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CHC Mechanical assists with Toys For Tots toy drive

CBJ Admin
Thursday, Dec 11, 2014

COOKEVILLE – For years, CHC Mechanical Contractors has held an annual breakfast to celebrate the holidays and thank employees for everything they’ve done to contribute to the company’s success over the past 12 months. At this year’s event, there was an added twist: employees held a toy drive to contribute to the local Toys For Tots program. “CHC has been a part of this community for more than 40 years, and we’re proud to give back to the area that is home not just to our company, but our employees as well,” said Garry Floeter, president of CHC Mechanical. “We enjoy celebrating our te... click here to read more

J. Cumby Construction begins work on Waverly wastewater treatment plant

CBJ Admin
Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014

COOKEVILLE – J. Cumby Construction has been selected by the City of Waverly to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant as part of a Community Development Block Grant. The Cookeville-based contractor was chosen after completing recent water treatment and wastewater projects in Gallatin, Sparta, Cookeville and Livingston. The Waverly project consists of a 12-foot diameter precast sewer pump station with three influent pumps, a poured-in-place concrete influent headworks structure with screens, and associated yard piping and electrical work.

“It’s an honor to partner with Waverly public works and city o... click here to read more

J. Cumby Construction breaks ground on optometrist practice

CBJ Admin
Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014

CROSSVILLE – Drs. Zach and Lori Boyd have been providing eye care in Cumberland County for nearly 20 years. Now the optometrist duo will have a new, state-of-the-art facility to help deliver service to their patients. J. Cumby Construction has broken ground and begun the building process for a 6,000-square-foot optometry center on Miller Avenue in Crossville. The practice will feature a covered drive-through window for picking up prescriptions, a waiting room equipped with a separate children’s play area, and a custom dispensary area with a selection of optical glasses and sunglasses.

“We’re p... click here to read more

J&S Construction to perform task orders for TN National Guard

CBJ Admin
Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014

COOKEVILLE – J&S Construction Company Inc. was recently awarded nine separate task orders, worth more than $2.9 million, by the Tennessee National Guard as part of a Tennessee Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for various sites across the state, as well as one site in Catoosa, Ga. Four of the task orders will be completed at Berry Field Air National Guard Base, located near the Nashville International Airport.  Work at this site includes replacing 1,738 linear feet of existing storm and sewer pipe, as well as manholes, junction boxes, curb inlets and curb for the Tennessee Air National Guard.

Renovations will also be made to TNANG Building 812 for Base Sup... click here to read more

Free women's health event to focus on newest treatment options

CBJ Admin
Thursday, Oct 16, 2014

COOKEVILLE – Dr. Bert Geer, urogynecologist with Cookeville Gynecology, will be presenting a free women’s health seminar at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, in the Cookeville Regional Medical Center Education Center.

Geer will be speaking about current treatment options for bladder leakage and pelvic organ prolapse, both common conditions experienced by women at some point in their lives.

Geer is a board-certified female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (formerly known as urogynecology) specialist by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and its ... click here to read more

Fourth annual hospice conference Oct. 16-17

CBJ Admin
Thursday, Oct 9, 2014

COOKEVILLE – The Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation and the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing at Tennessee Tech University (TTU) are presenting the 4th annual Hospice Conference, “Our Human Journey: Stories of life, love, hope and loss,” from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at Bell Hall, 10 W. Seventh Ave. on TTU's campus.  The keynote speaker is Amanda Bennett, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, former Wall Street Journal international correspondent and author of the book "The Cost of Hope," where she shares her story of life and love with her husband Terence Foley and an account of his ... click here to read more

CRMC to host health fair Oct. 11

CBJ Admin
Thursday, Oct 2, 2014

COOKEVILLE – Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) will host its quarterly health fair from 7-10 am. Saturday, Oct. 11. The health fair is open to the public and provides an opportunity for community members to participate in affordable health screenings to stay abreast of their health. Numerous affordable screenings are available, including:

• Blood pressure

• Cholesterol and lipid profile

• Vitamin D level

• Bone density

• Prostate specific antigen

• Complete blood count

• Oxygen saturation

• Complete chemistry profile... 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 – was selected as a recipient of the 2014 Harold Love Outstanding Community Involvement Award. Administered by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, the award recognizes students, faculty and staff for their volunteer work, public service and for their leadership in community organizations. Five students and five faculty or staff are selected each year across the state. Recipients receive $1,000.

"When I first started as a faculty member for Roane State, I was struck with how s... 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 the Honest Abe team will construct a small log structure, demonstrating and describing the process of building an Honest Abe log home, according to Greg Watson and Ed White of Honest Abe’s show home and sales center in Cookeville at 3205 Highway 111 North.

“These demonstrations show first-hand how an Honest Abe log home is built from the ground up,” White said. “We'll assemble the floor system, join together the walls, create window and door openings, install ... 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 local charities in the second quarter of 2014. Since its creation, the JCS Community Fund has awarded more than $5 million in donations. The JCS Community fund approved grants for the following agencies:  

Kids of the Community is an organization coordinated by Warren County Juvenile Court in cooperation with members of the community who are committed to making a difference in Warren County. The organization r... 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 J. Cumby Construction to update its water treatment plant.

The Cookeville-based contractor was selected in part due to its recent water treatment and wastewater projects, including sewer pumping station renovations in Sparta, the Booger Swamp pumping station in Cookeville, and the Livingston water plant. In Gallatin, J. Cumby Construction is responsible for the construction of a new carbon feed building, as well as chemical feed pumps and equipment to i... 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 awarded the bid to upgrade the plant’s equipment. The project, which is currently underway, includes replacing and/or upgrading the system’s electrical equipment (which was installed in 1963 and 1982), furnishing and installing three new high service pumps, and performing various other modifications. Shutdowns will be limited to 16 hours and should have minimum impact on the public.

“We’re honored to have been chosen by the city council and to put our skills an... click here to read more

iPhone app launched for Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways

CBJ Admin
Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

UPPER CUMBERLAND – A new, free interactive iPhone app has been released for the Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways. All 16 trails in the initiative are available, including those that traverse through the Upper Cumberland, including The Promised Land, Ring of Fire and Pie in the Sky, among others.

The app project, a collaboration between app developer Designsensory, the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and trail committees made up of tourism entities on each trail, began in 2012.

Each app is designed to enrich the experience for travelers on the individual trails. Each trail offers experi... click here to read more

TN Firemen’s Association partners with Geekbox in new fundraising campaign

CBJ Admin
Friday, Aug 1, 2014

SPARTA – The Tennessee Firemen’s Association (TFA) has announced a new fundraising campaign, utilizing the locally developed Geekbox wireless speaker to help support the families of fallen firefighters, assist firefighters across the state with much-needed training, and help keep the Tennessee Fallen Firefighter Memorial going. The specially-designed Geekbox wireless speaker/mini-jukebox is available for sale with more than 50 percent of the proceeds going to benefit firefighters, including the Tennessee Fallen Firefighter Memorial located on the grounds of the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy in Bell Buckle.

“We’re glad to be able to o... click here to read more

CRMC hosting health fair Aug. 9

CBJ Admin
Monday, Jul 28, 2014

COOKEVILLE – Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) will be hosting its quarterly health fair from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. The fair is open to the public and provides an opportunity for community members to participate in health screenings to stay abreast of their health. Numerous affordable screenings available at the health fair include: blood pressure, cholesterol and lipid profile, vitamin D level, bone density, prostate specific antigen, complete blood count, oxygen saturation, complete chemistry profile, thyroid profile, hemoglobin A1C, blood type, pulmonary function test, testosterone level.

Fasting is re... click here to read more

Cookeville Regional board honors Swallows at meeting

CBJ Admin
Monday, Jul 28, 2014

The board of trustees at Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) recently passed a resolution at its July meeting recognizing Paul Swallows for his years of service on the hospital board. Swallows’ term ends this month. Wayne Spain of Cookeville has been appointed by the Cookeville city council to fill the vacant seven-year seat beginning in August. Pictured, from left, are CRMC CEO Paul Korth, Swallows and board of trustees chairman Bob Allen.... click here to read more

Averitt honored with 'Compass,' ' Best of Show' awards for new website

CBJ Admin
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

COOKEVILLE – The Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA) recently announced the winners of its 62nd annual Compass Awards program at its awards gala in Dallas, Texas.  Averitt Express was honored with a Compass Award for its recently redesigned website, which is the first 100 percent mobile-enabled site in the transportation industry. In addition to winning in its category, Averitt also earned the “Best of Show” award, claiming the top overall prize across all companies and categories.

TMSA is the transportation industry’s o... click here to read more

Sign-ups underway for CRMC Golf Classic

CBJ Admin
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

COOKEVILLE – The Cookeville Regional Medical Center Golf Classic is quickly approaching. This year, the featured celebrity guest will be former University of Tennessee Volunteer and Dallas Cowboy, Bill Bates. The tournament is again a two-day event with a four-person scramble format, which will be held Thursday, Aug. 21, and Friday, Aug. 22, at the Cookeville Golf Club. The celebrity dinner will also be held Thursday evening at 6 at the Leslie Town Centre.  

Spaces are still available for both Thursday and Friday. Those interested in signing up a four-person team are encouraged to do so as soon as possible by completing the form at ... click here to read more

J&S Construction honored by A&S Building Systems, ATAS International

CBJ Admin
Thursday, Jul 10, 2014

COOKEVILLE – J&S Construction Company Inc. was recently honored by both A&S Building Systems and ATAS International Inc. at their respective awards ceremonies. The first honor came when J&S Construction received the Top 25 Award from A&S Building Systems in Appreciation of Outstanding Performance. The award is presented to the top 25 authorized A&S builders worldwide, based on shipments/ranking during a particular calendar year.

“The J&S team continues, year after year, to be recognized as one of the leading providers of pre-engineered steel buildings in the nation,” said J&S... click here to read more

Honest Abe Log Homes to host 'log raising' July 19

CBJ Admin
Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014

CLAY COUNTY – Honest Abe Log Homes is hosting a Log Raising Saturday, July 19, at its national headquarters in Moss. During the three-hour, free event beginning at 9 a.m., members of the Honest Abe team will construct a small log structure, demonstrating and describing the process of building an Honest Abe log home, according to company president Josh Beasley.

“These demonstrations show first-hand how an Honest Abe log home is built from the ground up,” Beasley said. “We'll assemble the floor system, join together the walls, create window and door openings, install beams and ceilings and apply the roof system.”

Beasley said that the log raisi... click here to read more

J&S Construction welcomes new employees to corporate staff

CBJ Admin
Monday, Jul 7, 2014

COOKEVILLE – J&S Construction recently welcomed four new faces to its corporate support staff.   Samantha Budesa joined J&S Construction in February as the receptionist/office coordinator. This position is responsible for all receptionist duties, coordination of subcontract agreements, overseeing shipping and processing mail and numerous administrative tasks in support of the owners and accounting department. Budesa is from Cookeville and studied philosophy at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. In July 2013, she married Zachary, a graduate student of psychology at Tennessee T... click here to read more

Hall receives CRMC's Roberson Award

CBJ Admin
Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014

COOKEVILLE – Glenn Hall, M.D., was presented with the 26th annual Fred H. Roberson Award at Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s (CRMC) monthly board of trustees meeting in June. CRMC CEO Paul Korth made the presentation, citing Hall’s commitment and loyalty to the hospital, the betterment of health care in the community and his many years of providing medical services in the Upper Cumberland.  With almost 40 years of his life spent in health care, Hall has been a pioneer and a visionary in his field. Through his foresight, he was one of the first health care providers in the region to truly expand his practic... click here to read more

Averitt associates donate $425,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

CBJ Admin
Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014

COOKEVILLE – When Averitt Express associates made their most recent donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, they also made a special visit to the Memphis campus. In addition to presenting a check for $425,000 – funds that come directly from Averitt associates through the Averitt Cares for Kids charity – a special arts-and-crafts session with St. Jude patients was on the schedule.

Making everything from wallets to bracelets, the Averitt associates and St. Jude patients shared time together. A video that shares some highlights from the day can be found at... click here to read more

Carwile Mechanical participates in 'Safety Stand-Down'

CBJ Admin
Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014

UPPER CUMBERLAND – The Home Builders Association of the Upper Cumberland (HBAUC) and Carwile Mechanical Contractors recently partnered with other construction trade associations and businesses in Tennessee to participate in a statewide “Fall Protection Safety Stand-Down.”   The safety event was part of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) ongoing "Fall Prevention Campaign." The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards and to the message out that “safety pays and falls cost." Preventing falls in the construction industry benefits everyone, from the worker, to the employer, to the community at large. The saf... click here to read more

UCB Blogger: DeKalb chamber prepping for 'Jamboree Project Welcome Mat'

Liz Engel Clark
Friday, Jun 6, 2014

The Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree is still weeks away, but DeKalb County businesses got a heads up about the annual event today. The Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce wants to welcome visitors via marquees and message signs.

There is a small incentive. Recognition awards will be presented in three categories: "Best Worded," "Most Original" and the "People's Choice Award." If you want your sign included in the contest, have it ready no later than Tuesday, June 24, and call (615) 597-4163 or email to enter.

The Jamboree, in its 43rd year, is sch... click here to read more

Peachtree Planning relocates Cookeville office

CBJ Admin
Friday, May 23, 2014

COOKEVILLE – Peachtree Planning of Tennessee, a leading provider of wealth planning and client management strategies, is relocating its Cookeville office to better serve its clients.  The new address is 528 N. Willow Ave., Suite 105. The phone number (931-510-5601), fax (931-526-1540) and website  ( remain the same.

“In keeping with our tradition of superior client service, we’re relocating to more convenient space to provide our clients with additional features and functions that enable more complete planning and better servicing of a client's needs,” said Autumn Walker, who, along with Barry Farmer and Jerem... click here to read more

Inaugural Highlands Industrial Trade Show deemed a success

CBJ Admin
Friday, May 16, 2014

COOKEVILLE – The inaugural Highlands Industrial Trade Show took place this past Thursday, and more than 40 regional vendors showcased their business capabilities and goods. The trade show was the first of its kind in the Highlands region and is the only industrial trade show of its kind held in the mid-state. The event provided opportunities for inter-regional networking, allowing businesses to keep economic interests local – from shipping and staffing solutions, large-scale supply purchasing and fabrication, to name a few.

“For a first year event, we were pleased with the turn out,” said Jonathan West, steering committee chairman for the Highlands Economi... click here to read more

Dentist announces new pediatric and orthodontic office in Cookeville

CBJ Admin
Thursday, May 15, 2014

COOKEVILLE – Cumberland Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics recently announced the opening of its fourth pediatric dental office in Middle Tennessee located at 510 S. Jefferson Ave., Cookeville.

Cumberland Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics provides pediatric dental and orthodontic care for patients from infancy to young adulthood and special needs individuals of all ages. The new office is equipped with the latest technology and equipment to ensure children have access to comprehensive and comfortable dental care.

"Our new location on Jefferson... click here to read more

DeKalb students to hear why farmers need science to grow healthier food

CBJ Admin
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014

SMITHVILLE – How are farmers using science and technology to grow healthier food? What’s the impact on our food, animal care and the environment? Students at DeKalb County High School will get those questions answered Wednesday, April 23, as Phyllis Ferguson of the Tennessee Pork Producers Association will address culinary and horticulture students starting at 7:45 a.m.

Titled “Modern Animal Agriculture & Pork Production,” Ferguson’s speech will highlight how ongoing advancements in agricultural science are helping farmers raise better food while using fewer natural resources than ever before.

“Farmers who raise pigs have been able t... click here to read more

CRMC ‘Art for Healing’ program adds new works, funding sought for special display

CBJ Admin
Thursday, Apr 10, 2014

COOKEVILLE – The hallways of Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) are beginning to fill with the works of local and regional artists. These creations are said to help patients, hospital staff and visitors find relief and distraction from what can be stressful situations. The Art for Healing program was organized through the Foundation at CRMC in 2012 and has provided CRMC with 28 works of art for display so far. Nineteen two-dimensional pieces including paintings, drawings and photographs have been hung throughout the halls of the hospital. Nine recent acquisitions of three-dimensional works from artists at the Appalachia... click here to read more