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January 2017’s Hometown High Fives

Hometown High Five With Sponsor (Logo) 04-18-16 copyCheck 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.

01-31-17

The Livingston Campus of Vol State Community College was recently honored by the Tennessee Senate with a proclamation recognizing it as an outstanding institution of higher education that brings honor to the state of Tennessee. Vol State Livingston serves students from Clay, Jackson, Overton, Pickett and Putnam counties.

01-30-17

Michael Birdsong has been named the winner of the Robert Hill Johnson Award by his teammates for his leadership and competitive skills.

01-27-17

Cumberland County’s Fair Park Senior Center recently honored volunteer Marsha Mellert for her efforts as the center’s volunteer coordinator.

01-26-17

#HometownHighFive to Cookeville’s Dana Looper for being a part of the TBA’s Leadership Conference and representing this area.

01-25-17

Stone Memorial High School senior Dawson Wells was selected as Fairfield Glade Lion’s Club’s student of the month. Wells has taken an active role in school activities that provide programs in construction, automotive, agriculture mechanics and aerospace.

01-24-17

#HometownHighFive to Amy Baggett with Prescott School in Cookeville for receiving the Teacher of the Year award.

01-23-17

Joy Carr of Celina was recently recognized for her 35 years of service at Cumberland River Hospital. Thank you for your hard work in helping the people of our community.

01-19-17
#HometownHighFive to Jamie Dailey of Jackson County and Darrin Vincent they are the duo Dailey and Vincent. They are being inducted to the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, March 11th

01-18-17

Dr. Joyce Scott of Celina was recently invited to speak at the National Physicians’ Council for Healthcare Policy in Washington D.C. She spoke on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act and its implications for rural communities.

01-17-17

Judy Sims recently retired after working at Bertha’s Quick Shop for 38 years. She has worked through many changes, including 3 owners and an increase in the price of gas and food. She intends to spend her retirement enjoying time at home in her garden.

01-16-17

Stone Memorial High School senior Dawson Wells was selected as Fairfield Glade Lion’s Club’s student of the month. Wells has taken an active role in school activities that provide programs in construction, automotive, agriculture mechanics and aerospace.

01-13-17

Historic Granville recently honored volunteers of the year.
Museum Volunteer of the Year Mary Pruett; Sutton Homestead Volunteer of the Year Carolyn Dudney; Sutton General Store decorating award Patti Purdy; most creative award Bill Green; Sutton general store award Christy Trott; Granville Improvement Award David Denney; Sutton Ole Time Music award Jimmy Bilbrey; whatever it takes award Stan Webster; Granville Ghost walk award Donna and Kevin Jones; Whatever it takes award Jeremy Curtis; most dedicated award Liz Bennett; Sutton ole time music award dedication chris Neeley;young actor award Wyatt curtis, and young actor award Diego Gomez.

01-12-17

South Cumberland Elementary in Cumberland County recently took the top prize in the “Fit For Life” challenge, winning $1,000 in sports equipment for their school. For 2 weeks, the students tracked their food choices and physical activity & they had the highest average of minutes tracked per student, competing against students from Knoxville.

01-10-17

The “Be A Santa To A Student” program exceeded expectations and provided food and toys to 200 students in the Jackson County School System. Schools social worker Torri Carver said she had hoped to help 100 students, but the community was so generous, they were able to double that amount. The entire program was driven by volunteers who bought the food and gifts, wrapped and delivered them.

01-09-17

Livingston Masonic Lodge No. 259 recently honored two members with their 50-year certificates. Past Masters Roy Pennington and Carl Masters were honored in a special ceremony.

01-06-17

#HometownHighFive to the Overton County Sheriff’s Department for delivering meals to elderly residents and those in need over the holidays. The food was prepared at the Wesley Tucker National Guard Armory in Livingston.

01-05-17

Overton County Board of Education Chairman Mike Gilpatrick recently earned Master board member status at the annual convention of the Tennessee School Boards Association. The award is given to those who spend their time and efforts to become more informed and effective school board members.

01-04-17

The Cumberland County, Crossville and Fairfield Glade Fire Departments were recently recognized by the state Fire Marshal’s Office for installing more than 1,600 fire alarms – a record – as part of the “100 for 100” initiative.

01-03-17

Smithville Elementary School’s first grade classes got into the spirit of giving by adopting Angel Tree children. Each first grade classroom adopted two angels from the tree, making the holiday season bright for 20 local children.