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Flash Flood Concern Remains, More Storms Til AM

Another round of tornado warnings Wednesday night produced scattered damage, but the biggest concern remains flooding heading into the latter part of the evening. A tornado warning issued for Dekalb, Smith and Putnam Counties around 6:45pm Wednesday night. Rotation concerns centered on Carthage. Aarons Branch Road in Jackson County reported impassable due to flooding. Trees down along McCoinsville Road. In ... 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 »

UC Farmers Eligible For Loans After Fall Drought

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Farmers in several Upper Cumberland counties are eligible for federal loans in the aftermath of the fall drought conditions. The US Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency offering loans to help producers recover. Farmers in Cumberland, Dekalb, Fentress, Putnam, Smith, Van Buren, Warren and White Counties are eligible. Greer Gill is outreach and public affairs coordinator for the agency. She ... Read More »

Three Putnam Inmates Transported To Hospital For Overdoses

Three inmates overdosed at the Putnam County Jail Monday morning, the second time in a month. Sheriff Eddie Farris said they have reason to believe it was from fentanyl brought in by an inmate booked around 12:30 this morning. Farris said the inmate was able to bring the narcotics in undetected. “The drugs are being placed up in the body ... Read More »

Putnam Election Commission Consolidates Four Precincts

Changes coming to Putnam County election precincts after the Election Commission voted to consolidate four precincts. The commission voted to combine and move precincts in four districts: District 12, District 8. District 5 and District 10. The affected precincts include Algood In and Out, Boma, Dry Valley, and Sycamore. Chair Phil Adams said this comes as a result of a ... 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 »

Putnam County Jail Receives Accreditation Increasing State Allotment Per Inmate

Putnam County Jail has recently received accreditation by meeting all requirements as set by the Tennessee Corrections Institute. The accreditation will increase the amount of money allotted per inmate from the state without costing Putnam County residents any extra tax dollars. Currently, the jail houses approximately 100 state inmates on felony convictions that were committed in Putnam County. Read More »