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Local Matters With Ben Rodgers: Meet Dekalb Co. Commissioner Susannah Cripps

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Susannah talks about getting into county government after filling a vacant seat.  On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers sits down with Dekalb County Commissioner Susannah Cripps. They look at there was any kind of public service that Susannah had been apart of before becoming joining the county commission, biggest concern and influencer that was apart of her decision process in ... Read More »

Local Matters With Tiffany Anton: Cookeville Entrepreneurs Cigi & Michael England

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Cigi & Michael discuss all of the hands they have in Cookeville’s business scene On today’s Local Matters…Tiffany Anton visits with Cigi & Michael England, a big piece of Cookeville’s business landscape. They talk about Michael’s transition from an everyday, management job to managing the Exceptional Bean, the motivation to take on CS Candles which is formerly Libby’s Candles, and ... Read More »

Local Matters With Bob Bell: Meet Algood Middle School Music Teacher Emma Choate

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Emma talks about her background in music and the ways she helps her students. On today’s Local Matters…Bob Bell talks to Algood Middle School Music teacher Emma Choate. The two discuss Emma highlights her dad who also has an in-depth music background and where she credits her love for music to, helping students through several different performance stages, and the ... Read More »

Local Matters With Caroline Moore: Meet Writer and Musician Andrew Buckner

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Andrew discusses his life as a musician and his role with Cookeville Lifestyle. On today’s Local Matters…Caroline Moore visits with Putnam County musician and writer, Andrew Buckner. The two look at when he started to getting into music, the difference between an EP and an album, and his new role as Editor In Chief for Cookeville Lifestyle Magazine. Listen to ... Read More »

Local Matters With Ben Rodgers: Meet John Walden and Dr. Herb Byrd III

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Jon & Herb talk about the County Technical Assistance Service & what they do. On today’s Local Matters…Ben Rodgers visits with Jon Walden, Executive Director for CTAS, and Dr. Herb Byrd III, the Vice President for the Institute of Public Service. The three discuss how Jon felt when he realized the job was more of a “call to service” in ... Read More »

Local Matters With Sam Brooks: Jackson County Volleyball’s Lucas Martin

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Lucas talks about his new role as head coach and being a guidance counselor. On today’s Local Matters…Sam Brooks sits down with Lucas Brown, the new head volleyball coach at Jackson County High School. The two discuss the opportunity to transition from Cookeville to Jackson County, how Lucas decided he wanted to go into the counseling side of education, and ... Read More »