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Workforce Agencies Expect Activity Increase

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Governor Bill Lee announced Tuesday that Tennessee would end all federally funded pandemic unemployment compensation programs, and Upper Cumberland workforce agencies are expecting to see an increase in activity. Becky Hull, Executive Director for the Upper Cumberland Local Workforce Development Board, said they have been trying to fill a large number of job openings since businesses started opening back up. ... Read More »

Craft Beer Week Celebrates Local Breweries

Grab a cold one at your favorite local brewery in celebration of American Craft Beer Week. The Brewers Association invites beer-lovers to support local businesses this week who work hard to provide their communities with delicious craft beer. Red Silo Brewing Company CEO Mark Van der Bleek said he thinks the Upper Cumberland has grown into a hot spot for ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Electric Warns of Scammers

Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation reports scammers posing as company employees in Jackson County. UCEMC CEO and General Manager Jennifer Brogdon said that people in a black suburban would approach residents saying they were company employees who wanted to check on things in the home, but then would later return and break into their cars and steal things “I think ... Read More »

UC Forum To Connect Employers With Employees In Need Of Second Chance

A forum is set to help employers in need of employees see that citizens who’ve been in the criminal justice system could make the best hires. The forum is set for Monday from 1:00 PM-2:30 PM in Cookeville at 1000 England Drive Suite 201. Becky Hull is Executive Director of the Upper Cumberland Local Workforce Development Board and Bill Gibson ... Read More »

50th Anniversary of State Natural Areas, Burgess Falls One Of The First

Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of the Natural Areas Act and Burgess Falls was one of the first to be dedicated. Park Manager Bill Summers said it was enacted to protect Tennessee’s most unique pieces of nature. Summers said that Burgess Falls is unique itself, out of nearly 100 natural areas, Burgess Falls is one of the few with a ... Read More »

UC Foster Closet Hosts Casino Night Fundraiser

The Upper Cumberland Foster Closet is hosting its first major fundraiser, “Chips for Charity,” a casino night at the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport on May 1st. UCFC is an organization which aids foster families and kinship families by providing them with free clothing and other necessities for children in custody, all donated by members in the community. Founder and Executive ... Read More »

Rains Foundation Golf Tournament This Saturday

After missing last year’s tournament due to COVID, the annual Rains Foundation Golf Tournament returns to Cookeville at the Golden Eagles Golf Course on Saturday. Wayne Cravens, a member of the board of the Rains Foundation, said he hopes the community will come out to raise money for scholarships that help students in the Upper Cumberland receive a higher educations. ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Seeing Increase In Timber Theft Reports

There has been an uptick in timber theft across Tennessee, and the Upper Cumberland is a hot spot for these crimes. Tim Phelps is the Public Information Officer for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Forestry Division. Phelps said that the type of land owners we have are making them more susceptible in the booming timber market. “There’s a lot of ... Read More »

March Unemployment Numbers Slightly Increase Across The Region

The Upper Cumberland followed the statewide trend of unemployment rates slightly increasing for the month of March. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development reported increases in all 14 counties in the region. Clay County has the highest rate at seven percent, an uptick by o.1 percent compared to last month. Van Buren County saw the highest jump by 1.1 ... Read More »

UCDD Will Offer Home Bound Residents COVID Vaccinations

Home bound residents in the Upper Cumberland can soon be COVID vaccinated from their residence. UCDD’s Area Agency on Aging and Disability plan to offer the service in the coming weeks. Director Holly Williams said the agency is aware of a number of residents that  are not vaccinated and can not utilize transportation. “If you have individuals in your communities ... Read More »