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Fentress, Jackson, Clay, White Open Shelters

Those worried about Wednesday night’s storms can find shelters across the Upper Cumberland, with Putnam and Overton announcing open shelters earlier Wednesday. In White County, the YMCA will be open tonight. Celina City Hall’s basement will be available to anyone needing a place to stay. In Fentress County, the Jamestown Community Center will be open. In Jackson County, EMA has ... Read More »

Schools Closed Wednesday For Weather Threat

Concerns about possible severe weather Wednesday have led Upper Cumberland school systems to close Wednesday. “It’s really for the safety of our students and for our teachers and staff and administration,” Communications Supervisor Buddy Pearson as Putnam County Schools will be closed Wednesday. Pearson said the director of schools spent time Tuesday in contact with Putnam County Emergency Management to ... Read More »

UC Women’s Club Launching Scholarship For Women In Business

The Upper Cumberland Women’s Club will launch a scholarship next month to empower the region’s aspiring female entrepreneurs. Women’s Club Member Jessica Levy said the scholarship will allow women to achieve personal, professional, and civic goals. She said for the role of women in business to grow, they have to work as a collective. “We feel that coming together and ... Read More »

Cookeville About 60 Percent Toward All LED Street Lights

The Cookeville Energy Department stands almost 60 percent to its goal of replacing all of Cookeville’s existing street lights with improved LED lights. Department of Energy Director Carl Haney said the replacement project began some three years ago when manufacturers started to move away from the lights the city previously used. “They were coming out with a more energy-efficient LED ... Read More »

5th Annual MLK Day Breakfast Set For Monday at Leslie Town Center

The Cookeville Putnam County NAACP will honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King at its fifth annual MLK Day breakfast Monday morning. Cookeville NAACP President Thomas Savage said the event will include singing as well as reading from Dr. King’s work. Savage said the event allows adults to fill in the blanks for younger generations about the history of ... Read More »

Neighboring EMS Agencies Helping Cover Clay County Emergencies

Jackson County EMS one of several agencies that will help cover emergencies in Celina after its ambulance service resigned. PIO Derek Woolbright said that as of noon Monday, they have already had one unit respond to Clay County. “It certainly going to increase the workload for our on-shift employees,” Woolbright said. “But I do want to stress to the residents ... Read More »

Jackson Beginning Process To Bid For New Trash Truck

Jackson County looking to bid for a new trash truck. Mayor Randy Heady said that the truck would replace the county’s current 2004 model. “It does a good job it’s still on the road today but it does have some breakdown issues,” Heady said. “So we’re wanting to replace that one and maybe in a couple of years we’ve got ... Read More »

Jackson Chamber Hosting Small Business Seminar Thursday

Jackson County Chamber of Commerce will partner with the Small Business Development Center to help small businesses learn more about funding opportunities. Tyler Asher is the Small Business Development Center Director. He said that the seminar Thursday morning at 11 will help small businesses more efficiently apply for loans, and explore other lending avenues. “There are local banks that we ... Read More »