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UCDD Offers SNAP Application Assistance To Seniors

The Upper Cumberland Development District is offering assistance to seniors applying for the SNAP program. Formerly known as food stamps, SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It helps those in need receive nutritional assistance benefits. UCDD SNAP Benefits Coordinator Miranda Malin said that she helps folks who are over the age of 60 or disabled in their application process. ... Read More »

Dekalb FD Replacing 42 Year Old Fire Engine In Liberty

The Dekalb County Fire Department is getting a new fire engine and equipment thanks to federal funding. Chief Donny Green said the new engine will be stationed in Liberty. Green said this will replace a 1979 fire engine, which is a help to avoid a vehicle going out of service before it is set to be replaced. “We’ll be doing ... Read More »

Two More UC Senior Centers Set To Resume In-House Meals

Fentress and Cannon County Senior Centers will resume congregant meals starting July 1st. UCDD Area Agency on Aging and Disability Director Holly Williams said this is likely the beginning of more sites opening with other counties exploring the option. “We anticipate as other sites feel more comfortable doing so that they will be reopening for seniors to come and enjoy ... Read More »

Cumberland And Fentress Co. Submit Land Proposal To Recruit Development

The Crossville Chamber of Commerce and Fentress County are working with UCDD in a regional economic development partnership. Chamber President Ethan Hadley said the goal is to attract a business prospect to the Chamber’s Interchange Business Park and Fentress’s Clarkrange Business Park. “Every now and then, there are opportunities to work regionally, and those are great, because the Upper Cumberland ... Read More »

Gainesboro Studying Downtown For Additional Parking And Connectivity

Gainesboro has partnered with UCDD to conduct a community transportation feasibility study of the downtown area. Mayor Lloyd Williams said over 100 residents indicated through a preliminary survey that parking and connectivity are the highest wants. “It is the first step in maybe getting some more grants on making our sidewalks more ADA accessible,” Williams said. “More parking, getting some ... Read More »

Livingston Submits For FEMA Funding For High-Risk Properties

Livingston has resubmitted the necessary documents to TEMA in the next step to getting funding for long-term flooding mitigation. The funding would allow the city of Livingston to purchase property from citizens with a high risk for flooding. UCDD Deputy Director Tommy Lee said that TEMA has to submit the documents to the federal level. “And now we are simply ... Read More »

UC Mayor Boot Camp Used To Inform Leaders How To Optimize Services

UCHRA Executive Director Mark Farley said the Upper Cumberland Mayor Boot Camp was a great day. All 14 counties were invited to the workshop. Farley said the time was used to explain what services are available through the agency and development district. “Our role was to try and impart to them what all programs and how those programs work together,” ... Read More »

Clay Co. Awarded Arts Grant for Courthouse

UCDD and the Tennessee Arts Commission awarded Clay County the Targeted Arts Grant to continue enhancements of Clay County’s historic courthouse. UCDD Assistant Director for Economic and Community Development Virginia Alexander said the $3500 is just one way that Clay County hopes to further integrate arts into their community. “They have some great talent, they have some really cool history ... Read More »

Dale Hollow Marina At Cedar Hill Constructing 120 New Boat Slips

The Dale Hollow Marina at Cedar Hill is expanding with 120 new boat slips on the way. Owner Dennis Wilbert was approved for a $950,000 loan from UCDD to make the $1.1 million project possible. Wilbert said the need for extra space is high with over 300 boaters on a waiting list. “We’ve had pretty much a full occupancy for ... Read More »

Telehealth Expanding To 8 UC Senior Housing Complexes

Telehealth services are expanding to eight low income senior housing complexes across the Upper Cumberland. UCDD’s Area Agency on Aging and Disability and the Cumberland Regional Development Corporation are partnering to make it happen. Agency Director Holly Williams said Cookeville’s Laurel Creek is the first location taking advantage. “Many of the seniors were not following up with their physician visits ... Read More »