Sunday, August 1, 2021

An ADA cautionary tale

In June of this year, the jury awarded a former employee $450,000 based on the employer’s violations of the...

Bariatric surgery changes lives

COOKEVILLE — Weighing nearly 285 pounds five years ago, Colleen Lentini had a number of health issues, including hypertension, GERD, sleep apnea, gout, neuropathy,...

NLRB General Counsel memo signals broader enforcement

In one of his first moves, President Joe Biden fired then General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board...

Jimmy Church Band bringing Motown to the Burlap Room

SMITHVILLE – Bert Driver is bringing A Night of Motown Sounds to Smithville featuring the World Famous Jimmy Church Band and other...

Investing in technology is an investment in surgeons, physicians

COOKEVILLE — Dr. Lee Moore, urologist with Upper Cumberland Urology Associates, has quite the legacy with Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) and Cookeville.

Sunshine, cigars and motorcycles on tap at the Burlap Room

SMITHVILLE – Sunshine, motorcycles, picnics and live music are all part of a perfect summer and Bert Driver’s Burlap Room...

Sorting out the recent COVID-19 guidance – issues and options for...

As of June 1, 2021, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), less than 50%...

Averitt marks 50th anniversary by celebrating remarkable associate milestones

COOKEVILLE — Averitt Express, a Tennessee-based provider of freight transportation and supply chain management, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021. One way the...

CRMC consistently ranks high in patient safety

COOKEVILLE — Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is setting the industry standard when it comes to patient safety.  CRMC has consistently...

Bert Driver’s Burlap Room takes off in June

SMITHVILLE – While Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer, Summer Solstice is the true beginning of this season...

Subtle signs can be a stroke

COOKEVILLE — It was a regular November day nearly four years ago when Wanda Richardson knew something wasn’t right about her husband, Johnny.

Averitt opens new 400,000 Sq. Ft distribution center near Dallas

New location becomes largest in company’s growing distribution network. COOKEVILLE — Averitt Express has opened a new distribution and fulfillment...

The PRO Act – a horrible proposal for employers

The Protecting the Right to Organize Act (“PRO Act”), which has passed the House and is now before the...

CRMC encourages COVID vaccinations

COOKEVILLE — The number of those hospitalized with COVID-19 have slowly increased over the last few weeks.  Since March 10,...

CRMC mask mandate still in effect

COOKEVILLE - Although the Governor has lifted the mask mandate statewide, Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) still requires employees and visitors to wear...

Burlap Room announces May Cigar Night

SMITHVILLE – Bert Driver’s Burlap Room announces its Burlap Willow Cigar Night #3 has been...

SmartFinancial announces results for first quarter 2021

KNOXVILLE, TN –  SmartFinancial, Inc., operating as SmartBank in the Upper Cumberland region, recently announced net income of $9.8 million, or $0.65 per...

‘Virtual’ harassment is a real thing

Since the COVID pandemic hit the U.S. in March 2020, employers have been navigating the difficult straights between maintaining...

The times they are changing – Wage and Hour under the...

Not surprisingly, President Joe Biden’s administration has acted quickly to counteract many of the regulations and interpretive guidance issued by the previous...

Burlap Room ramps up 2021 outdoor season

SMITHVILLE – There are a few treasures hidden within the Upper Cumberland. Come explore one as...

Averitt honored for services at Port of Mobile

COOKEVILLE — The Topocean Group, a global freight forwarding and logistics service provider, recently honored Averitt with the “Outstanding Logistics Partner Award.”