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Overton Schools See Drop In COVID Numbers After Extended Labor Day

Overton County Schools’ extended Labor Day break was successful in the opinion of Director of Schools Donnie Holman. Holman closed schools for two days on September 1st with 144 students COVID positive. As of Friday, Holman said that number has since dropped to 43. “I think five days off there together, I do believe it helped,” Holman said. “I am ... Read More »

Jackson Schools Closed Monday, Tuesday For Increased COVID Numbers

Jackson County Schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday due to the system’s rising COVID numbers. According to the district, 453 absences were reported Friday with some missed days not related to COVID. That is an increase from Wednesday, which saw 325 absences. The future of COVID protocols for the school system are being reviewed over the closure. Changes will ... Read More »

Special Censuses Could Help UC Gain More State Shared Revenue

Just released census data may not paint the true picture of Upper Cumberland growth. UCDD Executive Director Mark Farley told the region’s mayors Wednesday counties and municipalities need to think about conducting their own special censuses to get a more accurate count. “When you look at the change from the 2010 census, it is only showing our region growing 22,000 ... Read More »

PCSS Enrollment Numbers Up Almost 4 Percent From Last Year

Initial enrollment numbers for Putnam County Schools indicate the student population is returning to normal. Attendance Supervisor Chris Pierce said compared to the end of school last year, an additional 450 students have arrived. “It does seem that there are many students that have returned from a homeschool type enrollment back to the traditional school setting,” Pierce said. “The pace ... Read More »

May Unemployment For Most UC Counties Stays Steady Since April

The Upper Cumberland saw minimal changes in unemployment numbers for the month of May. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development reported just five counties about the five percent mark. Clay County remains the highest unemployment rate of 5.5 percent but only increased 0.1 percent from April. Pickett County saw the highest increase in the region from April to May. ... Read More »

Overton Schools Enrollment Slight Decrease, Clay Slight Increase

Overton County Schools have seen a small decline in enrollment numbers while Clay County’s numbers grew. Overton’s student body is down by about 50 students. Overton Director of Schools Mark Winningham said a few students have moved to home schooling, but the the decrease is not directly related. “We may be down just a little bit,” Winningham said. “But, it ... Read More »