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“Under The Sun” Literary Journal Taking Submissions For Writing Contest

The Upper Cumberland’s online literary journal “Under The Sun” is taking submissions for its second Summer Writing Contest. The contest is for pieces of creative non-fiction and can be any type of work from poetry to memoirs. Editor Martha Highers said submissions should be as attention-catching as fiction, but true stories. “When you write creative non-fiction it’s not going to ... Read More »

UC Non-Profits Eligible To Apply For CFMT Grant Funding

Upper Cumberland non-profits are eligible to participate in the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s grant program. Community Relations Director Pat Embry said organizations have until August 6th to apply. “It’s an exciting time,” Embry said. “It is one of the key reasons why we’re in business here is to award grants to non-profit organizations that serve such a wide range ... Read More »

TWRA Officer Says No Excuse For Not Wearing Life Jackets

There is no excuse to go out on Upper Cumberland waterways this weekend without a life jacket on. That is according to TWRA Wildlife Officer Dustin Buttram. Buttram said a fatal mistake people often make is taking life jackets without wearing them, keeping them stored and out of reach. “They’re inside the boat, under straps holding them in or in ... Read More »

Motlow Adding Tech-Based Ag Course, Partnering With Warren Schools

Motlow State Community College is starting a course this fall to prepare students focused on agriculture for the future. The course is agronomy, it focuses on the science and technology side of agriculture. Motlow State Community College President Michael Torrence said starting the course is about giving students in rural communities the skills to garner strong wages in rural communities. ... Read More »

UC Airport Fuel Truck Arriving During Fuel Delivery Delays

The Upper Cumberland Regional Airport’s new fuel truck will be on site in the next few days, just in time to combat a fuel driver shortage. Airport Manager Dean Selby said there is currently a shortage of freight truck drivers who bring fuel to the airport. Selby said the new truck’s 3,000 gallon capacity will make more fuel available during ... Read More »

UC Overdoses Following State Trends, Numbers Climbing

The Upper Cumberland continues to see climbing numbers of drug overdoses, according to experts. Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist Colby Lane said that fentanyl is the driving force behind most of the overdoses. Lane said that law enforcement sees traces of the drug in almost everything. “Drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine,” Lane said. “They said they’re saying that 60 to 70 ... Read More »

Company In Talks With UC Regional Airport To Build Hangers

A lease agreement for hangars could by voted on by the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport next month Airport Manager Dean Selby said the airport would serve as a base for two to six large jet aircrafts. “Businesses that do charter operations that before they would have to have brought aircraft in from other bases,” Selby said. “From Nashville and other ... Read More »

WCTE President Assuming Same Role At NPT

WCTE President and CEO Becky Magura is leaving her role, becoming the new President and CEO of Nashville Public Television. Magura started at WCTE more than 39 years ago. In that time, she has held numerous production, educational outreach and management positions at the station. In 1995 Magura became Station Manager, then in 2006 she was appointed as President and ... Read More »

UCHRA Seeking Regional Input On Services Needed

UCHRA is looking for residents across the region to take its Community Needs Assessment to help focus service efforts. Community Services Assistant Director Megan Spurgeon said UCHRA wants input from citizens, elected officials, law enforcement and more. Spurgeon said services are often tied to a certain poverty level, however that has expanded during the pandemic. “If someone is technically over ... Read More »

First of Six UC American Job Center Job Fairs Kicked Off In Putnam County

The first of six American Job Center job fairs across the Upper Cumberland took place Wednesday at the Cookeville Community Center. Tennessee Tech Student and Cookeville resident Matt Finder attended. Finder said he is already employed, but the event offered a chance for an extra job. “What I am looking for is one main thing is decent management. People being ... Read More »