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17 Upper Cumberland Schools Honored As Reward Schools

17 Upper Cumberland schools recognized as Reward Schools for outstanding performance and/or improvement in performance during the last school year. The list includes six Putnam County Schools, three in Overton County, two each in Cumberland, Jackson and White Counties, and one each in Dekalb and Van Buren Counties. Some 400 schools statewide received the honor from the State Board of ... Read More »

Van Buren Elections To Continue Being Held At High School Gym

A new agreement between the Van Buren County Board of Education and the Election Commission ensures future elections will continue to be held in the auxiliary high school gym. The board approved the agreement Wednesday. Director of Schools Jared Copeland said the new agreement contains adjustments and clarifications to ensure the building is properly maintained during elections. “This is the ... Read More »

Van Buren Sheriff Confirms Fall Creek Death Weather Related

Van Buren County Sheriff Michael Brock has confirmed the death of a man at Fall Creek Falls State Park earlier this week was directly related to the cold weather. Brock confirmed the cause of death Thursday evening after receiving reports from the medical examiner. Dozens of emergency workers spent almost 17 hours from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning searching for ... Read More »

Roads Slick, Snow Covered; Officials Urge People To Stay Off Roads

Roads across the Upper Cumberland reported snow covered and slick Monday morning. Most areas received three to four inches of snow from Sunday evening through early Monday morning. After a break, radar shows snowfall filling back in across the region. Emergency management officials urged residents to stay off the road. Fentress County officials reported the holiday has kept people at ... Read More »

Sparta Housing Authority Says Treatment Of White, Van Buren Residents Equal

The Sparta Housing Authority released a statement declaring that the organization strictly obeys federal regulations and has additional policies to establish equality for all. The statement comes after some Spencer officials expressed concern last month about how Van Buren County residents are being handled by the authority. Those officials said they saw White County residents getting preferential treatment for openings ... Read More »

Unemployment In Clay, Pickett, Van Buren Among State’s Highest

November unemployment rates in Clay, Pickett and Van Buren Counties among the ten highest in the state. Unemployment stood at 4.7 percent last month in Clay and Pickett Counties, 4.5 percent in Van Buren County. That’s a drop of 1.5 percent from the October rate. Putnam County unemployment fell 0.3 percent in November to 3.5 percent. That’s a slight rise ... Read More »

Van Buren & Warren Teaming Up To Extradite Inmates From New York

Law Enforcement Agencies in Van Buren and Warren Counties working together to extradite two inmates currently behind bars in New York. Van Buren County Sheriff Michael Brock said both inmates have active warrants in Van Buren County. He said Warren County agreed to split the $2,000 extradition cost to secure the return of one of the inmates who also has ... Read More »

Spencer Officials Concerned About Housing Fairness For Those In Need

The Spencer Aldermen will look into concerns that Van Buren County residents are not being treated fairly by the Sparta Housing Authority. Van Buren Schools Homeless System Navigator Jill Bouldin said she remains concerned by the lack of Van Buren County representation on the Sparta Housing Authority board. Bouldin said Van Buren residents are overlooked by the authority for vacant ... Read More »

Governor’s Budget Hearing Complete; Sexton Said Safety Big Priority For Him

The Governor’s budget hearings wrapped up last week, beginning the process for a new state budget according to House Speaker Cameron Sexton. Governor Bill Lee fielded ideas and concerns from Tennessee departments and agencies about financial priorities in their corners of the state. Sexton said the initial process is all about the Governor’s wants and priorities. “There’s a lot of ... Read More »

Veterans Day Celebrations Honor Service Members Across The UC

Veterans Day celebrations happening this Friday across the Upper Cumberland. Putnam County’s Veterans Day ceremony and parade will begin on Friday at 10:45am on the Broad Street side of the Courthouse Square. The photos of veterans from across the county are posted around the courthouse. Overton County’s Veterans Day Program takes place Friday at 10:00am in the Joe L. Evins ... Read More »