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Obed River Park Receives AARP Grant

The Cumberland County Obed River Park is one of 260 grantees, nationwide, out of more than 3,200 applicants, to be chosen for a 2022 Community Challenge Grant from AARP.
This generous grant from AARP was for $9,850 and will be used to transform one of the Obed River Park’s picnic shelters into an outdoor classroom. The classroom will include seating, whiteboards, flooring, and planter boxes.
Beth Wyatt-Davis with the Cumberland County Mayor’s Office stated, “we are honored to be chosen as one of AARP’s grantees this year. Our hope is that this outdoor classroom will be used by residents, groups, and non-profits to encourage engagement, educational opportunities, and social interaction in our community.”
*Pictured are Dr. Mitchell Olszewski, AARP Volunteer Leader, Stacy Pennington, AARP Community Outreach Director, and Beth Wyatt-Davis, Office Manager for Cumberland County Mayor, Allen Foster

Early Voting Begins Today!

Early voting for the May 3 primary election begins TODAY, April 13th and runs through Thursday, April 28th with the exception of April 15, Good Friday. Hours are Mon – Fri 8 – 5 pm and Saturday 8 – Noon.

Early voting is NOT across the street from the old Courthouse anymore.

New location: 83 Northside Ln, near the flea market and past Rural King

April 4 is the Last Day to Register to Vote for the May 3 Election

CUMBERLAND County residents must register to vote by midnight on Monday, April 4, 2022, to be able to cast a ballot in the County Primary Election on May 3, 2022.

Registering to vote, updating your address or checking your registration status is fast, easy and secure with the Secretary of State’s online voter registration system. Any U.S. citizen with a driver’s license or photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security can register online from any computer or mobile device at

The Cumberland County Election Commission is located at 83 Northside Lane, Ste 101, Crossville TN 38571 for voters to register or drop off their registration forms in person.

Early voting starts Wednesday, April 13, and runs each weekday, including Saturdays, until Thursday, April 28. The deadline to request an absentee by-mail ballot is Tuesday, April 26. Election Day is Tuesday, May 3.

SMHS Boys Basketball Advances to State Tournament Semi-Final

Stone Memorial’s boys basketball team defeated Bolton High School 77 – 64 in the first round of the state tournament to advance to the semi-final!

The team will take on Greeneville High School on Friday March 18, 2022 at the Murphy Center at MTSU. Game time is set for 10 AM CST.

You can catch the action on Mix 99.3!

Go Panthers!

Cumberland County EMS introduces the addition of 3 Critical Care Paramedics

It is the pleasure of Director Chris Miller, to congratulate three Paramedics on obtaining their Critical Care Certification.
On September 14, 2021, Paramedics Chris Kemmer, Daniel Coleman, and Dragan Ramsey started attending classes at Vanderbilt Medical Center to obtain their certification. This class was coordinated by and overseen by Vanderbilt LifeFlight. For 14 weeks, these Paramedics would drive to Nashville every Tuesday and spend 8-12 hours learning about treating patients at the highest level possible in the field of EMS.
During these 12 weeks crews learned how to care for multiple IV drips, ventilator management, how to care for central lines management, PICC Lines, Arterial Lines, Ultrasound Guided IV’s, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump management and operation, along with management of Cardiac Assist Devices. These practitioners also completed clinical rounds in the Vanderbilt ER Trauma Bay, Trauma ICU, Burn ICU, Neurological ICU, Cardiac ICU, and Pediatric Emergency Room. These individuals dedicated well over 100 hours of their and their families time to this training, along with continuing to work their regularly scheduled 24-hour shift. The final class day, Dr. Jeremy Brywczynski, and Dr. Jared McKinney came in and presented to the class giving them scenarios and wrapping up the 14-week class putting everything these practitioners had learned in one big box and making them use the knowledge to possibly treat patients in the future.
On December 8th, 2021, they went to Nashville for a final time. This day is the day that they had both prepared for and dreaded. The State of Tennessee EMS consultant arrived at 9:00am and administered the State of Tennessee Critical Care Paramedic test to the class. With the possibility of waiting for two weeks for their test results, Christmas came early, so to say. On Monday December 13th, 2021, these individuals received an email from the testing company that advised them they had passed the exam to earn the certification. These individuals had a big stressor lifted off their shoulders with this news. Throughout the day they learned that their class had a 100% pass rate on the Critical Care Exam.
We would like to thank these three individuals for taking the time to attend this certification class and obtaining this licensure. It is individuals like this that continue to make a commitment to our community that makes our agency grow. A big thanks goes out to Vanderbilt LifeFlight for hosting and accepting these individuals into the class and keeping them up to date on modern medicine.
For more information please contact Daniel Coleman, Training Officer/PIO at or (931)484-1044.