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Putnam Wins Champion Of Champions At Tennessee Fair Association

The Tennessee Fair Association has named the Putnam County Fair the 2022 “Champion of Champions.” Fair Board President John Allen said that the title was some eight years in the making. He said that creating the fair of his memories was some of the hardest work he’s ever done. “The one where you walked into the fairgrounds and it was ... Read More »

Tech President Oldham Asks Cookeville For Partnership On Stadium

Tennessee Tech President Phil Oldham asked the Cookeville City Council to consider helping with renovations to Tucker Stadium. Oldham met with council members Tuesday during a work session to talk about stadium plans and entranceway plans for along Willow Avenue. Oldham said that the two projects are made-to-order as something substantial and worth a partnership. “We always want to partner ... Read More »

Fall Creek Falls And Dale Hollow Lake Get State Funding For Fishing

Fall Creek Falls Lake and Dale Hollow Lake will be a part of a new state initiative to enhance fishing at 18 Tennessee lakes. Governor Bill Lee and fishing icon Bill Dance announced the Bill Dance Signature Lakes program Thursday. Some $15 million will be invested in fish stocking, habitat and fisheries management as well as improved access for fishing ... Read More »

Clay County Hardest Hit Early Saturday By Storms

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The Hermitage Springs community of Clay County suffered tree damage from what the National Weather Service called a likely tornado early Saturday morning. The Weather Service reports a large tornado debris signature on radar just after 4am Saturday morning. The signature shows building materials and trees on radar. “At this time, we ask that people, please stay off the roadways ... Read More »

Jackson Middle Hosting One Of Eight TN School Funding Town Halls

Jackson County Middle School will host one of only eight town halls in Tennessee to discuss school funding. The town hall on November 30 at 5:30 PM will be for the entire Upper Cumberland region. Director of Schools Kristy Brown said that with Tennessee’s BEP currently facing a lawsuit, there will be questions about what changes the state and department ... Read More »

State Senator Bailey Requests Special Session With Concerns Of Federal COVID Overreach

State Senator Paul Bailey sent a letter to Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally Friday requesting a special session for the Tennessee General Assembly. In the letter, Bailey said that the federal government is overreaching in its push for vaccinations and mask-wearing and that it should be an individual’s personal choice. “While the General Assembly did act, during the 2021 legislative session, ... Read More »

Tennessee’s First Star-Spangled Banner Day Celebrated

Tuesday is Star-Spangle Banner Day in Tennessee, and one Upper Cumberland Organization encourages residents to remember the meaning behind the nation’s anthem. The region’s Daughters of 1812 chapter is dedicated to increasing knowledge of the War of 1812. President Charlotte Reynolds said the song was written the morning of September 14th when Francis Scott Key saw the aftermath of Britain’s ... Read More »

Cummins Falls State Park Named TN Park Of The Year

Cummins Falls State Park has been named park of the year by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. Park Manager Ray Cutcher said park staff have worked hard to better protect park goers while also expanding learning opportunities. “We’re very proud,” Cutcher said. “I’m very proud of our staff and very proud that our department has chosen to recognize ... Read More »

Dunaway Elected To State Committee For Court Administrations

Thirteenth Judicial District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway has been elected to the state’s District Attorneys General Conference Executive Committee. In this role, Dunaway will have a voice in the overall administration of justice in the courts of Tennessee. Dunaway was voted in by fellow members of the general conference. “It is an honor to work for the people of my ... Read More »