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TDEC Meeting Next Step For Cumberland Plateau Water Authority, Officials

Cumberland Plateau Water Authority Chair Greg Hanson will meet with TDEC officials to discuss the future of a regional water system looks like to the state. Hanson will be joined by Crossville Mayor R.J. Crawford and Cumberland County Mayor Allen Foster. Hanson said he wants to get acquainted with TDEC now that the Authority has a board in place. He ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Can See Large Wildfires; Prevention Up To Residents

Wildfires can impact the Upper Cumberland at higher rates due to the rural nature of the area. Division of Forestry Communications Leader Tim Phelps said the entire region is more prone to wildland fires. Phelps encouraged people to prepare wildfires by keeping roofs clear of flammable debris such as leaves and branches, storing firewood away from their houses, and keeping ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Musicians Selected For Heritage Apprenticeship Program

Keeping alive the tradition of Upper Cumberland music will be the goal of two local musicians selected for the 2024 Traditional Art Apprenticeship Program. Trenton “Tater” Caruthers and Jordan Judkins will perform at art centers and public parks as part of the The Tennessee Arts Commission Folklife Program. Caruthers, a Cookeville resident, will teach the banjo to Judkins, a Smithville ... Read More »

Fentress Family Open Christmas Tree Farm For Season This Weekend

Live Christmas trees are ready this weekend in Fentress County with some six acres to choose from. Sycamore Springs Farm Co-owner Lyna Pennycuff said she and her husband Joe began selling the trees in 2010 after retiring from teaching. Pennycuff said they believe the process of buying a Christmas tree should be more than just a chore. “We think that ... 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 »

Bears On The Move In The UC

Spring is a time for wildlife to be on the move and that includes bears. Black bears move around this time of year to find and establish territory. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Communications Coordinator Mimi Barnes said the bears also looking for food. “Our bears don’t always go into that deep hibernation that we see on TV,” Barnes said. “It ... Read More »