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11 year old Luke Poore took first place in the super stock division of the Soapbox Derby last weekend. 10 year old Maizy Jolley won stock & 11 year old Zachary Neal won the masters division. All 3 are heading to Akron, Ohio on July 22nd to represent Cookeville.
Rick Ward and Jim Stevens of Cookeville won gold medals recently at the National Senior Games in Birmingham, Alabama. They won the 50 to 55 age bracket in tennis.
Students of Cookeville High School excelled at the STEM Competition. Congratulations to Joshua Ashworth, Rachael Click and Alyssa Meadows along with their teachers Jay Watson, Jennie Patton and David Powell for winning the first ever Maker Minded Competition!
Kayley Caplinger of Dekalb Co. High received the White Rose Award for her strong academic performance and exemplary moral character.
Congratulations to Avery Butler of Livingston who was recently crowned Poppy Princess at the Memorial Celebration in Overton County.
Lisa Smith of Celina who works in the Medical Unit at Cumberland River Hospital was recently awarded the Celebrity of the Quarter for her excellent customer service. Congratulations Lisa!
Dekalb County Pitcher Steven Jennings drafted by the Pirates early in round 2 of the MLB Draft Monday night. Jennings has surged in recent weeks among MLB scouts. Jennings had planned to go to Ole Miss.
Eli Tollett of Crossville was awarded the Matt Reagan Memorial Scholarship. He will go to Roane State in the Fall and pursue a career in criminal justice.
Jonathan Birmingham won first place recently at the Dekalb Co. Art Exhibit. He won Best of Show and the People’s Choice Award in the 9th to 12th grade group. Congratulations!
The 2017 Fairest of the Fair is Hayley Smith. Congratulations Hayley!
Little Miss Poke Sallet was Evey Burchett with the 7-9 age group in the Poke Sallet Festival last month. Congrats to Evey!!
Jackson County High’s Kailyn Phann was the class Valedictorian. She also received the Kay McGuire Whitson Memorial Scholarship, The Doyene Anderson Award and the University of Tennessee Scholarship. Congrats to Kailyn!
Mark Harrell of Smithville had 45 years of service to the Hardee’s Corporation. He recently retired. Congratulations on your retirement and thanks for all the years serving the Upper Cumberland.
Steven Jennings & Eli Cross were the top scholarship winners from Dekalb Co. High School awards night. Congrats!
Overton County Lady Wildcat pitcher, Jordan Key, set the Wildcat record for strike outs with 73 in 80 innings!! WOW! Congrats on winning the Player of the Year, Jordan!