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White Co. Fair Poised To Close Out The Fair With Great Weather

After heavy rains led to activity cancellations and modifications, the fair is excited to close out the week with beautiful weather. That’s according to Fair Board President Mike Wilson. He said that in canceling the fair last year due to COVID, they wanted the community to be able to come back together. “I know a lot of people have told ... Read More »

Cummins Falls Using Layered Protection During Severe Weather

Sunday’s rainfall caused Cummins Falls State Park to close as a safety precaution. Park Manager Ray Cutcher said the park monitors rainfall through radar, the National Weather Service and its own rain and water depth gauges. Cutcher said the park adds as many layers of protection as possible to prepare for the unexpected. “When we think there’s a possibility of ... Read More »

New Severe Thunderstorm Alert To Categorize Dangerous Weather Conditions

A new wireless emergency alert (WEA) for thunderstorms has arrived from the National Weather Service. The alert will add a damage threat tag to severe thunderstorm warnings. Nashville Warning Coordination Meteorologist Krissy Hurley said the National Weather Service created the system for more dangerous thunderstorms than the average storm. “I think people will be glad to know that it’s not ... Read More »

Wildfires In Northwestern U.S. Sending Hazy Weather Across Tennessee

Wildfires in the northwest of the continent are sending hazy weather to the Upper Cumberland, but Putnam County is not under an air quality alert. Cookeville Weather Guy Michael Detwiler said seeing the haze so far from its source is the result of two things. “It’s obviously a combination of winds aloft that move it towards us and then the ... Read More »

Keeping Energy Bills Down As Temperatures Rise

Increasing temperatures lead to a want for more air conditioning, but what effect does this have on your energy bill? Karen Brown with Cookeville Energy Services said the best way to keep your power bill down is to keep your thermostat between 75 and 78 degrees during the day. “Also use ceilings fans to keep your air moving in your ... 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 »

Jackson, Overton Experience Weekend Weather Effects

The rainy weather led to issues in Overton and Jackson County this weekend. Jackson County EMA Director Keith Bean said there were a few downed trees but flooding was the bigger issue. Bean said on Sunday night two people had to be rescued after trying to cross a creek on Flatt Dyer Road. He said flooding created impassible conditions on ... Read More »

Progress Made On Roads, But Crews Prepare For More Accumulation

While a peeking sun and a slight increase in temperature helped clear roads, crews are preparing for another evening of service Wednesday with a third round of winter weather on the way. Putnam County Road Supervisor Randy Jones said state and primary roads are in good shape for now, but secondary roads are still icy. “We still got some of ... Read More »

Sparta Drive-In Struggling Under The Pandemic

Despite easing social distancing requirements, the Sparta Drive-IN is struggling with revenue. Sparta Drive-In Owner William Brown said one of the reasons is they have to replay old movies. “Well people like Disney, like the Disney corporation, they’re not releasing nothing,” Brown said. “There’s no new movies coming out till maybe the end of July or August. It’s the movie ... Read More »