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Jobs Safe After White County Landfill Sale

Nearly all county employees will keep their jobs as Waste Management steps in to run the White County Landfill. White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said he has been in frequent contact with employees to dispel rumors about their job security. He said the county will still operate its convenience centers and still transport garbage to the landfill, so those ... Read More »

Therapist: Testing Stress Reduces In Kids By June

Children who deal with stress around end-of-year testing, find themselves more relaxed again at this point of the summer. Therapist Lori Chaney said her clinic sees an uptick in adolescent anxiety around April during TCAP season. Chaney said summer is a moment of reprieve for these students. “That April month we’re always seeing additional things that come through that show ... Read More »

Putnam Health Department Has Its Long-Awaited Dentist

The Putnam County Health Department will begin providing dental services for the first time in seven years. Putnam County Health Department Director Lisa Bumbalough said the department will provide full-scale dental service five days a week. That includes cleanings, extractions, fillings, and oral exams. She said the Upper Cumberland is seeing a dental healthcare shortage and tooth decay is one ... Read More »

Feasibility Study Next For Putnam Animal Shelter

The Cookeville-Putnam County Animal Shelter will conduct a feasibility study to determine the needs associated with adding an on-site spay and neuter clinic. Shelter Director Jennifer Tracy said the study would outline the cost of construction or renovation and help determine if additional fundraising is necessary. She said finding spay and neuter appointments has become more challenging due to the ... Read More »

Head Start Opens Registration For School Year

Registration now open for the LBJ&C Head Start Program’s new school year. The program designed to provide educational services for kids ages 3-5. The program has existed since 1965 and has 21 locations across the Upper Cumberland. Director Penny Meadows said the program helps kids prepare for kindergarten. “We are very big on school readiness,” Meadows said. “And trying to ... Read More »

CRMC Inks Agreement Vanderbilt Cancer Center

CRMC, Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Cookeville Regional Medical Center entering a partnership with the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center to have Vanderbilt employees on-site in the CRMC Cancer Center. CEO Buffy Key said Cookeville Regional oncologists will collaborate with Vanderbilt physicians and mid-level physicians. She said the hospital sends some patients to Nashville for treatment now, but the partnership will allow more Upper Cumberland patients to get ... Read More »

UCHRA Holds Homelessness Roundtable

The UCHRA Policy Committee held a roundtable Wednesday to discuss the challenges of managing the homeless population in the Upper Cumberland. Cookeville Police Sargeant Zach Gilpin told the committee that a homeless encampment behind the Cook Out on Scenic Drive has been home to as many as 150 homeless people. He said when organizations and churches provide food and clothes ... Read More »

3,100 Attending Tech’s Summer Semester

Some 3,100 students are attending Tennessee Tech this summer, many of them expecting to find a faster way to achieve their educational goals. Associate Registrar Brittany Copley says many students choose summer courses at Tech as a more affordable way to advance their education at other institutions. She said the summer semester offers a faster paced way of completing classes. ... Read More »

Warmer And Wetter Summer Ahead Across UC

The National Weather Service predicts the Upper Cumberland’s summer will be warmer and wetter than normal. The Climate Prediction Center has released its summer outlook for 2024. Nashville-based Meteorologist Paige Baggett said this season will be much warmer than usual owing to the transition from an El Niño pattern to a La Niña. “It’s looking like it’s going to be ... Read More »

North Smithville Tornado Labeled EF1; 100 Mile Winds

100-mile-per-hour winds blew through Smithville Monday evening as an EF-1 tornado left trees down and a handful of homes damaged. National Weather Service Lead Forecaster Sam Shamburger said tornadoes this size are fairly common in the Upper Cumberland. He said this one did not move very fast, traveling 3.3 miles in some 10 minutes. He said the storm pulsed, gaining ... Read More »