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Schools Closed Wednesday For Weather Threat

Concerns about possible severe weather Wednesday have led Upper Cumberland school systems to close Wednesday. “It’s really for the safety of our students and for our teachers and staff and administration,” Communications Supervisor Buddy Pearson as Putnam County Schools will be closed Wednesday. Pearson said the director of schools spent time Tuesday in contact with Putnam County Emergency Management to ... Read More »

UC Farmers Eligible For Loans After Fall Drought

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Farmers in several Upper Cumberland counties are eligible for federal loans in the aftermath of the fall drought conditions. The US Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency offering loans to help producers recover. Farmers in Cumberland, Dekalb, Fentress, Putnam, Smith, Van Buren, Warren and White Counties are eligible. Greer Gill is outreach and public affairs coordinator for the agency. She ... Read More »

Joint Investigation Leads To Arrest For Fentanyl Sale, Child Endangerment

A joint investigation by McMinnville Police, Warren County Sheriff’s Department, and the District Attorney’s Office lead to the arrest of a Warren County woman for selling fentanyl. 30-year-old Crystal A. Jones was discovered selling pressed M-30 pills containing fentanyl. Jones was arrested Tuesday and charged with the sale of fentanyl and child endangerment. Jones’ 8-year-old child was found in close ... Read More »

Warren Schools Awarded Grant To Help Students Mental Health

Warren County Schools awarded a grant that will help address student mental health needs. Director of Schools Grant Swallows said the funding of around $148,000 will go towards implementing Care Solace. The program works to connect individuals seeking care for their mental health with the right providers. “If a student comes in in the morning worried about other things, whether ... Read More »

Warren Schools Performing Salary Study

Warren County Schools has begun the process of conducting a salary study for faculty and staff. Director of Schools Grant Swallows said through this process a team has been reviewing salaries from surrounding counties, including DeKalb, White and Putnam Counties. “We need to get that salary schedule updated and maybe a little more competitive with the people around us,” Swallows ... Read More »

Warren Schools Notify Parents Of Weapon Reported At Hickory Creek

Warren County law enforcement and school officials responded to a report of a weapon on campus at Hickory Creek Elementary School Monday. According to a press release, the report of a weapon was substantiated, but threats of danger were quickly dismissed by all parties. An investigation of the situation ensued and school continued as normal throughout the rest of the ... Read More »

Animal Shelter Capacity An Increasing Issue For UC Locations

Animal Shelters are full across the Upper Cumberland as at least three county shelters are at or nearing capacity. Warren County Animal Control and Adoption Center Director Sherri Bradley said the shelter only has 15 kennels with well over 50 dogs at the center. “We have been taking in roughly 100 or more animals a month,” Bradley said. “People are ... Read More »

WCHS Finalizes New Leadership Team Ahead Of Next School Year

Warren County High School has finalized its new leadership team. Chris Hobbs will serve as the new Executive Principal following Clark George taking a new position at the Central Office. Hobbs has also selected five to serve as his academy principals. “They’re tremendous leaders and they have different ways of leading and different forms of leading,” Hobbs said. “And their ... Read More »

Warren County High School Seeing Leadership Changes

Warren County High School is in the process of finding a new Executive Principal. This, after current Principal Clark George moved into a role at the central office as the new 9th-12th Grade Instructional Supervisor. Director of Schools Grant Swallows said while change can be hard, “Always at the end of the school year we take lots of different things ... Read More »

Warren Schools Granted School Calendar Waiver

The Warren County School Calendar will remain the same after using more stockpile days than originally allotted. Director of Schools Grant Swallows said that sickness and weather forced the school to go over its original 13 stockpile days. Swallows said that they were able to petition for a waiver to avoid extending the school year. “Based on what we experienced ... Read More »