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McMinnville Working To Expand Rescue Squad Building To Accommodate Truck

McMinnville making plans to expand its rescue squad building. Safety Committee Chair Zach Sutton said the squad recently purchased a 15-year-old rescue truck that will be able to house all of the equipment necessary for their rescues. “They have to be able to get a lot of equipment to an area and that’s going to be the purpose of that ... Read More »

Putnam Rescue Squad Rescues Resident Stuck In Steep Embankment

The Putnam County Rescue Squad saved a citizen Thursday morning that fell down a steep embankment in the western portion of the county. The hiker was stuck in a 50 foot drop off over night until a neighbor heard a cry for help the following morning. The county’s rope rescue team along with other emergency personnel set up a lowering ... Read More »

Hermitage Springs VFD And Rescue Hosts Fundraising Car Cruise

The Hermitage Springs Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue is holding an 83 mile cruise to help raise money. Chief Jeff Fleming said this type of fundraiser is a first and felt trying this car cruise would be safe after COVID cancelled all 2020 fundraising. Fleming said that registration starts at 10:00 AM and the cars will start riding at noon ... Read More »

Overton EMA Reflects On Ice Storm Aftermath

The Overton-Pickett County E911 Board met for the first time since the February ice storm. Overton EMA Director Chris Masiongale reflected on the efforts during and after the storm to help the county. Masiongale said that throughout this time he never asked for assistance that someone was not willing to provide at a moments notice. Masiongale remembered one instance while ... Read More »

Smithville-Dekalb Rescue Squad Needs Funding To Increase Capabilities

The Smithville-Dekalb County Rescue Squad will go to the county commission to request funding to form a Swift Water Rescue Task Force. Rescue Squad Captain Dustin Johnson said cars being swept off the road from flooding is an increasing issue. Johnson said the rescue squad is going to ask the county for $18,000. “What we’re trying to do is, we’re ... Read More »

Twin Lakes Fullfills 15 Grants Around Upper Cumberland

Twin Lakes has decided to fund 15 community grants in the Upper Cumberland to try and assist with issues the pandemic has created. Marketing and Sales Manager Lea Ann Gore said the board of directors made the decision to commit more than $70,000. Gore said Twin Lakes knew the need was pressing with nearly double the applications they usually receive. ... Read More »