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Putnam Co. Senior Centers Plan To Reopen In May

Putnam County Senior Centers are set to reopen on May 3rd with strict COVID guidelines put in place by the board. Assistant Director Julie LaForest said the tentative plan requires all members to be COVID vaccinated before entering the facility. “We have a much bigger center than must people, so making sure everything is safe is our priority,” LaForest said. ... Read More »

Cookeville UCEMC Office Opening Lobby January 11

The UCEMC’s Cookeville District office announced today it is scheduled to reopen its lobby to the public January 11. The March tornado caused significant damage to the building, requiring extensive renovations. When the lobby reopens, social distancing will be strictly enforced and masks will be recommended to protect employee safety. The drive-thru portion of the renovated office is open, as ... Read More »

The Movies Return To Cookeville…As AMC Reopens

The big screen returned to Cookeville Thursday night with AMC Highland 12 reopening. People gathered with their popcorn buckets in hand. Some came to watch classics while others came for the premieres of long awaited titles. Cookeville’s Christiana Allen said she came to the theater to enjoy some hot, fresh popcorn. “I missed the movies, I missed the popcorn,” Allen ... Read More »

Business Numbers For UC Restaurants Returning To Normal

Restaurants across the Upper Cumberland are slowly returning to normal numbers since reopening in May. Cookeville’s 37 Cedar Restaurant is serving about the same amount of customers compared to before the pandemic. Co-Owner Kevin Maxwell said the restaurants outdoor seating helped keep customers returning. “You try to do the right thing,” Maxwell said. “You are trying to stay safe, but ... Read More »

Overton Schools Reopening Going As Planned

The restart for Overton County Schools has gone smoothly. Director of Schools Mark Winningham said the only issues so far is connectivity for virtual learners. “We do have some issues with students being able to log on,” Winningham said. “We expected that. We just hope everybody is patient with us working through those issues.” Winningham said only a couple of ... Read More »

Rocky Top 10 Reopens Friday

Grab your popcorn and drink. The cinema experience returns Friday with the reopening of Crossville’s Rocky Top 10. The theater will start showings for throwback movies at 25 percent capacity to promote social distancing. General Manager Blaine Moore said he expects the theater reopening to run smoothly. He is excited for customers to finally return to the big screen. “People ... Read More »

Audience Returns To Sutton Old Time Music Hour Saturday

Bluegrass music will return to historic Granville Saturday as a live audience can enjoy the Sutton Old Time Music Hour. The interactive and live radio show has performed without an audience since March. Granville Museum President Randall Clemons said he is ready to see the community full of people on Saturday nights. “We are very excited to be able to ... Read More »

Oldham: Tech Working Toward August 20 Opening

Tennessee Tech President Phil Oldham said the campus will begin its reopening plan next week in an effort to return students to campus August 20. “The goal is very clear, the goal is by the end of August to be welcoming 10,000 students back on this campus in as much of a traditional format as possible,” Oldham said. Oldham said ... Read More »

Social Distancing, Masks, Checking Temps Part Of Reopening Guidelines

Getting some of the 320,000 people employed in the restaurant and retail sector back to work….safely. That’s the goal of Governor Bill Lee in announcing specific guidelines for both sectors Friday to reopen next week. Restaurants can open Monday while retailers can reopen Wednesday. “Social distancing works and it absolutely must continue if we’re going to reopen our economy safely,” ... Read More »

Local Restaurants Looking Forward to Reopening

Even if tight limitations remain in place, local restaurant owners said they need to reopen dining rooms to customers. Governor Bill Lee announced Thursday that restaurants can reopen beginning Monday if they meet requirements and stay under 50 percent capacity. Drew Blalock is the owner of Crawdaddy’s West Side Grill in Cookeville. “We have $34,800 dollars in bills every month ... Read More »