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Celebrating 30 Years at Vol State Livingston

Join us for Bluegrass and BBQ as we celebrate 30 years of service and programs at Vol State Livingston. Thursday, July 7, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to join us for music, barbecue, community fellowship, and campus tours. 94.7 FM Country Giant will host a live radio...
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Cookeville Krystal reopens after remodel

COOKEVILLE – Friday, the Cookeville Krystal reopened after a months-long closure to completely remodel the restaurant. “Everything in here is new. We basically took it down to the steel studs and started over,” said John Jones, a partner in the Hale Group, owner of Cookeville Krystal. “We redid the roof, the HVAC, all new equipment. We redid the parking lot. Everything is new. There are new high-tech grills with 30% more through-put capacity. We can cook an extra 30% more burgers in the same timeframe. It’ll make us more efficient.”
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This Week Overton Considers Budget, Putnam Hears ARP Report

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Overton County Commission will vote on its new fiscal year budget Monday. Before the commission meeting begins, a 4:00 p.m. budget committee meeting will take place. Following that, residents will have an opportunity to provide feedback on the budget at 4:30 p.m. At...

Rose Anderson

Rose Anderson, age 93, died on Thursday, June 23, 2022, in Burkesville, Kentucky. She was born in the community of Little Renox on September 27, 1928, the third of three children, to Ritchie and Mabel Allen Cole. She married Ralph K. Anderson on December 7, 1946, in Jamestown, Kentucky, and together they raised two children and celebrated many anniversaries until Ralph’s passing in September 2010. In 2012, Rose married Dr. Thomas Miller, who also preceded her in death, having passed away in June 2017. Along with her parents and two husbands, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ritchie Hyde and Josephine Shafer, and her son, Ralph K. Anderson, Jr.

Copeland Steps Into Leadership Role For Lady Wildcats

The Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats soccer team will have almost an entirely new look when they take the pitch for the 2022 season. After graduating seven players, including the team’s entire starting defense, head coach David Sadler says he’s prepared for many new faces to take the field for the Lady Wildcats.

Council candidates share their economic priorities

COOKEVILLE – Economic development is often the life blood of any city, while tourism is a close second. That’s why the UCBJ asked candidates in the upcoming Cookeville City Council election about the role they believe the city should play in these key areas. Their key positions are shared below in this exclusive story, which is the second part of our four-part City Council series.

Tennessee Tech hosts Tennessee Leadership Summit

COOKEVILLE – June 19-24, Tennessee Tech University’s campus became home to about 81 high school student leaders from across the state who participated in the annual Tennessee Leadership Summit. Tech’s College of Agriculture and Human Ecology, in partnership with Farm Bureau, provided sessions to upcoming 11th and 12th...

Mary Louise Fansler

Mrs. Mary Louise (Moran) Fansler, 77, of Tompkinsville, Kentucky passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at The Monroe County Medical Center. She was born in Illinois on April 12, 1945, a daughter of the late Harry and Mattie Mae (Yoder) Moran. She attended and graduated High School in Arthur, Illinois after graduation she married Richard Ernest Fansler, who preceded her in death on January 6, 2010. She retired from Walmart.

Virginia Smith

Virginia Louise (Baker) Smith, 97, of Tompkinsville, KY passed away Saturday, June 18th, at Hospice House of Bowling Green. Born August 1, 1924, in San Antonio, TX, she was the daughter of John Leslie Baker, Sr, and Anna Louise (Grenzen) Baker, and the wife of William “Bill” Marvin Smith, all who preceded her in death.

Lydia Page

Mrs. Lydia Kay (Claywell) Page passed away Thursday June 23, 2022 at the Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, Kentucky having attained the age of 63 years, 5 months & 20 days. She was born in Glasgow, (Barren County) Kentucky on Saturday, January 3, 1959 the daughter of Audrey and Athlene (Baise) Claywell. She was a Christian Lady & a member of the Grace Union Baptist Church, Graduated Cumberland County High School, class of 1977, and was a secretary for Riverside Loans. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Cookeville’s CityScape Designated As Main Street America Accredited Program

Cookeville’s CityScape has been designated as a Main Street America™ Accredited program. Each year, Main Street America and its partners recognize their exceptional commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization. In 2021, CityScape reported some $1.3 million reinvested into Cookeville’s historic commercial districts through 17 building rehabilitation...

Averitt Express named 2021 Regional Truckload Carrier of the Year

COOKEVILLE – Averitt Express recently earned Transplace’s 2021 Regional Truckload Carrier of the Year award at the company’s 2022 Carrier Symposium in Dallas, Texas. Based on companywide quantitative data, as well as survey feedback from Transplace account teams, the award recognizes Averitt for its on-time performance, customer service and responsiveness.

CityScape receives 2022 Main Street America accreditation

COOKEVILLE – CityScape has been designated as a Main Street America™ accredited program for meeting rigorous performance standards. Each year, Main Street America and its partners announce the list of accredited programs to recognize their exceptional commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach™.

One Bank makes push for Tech Football Operations Center

COOKEVILLE -- A local financial institution recently made a significant investment in Tennessee Tech Football. One Bank's $50,000 gift to the Football Operations Center will help Tech recruit and retain student-athletes and increase the program's economic impact. "One Bank is thrilled to be a small part of the growth and...

Averitt honors Ledbetter for 35 years of service

COOKEVILLE – Averitt Express recently honored associate Kathy Ledbetter of Cookeville for 35 years of service. She is one of the more than 1,300 active Averitt associates who are members of the company’s “Over 20 Team,” an exclusive group of associates who have served 20 or more years with Averitt.