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UCHRA Selects New Community Intervention Director

UCHRA has selected Melissa Hoisington as its new Community Intervention Department Director. Hoisington will head a department that operates Day Reporting Centers designed to rehabilitate justice-involved individuals. Cheryl Cox is retiring after 35 years with the agency. “Two years ago, they redid the grant and we are now, we are still supervision, but we are drug and alcohol-related and we ... Read More »

Dekalb, Smith Route 141 Set For Extended Closure

State Route 141 in DeKalb and Smith Counties will be closed for an extended period after heavy rains last week caused a road slide. T-DOT Community Relations Officer Rae Anne Bradley said some 100 feet of road was damaged last Thursday and the road was completely closed on Friday. She said an inner retaining wall will have to be constructed ... Read More »

Former 18-Term House Member Buck Of Dekalb Dies At 89

Former legislator Frank Buck who served Cannon, Dekalb and Smith Counties over some 18 terms, has died. Buck was 89. The Tennessee Tech graduate was born in Trousdale County and settled in Dekalb County. Buck elected to the State House in 1972 for the first of 18 terms. He retired in 2008. Buck received accolades for his work in ethics ... Read More »

Roads Slick, Snow Covered; Officials Urge People To Stay Off Roads

Roads across the Upper Cumberland reported snow covered and slick Monday morning. Most areas received three to four inches of snow from Sunday evening through early Monday morning. After a break, radar shows snowfall filling back in across the region. Emergency management officials urged residents to stay off the road. Fentress County officials reported the holiday has kept people at ... Read More »

Strong Winds, Downed Trees, Power Outages Across Upper Cumberland

Strong winds from Monday night’s storms left trees down and power out in several communities across the Upper Cumberland. A survey of Emergency Service officials noted a tree down on a house on 20th Street in Cookeville. Putnam County residents also experienced power outages from Volunteer Energy, UCEMC, and Cookeville Electric. Overton County Schools are closed on Tuesday due to ... Read More »

Veterans Day Celebrations Honor Service Members Across The UC

Veterans Day celebrations happening this Friday across the Upper Cumberland. Putnam County’s Veterans Day ceremony and parade will begin on Friday at 10:45am on the Broad Street side of the Courthouse Square. The photos of veterans from across the county are posted around the courthouse. Overton County’s Veterans Day Program takes place Friday at 10:00am in the Joe L. Evins ... Read More »

Caney Fork Bridge Targeted For Repair Thanks To New Federal Grant

Putnam County and Smith County targeted for a new federal grant to repair the railroad bridge over the Caney Fork River. The state will receive a total of $23.7 million to repair some 42 rail bridges statewide that are past their lifespan or need immediate repairs. The bridges are on ten different short lines, mostly in rural areas. The disrepair ... Read More »

UC Vacationers To Be Aware Of Lyme Disease When Camping Out Of State

Upper Cumberland campers planning vacations outside the southeast need to be vigilant about Lyme Disease. Smith County UT Ag Extension Director Chris Hicks said deer ticks carrying Lyme Disease are uncommon in Tennessee, but can occasionally be found.¬†Hicks said if you get a tick bite, there are signs to monitor for Lyme Disease. “Things like fevers, headaches, severe muscle aches,” ... Read More »

UC Could See Bad Tick Season Based On Local Reports

The anecdotal evidence is pointing towards a bad tick season in the Upper Cumberland. Smith County Agriculture Extension Director Chris Hicks said the office has fielded a number of calls already about tick reports. Hicks said a longer than normal spring is the biggest factor. He said people should know tweezers are the safest way to remove ticks. “We hear ... Read More »

Inaugural CASA Motorcycle Ride To Support Child Advocacy

UCHRA CASA is holding an inaugural motorcycle poker run to help raise money for four counties on Saturday. That includes Putnam, Overton, Cumberland and Smith Counties. Director Damon Prince said they support children who have been abused or neglected and are in the court system. He said despite receiving state funding, fundraising makes a significant portion of the money that ... Read More »