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McMinnville City Employees Giving Back Through Wed. Soup Drive Thru

McMinnville city employees will be hosting a soup drive thru for those needing a hot meal Wednesday. Police Department Records Keeper Sarah Medley said the idea came about when Water Department employee Kevin Holt visited Nashville. Medley said he noticed the homeless population and wanted to give back to those in need in McMinnville. “Our goal is to be able ... Read More »

Free Winter Clothes At Cookeville First United Methodist’s Angel’s Attic

The First United Methodist Church in Cookeville is holding its Angel’s Attic clothing distribution on Thursday. Servant Ministry Director Tamika Parker said they have clothes for anyone in need of staying warm this winter. Parker said the clock is ticking before temperatures take a big drop. “It does help give people confidence in themselves, that there’s people out there that ... Read More »

American Legion Hosting Fishing Derby For Foster Families

Putnam County’s American Legion Post 46 bringing foster families a free fishing derby Saturday. Post Member Richard Buford said the event takes place at the Twin Lakes Catfish Farm. Buford said registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Buford said all of the Upper Cumberland is welcome to join. “They just need to bring their fishing poles and their kids,” Buford said. ... Read More »

Byrdstown Head Start Has Openings For Kids Available Now

The only childcare licensed by The Department of Human Services in Pickett County has openings available. Head Start Director Penny Meadows said the program is for the most in-need Pickett County families. Meadows said everything is free, with acceptance being based on a point system ranking the child’s needs. “Especially in these rural areas, we may be the biggest thing ... Read More »

Program For Families In Need Come To Sparta For First Time

Mother To Mother is coming to Sparta for the first time on Thursday. Community Partner Liaison Rachel Brown said the group loads up its bus, giving away vital items for infants and children for free. Brown said often first-time mothers in need are left feeling alone, but Mother to Mother is there for them. “We even have some moms who ... Read More »

Free Meals Will Continue For Jackson County School Students

All Jackson County School students will get free breakfast and lunch for the next four years. Director of Schools Kristy Brown said the school system reapplied for the Community Eligibility Provision program. Brown said it is important for the system to go after every program that can help families in Jackson County. “Families have not had to budget that for ... Read More »

Putnam Words On Wheels Bus Giving Out Free Books Across The County

The Putnam County Words On Wheels or WOW Bus has its next stop scheduled for Prescott Elementary and Middle School on Thursday. Academic Social Interventionist Cindy Putman said anyone in the area can stop by and pickup free books for kids, even if they have not started school yet. Putman said many kids cannot believe they are getting to pick ... Read More »

Free Movie Night Hosted by Smithville-Dekalb Co. Chamber of Commerce

The Smithville-Dekalb County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a movie Saturday night at the Smithville First Baptist Church. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Suzanne Williams said that, thanks to all of the event sponsors, the event is free for anyone–not just in Dekalb County,. “It’s hard to find anything that’s really, really free, and this really is–everything from the food ... Read More »

Free In-Home Visits For New And Expecting Parents Expanding in UC

The Stephens Center has expanded its Healthy Families Program into five new Upper Cumberland counties. Healthy Families Program Manager Lisa McAfee said home visits are now available for new parents in Pickett, Clay, Overton, Jackson and Smith Counties. McAfee said new and expecting parents can get information, assessments and almost any need served right in their own home. “We would ... Read More »

Spencer American Legion Post Offering Free Veteran Telehealth

Veterans in Van Buren County can take advantage of free telehealth services at the Spencer American Legion Post. Post Commander Hansel Moore said the need for virtual health in rural areas was always present, but the pandemic has made this a necessity with mental health problems rising. “With increased isolation and lack of interaction with other people, sometimes those situations ... Read More »