Entries by Center Hill Sun

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Deep in the Heart of TN: TX Longhorns

Of the hundreds of cattle breeds raised on farms and ranchlands throughout the United States, few are more striking and recognizable than Texas Longhorns. Longhorns have earned distinction not just for their ability to survive and thrive in arid, barren and otherwise inhospitable wilderness environments, but as a cultural and historical symbol of the Great […]

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Cookeville Library Hosting Homeschool Planning Forum

The Putnam County Public Library in Cookeville is hosting a roundtable meet-up for regional homeschooling families on Tuesday, March 28 at 10 a.m. The forum’s purpose is both to introduce homeschool families to one another as well as put them in contact with library staff. The intention is to “discuss ideas, challenges, and how the […]

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Take a Walk on the Wildflower Side

TN state naturalist visiting Edgar Evins and Rock Island for public hikes Looking to amplify your sense of Upper Cumberland feral floral appreciation? Then take note of a couple guided walks through the Eastern Highland Rim woods coming up this weekend. On Saturday, Tennessee State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath will lead an interpretive wildflower hike at Edgar Evins […]

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Plan for Privatizing Fall Creek Falls Hotel Held Up

TDEC adding ‘amendment’ to ongoing RFP; Attorney general says process legal Officials in the administration of Gov. Bill Haslam have postponed the deadline for private companies to submit proposals for operating a new $22 million hotel at Fall Creek Falls State Park. The state Department of Environment and Conservation, which supervises state parks and natural […]

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New State Natural Area Opening in April

Window Cliffs area offers yet another scenic attraction to region Outdoor enthusiasts will soon have another remarkable Upper Cumberland landform to behold and appreciate. Located in Putnam County — southwest of Cookeville and a bit north-northwest of Burgess Falls — the newly designated Window Cliffs State Natural Area is scheduled to open to the public […]

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York Loves His Crappie Job

Customers biting on Carthage angler’s hand-tied fishing jigs If you happen unannounced by Darryl York’s little backyard workshop just west of Carthage, don’t be surprised if you encounter a “Gone Fishing” sign. York, who turns 50 this spring, doesn’t just dream about going fishing a lot. He lives that dream a majority of the time. […]

Never Too Soon to Start Planning a Startup

Business success begins with a blueprint Here’s a new kind of New Year’s Resolution to consider for the coming year. Why not mark the start of 2017 by starting to formulate a plan for going into business for yourself? No doubt, timing is key for launching any profit-seeking venture. Getting off on the wrong foot […]

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Wine Country, White County

Northfield Vineyards specializes in linking people with fruit of the land Sustaining a profitable farm-based business requires an ability to move with the times and think outside the box. Realizing a rural property’s full value and working potential may mean using it to produce something new and unique. Or it may entail rediscovering something that’s […]

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Rep. Ryan Williams a Face of TN’s Political Future

Newly elected House GOP caucus chief in prime position to champion Upper Cumberland issues, potential Congratulations, Cookeville. Your state representative in Nashville is arguably the most popular member of the 74-member House Republican supermajority. He’s also now among the most powerful. Just days after winning a landslide re-election bid on Nov. 8, incumbent state Rep. […]

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Tough Row to Hoe So Far for TN Hemp

It’ll take time to overcome technological stagnation resulting from prohibition Harvest time has come and gone for the second year of legal industrial hemp cultivation in Tennessee. The non-psychoactive cousin of marijuana is billed as a potential boom crop in the 21st Century. It has numerous uses and applications as food, fiber, fuel and health […]