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White County School’s Family Resource Center Tackles Rising Needs

White County School’s Family Resource Center has seen an increase in homelessness and kids in need during the pandemic. Director Beverly Dronebarger said the Family Resource Center tries to provide food, laundry service, housing resources and utility assistance. Dronebarger said when kids go to school without their basic needs met, it is difficult to perform in the classroom. “If their ... Read More »

Tennessee Tech Students Build Christmas Gift For Family In Need

Four Tennessee Tech Students used their skills to create a Christmas gift for an autistic child who lost everything in the March Tornado. They are mechanical engineering students who spent the semester building a sensory swing. The mother, Lorren Robertson said 2020 was the roughest year of her life, and this gift for her child was the perfect way to ... Read More »

Local Nursing Homes Keeping Residents In The Holiday Spirit

Local nursing homes are finding ways to keep the holiday spirit alive among residents as COVID has changed the landscape of visitations. Life Care Center of Sparta will not have visitors, but families can still interact with residents in a special way. Activities Assistant Nicole Fignar said people can still watch loved ones open gifts safely. “We do have some ... Read More »

COVID Testing Available At Urgent Cares

With the state adjusting COVID testing hours this week, urgent care facilities across the region are conducting COVID testing all the way up to Christmas Eve. Among those conducting testing are: Algood Fast Pace Urgent Care- Monday-Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. No appointment required. Cookeville Urgent Team- ... Read More »

Problems With Pets As Christmas Gifts

Christmas morning with a new pet under the tree sounds like a great surprise, but it might not be in the best interest of the animal. White County Animal Shelter Manager Stephanie Smith said its a better idea to surprise someone with pet toys or books on caring for a pet. Smith said picking the right pet to become a ... Read More »

USPS Christmas Shipping Deadlines Coming This Week

Do not forget about your wrapped presents ready for delivery as this week holds the first Postal Service shipping deadline for Christmas. Tennessee USPS Spokesperson Susan Wright said Friday marks the beginning of three different due dates to make sure your gift is under the tree. “The deadlines this week are December 18th for first class mail,” Wright said. “Which, ... Read More »

McMinnville Nativity Festival Taking COVID Precautions

The McMinnville Nativity Festival will be celebrating the true meaning of Christmas this year, while still trying to keep the community safe. Festival Coordinator Miriam Crawford said people were reaching out and wondering if things would be canceled. However, Crawford said creating an outdoor drive-thru was a labor of love, to keep the Christmas Spirit alive. She said events like ... Read More »

Jamestown Rotary Club Offering Annual Ornaments

The Jamestown Rotary Club is offering its locally themed Christmas ornaments, as the club celebrates its 75th anniversary. Jamestown Rotary Club President Debbie York said this is the fourth year they’ve sold ornaments. This year, the welcome to Jamestown sign the rotary club built over 8 years, has been selected. York said buying one of these ornaments helps the club, ... Read More »

Cumberland Woodturner’s Ornaments Helping Crossville Kids

The Cumberland Woodturners will turn their handmade Christmas ornaments into money for local kids throughout December. The organization brings together men and women who enjoy creating through the art of wood turning. Two trees covered with the group’s original designs for the holidays are now on display at Crossville’s Dogwood Exchange and the Village Green Mall. Cumberland Woodturner’s President Thomas ... Read More »

Keeping a Healthy Christmas Tree at Home

Christmas tree growers can get you the perfect tree this holiday season, but what happens when it leaves the hands of an expert? Rocky Point Tree Farm Owner Richard Savage said a tree staying fresh after being cut can depend on what type of tree you buy. However, he said the most important thing someone can do is get it ... Read More »