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Early Voting: One Week Down, One More To Go

Upper Cumberland voters have one more week to get to the poles for early voting. So far, election offices have seen a mixed bag of turnout since early voting began last week. Overton County Election Administrator Craig Story said over 700 people have participated in his county. “Mid-terms are usually a little less on turnout than some of our other ... Read More »

Molly Brown Using Tourism Experience To Re-Vamp Tour The UC

New Tour the Upper Cumberland Owner Molly Brown said that the most exciting part of her new tourism endeavor is relationship-building. “Especially in a rural community like the Upper Cumberland,” Brown said. “To be able to showcase mom and pop shops, and these small businesses and these unique things that we have right here in our backyard. And to be ... Read More »

UC Right-Of-Way Acquisitions Part Of State’s Transportation Improvement Plan

Two Upper Cumberland right-of-way acquisitions are part of the state’s Transportation Improvement Plan released Thursday. The two projects are the only major T-DOT projects planned across the region between 2023 and 2025, according to the plan. One of the projects will be in Clay County, where right-of-way acquisition is on the agenda in 2023 from Kyle Street to existing State ... Read More »

Multiple Early School Dismissals Shows Importance Of Planning

The majority of Upper Cumberland schools dismissed early Wednesday due to the threat of severe weather. Situations like this remind families the importance of having a early dismissal plan ready. White County Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said the key is knowing where a student will be. “Who is going to be able to pick them up, who can watch ... Read More »

This Week Putnam Schools Work On Grant Spending

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Putnam County School Board has scheduled a work session to review state grant funding. The State Department of Education recognized the system as a Best for All District for its use of federal COVID money. As a result, the district has received an award grant for the distinction. Board members will discuss how ... Read More »

Cold Front Converging On Gulf Moisture Creating Warm To Snow Transition


Temperatures in the 60’s the last several days make several inches of snow Friday night seem impossible. News Talk 94.1 Meteorologist Rob Carolan said it is a typical March for Tennessee. “It’s actually one of my favorite times of the year meteorologically speaking, because we get these wild events where one day you’re spring like, the next day winter arrives ... Read More »

New Grant Program In The Works To Establish More UC Transitional Housing

The State Department of Economic Community Development is developing a new transitional housing grant program for substance abuse. UCDD Executive Director Mark Farley said counties will be able to apply for grants up to $400,000 to build or acquire facilities. “In the Upper Cumberland region, we got a lot of individuals that are coming out of treatment that they don’t ... Read More »

Recent Rain And Sunshine Points Towards A High Pollen Count Spring

One Cookeville allergist anticipates this spring to bring plenty of pollen that could make for a severe allergy season. Allergy, Asthma, & Sinus Center’s Dr. Erin Rohman said it may be too soon to tell, but recent weather indicates a pollen filled spring. “It’s hard to compare it to years past and say it will be better or worse, but ... Read More »

UC Residents Show Support To Truckers As Freedom Convoy Passes

Several Upper Cumberland residents gathered on the I-40 overpasses across Putnam County Friday morning in protest to trucker mandates. Supporters gathered to welcome the Freedom Convoy, a fleet of trucks and other vehicles traveling across the country supporting truckers. Sparta Resident Bill Berger said he came to the South Walnut Avenue bridge to show his appreciation. “They’re just one cog ... Read More »