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Online Baby Formula Scams Popping Up In The Upper Cumberland

The Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee reports online baby formula scams are happening in the Upper Cumberland Region. President/CEO Robyn Householder said scammers are taking advantage of desperate families during a national shortage. “They’re getting targeted through pop-up ads, social media and fake websites that look like the real thing,” Householder said. “These scammers are extremely good at duplicating ... Read More »

“Purple Fentanyl” Has Very Likely Reached The Upper Cumberland

A new purple fentanyl has very likely made its way to the Upper Cumberland. The South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force has said that the fentanyl and methamphetamine combination has crossed state lines. “I don’t have any personal knowledge of any seizures of purple fentanyl in Putnam County, but if it is that close to here, I would say there ... Read More »

This Week Overton Schools Work On Budget, Cumberland Creates New Water Board

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Overton County School Board will review the first draft of its new fiscal budget. Two nursing positions, support staff insurance and raises are proposed. The meeting begins at 4:00 p.m. Monday. The Cookeville City Council will have a work session at 4:00 p.m. Monday. Council members will review the agenda for Thursday’s meeting ... Read More »

This Week Putnam Holds Joint Work Session, Overton Hears Audit Committee Report

This Week in the Upper Cumberland the Overton County Commission will consider a $1.5 million dollar budget amendment requested by the school board Monday. The amendment will move the remainder of money approved for the Livingston Academy stadium project. A total of $5.8 million was allocated but only $4.3 million has been moved to capital projects at this time. Commissioner ... Read More »

Community Celebrates National Day Of Prayer Thursday At Putnam Courthouse

Thursday is the 71st annual National Day of Prayer. Over 60,000 events with more than 3 million people participating will take place across the country. Putnam County Coordinator Marcia Mullins said the Upper Cumberland region can participate by attending a prayer service at the county courthouse. “It is a time for everyone just to be together, to fellowship and pray ... Read More »

Processing Group Helps UC School Districts Nutritional Programs

A group of Upper Cumberland school systems is working together to make sure their nutritional programs get the most bang for their buck. The Upper Cumberland Processing Group brings together 11 Upper Cumberland school districts for contracts in the school nutrition arena. Jennifer Mitchell is the Nutrition Program Supervisor at Putnam County Schools. “We come together as a group and bid ... Read More »

Keys For An Easy Election Day This Tuesday

Tuesday is Election Day, so what do you need in order to cast your vote? Putnam County Election Administrator Michelle Honeycutt said registered voters need to know their voting precinct and bring a photo I.D. “Seems like the busiest times are early in the morning, during lunch time or at closing,” Honeycutt said. “So if they can come midmorning or ... Read More »

Future Revenue From New Titans’ Stadium Could Benefit Rural Areas

The state’s investment in a new stadium for the Tennessee Titans will benefit more than just the Nashville area. That is according to House Speaker Cameron Sexton. He said the impact to the city could have a ripple effect that spreads to the Upper Cumberland. “It opens us up to compete on a world level with bigger events and bring ... Read More »

Seven UC State Parks Earn Highest Status For Sustainability And Programs

Seven Upper Cumberland State Parks have received the highest honor from TDEC for their efforts in environmental sustainability. Burgess Falls, Cordell Hull, Cummins Falls, Pickett CCC Memorial, Rock Island, Sgt. Alvin C. York and Standing Stone State Parks all received platinum status in the, “Go Green With Us,” program. Pickett CCC Memorial State Park Ranger Camron Martin said this is ... Read More »

This Week Putnam And Sparta Work On New Budget

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Sparta Board of Aldermen will host its first budget meeting Monday. City Administrator Brad Hennessee will present department head requests and a preliminary spending plan to the board. The city will also work on a plan to spend its ARP money. The Cookeville Planning Commission will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. Cookeville Regional ... Read More »