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Obit – Ms. Tammy Hailey

Ms. Tammy Hailey, age 57, a homemaker of the Tanglewood community, died at her Tanglewood Road home on Sunday morning, June 19, 2022, at 5:30 a.m. She was pronounced deceased at 5:50 a.m. at the Riverview Regional Medical Center E. R. in Carthage at the age of 57. Ms. Hailey...
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Livingston Estimating $2M In Property Damage After Saturday Storm

The Town of Livingston is working on debris cleanup following a major storm Saturday night. Mayor Curtis Hayes said that most of the damage was inside the town’s corporate limits due to downed trees and straight-line winds. Hayes said that the National Weather Service called the storm cell a “Micro Burst.”
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Tensions Rise at County Commission Committee of the Whole Meeting

A social media feud between a county commissioner and the director of the 911 center over first responder response time to a minor injury three car accident in Alexandria earlier this month has made its way to the full county commission. During a county commission committee of the whole meeting...

Electric bills set to increase due to TVA fuel cost adjustment doubling on July 1, 2022

Carthage, TN. Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation alerts residential and commercial members to expect higher electric bills due to record-setting temperatures and an increase in Tennessee Valley Authority’s Fuel Cost Adjustment (FCA). On July 1, TVA’s FCA will cost 2 cents per kilowatt-hour more than last July. Families who use 1,000 kilowatts each month will see an average increase of $20.73 on their electric bill compared to July 2021.

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...

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...

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.”

Local Matters With Caroline Moore: Meet Sculptor, Furniture Maker, And Fabricator David Fricke

Discover the life of local sculptor, furniture maker, and fabricator David Fricke. Covering the issues that matter to you. Every weekday. On today’s Local Matters…Caroline Moore talks with local sculptor, furniture maker, and fabricator David Fricke. They discuss his artistic upbringing, how he originally wanted to be a photographer, what he ended up getting his degree in, as well as what a typical day looks like for him.

Chamber’s “Project Welcome Mat” Winners – 2022

The Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the 2022 “Project Welcome Mat” in time for the Fiddler’s Jamboree and Crafts Festival July 1 & 2. This year’s winners are as follows:. *People’s Choice – Wilson Bank & Trust. “Come Have...

Smithville Municipal Judgeship Closer to Becoming Four Year Term

The Smithville Municipal Judgeship is a step closer to becoming a four year rather than a two-year position. During a special called meeting Thursday evening the Mayor and Board of Aldermen adopted on first reading an ordinance to change the term of the appointed city judge position from two years to four years to be appointed by the mayor and aldermen. If approved on second and final reading following a public hearing at the next meeting, July 11 the new four-year term will begin September 1, 2022.

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...

Smithville Aldermen Approve New Fiscal Year Budget

The City of Smithville has approved its new fiscal year budget, including an 11 percent raise for all city employees. Smithville’s Board of Alderman approved the budget on the second and final reading Thursday night. The salary increases include the five aldermen, whose salaries are set to double. Mayor Josh Miller’s salary is also set to increase from $1,000 to $2,000 a month.

The Scene: Terry Ritter & Fluid Art

Get to know fluid artist Terry Ritter, Director of the Cookeville Art Studio. Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Cookeville Fluid Artist, and Director of The Cookeville Art Studio, Terry Ritter. They discuss how she got into the fluid medium over water colors and acrylics, her artistic process when beginning a new piece, as well as a preview of her upcoming art show that will run every day in July.

City Budget now a done deal!

During a special called meeting Thursday evening, the Smithville Mayor and Board of Aldermen adopted on second and final reading following a public hearing passage of the budget ordinance for the 2022-23 fiscal year which begins July 1. Water and sewer rates, which went up by 2% last year, will...