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GES PTO Organizing Playground Cleanup To Help Kids

The Gainesboro Elementary School PTO is asking the community to help fix flood damage along with wear and tear on the playground. PTO President Leah Harrison said weeds have started growing because of mulch getting washed out. Harrison said anyone is welcome to join in on Saturday to help give kids a safe, clean place to play this school year. ... Read More »

Cookeville Tornado Cleanup Continues Saturday After Over A Year

The effects of the 2020 March tornado are still present in Cookeville with cleanup continuing this Saturday. The Monterey Lions Club Disaster Response Team have been working at ground zero for over a year. Team Leader Ken Hall said about two weeks of work remain, so volunteers are welcome to join. “It is amazing what has been done when you ... Read More »

McMinnville River Cleanup Taking On Tons Of Trash

Registration is open for the McMinnville Breakfast Rotary Club’s 14th annual river ride and cleanup at Pepper Branch Park on Saturday. Chairman Neal Cox said there’s 100 miles of river to clean and 300 tires and three tons of trash can come out during the effort. Cox said that 20 teams are tackling 20 locations from Pepper Branch to Riverfront ... Read More »

Two Volunteers Help Restore Monterey Caboose For Community

The Monterey Depot Museum Caboose got a new coat of paints thanks to two volunteers stepping up. Monterey Depot Historical Society Volunteer Larry Vaden said he and Jimmy Whitaker heard there was a need to repaint and the two offered their services. Vaden said it was the rare occasion that overcast weather conditions helped an outdoor paint job. “The clouds ... Read More »

State Parks Hosting Volunteer Events For TN Promise Service Hours

Tennessee Parks across the Upper Cumberland are offering volunteer events Saturday for students who need TN Promise service hours. Edgar Evins State Park Manager Brad Halfacre said his park will be cleaning up the Highland Rim Nature Trail on Saturday. Halfacre said flood debris on the trail is the effort they’ve targeted for students. “If I had the choice of ... Read More »

Putnam Co. Volunteers To Have Another Day Of Weather Cleanup

The Putnam County Volunteer Response Organization is having another Saturday of cleanups following last month’s tornado. Member Randy Adams said there’s enough debris to need more volunteers for a second round of clean up from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adams said volunteers can expect to do a lot of picking up and helping out the community. Adams asked that ... Read More »

McMinnville’s Kids of The Community Giving Direction By Helping Kids Give Back

McMinnville’s Kids of The Community group serves to give direction and purpose to at-risk youth. Program Director Barry Dishman said his work as Warren County’s Director of Juvenile Court Services gave him an inside look into what these kids are dealing with. Dishman said whether its food insecurity, a distressed home life or education, Kids of The Community is there ... Read More »

Clay Counter Volunteer Rescue Squad Hosting Open House

The Clay County Volunteer Rescue Squad is looking for new volunteers interested in helping the community. The squad is hosting an open house on Saturday, and members of the community are invited to come meet the team, enjoy free food, and learn about the work of the squad. Captain Chris White said he hopes to recruit some new members to ... Read More »

Cookeville Sinkhole Cleanup Open To Volunteers

The annual Trog Sinkhole Cleanup is this Saturday to gather up all the debris and trash. Cookeville Public Works Storm Water Manager Blake Mayo said the North Willow Avenue sinkhole catches a lot of city storm water, including most of Tennessee Tech. Mayo said that unfortunately there will be more to collect than just trash from the storm drainage system. ... Read More »

Overton EMA Reflects On Ice Storm Aftermath

The Overton-Pickett County E911 Board met for the first time since the February ice storm. Overton EMA Director Chris Masiongale reflected on the efforts during and after the storm to help the county. Masiongale said that throughout this time he never asked for assistance that someone was not willing to provide at a moments notice. Masiongale remembered one instance while ... Read More »