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Arts Build Communities Grant Workshop To Take Place In Cookeville

Local government entities and nonprofits have a chance to apply for an ARTS Build Communities Grant. The Upper Cumberland Development District administers the grant each year and will hold an application workshop on Monday, April 30th. “The workshop will be a great opportunity for applicants to ask questions and address any concerns that they have with the application,” UCDD representative ... Read More »

Crossville Discussing Possible Changes To Animal Control Ordinance

Crossville city officials have discussed some possible changes to its animal control ordinance. The current ordinance enforces state law, which restricts tethering a dog in a way that results in bodily injury or when the temperature is below 32 degrees and above 90. “We understand what the state law says, but I honestly feel, as a courtesy, that we should ... Read More »

New Van Buren County Farmers Market Nearing Completion

Work to complete the new Van Buren County Farmers Market should be complete in the next couple of weeks for a May opening. “It’s pretty much complete,” Van Buren County Mayor Greg Wilson said. “People are excited about it and we’re excited about it.” A USDA grant funded the farmers market which contains 16 stalls. Vendors can begin picking up ... Read More »

Safety Upgrades At Sparta’s Highway 111/US 70 Begin

Work will begin this week on improvements to the US-70/Highway 111 interchange in Sparta. The improvements are safety-focused, involving grading, drainage changes and improved signals. T-DOT Officials estimate the work will take most of the summer, with completion set for August. Motorists advised to use caution in the area as workers will begin installing signage and other construction materials. Read More »

New Crossville Forestry Facility Nearing Completiton

The new Cumberland County Forestry work center is nearing completion. Local Forester Jim Dale said the new facility will help improve workflow efficiency and save money. “We are actually closing an old facility,” Dale said. “We had people scattered in two or three locations and we are trying to consolidate work space. We are also getting rid of two or ... Read More »

Tech Roofing Projects Funded In New Budget

The state budget passed last week includes more money to continue upgrading Tennessee Tech facilities. The legislature approved some $6,290,0000 in capital outlay funds as part of the 2018-2019 state budget. Tennessee Tech President Dr. Phillip Oldham said the money will allow Tech to continue its rehab of roofs across campus. “We have a number of roofs on campus that ... Read More »

State Government Moves to Pass Short Term Unit Act

State government moves to pass the “Short Term Rental Unit Act.” The act restricts local government’s ability to ban short term rentals that are already legally active. Rep. Cameron Sexton introduced the act to the House.  “I believe that individuals in Tennessee have the right to use their property as they see fit,” Sexton said. “Short term rental bill would ... Read More »

More Than 30 Thousand Visit The Wall

Putnam County officials estimate at least 30 thousand visitors spent time this weekend at the Wall The Heals display. “Our citizens turned out in unbelievable numbers,” Putnam County Executive Randy Porter said. “Not only our Putnam County citizens but from all over the Upper Cumberland region and multiple states.” Closing ceremonies took place Sunday afternoon as a steady rain fell ... Read More »

2 Children, 4 Adults Injured In Putnam County Crash

A two vehicle crash in Putnam County injured two children and four adults Saturday. The head-on collision happened around 1:45 p.m. on State Route 136 at Waterloo Road. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a 2017 Chevrolet Equinox, driven by 57-year-old Mary Freeman, Cookeville, was heading North and attempted to turn left onto Waterloo Road. Freeman’s vehicle collided head-on with ... Read More »

Oldham Happy With TTU Budget Allocation

The state’s new 2018-2019 fiscal year budget treated Tennessee Tech well, according to President Dr. Phillip Oldham. “It’s been a great legislative session for us,” Oldham said. “This is really the culmination of a number of years of work, working with legislative leaders to really showcase what we’re doing here at Tennessee Tech to help produce more graduates and make ... Read More »