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Van Buren High School Media Club Changed To Eagle Network

The Van Buren County High School Media Club has changed its name to the Eagle Network. Faculty Advisor Tyler Brown said the Eagle Network represents the club better than “Media Club”. He said the club is involved with writing, editing, video editing, broadcasting and social media. The switch puts all the club’s activities under one umbrella. “I’ve got a lot ... Read More »

Van Buren Spencer Elementary Enforces Traffic Procedure

Spencer Elementary officials set to enforce stricter traffic rules for child pick-up and drop-off. School Principal Amanda Binkley said the code enforcement is in an attempt to relieve congestion. Binkley said that the procedures announced have always been in place, but have lately not been followed. “There are cones that are placed along Sparta Street that prevent from being about ... Read More »

Van Buren FFA Selling Handcrafted Tables, Benches To Fund Club

The Van Buren County High School FFA is taking orders for handmade picnic tables and benches. Agriculture Teacher Lance Smith said throughout the entire school year, orders are open for six foot to 12 foot tables. Smith said everything is student built. “They go in, they make all the cuts, they take all the measurements, they do all the building,” ... Read More »

Van Buren Students Bringing Human Trafficking Awareness To Spencer

An interactive art exhibit is coming to Spencer City Park on Monday to raise awareness about Human Trafficking. Van Buren County Schools Coordinated School Health Director Kelly Lewis said high school students participated in Tennessee’s first Red Sand Project, bringing it back to the county. Lewis said anyone who comes to participate will get red sand to spread in the ... Read More »

Spencer’s First Meat Processing Plant Opening June 14

The A&H Custom Meat and Processing plant will open on June 14 in Spencer becoming the first facility in the county. President Barry Austin said the plant will start with seven full-time employees and provide job opportunities to Van Buren County High School students interested in working this summer. Austin said they have received over 500 calls from Upper Cumberland ... Read More »

Full Stands Welcomed For Van Buren County High School Graduation

The traditional Van Buren County High School graduation is coming back in full force Friday. Principal Jaime Simmons and Vice Principal Katina Simmons said students and staff are excited to welcome the entire community with no capacity limits. “We have a tradition where our juniors march, and they are in their formal wear,” Simmons said. “And then, our seniors will ... Read More »

Van Buren High School FFA Team Takes 7th In State Competition

Van Buren County High School’s FFA Envirothon team took seventh place in the state this year. Agriculture Teacher Lance Smith said the team tested over five agriculture topics to win the Upper Cumberland region. Smith said when you get to state, his team had to take a real world problem for a land owner and solve it. “A guy had ... Read More »

Van Buren Schools Awarded $400K Grant Providing Energy Upgrades  

The Van Buren County School System has been awarded a $400,000 TVA Uplift Grant and Solar Pavilion. Director of Schools Cheryl Cole said this grant will address lighting at Spencer Elementary and Van Buren County High School. Cole said a preliminary location of the solar pavilion has been determined. “It’s an outdoor classroom and they came and looked at the best ... Read More »

Van Buren Students Broadcast Sports, Events With Grant

Van Buren County High School students are beginning to test out their new video equipment after the Media Club received a $5,000 grant. Media Club Sponsor Beth Simmons said this equipment was badly needed at a rural high school. Simmons said being able to put video content out to the public has become even more important during the pandemic. “With ... Read More »