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UC Realty Market Most Affected By Lack Of Inventory

Upper Cumberland realtors say the biggest thing affecting the housing market right now is a lack of inventory. Realtor Darren Wilson said that the influx of people moving to Cookeville and almost 300 homes destroyed by the 2020 tornado have contributed to the issue. “And so the builders are having a hard time not only getting caught up with the ... Read More »

This Week White Commission Hold Public Hearing, Celina Holds Rescheduled Meeting

This week in the Upper Cumberland the White County Commission will hold a public hearing Monday for its new fiscal year budget. Public comment begins at 5:30 p.m. at the county courthouse. At 6:00 p.m., the commission will begin regular business to consider several budget amendments to balance this year’s budget before the end of the fiscal. The Cumberland County ... Read More »

Additional CTE Funding Coming Down To UC Schools

New funds in Governor Bill Lee’s budget will be coming to Upper Cumberland CTE programs starting next school year. Over the course of the next four years, innovative grants up to $1 million for high schools and $500,000 for middle schools will be available statewide. White County Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said the district has preliminary plans prepared for ... Read More »

This Week Putnam Committee Continues Budget Work

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Putnam County Budget Committee will continue work for the new fiscal year Monday. Chair Ben Rogers is set to share suggestions as to how the county can lower requested expenditures. As it stands, the county is about $4.5 million in the hole. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. The Byrdstown Board of Aldermen ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland School Leaders Reflect On Annual Leadership Conference

Upper Cumberland School leaders say that the annual Fall Creek Falls Leadership Conference was a major success. School Directors, Central Office Staff, and School Principals heard from state officials about the new funding formula, CTE updates and other topics. Clay Director of Schools Diana Monroe said that as a new director, she plans to take the information and use it ... Read More »

Fair Season Begins with Clay County Fair Next Weekend

The month of June means fair season kicks off in the Upper Cumberland. The Clay County fair will begin this Saturday highlighting pageantry before carnival festivities begin Tuesday. Clay County Fair President Carla Rich said the goal is to provide wholesome entertainment for the local area. “It’s a great opportunity for local folks to get together and see each other ... Read More »

This Week Livingston Aldermen Meet, White BOE Works On Budget

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Livingston Board of Aldermen will meet Monday at 6:00 p.m. The regularly scheduled meeting comes just three days after the State Comptroller Office sited several issues regarding evidence and missing money in the Livingston Police Department. In a letter to the board and mayor, District Attorney Bryant Dunaway said that the “awful circumstances” ... Read More »

This Week Sparta Aldermen Holds Meeting, Cookeville Council Gathers

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Cookeville City Council will meet Tuesday to work shop its agenda for an upcoming meeting. The council will vote on official business Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, the UCHRA Policy Council will meet at 10:30 a.m. The group consists of representatives of several chapters such as law enforcement, mental health and workforce. Thursday, ... Read More »

UC High Schools See Decline In College Attendance But Still Above State Trend

Upper Cumberland High Schools seeing a decrease in students attending college after graduation but not as significant as the state average. Cookeville High School Counselor Judy Smith said self reported numbers in 2021 indicated a gradual decline. 68 percent of students planned to attend a four-year university and 21 percent a 2-year institute. “They looked at going to college online,” ... Read More »