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Motorcycle Ride Honoring Fallen Firefighters Starts In Sparta Saturday

The Shady Brady Tennessee Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ride will be traveling through the Upper Cumberland Saturday. Sparta Firefighter Barry Brady started the motorcycle ride in 2015 to raise funds for the Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Brentwood. Event Organizer Kayla Williams said Brady passed away in 2019, but the fundraiser continues in his honor. “He started the ride to make sure ... Read More »

This Week: Byrdstown Aldermen Meet, Algood Considers Court Ordinances

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Byrdstown Board of Aldermen will meet. The board will gather at city hall at 5:00 p.m Monday. The Pickett County School Board will convene at 7:00 p.m. Monday at central office. Algood City Council will conduct a work session starting at 6:00 p.m. Members will discuss three ordinances concerning local court operations Monday. ... Read More »

WCTE Selects Avery Hutchins As New President And CEO

WCTE has named Avery Hutchins as its new President and CEO. Hutchins replaces Becky Magura, who assumed a position with Nashville Public Television. Hutchins said she is excited and honored to take on the new role. “We want to continue the story telling of the Upper Cumberland,” Hutchins said. “WCTE PBS is here to bring voice to our people, and ... Read More »

UC HIV Services Fully Transition To Positively Living And Choice Health Network

HIV services in the Upper Cumberland have successfully transitioned to Positively Living and Choice Health Network. The non-profit took over after UCHRA decided to discontinue its program. Regional Director Jered Croom said the new office at 225 N. Willow Ave serves about 100 people. “There are more people than you think, who are actively living their lives, going to work, tending ... Read More »

This Week: Monterey, Cookeville And Clay Commission Meet

This Week in the Upper Cumberland: the Monterey Board of Aldermen will meet. Business begins at 7:00 p.m. Monday at city hall. The Cookeville City Council meets at 4:00 p.m. Monday for a work session. Council members will make preparations for the Thursday council meeting at 5:30. Both meetings will take place at the Cookeville Municipal building. The Clay County ... Read More »

This Week: Overton, White, Putnam Continue Redistricting Efforts

This week in the Upper Cumberland work on redistricting Overton County continues. The committee will meet at 3:00 p.m. Monday at the new municipal building. The Cookeville Planning Commission will have a public hearing at 5:30 Monday. The planning department has recommended reopening the connection of Salem Church Road and England Drive. Members will also consider multiple items up for ... Read More »

Windle Says Skinner Mountain Preservation Keeps The UC Way Of Life

State Representative John Mark Windle said forest preservation at Skinner Mountain ensures the things local residents enjoy will stay intact. This Wednesday, some 11,000 acres were permanently protected along the Overton and Fentress County line. Windle said more than ever, Ohio and Kentucky residents want to develop recreation homes in the area. “Our plateau has more species of flora and ... Read More »

Comptroller Comes To Cookeville Giving Local Leaders ARP Advice

Upper Cumberland leaders gathered at the UCDD office Thursday to learn more about the American Rescue Plan. State Senator Paul Bailey invited Comptroller Jason Mumpower to lead the discussion. Mumpower said the state wants to make sure communities understand how the federal funding can be spent. “What I am encouraging communities to do more than anything is use this money ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Schools See Drop In COVID Numbers

Some Upper Cumberland schools are seeing a drop in COVID cases after an initial spike when school began. DeKalb’s Director of Schools Patrick Cripps said they’ve seen a consistent drop by the day in their numbers. He said their numbers have dropped all the way to the teens. “You know we haven’t changed anything from what we started the school ... Read More »

Wet Summer Season To Transition To Drier Fall

The transition to fall began Wednesday afternoon after a wet summer season in the Upper Cumberland. But how wet? Local weather observer Michael Detwiler said many parts of Middle Tennessee received less rain than normal. “Over in that part of the state in Dixon and Waverly, they’ve had 31 plus inches of rain during the summer,” Detwiler said. “Whereas here ... Read More »