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Overton Receives Grant To Host “Kinderboost” Program

The Overton County School System has been awarded a $30,000 grant to implement a readiness program for incoming kindergartners. Curriculum Supervisor Melissa Savage said the two-week initiative is called “Kinderboost.” “They’ll have opening song activities, things like calendar and morning circle time,” Savage said. “There will be various learning activities such as story time with extension activities from the story, ... Read More »

Celina Gets New Welcome Signs And LED Lighting Downtown

The Clay County Chamber of Commerce has completed a Celina grant project that added welcome signs and installed LED street lights. Executive Director Doug Young said a $12,000 grant allowed four signs to be placed entering all sides of Celina. “We had a committee that just put the plan together and now we have “Welcome to Celina” coming in on ... Read More »

Putnam Mayor Identifies Bridges That Need Replacement In Grant Application

Putnam County applying for transportation grant funding to create a 10-year improvement plan. Mayor Randy Porter said up to $1 million could be awarded that would start the process for some bridge replacements. “We have one on county farm road, and one off of Highway 70 East that’s going to need to be replaced at some point in the near ... Read More »

PCSO Applies For Mental Health Grant For Correction Officers

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department seeking funding to provide mental health services to correctional officers. Sheriff Eddie Farris said the department is applying for a two-year grant for $175,000 to fund the program. “There’s a lot of things that goes on in a law enforcement, policemen and Farris said mental health in law enforcement is a real issue. Farris said ... Read More »

Fentress Doing Four Applications For Big South Fork Park Grant Funding

Fentress County approved a resolution to submit four grant applications for work at Big South Fork Park. Collier Engineering Consultant Arran Addington has been working with the county in the application process for $2.5 million worth of projects. He said that the state has some $8.7 million in funding to allocate. “There’s not a lot of funding out there,” Addington ... Read More »

UCHRA Presents Pilot Program For State Funding Thursday

UCHRA will make its presentation to the state Thursday for its chance for a $25 million grant over three years. Pilot program presentations from 17 entities are scheduled. The entities competing for grants to change how assistance is delivered to families. Executive Director Mark Farley said countless hours have been spent preparing. “The basis of our proposal would be to ... Read More »

Putnam BOE Approves Grant Funding To Start New Strategic Plan

The Putnam County School Board started the process to create a new, long-term strategic plan Monday. Director of Schools Corby King said a lot has changed since the plan was updated 10 years ago. Board members discussed the growing community, federal COVID money expediting capital improvements and increasing salaries in districts across the Upper Cumberland. “I think this is a ... Read More »

Jackson BOE Approves Employee Bonus Through Best For All District Award

The Jackson County School System received a $175,000 award grant for being a Best for All District. The Board of Education voted Thursday to use the money as a one-time $700 bonus for all faculty and staff. “It’s over due and it’s really deserved because all of them, the teachers and what everybody’s been through and has to go through,” ... Read More »

Van Buren Schools Purchasing Two Health Science Simulators

Van Buren School Board approved the purchase of two simulators for their CTE students Wednesday night. Director of Schools Cheryl Cole said Alex Pro Patient Simulator and the Ambulance Simulator will total some $86,000 from the system’s $124,000 Supporting Access in Rural Counties Grant (SPARC). “The ambulance simulator, I have actually seen it in action,” Cole said. “And it’s just ... Read More »

FAFSA Applications Due March 1st

FAFSA applications are due Tuesday, March 1st for Upper Cumberland high school seniors. Livingston Academy Gear Up Coordinator Vanessa Farris said that FAFSA applications open the door for grant and loan opportunities for higher education. She said that the deadline also affects Tennessee Promise, a program that provides 2 years of free tuition at any TCAT or community college in ... Read More »