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Health Entity Partnership Help Respiratory Patients Get More Care

Encore Health in Livingston partnering with Jamestown’s Buckeye Home Medical to manage and navigate care for respiratory patients. Encore Health CEO Zach Gantt said the partnership allows Encore to provide telehealth services to patients who use Buckeye as their equipment provider. “Traditionally in a model where it’s really centered around the equipment provided by the company, we’re focused on how ... Read More »

Putnam BOE Request Would Fund The Remainder Of Park View School

The Putnam County School Board’s request for an additional $16 million dollars would totally complete the Park View School project. Director of Schools Corby King said the money would build the upper grade wing of the school as well as athletic fields and an auditorium. King said the school board is requesting the funding now to avoid additional costs after ... Read More »

Van Buren Schools Named An “Exemplary” District In State Report Card

High graduation rates and low absenteeism led to the Van Buren County School System being named an “exemplary” district. The state released its annual report card on school systems Monday in an effort to understand how school districts serve students. Director of Schools Cheryl Cope said she credits the success to teachers and students buying into learning. “The past two ... Read More »

Jackson Co Friends Of The Animals Fixed Over 200 Animals This Year

Pet homelessness is a known issue in the Upper Cumberland, and there are some local efforts fighting through prevention. The Jackson County Friends of the Animals has spayed or neutered over 200 animals in the past years. President Julie Jacobson said the organization’s biggest need is awareness as to why fixing your pet is important. “We consider spay and neuter ... Read More »

Weather Forecast Moves TTU’s Lighting The Quad To Thursday

Tennessee Tech’s Lighting the Quad event has been postponed to Thursday due to rain. It was originally scheduled for Tuesday. Chief Communication Officer Karen Lykins said even though it will be on a different day, the same festivities will take place. “The historic quad has always been a place where people want to gather,” Lykins said. “It is where people ... Read More »

PCSO Finds Missing Juvenile Tuesday

Putnam County Sheriff’s Office found a missing 17-year-old Landon Flatt Tuesday afternoon. PIO Austen Pevehouse said Flatt was reported missing on Saturday, November 26th by his parents. Pevehouse said Flatt was last seen leaving his parents’ home on Oak Lane wearing a black NASA hoodie and ripped jeans. “He is known to frequent around the Walmart on Jefferson, the Walgreens ... Read More »

Buck Mountain Road Rezoning Passes Cookeville Planning Commission

The Cookeville Planning Commission approved rezoning a 25 acre parcel along Buck Mountain Road to allow denser residential developments Monday. The property at 2730 Buck Mountain Road can now be used for single-family detached dwellings.  The minimum lot size set at 10,000 square feet as long as wastewater services are available. Chair Jim Woodford said the rezoning was appropriate considering ... Read More »

State Releases Annual Education Report Card

The State Department of Education released its annual report card on education Monday, an effort to understand how school districts are serving students. Van Buren County Schools one of 15 systems in the state to receive the top ranking of “exemplary.” Fentress, Pickett and White Counties all received “advancing” rankings. The rest of the Upper Cumberland School Systems ranked as ... Read More »

TTU Eyeing Weather For Tuesday’s Lighting The Quad Event

Tennessee Tech officials watching Tuesday’s forecast to make a final call on its Lighting the Quad event. The annual Christmas decoration lighting on campus is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Chief Communication Officer Karen Lykins said the university should know at midday if the event will take place. Updates will be posted on the university’s homepage as information becomes available. The ... Read More »

Jackson Co. Middle School Lockdown Monday After Weapon Found In School

Jackson County Middle School was in lockdown for several hours Monday after a report of a student bringing a loaded gun to school. Director of Schools Kristy Brown said the suspicion was reported to a teacher, and the situation was swiftly handled by the school’s Student Resource Officer. “And the firearm was confiscated and the student was removed from the ... Read More »