Monthly Archives: September 2017

Averitt presents check to American Red Cross Heart of Tennessee

Posted on September 2, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Averitt’s vice president of human resources, Elise Leeson (center), and Cookeville service center director Pete Ziegler (right) present a $100,000 donation check through Averitt Cares for Kids to Kathy Ferrell (left), executive director for the American Red Cross Heart of Tennessee.


Build a scarecrow to benefit Restoring HOPE

Posted on September 2, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Getting in the spirit of fall and helping others, a community organization based in Baxter is hosting HOPE’s Happy Harvest

“Everyone loves to decorate for fall, Halloween and thanksgiving,” said Leecoe Banker, organizer of the Restoring HOPE outreach.

At the Twin Oak Community Center, in Baxter, families are invited to create a scarecrow to add to their fall décor, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 6, and 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7.

Tickets for the event are $15 and proceeds benefit Restoring HOPE, a nonprofit, Christian-based public organization that allows individuals in need to shop for clothing and needed items free of charge.

“This event will create a … Read More


Senior Community Service Employment Program

Posted on September 2, 2017 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of its Senior Community Service Employment Program. This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region. This training is 20 hours per week at the minimum wage with government and non-profit agencies. They provide assessment and testing services to determine your present skill level and for the types of occupations you would like to train. They conduct meetings to teach people the best methods for finding, applying, interviewing, getting, and keeping the right job. They can also refer … Read More


Posted on September 2, 2017 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Warriors fall to Summit

Posted on September 1, 2017 9:09 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriors fall to Summit High School 47-0.


State Troopers intercepted 20 pounds of marijuana in Van Buren County

Posted on September 1, 2017 9:09 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley

Tennessee Highway Patrol Troopers recently conducted a traffic stop that uncovered approximately 20 pounds of marijuana and resulted in two arrests in Van Buren County.

On Sept. 1, 2017 at approximately 10:22 a.m., Tennessee Highway Patrol Sgt. Jimmy Jones and Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Kevin Ballew conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in Van Buren County for speeding on Highway 30. The State Troopers came into contact with two male occupants of a Nissan Altima, which was later confirmed to be a rental vehicle.

Reportedly, the Altima was being driven by Aaron Cortina, 24-years-old and a passenger Herbert D. Torres, 23-years-old, both from Palm Bay, Florida.

According … Read More


Warriors trail 21-0 at the half 

Posted on September 1, 2017 7:07 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriors trail Summit High School 21-0 at the half. 


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