Shop Local This Holiday Season

November 24, 2020

It’s official. When the Hallmark Channel has begun to promote its annual holiday season movie marathon, Christmas can’t be too far off. Thirty-one days from today to be exact—but who’s counting? Local businesses are counting, and so are their employees. Also counting on the next few months are local merchants, boutiques, restaurants and retailers in…

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COVID Outbreak At Nursing Home

November 24, 2020

As of Nov. 23, there are 45 resident COVID cases, 31 staff cases and 2 resident deaths at Mabry Health Care and Rehab. (Source: https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov/data/clusters-in-long-term-care-facilities.html)

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Second Food Distribution A Success

November 24, 2020

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, the Gainesboro 1st United Methodist Church on Main Street held their second food distribution in two months this time they were able to hand out almost 3,000 boxes of perishable food consisting of chicken, milk and vegetables. This was distributed by a reservation only system that allowed volunteers to distribute the…

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Dale Hollow Eagle Watch Canceled

November 17, 2020

The annual Dale Hollow Lake Eagle Watch is canceled in January 2021 due to COVID-19 and concerns with space limitations on the barge that transports visitors during this event. “We regret not being able to engage our community in our environmental education programs,” said Stephen Beason, Dale Hollow Lake resource manager. “However, we encourage the…

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Obituaries 11/24/20

November 24, 2020

Judy Jones Judy Jones, 70, of Cookeville, passed away Nov. 18 at her home. Funeral services were held Nov. 20 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Fox and Bro. Mike Fox officiating. Interment followed in the Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Cookeville. She was born April 27, 1950 in Jackson County. She…

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Obituaries 11/17/20

November 17, 2020

John R. Henry Sr. John R. Henry Sr, 86, of the Big Bottom community, passed away Nov. 1 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Memorial services were held Nov. 7 at the New Hope Baptist Church with Bro. Randy Heady officiating. He was born Feb. 10, 1934 in Wellsburg, W.Va. He was a retired carpet installer,…

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Obituaries 11/10/20

November 10, 2020

Faye Dawes Faye Dawes, 75, passed away Oct. 29 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Nov. 2 in the chapel of Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Danny Scott officiating. Interment followed in the Peek Cemetery in the Harmony community. She was born July 14, 1945 in…

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Shop Local This Holiday Season

November 24, 2020

It’s official. When the Hallmark Channel has begun to promote its annual holiday season movie marathon, Christmas can’t be too far off. Thirty-one days from today to be exact—but who’s counting? Local businesses are counting, and so are their employees. Also counting on the next few months are local merchants, boutiques, restaurants and retailers in…

Read More

COVID Outbreak At Nursing Home

November 24, 2020

As of Nov. 23, there are 45 resident COVID cases, 31 staff cases and 2 resident deaths at Mabry Health Care and Rehab. (Source: https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov/data/clusters-in-long-term-care-facilities.html)

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Second Food Distribution A Success

November 24, 2020

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, the Gainesboro 1st United Methodist Church on Main Street held their second food distribution in two months this time they were able to hand out almost 3,000 boxes of perishable food consisting of chicken, milk and vegetables. This was distributed by a reservation only system that allowed volunteers to distribute the…

Read More

Dale Hollow Eagle Watch Canceled

November 17, 2020

The annual Dale Hollow Lake Eagle Watch is canceled in January 2021 due to COVID-19 and concerns with space limitations on the barge that transports visitors during this event. “We regret not being able to engage our community in our environmental education programs,” said Stephen Beason, Dale Hollow Lake resource manager. “However, we encourage the…

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County To Participate In Book Program

November 17, 2020

Recently, Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF) and the Tennessee Department of Education, in collaboration with Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, announced the launch of a new K-3 Book Delivery program to deliver 580,000 books to 58,000 kindergarten through third grade students and teachers across the state. Over 70 school districts are…

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Schools To Receive Aviation Education

November 17, 2020

Overton County Schools was awarded the 2020 Perkins Reserve Grant, Growing Opportunities in the Upper Cumberland with Unmanned Aircraft Systems in excess of $179,000. This is an initiative that focuses on college and career readiness of students in rural counties. Overton County has created a regional partnership that includes Clay, Jackson, and Pickett Counties. Students…

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