SEWANEE WRITERS’ CONFERENCE BEGINS 25TH YEAR
Twelve days of readings and lectures open with Pulitzer Prize winning poet Claudia Emerson
Celebrating its 25th summer session, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference will run from Tuesday, July 22, through Saturday, August 2, and will feature readings, panels, and lectures by distinguished faculty and nationally recognized editors, publishers, and literary agents.
Cantrell Heading to Kentucky!!!!!
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Two-time National Bass Fishing Trail junior national champion Dakota Cantrell signed a scholarship Saturday, July 12 to join the inaugural Campbellsville University co-ed bass fishing team. READ MORE>>>>>>
Enhancement Grants for Monteagle and Tracy City
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today nearly $820,000 in two transportation alternative grants for Monteagle and Tracy City to connect downtown districts to trails and make other enhancements.
The town of Monteagle was awarded a $216,320 grant for the Pedestrian Corridor Extension Project. The project will install approximately 2,000 feet of 5-foot sidewalks on the east side of Highway 64 beginning at Dubose Street heading south to Elgin Drive. The sidewalk will extend access to the multiuse trail and park in downtown Monteagle. A new pedestrian crosswalk will also be created across Highway 64 at the Monteagle City Ball Park.
Tracy City received a $603,569 grant to fund the Downtown Sidewalk and Mountain Goat Trail Connector Project. The project will provide pedestrian and bicyclist enhancements to the historic downtown business district, including a multimodal path and trailhead parking. The grant will also fund a key section of the Mountain Goat Trail, a projected 35-plus mile trail linking Franklin and Grundy counties.
“Enhancing transportation options and connections between areas in Grundy County will increase pedestrian and visitor traffic to businesses and recreation areas,” Haslam said. “Tennessee’s downtowns are the heart of our communities, and projects like these improve our cities’ and towns’ livability and the quality of life for residents.”
The transportation alternative grant is made possible through a federally funded program formerly known as transportation enhancement, and is administered by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).
“Through these grants, TDOT has funded more than $306 million in non-traditional transportation projects,” Schroer said. “This program has assisted communities all over the state in their efforts to revitalize downtowns, highlight historic areas, provide alternative means of transportation, and increase opportunities for economic development.”
A variety of activities, such as the restoration of historic facilities, bike and pedestrian trails, landscaping and other non-traditional transportation projects, are eligible for grant funds under the federal program. State Sen. Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) and state Rep. Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) represent Grundy County in the Tennessee General Assembly.
Report: Black box indicates missile hit Flight 17
Data downloaded from a black box retrieved from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are consistent with a missile attack, national news media are reporting, citing an unidentified European air safety official. READ MORE>>>>>
Honor God in privacy. Christ was not impressed by the outward show of the Pharisees as they strutted about appearing to be humble and contrite. God cares little for outward showing. He insists that when you pray you do it secretly without expecting accolades or seen by others as saintly.
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. NKJV
8th Annual Grundy County Lions Golf Tournament
The club is currently working on the 8th Annual Grundy County Lions Club Golf Tournament. Citizens Tri County Bank is the corporate sponsor. The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Fall Creek Falls State Park. The tournament will have a shotgun start at 8:00 am and a wonderful lunch will be served. Please hurry and hold a spot for your team, because there will be limited space. The entry fee is $300.00 per 4-person team. Several local teams are forming. Cash prizes will be given in each flight along with the opportunity to win $15,000.00 and cash door prizes. If you are interested in playing or becoming a sponsor, please contact Gayle VanHooser at 931-692-3621 or 931-205-7115. READ MORE>>>>
Still undecided on who to vote for in Grundy County? Have unanswered questions?
Debates, Meet & Greets, Fun days and more have been held by and for people seeking your vote in the upcoming August 7th elections. The county jobs are well-paid positions, but unlike working in the private sector, these jobs affect not only their livelihood but yours' and your families, your businesses, your income, your safety, your community, etc., not only today but for generations to come. The Cumberland View will be taking Fair and Factual questions from voters across Grundy County. We will send these questions to all candidates running for the position with a deadline and then candidates and their responses will be posted on the next edition of the Cumberland View and via the online edition. Voting is a privilege so please remember to vote!
SVEC Searching for Past Washington Youth Tour Paricipants
This is a big year for Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative! We are celebrating our 75th anniversary of our cooperative and 45 years of sending our best and brightest on the “trip-of-a-lifetime” – the Washington Youth Tour. We would like to honor the past and the most current participants at the Annual Meeting August 14, at South Pittsburg High School. READ MORE>>>>
"Made in Tennessee" Powerful Branding to Bring Global Tourism
The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development rolled out its much-anticipated marketing campaign, introducing the powerful branding “Made in Tennessee” in an effort to bring global attention to the state’s tourism assets. Tourism is Tennessee’s No. 2 industry, with a $16.2 billion economic impact to the state.
“Made in Tennessee” features original music written and performed by Nashville musicians and producers, as well as music from Tennessee bands such as The Apache Relay and The Black Cadillacs. The voice of the campaign is Rivers Rutherford, a Tennessee-born songwriter responsible for penning numerous No. 1 country hits. Real-life Tennesseans and Tennessee visitors are the featured talent. Future campaign assets enlist two famous Tennesseans, entertainment icon Dolly Parton and international rock star Jack White. The meticulous attention to highlighting all things “Made in Tennessee” brings the authenticity of Tennessee to life, frame by frame.
TN SALES TAX Holiday August 1-3
Marion County Fair Dates Set
Mark your calendar! The dates for the 2014 Marion County Fair have been set. The fair will kick off on September 6 with the “Fastest of the Fair” 5K and the Classic Car Show - locations to be determined. READ MORE>>>>>
For by grace you have been saved through faith, not of yourselves; it is a gift of God, not of works lest anyone should boast. --Ephesians 2:18 (TWSB)
Election Day -- August 7, 2014 “Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” John Quincy Adams
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