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COVID Positivity Rates Top 50 Percent In UC; State Cases Dropping

COVID positivity rates across the Upper Cumberland reached 50.8 percent for the final week of January. The CDC early in the COVID pandemic set 10 percent as a goal for the positivity rate. According to state data for the last week of January, Pickett County had a positivity rate over 75 percent. Statewide, COVID cases dropped 19 percent last week, ... Read More »

Pickett Applying For Grant For Ambulance And Fire Dept.

Pickett County is pursuing a grant for a new ambulance and equipment for its fire department. County Executive Carey Garner said that the grant could be worth at least $500,000. “We have two ambulances that will go out of service, one of them will be this year and one of them will be next year,” Garner said. “We’ve already applied ... Read More »

Pickett To Take Initial Steps Towards Developing Plans For New Jail

Pickett County will begin actively pursuing plans to build a new county jail. County Executive Carey Garner said at Monday night’s Commissioners Meeting, the project has been some eight years in the making. “We weren’t financially able to start it,” Garner said. “And so we’ve just not got to where we think we can afford one, so it’s time that ... Read More »

Pickett Finalizes Redistricting Plan For County Approval

Pickett County Redistricting Committee finalized a plan to send to the county commission for approval. Administrator of Elections Tim Clark said that the plan moved 39 people from District 4 into District 2, and 19 people from District 3 into District 1. “There’s a 10 percent threshold,” Clark said. “And we were just above that 10 percent threshold and now ... Read More »

Some One Million Dollars Reserved For UC In State Child Care Grant Program

Two State Departments have allocated some one million dollars for Upper Cumberland child care. UCDD Executive Director Mark Farley said the two departments are working on a grant program to establish more licensed daycares. “Pickett and Van Buren have none,” Farley said. “Jackson and Clay have one each. So, those are areas we are going to initially look at and ... Read More »

Census Shows UC Growth, Putnam, Van Buren And Clay Lead By Percentage

Tennessee’s census data is out, showing the Upper Cumberland has grown by nearly seven percent over the last decade. The region as a whole grew by 21,513 people since 2010. Putnam, Van Buren and Cumberland Counties lead the way in growth by percentage. Van Buren County grew its population by 11.2 percent, Putnam County grew by 10.4 percent and Cumberland ... Read More »

Three UC State Parks Receive Grants For Visitor Experience Enhancement

Three Upper Cumberland state parks or natural areas have received $500 grants from the Friends of the Tennesse State Parks. The grants will fund a variety of projects that will enhance the visitor’s experience in a Tennessee State Park or Natural Area. Pickett County’s Cordell Hull Museum will use the money for interpretive displays. DeKalb County’s Edgar Evins State Park ... Read More »

Election Commission Appointments Made In Tennessee Counties

Election Commission Appointments have been made in Tennessee for each county. The following members will make up each county’s election commission. Putnam: R Philip Duane Adams R David Alan Dukes R William (Bill) Fred Prall D Wendy McCown-Williams D Amos Scott Powers Overton: R Lawrence Alvin Duewer R Kelly Hull R Cathryn McNeely-Murphy D Jack R. Kirby D Cassius Clay ... Read More »