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Livingston Academy Stadium Remodel Not Happening In 2019

Renovation plans for Livingston Academy’s football stadium will have to wait another year. Overton County Director of Schools Mark Winningham said district officials are still trying to find the best way to approach the project. “There’s no way we can have it ready for the upcoming season, we do know that,” Winningham said. “There are so many things involved. You’ve ... Read More »

CRMC Accepting Bids For Cumberland River Hospital

Cookeville Regional Medical Center is accepting bids for the former Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. CRMC CEO Paul Korth told Cookeville City Council last month that the organization plans to sell all of its Celina assets as a single package. “I think our first step is going to be that we will package everything – the land, the building, the ... Read More »

Vol-State Students To Demonstrate Skills Nationally

Multiple Upper Cumberland Vol-State students will compete in the National SkillsUSA competition in June. According to a press release, the students showed off their job skills at the statewide SkillsUSA competition in Chattanooga.  Volunteer State Community College students scored top honors in four categories while placing in several others.  The competition allows students to meet future employers and demonstrate professional ... Read More »

TTU Officially Welcomes Pelphrey To Campus

Tennessee Tech officially welcomed new men’s head basketball coach John Pelphrey to campus during a Friday press conference. Pelphrey thanked both Athletic Director Mark Wilson and University Phil Oldham for their support during the process. “I’m just really appreciative. For me, first and foremost, that the most important thing is who I work for,” Pelphrey said. “We were looking for ... Read More »

UCRA Named 2019 Governing Body of the Year

The Tennessee Aviation Association has named the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport (UCRA) as its 2019 Governing Body of the Year. Airport Manager Dean Selby said the airport being operated by four governing bodies allows them to be successful. “People just don’t believe me at first when I tell them we’re operated by four different entities,” Selby said. “Other airports are ... Read More »

Computer Outage Affecting Blood Assurance

A computer outage is causing issues with scheduling appointments at Blood Assurance. Cookeville Blood Assurance Account Manager Trudy Cody said the outage has prevented appointments from being made online and over the phone, but locations are still open and accepting blood. Phone lines are also down, but hospitals are calling cell phones to place stat orders. Cody said the organization ... Read More »

New Building Plan Would Address Overton School Needs

A new comprehensive building plan would help address several needs within the Overton County School system. Director of Schools Mark Winningham said concerns vary from school to school. “Each school kind of has its own individual concerns that need to be addressed,” Winningham said. “In some cases, it may be roofing, it may be issues with the flooring or structural ... Read More »

Driver Airlifted Following Crash In Baxter

One person suffered injuries during a crash at Highway 56 and the Interstate 40 off-ramp Friday. Baxter Police Chief Danny Holmes said crews responded to the crash at 9:45 a.m. “There was a car traveling South on Highway 56 and a tractor-trailer truck was coming off the ramp,” Holmes said. “He lost all of his brakes and plowed right into ... Read More »

Baxter Aldermen Vote To De-Annex Elmore Town Bridge

Baxter’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen have voted to de-annex the Elmore Town Bridge following a special-called meeting Thursday. Mayor John Martin said Putnam County officials had approached the city about taking over the property to possibly repair the bridge. “They approached us and said they want to expedite this because there’s 72 homes in the county, and there’s only ... Read More »

Smithville Man Charged With Second DUI

A Smithville man will answer to his second DUI charge during an April 25th court appearance. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office arrested 37-year-old Ricardo Carabeo on Sunday for allegedly driving drunk with two small children inside his car. Deputies conducted a traffic stop after observing Carabeo’s vehicle failing to maintain its lane of travel. Arrest warrants indicate Carabeo had a ... Read More »