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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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North Georgia pastor leads food pantry ministry

A North Georgia pastor is leading a ministry that's feeding so many people in need. New Beginnings Baptist Church member Alexis Sloan spends most days in the food pantry helping so many people in Lafayette. She says it’s a ministry her Pastor Junior Williams has led for over 20 years. “He’s out in the community all the time and he’s helping people. He grows a garden. He basically started the food bank for our community,” said Sloan.

John David Howard

John David Howard, age 68, of Fountain Run, KY, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022 in Fountain Run, KY. John was born on December 9, 1953, in Glasgow, KY, a son of the late Leroy and Martha (Hughes) Howard. John graduated from Western Kentucky University. He spent his life working...

Rosemary Wood

Rosemary Elizabeth Wood, 63, Burkesville, died Saturday, June 25, 2022 at the Medical Center at Bowling Green. A native of Forestville, NY, she was the daughter of the late Delbert and Esther Wilber Dean. She was a homemaker and wife of the late Donald Allen Wood. Survivors include one daughter...

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.

Mary Juanita Dubree

Mary Juanita Dubree, age 96, of Edmonton passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at Metcalfe Healthcare. Born June 24, 1925, in Summer Shade, to the late Tommie “Witty” and Arthur Crumpton. Survivors include great grandchildren, Brandi Post of Glasgow, Brandon Lenharr of Edmonton, and Anthony Black; niece, Becky Coulter of Summer Shade.

Logan Tyler King

Logan Tyler King, infant son of Luke & Sarah King of Burkesville, Kentucky, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, having attained the age of 5 days. Logan was preceded in death by his great-grandparents: Jesse King, Truman & Maydine Roach,...

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...

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.

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.