Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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Author Archives: Tyler Emmons

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Energy And Protecting The Environment

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, we are reminded just how quickly gas prices can increase. One station in Montereyselling gasoline Friday for 3.29 a gallon. Though the 3 dollar price memories of several years IS a memory…exploration of domestic energy sources is ongoing. And that includes in Tennessee…where oil, gas and coal exist…but not as readily as in other parts ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Future Of Cookeville’s Downtown

Dogwood Park. Buildings full. Rejuvenated lighting and signage. Plans for a new hotel and conference center. Downtown Cookeville has seen lots of changes over the past several years. And the future looks bright. Cookeville Cityscape has been at the center of this work. And there are many plans on the table, bringing together local citizens, business owners, town leaders and the organization. Laura ... Read More »

High School Playbook: Cookeville Wins, Monterey Visits Live

Larry Stone interviews high school coaches from around the Upper Cumberland on their teams performance on Friday night, and the season to come. This week’s guests are Livingston Academy coach Bruce Lamb, Monterey High School coach Scott Hughes, Upperman High School coach Ben Herron, Stone Memorial coach Mark Watterbarger, and Red Boiling Springs coach Michael Brown.   Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Construction

This weekend, the men and women behind the upper Cumberland home building industry show off their wares….a variety of home styles are part of the Upper Cumberland Parade of Homes. The builders are busy….trying to meet the growing need of home buyers across our region. We examine the state of purchasing a home….and how renting remains a course of action for many….but ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Foreign Affairs

This week’s rhetoric between the United States and North Korea reminds us that the Communist Regime remains one of the outliers in World geopolitics. Since an early age, one local man has been interested in just that kind of politics. In fact, part of his military career included time along the North Korea South Korea border. Bryan Payne grew up in Cookeville, graduated from college ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Downtown Revitalization

Downtown revitalization. In many areas of the United States…it’s an issue that communities are trying to find answers to downtowns that are boarded up….with few tenants…areas where crime and poverty reign. However…downtowns across the Upper Cumberland….are just the opposite. They are places of historic value….of current viability….and with plans for the future. One of those downtowns, is McMinnville. Main Street McMinnville….is led ... Read More »