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Author Archives: Will Hearn

News In Focus: Remembering 50 Years Ago Today In Cookeville

50 years ago….and 6:00pm…..shots rang out at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. Dr. Martin Luther King would be pronounced dead one hour later. On the Tennessee Tech campus that April evening in 1968….Cookeville’s Morris Irby heard the news. Morris Irby attended Cookeville’s Darwin School, the African American school that burned in 1963. Leaders decided to integrate Cookeville High School after the fire….and Irby would use that step ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Community For Heroes

Veterans in Tennessee face high PTSD numbers while many struggle to maintain housing and work stability. Inspired by the kindness and support received by fellow veterans after having been diagnosed with PTSD, Josh Pack, founded Community For Heroes. Community For Heroes aims to make the recovery and therapy processes as easy and accessible as possible by rehabilitating veterans, and bringing ... Read More »

High School Playbook: DeKalb and Clay County

Every week on The High School Playbook, we break down high school football games from around the Upper Cumberland, and talk to the coaches and players that play them. Coaches Danny Fisch and Matt Walker join Larry Stone to talk about their games Friday night. We are also joined by members of the DeKalb County Girls team on this week’s ... Read More »

Today’s Hometown High Five Is White County’s Megan Rogers

Check out our Hometown High Five recipients! Tell us the good news about your spouse, child, friend or neighbor by posting on Facebook/Twitter with #hometownhighfive or email Sheila Scruggs about the special person and their honor. Then listen mornings, as Sheila delivers a Hometown High Five to that special someone. 05-31-17 White Co. High School Cadet SFC Megan Rogers recently ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Protecting Your Skin

As summer heat and humidity arrives in the Upper Cumberland, it’s time to consider how important suntan lotion, hats, and an overall sun blocking procedure can be to your overall health. We provide expertise on sun protection and how skin cancer continues to grow as a problem nationwide. Dr. Lisa Whiteaker is a noted Upper Cumberland Dermatologist – and she’s ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Hepatitis Growing

Not considered a prominent health problem for many years, hepatitis now is on the rise. In particular, hepatitis C, continues to grow rapidly as a health concern both in the United States and around the world. In the Upper Cumberland, as prescription drug users turn to other forms of drug abuse, such as heroin, the sharing of needles leads to ... Read More »

Kelsey Smith Of Jackson County Is A Dream Big Scholar

Jackson County High School’s Kelsey Smith has been selected as the Lite Rock 95.9/106-9 Kicks Country Dream Big Scholar for May. The award honors outstanding work in the classroom, leadership in school groups, and organization, achievement in extracurricular activities as well as work in the community. One student from a high school across the Upper Cumberland wins the award each ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Oakley Stem Center

When leaders gathered more than ten years ago, they wanted to provide a place where Tennessee Tech students, faculty as well as community members and their kids could create and learn. This discussion and work led to the Oakley Stem Center on the Tennessee Tech campus. We continue our exploration of STEM Education as we visit with the center’s director ... Read More »