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CDC Change Could Cut Quarantines In White Co. Schools

The CDC has relaxed social distancing guidelines inside schools from six feet to three feet. White County Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said this news is an exciting step in the right direction. Dronebarger said this will cut down on education gaps caused by quarantines. “What this will do for our schools is just limit the number of folks who ... Read More »

Cookeville, Putnam Asking Residents To Consider Payment Alternatives

Cookeville is asking residents to consider their options for property tax payments before coming to city hall. City Manager James Mills said due to COVID they would ask residents to consider mail, using a drop box or drive-thru and online services. Mills said he hopes city hall can have fewer restrictions in the future, but residents play a role in ... Read More »

TTU December Graduation Ceremony Plans

Tennessee Tech Students will have an in-person graduation this December, with plans to maintain COVID guidelines. Chief Communication Officer Karen Lykins said there will be 600 students, spread across three separate ceremonies. Lykins said there will be social distancing required in the stands, but friends and family are allowed to attend. Lykins said once a student is called to walk ... Read More »

Warren Carnival This Week

While many fairs, concerts, and festivals were cancelled this year, an annual carnival in Warren County was not. The carnival hosted by Kissel Entertainment is taking place through Saturday. Office manager Madison Kissel said since the county fair was cancelled, it was important to host the carnival. “We were still scheduled to come into town, so we asked if we ... Read More »

Walk to Show Faith and Peace in Cookeville

At least seven different communities are expected to meet in Cookeville’s Dogwood Park this Sunday. The event is called Walk for Jesus, and is not organized by one specific church. Stage Manager David Hunter said this event hopes to show peace in the community. “We just simply want to get out and walk in peace as Christians and walk for ... Read More »

Clay County Return To School Plan

Clay County schools will open with traditional in person classroom and online learning options August 3. School Director Matt Eldridge said masks will be encouraged for students and teachers. “We want the families to feel safe,” Eldridge said. “Number one thing is we want the child to be safe at school and for the family to feel safe. We’re going ... Read More »

Main Street Live! Concert Series Still On

After careful consideration with the city board, and information from the governor’s office,the 16th annual Main Street Live! event will still take place in McMinnville this summer. Main Street Executive Director Teresa Prober said it is the concert goer’s responsibility to implement most social distancing. “We want to give people something to look forward to,” Prober said. “But everybody has ... Read More »

Cookeville Community Band Silent For Memorial Day

For the first time in almost 15 years, the Cookeville Community Band’s instruments will be silent this Memorial Day weekend. Each May, the band plays in Dogwood Park’s pavilion to launch their summer concert series. Band President Jerry Buttram said he and band board members agreed to cancel the concert over concerns about COVID-19. Buttram said the decision was difficult ... Read More »

Gyms Anticipate Large Turnout Friday

While not all gyms around the Upper Cumberland will open on Friday, James Young, General Manager of Fitness Master, one of the gyms that will open, said he expects a spike in members returning.    “I believe that you know the first two weeks that we’re going to be open, or that any gym is going to be open,” Young ... Read More »