Monthly Archives: May 2019

WCHS presents Bye Bye Birdie

Posted on May 1, 2019 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Tech to hold two commencement ceremonies on Saturday

Posted on May 1, 2019 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Tech will award approximately 1,450 degrees in two commencement ceremonies on Saturday at the Hooper Eblen Center.

Tennessee Tech president Phil Oldham will preside over commencement ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. while Rhedona Rose, the chief administrative officer and executive vice president of Tennessee Farm Bureau and a member of the Tennessee Tech Board of Trustees, will be the commencement speaker.

The first female executive to lead the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation, Ms. Rose began working at Tennessee Farm Bureau in 1986 and became director of public policy and chief lobbyist in 1995. She served in that capacity until she was named executive vice president

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Putnam County Sheriff’s Office pioneers new tactical SRO training

Posted on May 1, 2019 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is raising the bar for training standards in Tennessee by tactically training school resource officers in active shooter response. The five day intense training is the creation of Deputy David Harding, a PCSO deputy and leader of PCSO’s SWAT Team, who has spent 15 years in the military and was deployed on over 300 combat missions in Iraq. A few examples of the topics and scenarios completed are: drawing fire away from intended targets, choosing advantageous cover, engaging the assailant until help arrives and maneuvers to effectively and swiftly take down the threat. Deputy Harding ran the exercises and was assisted by PCSO Trainers … CONTINUED


Governor declares May as Tennessee Grape and Wine Appreciation Month

Posted on May 1, 2019 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has proclaimed May as Tennessee Grape and Wine Appreciation Month, just one month after he signed a bill to ease some restrictions on wineries. Leaders in the Tennessee wine industry hope these efforts and others will continue to encourage the state’s small but growing wine industry.

“The grape and wine industry is unique in that it combines agriculture, tourism and economic development,” Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture Charlie Hatcher, D.V.M said. “Vineyards and wineries are generational investments, and they have allowed many family farms in Tennessee to diversify into value-added agriculture and agritourism.”

“Designating May as Tennessee Wine and Grape Appreciation Month builds on … CONTINUED


WCTE to air 2019 Academic Bowl Tournament, White County competition tonight

Posted on May 1, 2019 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS will be airing the 2019 Academic Bowl this week. The games will air two times daily and Monday through Friday beginning Wednesday May 1st. They will be on at 12:30 pm and again at 4:30. There are twelve teams this year so the games will be on WCTE 24 times. The first game will be White County vs. Cumberland County on Wednesday, May 1.

“We had a great tournament this year. The academic bowl is a time for students from Middle Tennessee to come together at TTU and enjoy the campus and have some fun with their academic skills. These students were so sharp … CONTINUED


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