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Cumberland, Van Buren Eligible For FEMA Funds From August Storm

Cumberland and Van Buren Counties eligible for federal disaster assistance following August thunderstorms. FEMA announced disaster assistance has been made available to supplement recovery efforts on a cost-share basis. FEMA said President Biden’s approval makes federal funding available to affected state and local governments for emergency work and repair. Cumberland Director of Emergency Management Travis Cole said FEMA will help ... Read More »

Cumberland County Fair To Kick Off Next Week With New Additions

Cumberland County Fair to feature many new rides, events, and vendors next week with new carnival partner James Gang Amusements. Director Julie Thompson said their change in partnership came after the committee received several complaints from fairgoers last year. She said she is very excited about the new partnership and proud of what they have been able to accomplish already ... Read More »

Cumberland School Board Votes To Join Middle School Athletic Association

Cumberland County Board of Education voted 6-3 Wednesday night to enter the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association. TMSAA is an organization that administers middle school sporting events in Tennessee in conjunction with the TSSAA. 6th District Board Member Chris King said there certainly were pros to joining the organization. “There are many reasons I’ve heard that have been listed for ... Read More »

Fentress, Cumberland Report Damage Following Sunday Storms, No Injuries Reported

Widespread damage to property in Fentress and Cumberland Counties following Sunday evening’s storms. Both Fentress County and Cumberland County emergency personnel said they received videos from folks in the community showing tornadoes touching down. Fentress Emergency Planning Commission Chair Gary Peters said the tornado started in the Wilder community and appeared to jump back and forth over Highway 127 and ... Read More »

Crossville City Council Discusses Funding Non-Profit

Crossville City Council wants to be better understand the appropriateness of using city funds to contribute to non-profit entities. The question was posed during the council’s Tuesday night work session. Councilman Scot Shanks brought up the topic after questioning the city’s decision not fund Hospice of Cumberland County in this year’s budget after requesting $10,000. “The city is giving to ... Read More »

Cumberland Receives Clean Audit Second Year In A Row

Cumberland County one of nine to receive a clean audit for Fiscal Year 2022. This is Cumberland’s second year in a row with a clean audit. The other eight counties include Blount, Cannon, Campbell, Giles, Hamblen, Roane, Sevier, and Unicoi. The annual audits for these counties were completed without any findings. Audit findings are used to report on weaknesses, deficiencies, ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Accept Two Electric Buses; No Delivery Date Set

The Putnam County School Board officially accepted two electric buses Thursday night, the result of a $790,000 grant award from the EPA. The delivery date remains unclear, but Cumberland International Bus Account Manager Ashley Scurlock said the system has already designed the two routes to be covered by the buses. “The reliable range on a bus is 135 miles, the ... Read More »

Damage Reported In Cumberland After Tuesday Weather

Damages reported in Cumberland County after thunderstorms moved through Tuesday afternoon. EMA Director Travis Cole said the event was in a more isolated area of the county called Tabor Loop. “Which we had a tornado there a couple of years ago in the same area,” Cole said. “But it was much, much less damage this time. We think it was ... Read More »

Cumberland Commission Pauses Work On Proposed Archives Building

The Cumberland County Commission voted to pause renovations at the old Progressive Savings Bank building. Mayor Allen Foster said the building was originally purchased to be the home of the county archives. Foster said some commissioners questioned the proposed use after the county clerk set a temporary office in the building. “Now they’re discussing whether to leave the county clerk ... Read More »

Pikeville Woman Killed In Saturday Car Accident

A Pikeville woman was killed in a single vehicle accident Saturday evening. 24-year-old Katlyn Cagle was driving a Toyota FJ Cruiser on Vandever Road in Cumberland County when her vehicle left the roadway to the right, over corrected, re-entered the roadway and ran off the left side of the road. Cagle’s vehicle traveled across the yard at the address of ... Read More »