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CRMC COVID Hospitalizations At All-Time High with 117 Patients

Cookeville Regional reached its highest COVID patient count since the pandemic began Tuesday with 117 patients hospitalized. That’s an increase of 32 since last Tuesday. Eighty percent of current patients are not vaccinated with 29 in intensive care. The average age for all inpatients is 62-years-old. All number are according to the hospital’s COVID-19 Daily Dashboard. Read More »

Putnam Schools Still Feeling Staffing Woes During Pandemic

While the number of students contracting COVID is higher than last school year, Director of Schools Corby King said staffing remains the main issue. King said certified teachers are in place, but getting substitute teachers to come in is causing problems. “When you look at the districts who have closed so far, it’s due to a lack of staffing,” King ... Read More »

White Co Schools COVID Numbers Low, Not Requesting Remote Learning

White County Schools will not apply for remote learning days at this time as COVID numbers remain manageable. That is according to School Director Kurt Dronebarger. Dronebarger said as of Wednesday, the district has a infection rate less than four percent. “We use a scale kind of like a traffic light red, yellow and green, and we are all green ... Read More »

White Co. Fair Poised To Close Out The Fair With Great Weather

After heavy rains led to activity cancellations and modifications, the fair is excited to close out the week with beautiful weather. That’s according to Fair Board President Mike Wilson. He said that in canceling the fair last year due to COVID, they wanted the community to be able to come back together. “I know a lot of people have told ... Read More »

Vol State Goes Virtual Until Sept. 13th For Most Classes

Vol State has moved the majority of in-person classes to online until September 13th. Public Relations Coordinator Eric Melcher said the decision comes from rising COVID numbers. “We have a pandemic committee that meets once a week and is always watching COVID numbers,” Melcher said. “We track COVID cases very carefully here on campus, and then of course, we are ... Read More »

Jackson School System Makes COVID Exposure Protocol Change

Jackson County Schools returned Wednesday after a two-day closure, with a change in COVID protocol. Starting Wednesday, students who are considered a close contact to a positive COVID case at school will not be excluded from school if it is confirmed that both students were consistently and correctly wearing masks the entire time. Any positive case will still be required ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Quilt Festival Postponed To April 2022

The Upper Cumberland Quilt Festival has made the decision to postpone its 32nd show until April 1st and 2nd. Coordinator John Allen said the decision came after tracking rising COVID cases and consulting Putnam County Health Director Lisa Bumbalough. “When you consider the age of the people who come to the Quilt Festival, a majority of our clientele and guests ... Read More »

Overton Declined Remote Learning Days For District

The State Department of Education has declined Overton County Schools’ request for seven days of remote learning. Director of Schools Donnie Holman said according to Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn, the district did not have enough sick students. “The rationale behind it was she (Schwinn) was still very concerned by the large percent of students that are still here,” Holman said. ... Read More »

WCTE Cancels Stations Of Imagination Citing COVID Worries

WCTE has decided to cancel its Stations of Imagination for the weekend of September 10th citing concerns with rising COVID numbers among Upper Cumberland children. WCTE said it plans on exploring safe alternatives such as a virtual event with activities families can do at home, or it will provide pre-packed kits for pick up that families can take home. According ... Read More »