Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order 23 last week requiring that Tennesseans stay home unless they are carrying out essential activities as data shows an increase in citizen movement across the state.

Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe on Friday, April 3 announced $19.7 million in broadband accessibility grants to expand service to support 31,000 unserved Tennesseans in nearly 12,700 households and businesses.

This week, Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD) will assume management of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) – an organization tasked with assisting local businesses access funds through U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza on Friday, April 3 launched the Paycheck Protection Program, a $349 billion emergency loan program created last week with the President’s signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES).

Tennessee Valley Authority announced Thursday, March 26, an initiative to support increased flexibility for local power companies who are responding to urgent community and customer needs during the ongoing response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm, announced Friday, March 27 that it will be offering free legal advice over the phone in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) field offices in Tennessee are open by phone appointment only until further notice, and NRCS staff are available to continue to provide one-on-one, customer-specific service to producers to help them…

Governor Bill Lee announced Monday, April 6 that the State of Tennessee will allocate $10 million in Small and Rural Hospital Readiness Grants to support hospitals that are facing financial strain due to the ongoing response to COVID-19.

Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) will hold a commodities distribution for Overton County on Tuesday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Hanging Limb Fire Department.

The regular monthly Livingston Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting scheduled for Monday, April 6 has been cancelled.

Due to the continuing health crisis being faced by the nation, Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce has instructed Overton County News to temporarily halt the sales, design, and production of a 4” x 9” full-color marketing brochure that was planned for release in mid-May.

Tennessee State Parks, in an effort to flatten the curve of COVID-19 while continuing to serve Tennesseans, is joining CDC and Tennessee Department of Health by encouraging residents not to travel, but to visit only their nearby parks. The park system is also announcing a series of operation…

United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said legislation President Donald J. Trump signed into law Friday, March 27 provides “sweeping relief to keep paychecks coming for workers, to relieve financial burdens for Americans hurt by COVID-19, and especially, to contain the disease.”

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Friday, March 27 several steps the Agency is taking to protect the nation’s gasoline supply in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS) continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak closely. At this time, State Driver Services Centers remain open and the department is currently taking precautions to protect the health and safety of employees and customers.

The commissioners of Tennessee’s Departments of Children’s Services (DCS) and Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) are asking for individuals who are students who have earned or are pursuing a master’s degree or are retired from counseling, clinical therapy, social work, and …

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Upper Cumberland Habitat for Humanity (UCHFH) has decided to postpone its annual New Beginning lunch. A new date has been tentatively set for Tuesday, September 1.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), on Tuesday, March 24, awarded $2,022,622 to 29 health centers in Tennessee stemming from the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.

A recent audit of Overton County Health and Rehab Center by Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury found two problems – improper management of credit balances and inaccurate accumulation of gross routine charges and days.