizing the city’s needs as the budget season gets underway. City Administrator Keith Morrison said that there are a number of priorities the city is focusing on, but the biggest concern could benefit public safety. “We’re in the need for a new fire engine,” Morrison said. “Our Engine One has some time on it, ... Read More »

Community Sunrise Service To Air Sunday

Lite Rock 95.9 and 106-9 Kicks Country will join with local pastors to present a Live Easter Sunrise Service Sunday morning. “With the COVID-19 outbreak, there’s just not the opportunity to join together as we normally would,” Operations Manager Marcia Lee said. “However, we hope this can provide a little bit of normalcy on Easter Sunday.” The broadcast will air ... Read More »

New Hotline Opens For Families Needing Assistance

A New hotline opened Monday to give families a place to check on emergency cash assistance through the Tennessee Department of Human Services. Applicants can call (833) 496-0661 to check on their status. The COVID-19 emergency cash assistance program is funded by the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and provides two monthly cash payments to approved families depending on ... Read More »

Two Crossville Domestic Incidents Over Weekend

Two domestic assault cases in Crossville this weekend led to two arrests. Police arrested Tony Dewayne Smith, age 35 of Rockwood, Sunday night after he allegedly hit his girlfriend with a phone or other object. When police responded they found the victim with blood on her face just above the ear. Smith did not want to tell officers what has ... Read More »

Van Buren County Prepares For Student Absence

The Van Buren County School System returns to school Monday in the virtual way. School Director Cheryl Cole said internet classes on Google Classroom and Zoom are being prepared. “It’s just totally different than what we’re used to. We’d like to go back to what we consider the norm and being in school and things. It’s just a challenge of ... Read More »

Gun Sales Increasing In The Upper Cumberland

Some Upper Cumberland gun stores have seen sales steadily increased since COVID-19 began. Outdoor Junction’s Steve Carter said sales have at least doubled in the last month. “[It’s] for protection,” Carter said. “Any time there is a fear, an unknown, out there-nobody living right now has ever been through anything like we’re facing. Nobody knows what to expect. We have ... Read More »

No One Has Claimed The $9 Million Cannon Co. Ticket

No one has claimed the lucky Lotto America winning ticket sold in Cannon County last week. Tennessee Lottery officials said the $9.01 million ticket was sold at Woodbury’s Blue Wing Market. The player matched five of five numbers and the Star Ball in the April 1 drawing. The winner can call (615) 324-6688 to make an appointment. The four claim ... Read More »

Past Due Property Taxes Increases Interest

If you have overdue property taxes, interest rates will increase up to five percent each month. Overton County Trustee Peggy Smith said there’s less than 2% who hasn’t paid yet on the Overton tax books. “We’re still getting a lot of phone calls, we have a lot of people calling,” Smith said. “A lot of people has been great, they’ve ... Read More »

Store Shelves Remain Empty In Spots

Some Upper Cumberland grocery stores seem to have an advantage over national stores. Livingston’s Jerry’s IGA manager Tony Bilbrey said there’s more ordering variety to replenish the shelves. “Us being an independent grocery store, we’re not restricted to just one warehouse so we’ve been buying from second, third, and fourth suppliers that we have relationships with,” Bilbrey said. “We’ve been ... Read More »