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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 »

Remembering The 27 Who Died In ’74 Tornado Outbreak

Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the nation’s second-largest tornado outbreak on record, storms that took the lives of 27 Upper Cumberland residents. At least 11 different tornadoes touched down across the Upper Cumberland from April 3, 1974 into April 4. Storms struck every county but Clay and Van Buren. 275 homes were damaged and three people died in Overton ... Read More »

Thursday Fire Results In Complete Loss of Byrdstown Business

A commercial structure fire destroyed Byrdstown’s Country Farm and Home Lawn and Garden facility Thursday morning. The building center was not impacted. Firefighters responded around 6am. Fire Chief Garry Garrett said departments from surrounding counties including Overton and Monroe helped with the response. Garrett said the building had been burning for some time before firefighters arrived. “Smoke’s still going,” Garrett ... Read More »

A New Bookkeeper Will Help Overton Keep Up With Bills, Purchase Orders

A new bookkeeper for Overton County Government set to help ease the burden of work. County Executive Steven Barlow said the county was in desperate need of the assistance. He said the county had been operating in this way for several years, and it was time to make a change. “The ladies that work in this office, they work nights ... Read More »

Overton, Putnam Schools Among UC System To Earn State CTE Grant Funding

Five Upper Cumberland School Districts and York Institute among recipients of the state’s Perkins Reserve Grant funds. Overton County Schools to use some $50,000 to power three career education programs. She said they want to showcase the equipment and software that will help students advertise in the digital age. “They’re going to bolster a school-based enterprise. We have a vinyl ... Read More »

Overton School Board Revisiting Conversations About Updating Coaches Pay

Overton County School Board revisiting updates to the school system’s coaching supplement schedule. The board discussed the subject during a work session Tuesday night. Chair Mike Hayes said it was time to revisit the discussions that had originally started in January. “For our counties versus surrounding counties and we were quite well underneath where other counties were so we started ... Read More »

New Health Food Company Good Economic Opportunity In Overton

California-based health food company HealthVerve expanding to Overton County will be a huge benefit region-wide. That’s according to Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce Director Shannon Cantrell. The company brings over 200 jobs to its location at the old 7-Up bottling facility on North Church Street. “We have a lot of workforce in Overton County that travel to other areas to ... Read More »

Overton Ambulance Service Takes No Action On Double-Wide Trailer Bid

Overton County Ambulance Service waiting on the next steps after receiving one bid for a double-wide trailer. Director Jim Morgan said the trailer would serve as additional office space for the building department to provide more room in the EMS service itself. “We’ve kind of outgrown what we’re in,” Morgan said. “The building we’re in right now is over twenty ... Read More »