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CRMC Budget Approved, 12 Percent Increase

CRMC, Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Cookeville City Council approved Cookeville Regional’s fiscal year budget which includes some $7 million in positive net income. Cookeville Finance Director Brenda Imel said the budget projects a 12 percent increase in both revenue and expenses from its fiscal year 2023 projections. She said the budget includes some $14 million in expansion and innovation projects. CRMC CEO Buffy Key said ... Read More »

Expanded Putnam Health Department Nearing Completion

Putnam County’s expanded Health Department will provide residents with an expanded primary care option with its upcoming completion. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said the canopy on the front of the building and some interior finishes are the primary tasks remaining. He said since the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have used the Putnam County Health Department as their primary healthcare ... Read More »

Overton Public Health Director Langford Retires After 34 Years

Overton County Health Director Andy Langford has retired after 34 years working in public health. Langford said through school, public health was never his plan. He said only a short while into his public health career, he realized that empathy and selflessness were values that he held close, and they lent themselves to good healthcare service. He said it quickly ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Add A New Field Nutrition Supervisor

Putnam County Schools have added a new School Nutrition Field Supervisor to oversee a handful of the district’s kitchens. Jessica Grissom will ensure the school kitchens and the meals they serve meet state and federal guidelines. Nutrition Program Supervisor Jennifer Mitchell said the school nutrition program is self-sustaining and does not receive funding from the district. She said the state ... Read More »

Poe Said UC Remains Economically Strong In Presidential Year

Highlands Economic Partnership Vice President Adam Poe said election years like 2024 can cause economic leaders to hold their breath. But Poe said the Upper Cumberland’s economy appears healthy entering the new year. Poe said the unique support of local career exploration efforts, chambers of commerce, and nonprofits can help the Upper Cumberland move forward regardless of national leadership. “I ... Read More »

Forbus General Store In Pall Mall Celebrates 100 Years Of Business

The Tennessee Department of Economic And Community Development is celebrating Pall Mall’s Forbus General Store as a Tennessee business serving the community for over 100 years. General Manager Clint Hayes said the store began serving the community in 1882 as Pall Mall’s pharmacy, restaurant, and clothing store. Hayes said the recognition has been awesome. He said keeping a business thriving ... Read More »

CRMC’s Etter: New COVID Variants Prevalent, Expect Similar Symptoms

CRMC, Cookeville Regional Medical Center

New COVID-19 variants are showing up nationwide and across the Upper Cumberland. Cookeville Regional Infection Prevention Manager Stephanie Etter said the symptoms affiliated with these variants are similar to what we’ve seen before. “Just like flu changes each season a little bit, Covid is doing the same thing,” Etter said. “Fortunately, we’re not seeing severe cases like we saw in ... Read More »

COVID On The Rise In UC, Peak Flu Season Will Hit At End Of Month

COVID cases are on the rise across the Upper Cumberland and the flu is starting its annual increase. Donald Grisham is the Upper Cumberland Regional Director for the Tennessee Department of Health. He said it is hard to tell if RSV, COVID or the flu is hitting the Upper Cumberland hardest right now. “If you’re a family practiced doctor, you ... Read More »

Systems Have New Tool In Dealing With Weather, Sickness Absences

When snow or ice strike this winter, local school systems have a new tool, implementing virtual days in place of snow days. Putnam County Director of Schools Corby King said the state put the new policy in place last year. King said the virtual days are helpful because they can be used for a single school or grade level, not ... Read More »

Higher Numbers Of RSV, COVID Impacting Upper Cumberland

If you feel like a lot of people are sick right now, you are right; a Cookeville Regional expert said the Upper Cumberland is dealing with elevated numbers of seasonal respiratory viruses. CRMC Infection Prevention Manager Stephanie Etter said COVID-19, flu, and RSV, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, are the three major illnesses impacting the region. Etter said with the holidays coming ... Read More »