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Averitt certified as on-the-job training employer for military veterans   COOKEVILLE – Last year, Averitt Express committed to hiring 1,200 military veterans by 2020. To assist in that effort, Averitt is now offering an On-The-Job Training (OJT) (we can remove this abbreviation because it is not used below) program that is approved for veterans’ (added an apostrophe here) benefits. Veterans who qualify...
Four new hospitalist physicians join Saint Thomas River Park Hospital   NASHVILLE – Saint Thomas River Park Hospital has welcomed four new hospitalist physicians. John T. Beuerlein, M.D., MMM, FAAP, FACP, SFHM joins as the lead hospitalist. Sonja Terry Webb, M.D., Keith Webb, M.D. and Melinda Jorge, M.D. have also joined the team. Saint Thomas Health is a part of Ascension,...
TTU taps J. Cumby Construction to enhance campus centerpiece   COOKEVILLE – The focal point of most college campuses is usually the University Center. The same is true at Tennessee Tech University, where the Roaden University Center is scheduled to undergo a major expansion. University officials selected J. Cumby Construction to manage the project. The upgrade calls for a two-story expansion that...
The site for the proposed Shoppes at Eagle Point development is currently being prepped for construction; with heavy machinery spotted moving debris this week. Stay tuned to the UCBJ for more details as the project advances. The approximate 230,000 square-foot development is expected to open in Spring 2018.  
Progress ramps up on Fifth Interchange   By Amye Anderson UCBJ Managing Editor   COOKEVILLE – With the eastbound ramps of the Fifth Interchange now open to traffic, the Fifth Interchange project is beginning to look and feel less like a construction site and more like Cookeville’s newest I-40 exit. If the project maintains its current pace, work at the site should wrap by April....
Governor announces changes to welfare, SNAP programs   NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Danielle W. Barnes today announced plans to reinstate the federal work requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that was waived in 2008 during the economic recession. With the state’s record low unemployment rates...