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Monterey Working To Address Dilapidated Buildings

Monterey officials have their sights on cleaning up a few dilapidated buildings around town. Monterey Mayor Bill Wiggins said the town attorney has filed two lawsuits in Chancery Court seeking to clean up the properties on Commercial Avenue and Emby Street. “Monterey has adopted the 2015 building codes, which makes it the law in Monterey,” Wiggins said. “This is to ... Read More »

Spray-Painting Vandals Sought

Social media may help police track down some vandals. Monday night, Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton shared pictures and video of individuals spray-painting vulgar images and messages on the CityScape trailer and a historic building on West Broad Street. The vandalism took place shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday. Shelton encouraged anyone with information to contact the Cookeville Police. Tuesday, Major Carl ... Read More »

Cumberland Library Eclipse Glasses May Not Be Safe

Eclipse glasses from Cumberland County’s Art Circle Public Library may not be safe. County Mayor Kenneth Carey Jr.’s office released a statement Tuesday asking people to not use the glasses to view the eclipse. The glasses were purchased through Amazon. The online sales giant notified the county it can’t confirm the vendor is a recommended manufacturer. Amazon said folks shouldn’t ... Read More »

Middle School Sports Complex Coming To White Co.

White County Middle School will soon be the home of a new sports complex. Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger held a town hall meeting to discuss the project Monday. He said there’s enough land behind the middle school to build a football practice field, a soccer field, a baseball field, a softball field and an 80-car parking lot. The whole ... Read More »

New Findlay Solves Two Problems For White Co. BOE

A new Findlay Elementary School solves two problems for White County Schools. The current Findlay needs updates and the Board of Education doesn’t own the central offices building. “We haven’t updated Findlay in a significant way over the past many decades so it’s the next one on the list, so long story short, as you’ve seen in the news, we’re ... Read More »

Crossville City Manager To Get Pay Raise

The Crossville City Council has approved a 10-percent raise for City Manager Greg Wood. Wood’s salary will now be $88,538. The 10-percent raise was the minimum that Wood could receive under the terms of his current contract. The salary increase coming after Wood received a near perfect six month evaluation score from the city council. The council also gave approval ... Read More »

Star Manufacturing To Hire More Employees In Smithville

Smithville’s Star Manufacturing plans to hire between 35 and 40 new employees. The announcement coming after the completion of the new office work stations built within the existing warehouse. The company plans to add an engineering lab for research purposes and a kitchen for potential customers to test cooking equipment before making purchasing decisions. The addition of the new jobs ... Read More »

Sparta Meeting, Work Session Thursday

Sparta’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen will have a meeting and work session Thursday. The regular meeting will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday at city hall. Immediately afterward, the board will enter a work session to discuss various city issues, from the electric department to personnel. Both meetings are open to the public. Read More »

Austin To Serve 20 Years On Drug Charge

A White County judge sentenced a Sparta man on drug charges. Steven Austin, 32, pled guilty to possession with the intent to sell or deliver over .5 grams of methamphetamine. Judge Gary McKenzie sentenced him to 20 years in prison on the charge. Austin was arrested last February at Findlay Elementary when he dropped his child off at school. Officers ... Read More »

THP: Eclipse Safety Is First Goal

The THP hopes visitors and residents will practice awareness for next Monday’s eclipse. Capt. R.C. Christian said safety is the first goal. “Our primary goal that day is just going to see that no one does get injured and that we don’t have any crashes pertaining to that, but you know as informed as the public is about the eclipse ... Read More »