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Author Archives: Will Hearn

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Cookeville Regional Medical Center At 100

Jim and Lee Moore reflect on 100 years of Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Cookeville’s history of a public hospital began in 1921 – a 15 bed private clinic. It was purchased by the city 6 years later when it became City Hospital. Then in 1950, the city finished a new hospital – Cookeville General. Just part of the history – ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce

Learn about the Crossville-Cumberland Co Chamber of Commerce with Ethan Hadley. Its website reads, “Promoting a stronger community.” Those are the goals of the Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce. Its Director is Ethan Hadley. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to introduce you to interesting people and subjects of interest to our community. Catch the ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: The American Legion

Learn about The American Legion and their mission – Today In The Upper Cumberland A busy Veterans Day week across the Upper Cumberland this week as the region honors the men and women who have served. The American Legion’s Putnam County branch are getting things started early with a Saturday speech contest for local students – it’s something they’ve done ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Averitt Express

Celebrate 50 years of Averitt Express, and find out how the company came to be. It began in 1958 when Thurman Averitt founded the Livingston Merchants Co-op. It was a small trucking company that hauled dry goods between Nashville and Livingston. 11 years later, Thurman incorporated the company, and called it Averitt Express. He met a man named Gary Sasser ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Principals In Today’s Education Pt 2

Catherine Jones & Dr. Bubba Winningham discuss principals in today’s education. Nearing the end of October, nearing the end of the celebration of National Principals Month. We’re talking about the role of principals in education today as we sit down with Prescott South Elementary School Principal Catherine Jones, and Algood Middle School Principal Dr. Bubba Winningham. Today In The Upper ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Principals In Today’s Education

Catherine Jones & Dr. Bubba Winningham discuss principals in today’s education. October is National Principals Month. We celebrate the role of principals in educating Upper Cumberland young people as we sit down with Prescott South Elementary School Principal Catherine Jones, and Algood Middle School Principal Dr. Bubba Winningham. Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Teen Drug Use

Gain insight into teen drug use in the Upper Cumberland with Power of Putnam. Overdose numbers continue to increase. Last year alone more than 93,000 people died from an overdose. October is National Youth Substances Use Prevention Month – a chance for all of us to take stock of drug use among teens. What does it look like here in ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Teen Challenge Of The Upper Cumberland

Learn about Teen Challenge of the Upper Cumberland with Pastor Tim McLauchlin. Freedom from addiction – it’s a need across the Upper Cumberland, and across the nation. The statistics show it. Enter a longtime partner in helping both teens and adults recover – Teen Challenge of the Upper Cumberland. Its Executive Director is Pastor Tim McLauchlin. Today In The Upper ... Read More »

The Scene: David Pound & Polymer Clay Art

Discover the creative and imaginative work of Sparta clay artist, David Pound.  Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Sparta polymer clay artist, David pound. They discuss how he got his start as a clay artist, how he goes about creating one of his pieces, as well as how he comes up with the ideas for his ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Putnam County Schools Independence Program

Learn about the Putnam County Schools Independence Program with Vanessa Johnson. The Tennessee Tech campus has been abuzz with the start of a new semester, but there is a group of students on that campus that you may not know about. They are part of the Putnam County Schools Independence Program. Its director is Vanessa Johnson. Today In The Upper ... Read More »