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WATCH: Eagles on Dale Hollow Cam to hatch soon

BYRDSTOWN – The American Bald Eagles featured in their nest on the shoreline of Dale Hollow Lake are about to hatch, and the public is encouraged to watch it all unfold on Dale Hollow Eagle Cam. According to Tom Allen, vice president and general manager of Sunset Marina and...
Posted On 21 Feb 2017

UPDATED: Clarksville to host East-West All Star Classic

Game has been held in Cookeville past four years CLARKSVILLE – The Toyota East-West Football All-Star Classic will be held in Clarksville – not Cookeville – in 2017. The Leaf-Chronicle newspaper reported Thursday that the game, which features the state’s top 88 high school...
Posted On 17 Feb 2017

Haslam to return to UC Feb. 23

PUTNAM COUNTY – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will return to the Upper Cumberland Thursday, Feb. 23, in another effort to discuss the IMPROVE Act and its impact in the region Haslam will hold a town hall style meeting in Algood at Trinity Algood, 205 W. Wall St., officials...
Posted On 16 Feb 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Isha expanding footprint in UC

Yoga/meditation center plans $6.5 million worth of improvements MCMINNVILLE – It’s a place for rest and relaxation. For yoga and meditation. And now, there’s going to be a little bit more space for both. Leaders at Isha Institute of Inner-Sciences, a retreat located...
Posted On 16 Feb 2017

Averitt expanding into Maryland, West Virginia

PUTNAM COUNTY – Cookeville-based Averitt Express is expanding by adding two new locations in the Northeast. Company officials say they have added drop yards in Hagerstown, Maryland, and St. Albans, West Virginia, to help the company better handle growth in that region. The...
Posted On 13 Feb 2017

Youth entrepreneurship program launches in Jackson, Macon, Clay

COOKEVILLE – The Biz Foundry, the Upper Cumberland’s entrepreneur center, has launched My Big Idea, an after-school program for high school students in Jackson, Macon and Clay, and the program could be added in other counties soon. The program, which kick started Feb. 1, aims to...
Posted On 10 Feb 2017

Digital Dream Forge to open new facility in Cookeville

COOKEVILLE – An Arizona-based software company is coming to Cookeville and will add dozens of new jobs, local officials announced Monday. Digital Dream Forge will open a new facility at 879 W. Jackson St. in Cookeville. Improvements are already underway and DDF will begin work...
Posted On 05 Feb 2017

V&F Transformer expanding in Clay County

CELINA – V&F Transformer Corporation announced Friday that it’s investing $1.4 million to expand and upgrade its Celina facility. The company will create approximately 50 new jobs during the next five years. V&F Transformer’s expansion will more than double its...
Posted On 27 Jan 2017

Progressive adds in-house tax/accounting but growing pains ahead

COOKEVILLE – Another step forward. That’s how Wayne Cravens describes the most recent addition to the Progressive Savings Bank fold. Company officials recently announced the formation of Progressive Tax & Accounting, adding yet another option for its customer base. But...
Posted On 27 Jan 2017

Tourism group plans ‘Chocolate Lovers Wine Trail’ for Valentine’s weekend

COOKEVILLE – Last chance. The Upper Cumberland Tourism Association is planning a Valentine-themed event that aims to highlight all eight wineries in the region – and ticket pre-sales end soon. The “Chocolate Lovers Wine Trail” is being touted as a Valentine’s...
Posted On 23 Jan 2017

Judah & The Lion announces headline tour

COOKEVILLE – Folk-hop band Judah & The Lion announced on Tuesday its spring headline tour. Titled “Going to Mars,” it will span eight states – and three Canadian providences – over the course of 25 days. The group, headed by Cookeville-born Judah Akers, recently...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017

Abandoned Adams building gets new lease on life

COOKEVILLE – A building that once housed one of Cookeville’s most iconic businesses – a place where employees crafted sports equipment like facemasks, chinstraps and more – is being repurposed. Its next stage in life? Self-storage. The former Adams USA property, located at...
Posted On 16 Jan 2017

Crossville narrows city manager search to six

UPDATED: Two withdraw applications, council dismisses interim city head CUMBERLAND COUNTY – The City of Crossville has narrowed the list to six candidates for city manager, and interviews are now underway more than nine months after the firing of its former administrator David...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017

Bode named CMO for four Saint Thomas regional hospitals

UPPER CUMBERLAND – Timothy D. Bode, M.D., MBA, has been named chief medical officer for Saint Thomas Rutherford and Saint Thomas Health’s regional hospitals that include Saint Thomas River Park, Saint Thomas DeKalb, Saint Thomas Stones River and Saint Thomas Highlands. Bode’s...
Posted On 27 Dec 2016

Crook tapped for seat on Tennessee Economic Partnership board

UPPER CUMBERLAND – A Cookeville official has landed a seat on the board of directors for the Tennessee Economic Partnership. Stephen Crook, vice president of economic development, Highlands Economic Partnership, will serve on the 2017 board members, according to a news release...
Posted On 22 Dec 2016