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17 Upper Cumberland Schools Honored As Reward Schools

17 Upper Cumberland schools recognized as Reward Schools for outstanding performance and/or improvement in performance during the last school year. The list includes six Putnam County Schools, three in Overton County, two each in Cumberland, Jackson and White Counties, and one each in Dekalb and Van Buren Counties. Some 400 schools statewide received the honor from the State Board of ... Read More »

Adcock: Property Tax Cap Detrimental To Rural Counties

Dekalb County Executive Matt Adcock said a bill going through the state legislature capping property tax increases would be devastating to counties like Dekalb. A Madison County representative wants to require a referendum for property tax increases of more than two percent plus the cost of inflation. Adcock said local voters already have a way to control tax increases by ... Read More »

Girls Volleyball Coming To Dekalb County High School

Dekalb County High School hopes to have a new girls’ volleyball team ready to take the court in time for the 2024 fall season. Vice Principal Thomas Cagle said it has been a three-year process to bring the new team to reality. He said he is excited to offer students a chance to play a sport that builds discipline, unity, ... Read More »

DeKalb Seeks Students To Attend March 4H State Congress Event

DeKalb County 4H is seeking 9th and 10th grade 4H members to attend the Tennessee State Congress in March. The 4H Congress event takes students to Capital Hill in Nashville where they can experience how laws are made through mock legislative sessions. UT Extension 4H Leader Mykaela Young said the event offers an invaluable educational opportunity. “This is an open ... Read More »

Former 18-Term House Member Buck Of Dekalb Dies At 89

Former legislator Frank Buck who served Cannon, Dekalb and Smith Counties over some 18 terms, has died. Buck was 89. The Tennessee Tech graduate was born in Trousdale County and settled in Dekalb County. Buck elected to the State House in 1972 for the first of 18 terms. He retired in 2008. Buck received accolades for his work in ethics ... Read More »

New DeKalb Shelter Open With Space For People Who Need Warmth

A new homeless shelter in DeKalb County has opened earlier than expected, with plenty of space left for people trying to stay out of the elements. The non-profit organization Live and Let Live started the shelter, opened ahead of schedule on Sunday. Vice President Lillie Johnson said there are over sixty homeless people in the county but only two are ... Read More »

Roads Slick, Snow Covered; Officials Urge People To Stay Off Roads

Roads across the Upper Cumberland reported snow covered and slick Monday morning. Most areas received three to four inches of snow from Sunday evening through early Monday morning. After a break, radar shows snowfall filling back in across the region. Emergency management officials urged residents to stay off the road. Fentress County officials reported the holiday has kept people at ... Read More »

Empower UC Expanding To Four New Counties, Surpass 700 Families

Empower Upper Cumberland will double the reach of its Circles program in the coming weeks, expanding to four more counties. Empower UC Director Megan Spurgeon said the program will branch out to Overton, Cannon, Warren, and Smith counties. She said the program focuses on helping low-income families create plans for long-term success. “Once we have them up and running and ... Read More »

Dekalb County Libraries Offering Fine Forgiveness Through January

The Dekalb County Library System will allow you to start fresh this January by waiving overdue fees on any returns. Dekalb County Library System Director Kathy Hendrixson said the program does not include damaged or lost books. She said the system is eager to work with people on whatever is necessary to bring them back to the libraries. “People are ... Read More »

Overton Property Evaluation Grant To Kickstart Economic Development

Overton County will take the next step in economic development through a new Property Evaluation Grant from the state. Only three counties received the grant. Overton County Executive Steven Barlow said the county plans to use the grant for the development of a new industrial park. Barlow said the state will send experts to help identify and inspect potential properties. ... Read More »