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Cumberland County Raising Pay In Budget To Stay Competitive

Cumberland County’s budget includes an increase in employee pay across the board to stay competitive in the region. Mayor Allen Foster said a six percent raise is included and certified sheriff’s deputy pay is up to $39,000. Foster said residents deserve a county willing to compete for the best candidates in all positions. “We’re like everywhere else, we’ve lost employees ... Read More »

Gilbert Approved As Cumberland Property Assessor

Cumberland County Commissioners approved Sandy Gilbert as the county’s new property assessor Monday night. Gilbert replaces Lori Lowe Powell who passed away this spring. Gilbert received 12 of 17 votes for the position. She will serve the next year until an election can be held in 2022 to fill the final two years of Powell’s term. Gilbert one of 13 ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Community Leaders On Father’s Day This Sunday

It’s a day for bad ties, smelly after-shave, and celebrating paternal figures in our lives: Father’s Day. Father’s Day was founded in Spokane, Washington in 1910. Sonora Dodd was inspired by the creation of Mother’s Day, and wanted a day to also honor fathers. After growing in popularity through the years, Congress passed an act officially making it a national ... Read More »

291 Cases Come Off Putnam COVID Tally

291 cases came off the Putnam County’s active COVID case tally Thursday afternoon. The State Department of Health discovered multiple issues with the COVID data. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter and Cumberland County Mayor Allen Foster both have spent time in recent days on conference calls with state officials trying to get a more accurate count of data. Across the ... Read More »

Cumberland Looking At Site For New Highway Building

Cumberland County wants to pursue an available facility for a new highway building and complex. County Mayor Allen Foster said county officials have looked at a eight-acre complex at the corner of Highway 70 and Northside Drive. The county pursued a lease of the facility when the existing highway facility became unsafe. The owner offered to sell it. “It’s something ... Read More »

Cumberland Officials Looking to Grow The Plateau

A new community marketing initiative in Cumberland County is looking to bring awareness to all the community has to offer. Grow the Plateau is an effort to bring together community leaders together with the general public to generate ideas on how to market the county. Amy Garvin is the Marketing Director for Good Folks Marketing in Crossville. “We’ll be launching ... Read More »