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UC unemployment takes a late summer tumble

Liz Engel Clark
Thursday, Sep 25, 2014

UPPER CUMBERLAND – Unemployment rates in the Upper Cumberland decreased across the board in the month of August. All 14 counties saw numbers tumble from July's revised report. Five counties ... click here to read more

'100 Girls of Code' launches second tour, expanding to eight states

CBJ Admin
Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014

COOKEVILLE – The Tennessee Code Academy ended its month-long “100 Girls of Code” tour of Tennessee in July. The program was set up to introduce 100 girls across Tennessee to computer... click here to read more

Area Roane State associate professor honored for community involvement

CBJ Admin
Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014

CROSSVILLE – Roane State associate professor of business – and former Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce board chairman Brad Fox &ndas... click here to read more

Audit uncovers recurring problems in Pickett County government

CBJ Admin
Friday, Sep 19, 2014

BYRDSTOWN – A new audit from the Tennessee C... click here to read more

Volunteers needed for TSSAA BlueCross Bowl

CBJ Admin
Friday, Sep 19, 2014

COOKEVILLE – It’s that time of year again and all hands are on deck as the TSSAA BlueCross Bowl steering committee has beg... click here to read more

Park Theatre renovations on pace for 2015 completion

Liz Engel Clark
Thursday, Sep 18, 2014

MCMINNVILLE – Renovations at the historic Park Theatre in McMinnville are on pace for an early 2015 completion. Work at the former downtown movie house, a building that dates back to the 193... click here to read more

UCB Blogger: Common Ground Coffee in Livingston closes

Liz Engel Clark
Monday, Sep 15, 2014

LIVINGSTON - The Common Ground Coffee Shop in Livingston has closed suddenly. Below is a memo issued by owners Mike and Bonnie Silver:

"We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have cau... click here to read more

Crossville welcomes first 'Little Free Library'

CBJ Admin
Sunday, Sep 14, 2014

CROSSVILLE – A Little Free Library (LFL) is now available just outside the Cumberland Business Incubator (CBI) on the Roane State C... click here to read more

Honest Abe Log Homes to host log raising Sept. 20

CBJ Admin
Sunday, Sep 14, 2014

CLAY COUNTY – Honest Abe Log Homes will be hosting a log raising Saturday, Sept. 20, at its national headquarters in Moss. During the free, three-hour event beginning at 9 a.m., members of t... click here to read more

Jarden Consumer Solutions Community Fund donates $30,000 to Warren County charities

CBJ Admin
Sunday, Sep 14, 2014

MCMINNVILLE – Jarden Consumer Solutions’ employee-funded charitable giving entity, The JCS Community Fund, donated $30,000 to three l... click here to read more

Cumberland Business Incubator receives $50,000 prize to create 'Tinker Space'

CBJ Admin
Friday, Sep 5, 2014

CROSSVILLE – The Cumberland Business Incubator, located on the ... click here to read more

Updated: New Lafayette strip center claims to offer fastest Internet speeds in Southeast

Liz Engel Clark
Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014

LAFAYETTE – A new Macon County strip center – one that boosts some of the fastest Internet speeds in the Southeast – recently celebrated the completion o... click here to read more

LEGAL: Knowing when and how to fight an unemployment claim

Jeff Jones
Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014

Perhaps the most common form of employment “litigation” is a claim for unemployment compensation.

Such claims are so common that only a few employers even consi... click here to read more

TDOT celebrates re-opening of Cordell Hull Bridge

CBJ Admin
Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014

CARTHAGE – Traffic is now flowing freely on a long-time defunct bridge in Smith County.

State and local officials held a ribbon- cutting ceremony in July to re-open t... click here to read more

'Geek’ success: Mini Bluetooth player becoming business’ biggest boost

Liz Engel Clark
Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014

SPARTA – It may be mini, but the Geekbox Bluetooth speaker sure packs a punch.

At least Charles Bell, developer of the product and owner of White County-based Compugeeks, thinks so, a... click here to read more

Dr. Ngido joins CRMC as newest pediatric hospitalist

Liz Engel Clark
Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014

COOKEVILLE – Most physicians get into their field to help others. Much of the same is true for Fabian Ngido, M.D., Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s (CRMC) newest pediatric hospitalist.... click here to read more

UC outgains the state again in July’s state sales tax report

CBJ Admin
Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014

UPPER CUMBERLAND – The Upper Cumberland saw slight improvements in its state sales tax collections in July. The region posted a 2.9 percent increase year- over-year. A handful of counties sa... click here to read more

Commercial building permits: July

CBJ Admin
Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014

City of Cookeville/Putnam County List includes: Owner/contractor, type of construction, address and estimated cost 

City of Co... click here to read more

Industry appreciation: A listing of UC's top manufacturers

CBJ Admin
Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014

In honor of the Upper Cumberland Business Journal's ode to INDUSTRY APPRECIATION, we have compiled a list of the region's major industrial manufacturers. The manufacturing industry itself employs more... click here to read more

Prison project resumes in Trousdale County

Liz Engel Clark
Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014

HARTSVILLE – Construction of a 2,500-bed prison in Trousdale County is back on track following a multi-year delay in light of the recession.

Two major contracts were ... click here to read more

Job fair: Workers needed for Trousdale prison project construction

CBJ Admin
Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014

LAFAYETTE – Trade workers, students and others looking for construction work in the Trousdale County area will be able to explore job opportunities at an upcoming job fair Thursday, Sept. 4. ... click here to read more

Cumberland Biosciences begins build-out in Celina

Liz Engel Clark
Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014

 CELINA – A pharmaceutical start-up that’s looking to ID triggers for diseases like cancer, diabetes and Parkinson’s has started its build out in Clay County... click here to read more

How Cookeville landed the state’s largest distribution facility: A timeline

Liz Engel Clark
Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014

For 10 months, Project Victor was kept top secret. Company executives came (sometimes unannounced). Company executives went. Land was annexed. Incentives were discussed and calculated and extended for... click here to read more

Cookeville considered nation's eighth least expensive city

CBJ Admin
Monday, Sep 1, 2014

COOKEVILLE – Cookeville has been named one of the least expensive areas to live in the nation. According to the Council for Community and Economic Research’s Cost of Living Index (COLI), C... click here to read more

J. Cumby Construction begins work at Gallatin water treatment plant

CBJ Admin
Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

COOKEVILLE – Seeking a partner with a track record for delivering construction solutions for municipal projects, the City of Gallatin has chosen ... click here to read more

BREAKING: TTI Floor Care to expand Cookeville operations, add 200-plus jobs

CBJ Admin
Monday, Aug 25, 2014

COOKEVILLE – TTI Floor Care announced today that the company will invest in its Cookeville facility by adding additional manufacturing c... click here to read more

Four UC residents named to state boards and commissions

CBJ Admin
Monday, Aug 25, 2014

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam made appoints to 52 Tennessee boards and commissions on Monday. Upper Cumberland residents were appointed to four of the 118 seats. Appointment terms a... click here to read more

More good news for Cookeville: Governor to make economic development announcement here Monday

Liz Engel Clark
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

COOKEVILLE – A media advisory issued Friday says Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and TTI Floor Care North America officials will make an economic development announcement at 2:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25... click here to read more

UCB Blogger: Congressman to make UC stops

Liz Engel Clark
Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

HIGHLANDS – Congressman Diane Black is planning a visit to Jackson and Putnam counties next week. Her schedule for Tuesday, Aug. 26, includes lunch, a factory tour and town hall meeting.

... click here to read more

J. Cumby Construction awarded bid for Livingston water plant renovations

CBJ Admin
Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

LIVINGSTON – The city of Livingston has selected a contractor to update its water plant. J. Cumby Construction of Cookeville was a... click here to read more
     
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