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Early Voting Ends Tuesday For Next Week’s Primary

Early voting for next week’s primary elections across the Upper Cumberland ends Tuesday. The ballot includes candidates for the Presidential primaries as well as several local races. You can find early voting information for your community at GoVoteTN.Gov. The site also provides information on the March 5 polling locations and times. “If you are a registered Tennessee voter and you ... Read More »

160 Years Ago: Battle Of Dug Hill At White/Putnam Line

160 years later, the Battle of Dug Hill that left some 40 Yankee soldiers dead in the Calfkiller Valley remains one of the bloodiest skirmishes in the Upper Cumberland’s history. The battle happened February 22, 1864 near the White/Putnam County line. Putnam County Historian Dale Welch said Yankee soldiers marched from Sparta to Putnam County looking to stop local “bushwhackers” ... Read More »

UCHRA Public Transportation Looking At EMS Agreement

UCHRA considering agreements with local EMS departments to ensure that residents can receive transportation services during extreme weather. Executive Director Mark Farley said during the early January storm, UCHRA Public Transportation did not have vehicles equipped to travel safely on local roads. He said many residents missed medical appointments without the service. “It could be a number of different things ... Read More »

Cookeville Resident Named ’24 Small Business Champ

Cookeville Mechanical Contractors President Garry Floeter named the Small Business Champion of the Year by the National Federation Of Independent Business. Floeter said he was speechless when he learned he had been chosen after some 50 years of business in Cookeville. He said the award was not only a result of the success of his company, but his passion in ... Read More »

46th Annual Reba Bacon Art Competition Looking For Best

Upper Cumberland high school students are invited to showcase their artwork through the 46th Reba Bacon Memorial High School Art Competition. Gallery Coordinator Susan Van Aalten said any Upper Cumberland high schooler is eligible to enter their work for the March 3 contest. She said this is a great opportunity for young artists to get exposure at an accredited gallery. ... Read More »

Roadsides Showing Off First Signs Of Spring, Daffodils

Roadsides through the Upper Cumberland are showing off the first sings of spring as daffodils among the first flowers to bloom. Warren County Agriculture Extension Agent Heath Nokes said the annual warm-season wildflowers have unique life cycle. He said like tulips and buttercups, daffodils are grown from bulbs. He said once the soil temperature reaches some 50 degrees, the bulbs ... Read More »

Bumbalough Overseeing Health Departments As Interim

Putnam County Public Health Director Lisa Bumbalough will oversee the Overton, Fentress, and Pickett County Health Departments until a replacement is selected for the retired Andy Langford. Bumbalough said she has met with city and county officials to get a feel for how operations at those sites differ from what she is used to in Putnam County. He said she ... Read More »

Cookeville NAACP Working With Caucus On Legislative Agenda

School vouchers, juvenile justice, and maternal health, among the issues that the Black Caucus and the Cookeville Putnam NAACP focused on the legislature begins its second month of work. NAACP Branch President Tom Savage said keeping the public informed about state legislation is key to helping the Congressional Black Caucus. He said the Cookeville NAACP organized a legislative “Day on ... Read More »

All 14 UC Counties Above State Average In Abuse & Neglect

A report from the Department of Child Services revealed that all 14 Upper Cumberland counties rank higher than the state average in abuse and neglect in the household. Kristi Paling is Upper Cumberland Coordinator for The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth. Paling said these numbers have been trending upward. She said many of the removals and custody cases across ... Read More »

UCHRA Looking For New Water Assistance Funding

UCHRA looking for new money sources for its water assistance program after federal funds dried up. UCHRA Deputy Director LaNelle Godsey told the UCHRA Policy Council Wednesday morning that the money went to help residents pay off past-due water charges if a resident’s water had been shut off. She said the available money left for the program is down to ... Read More »