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Memorial Day Events Across The Upper Cumberland

Several Memorial Day celebrations will take place across the Upper Cumberland Monday. Cookeville’s program will be held at 11 am Monday on the south lawn of the Putnam County Courthouse. Putnam County Veterans Service Officer Mark Harris will lead the Pledge of Allegiance, and Circuit Court Clerk Jennifer Wilkerson will sing the National Anthem. Randy Porter will present opening remarks. ... Read More »

Two Steps for handling Memorial Day Flag Display

With Memorial Day coming up, what is the proper way to handle the flag? American Legion Post 99 Commander Ronald Lapierre said there are specific criteria for flying the flag on Memorial Day. He said on this day we honor our fallen soldiers and celebrate our battle heroes in two separate flag ceremonies. “And what you do is you bring ... Read More »

Join the Darwin Dash on Memorial Day to preserve Cookeville’s Historic West End

Cookeville’s West End Connection will hold its first Darwin Dash on Memorial Day. The race will raise funds for West End preservation including the records and memories of the Darwin School, the only African American school during segregated education in Cookeville. West End Connection’s Lori Strode said it’s important to preserve Darwin’s history. “I feel like if we didn’t who ... Read More »

Memorial Day Grilling Tips: Hot To Safely Prepare Your Food

With Memorial Day near, many are looking to fire up the grill for the first time this year. Just make sure you do it safely. Van Buren Ag Extension Agent Paula May said whether you grill by charcoal, gas or pellet, it’s always important to remember how to safely store and prep your meats. “We could run the risk of ... Read More »

Make Sure Safety Equipment Is Up-To-Date Before Boating Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend marks the return of the summer boating season for many in the Upper Cumberland. TWRA Wildlife Sergeant Dustin Buttram said that before you take to the waters, you should have a plan in place to avoid one of the biggest boating dangers: alcohol impairment. “That’s one of the leading causes of accidents, is alcohol-related incidents,” Buttram said. ... Read More »

Clay County American Legion Needs Dedicated Building To Grow

Clay County’s American Legion Post 18 is in need of an office space to grow their branch. Post Commander Bryan Brady said the group of roughly 30 vets operate out of the Celina Chamber of Commerce at this time. Brady said that in his mind, there is no reason an area like his cannot support a dedicated post for veterans ... Read More »

Neighbor Calls In Putnam County Fire, Structure Compromised

A single-wide trailer on Blue Bird Lane caught fire while the home owner was at the property this Memorial Day. Putnam County Fire Chief Tom Brown said the came call came in just before noon from a neighbor. Brown said the person occupying the property was there, but outside and did not notice the fire. Brown said crews were on ... Read More »

Memorial Day Bell Ringing For Those Lost During Sparta Ceremony

Residents from across White County gathered at the Rotary Club of Sparta Veterans Park for its Memorial Day service. The program was put on by Sparta’s American Legion, featuring the ringing of the bells for those killed in action since the American Revolution. American Legion Post 99 Commander Ronald Lapierre said the message for the public on Memorial Day should ... Read More »

Putnam Honors Fallen Heroes On Historic Courthouse Lawn

The Putnam County community gathered on Memorial Day, under the historic courthouse to honor the heroes fallen during military service. The Veterans Honor Guard fired the 21-gun salute and 101 year old Lehman Riggs played taps on his bugle after the laying of the wreaths for local veterans lost. U.S. Naval Academy 2nd Class Midshipman Donovan Hodam said seeing the ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Celebrates Memorial Day

Communities will celebrate Memorial Day this weekend with services and celebrations held across the Upper Cumberland. The Warren County Memorial Airport will host the traditional Memorial Day ceremony this Monday at 7 a.m. This year, the service will be spearheaded by the Vietnam Veterans of America Royce Davenport Chapter. The guest speaker will be Terry Yates, the former president of ... Read More »