Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) announced a new public transportation option for the residents of Cumberland County – GO UPPER Cumberland. This public transit bus system will be a deviated fixed route running 2 buses Monday through Saturday. The bus routes originate at the UCHRA office with various stops down to the Cumberland County Health Department and back. The buses are handicapped accessible and cost $1 per ride. For more information call UCHRA at 1-833-828-7477, 931-456-0691, or www.ucpublictransit.com
Click HERE for a map of the route!
CUMBERLAND COUNTY: I-40 Construction of a truck climbing lane EB near MM 339, including grading, drainage, and paving: Construction signs, guardrail (westbound), and portable barrier rail (eastbound) have been installed. The contractor has begun grade work in the median behind portable barrier rail. Motorists are encouraged to slow down, use caution, and be aware of construction personnel in the work zone and equipment that will entering/exiting the roadway. Estimated project completion date is June 2020.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY: SR-1 (US-70) Emergency slope stabilization near LM 26.6: Construction signs, portable barrier rail, and temporary traffic signals have been installed. SR-1 (US-70) will be reduced to one lane between Godsey Road and Renegade Mountain Parkway while slope stabilization is in process. Motorists should exercise caution and pay attention to temporary traffic signals as they travel through the work zone. Estimated project completion date is November 2019.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY: SR-101 (Peavine Road) grading, drainage, and paving from Firetower Road to Westchester/Catoosa Boulevard: As grade work progresses, motorists should be alert for shifts in traffic patterns to allow for construction activities. The posted speed limit has been reduced from 45 MPH to 35 MPH within the work zone. Temporary lane closures may be needed to support paving and other activities. Dartmoor Road will be closed between Peavine Road and Wilshire Heights to install a storm drain. Detour signs are in place. Motorists should reduce speeds on Peavine Road and be alert for construction personnel/equipment entering and exiting the roadway. Estimated project completion date is November 2020.
“From your Friends at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, we would like to express our sincere thanks for contributing to the success of your Household Hazardous Waste Event on October 5th, 2019.”
Because of your participation, 464 households attended the event!
1,273 pounds of Flammable Liquids (Lighter Fluid, Gasoline, Lamp Oils)
2,537 pounds of Non-Flammable Liquids
2,797 pounds of Poisonous Material (Pesticides and Herbicides)
967 pounds of Aerosols (Spray Paint and Cleaners)
147 pounds of Fluorescent Lamps
816 pounds of Corrosive Material (Oven Cleaner, Bleach, Draino)
39 pounds of Oxidizers
4 pounds of Mercury
39 pounds of Sharps
Event Total Weight: 8,944
“All of these materials of total waste were kept out of the environment by your commitment and taking your time to attend the event. We wish to congratulate you on your participation and diligence for keeping the environment safe for you, your family, and all the citizens of your county. We thank you again for all you did to make this event a successful one. We look forward to serving you in the future!”
Click HERE for TDOT’s latest project status updates!
tnAchieves exists to increase higher education opportunities for Tennessee high school students by providing last-dollar scholarships with mentor guidance
Their mentors play a critical role in the success of students across the state of Tennessee as they serve as a resource, share their own experiences and offer encouragement and support
- Be 21 years or older
- Apply by Dec 6, 2019
- Be subject to a background check
- Complete mandatory mentor training by February 7, 2020
- Attend the mandatory high school team meeting in March or April
- Attend the college team meeting in the fall
You will invest 10-15 hours annually assisting 5-10 high school seniors. tnAchieves designed its mentoring program so even the busiest executive, parent or young professional can make a meaningful impact. If you do not have experience working in education, do not worry! They will train you to work with the students.
CLICK HERE for more information and to fill out an application!
A big THANK YOU to the Cumberland County Health Department for coming to the Courthouse to administer flu shots to our employees. 27 Cumberland County Employees took advantage of their services. CC Health Department has already confirmed 4 cases of flu at the health dept in Cumberland County this season.
Getting a flu vaccine during flu season can reduce the risk of getting sick with the flu by about 50–60%, according to recent studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Flu season may begin as early as September and last as late as spring. It’s recommended to get your vaccine early in the season, but it’s never too late to get your shot and lower your risk for severe flu illness!
Cumberland County Health Department will be in Cumberland County Public Schools on Friday, October 18th to provide flu vaccination shots!
Information packets and consent forms have been sent home with each child
Please help us protect our community from the flu by sending the completed consent form back to school with your child, BEFORE October 18th
Each student must have their own form!