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Speakers For LA Alumni Association Dinner Announced

The speakers for the Livingston Academy Alumni Association Dinner are official. The same three speakers planned for last year’s cancelled event are headlining. Jonathan Maynard of the class 2005, a Dolly Stampede performer at Pigeon Forge, Dr. William Todd class of 1999 who specializes in infectious disease at Byrdstown Medical Center and class of 1961’s Mike McCulley, a retired astronaut. ... Read More »

White Co. BOE Considering Business Pitch For Central View School

The White County Board of Education was approached by two businessmen expressing interest in using the school system’s vacant Central View Elementary School. Dean Teasley and Emmet Bear came to the board Thursday wanting to host a gun show at the building. Chairman Jayson McDonald said he is interested in the proposition. “I would be open to anything at this ... Read More »

Cookeville BZA Approves Breen Lane Bed And Breakfast

A new bed and breakfast is coming to Cookeville after the Board of Zoning Appeals approved the special request Thursday. Planning Director Jon Ward said the property at 140 Breen Lane meet the required conditions. “The city had received an application for a special exception to allow a bed and breakfast home in a single family zoning district,” Ward said. ... Read More »

NWS Saw No Signs Of Tornadoes From Cumberland Co. Storm

There was no indications of a tornado spawning in Cumberland County Thursday until it was already formed. That is according to National Weather Service Forecaster Sam Shamburger. Shamburger said the weak storm just decided to wrap up and created the EF-0 tornado in the Pleasant Hill area. “It had been going on for about an hour prior to reaching Cumberland ... Read More »

Pleasant Hill Community Center Hit Hardest By Thursday Tornado

Emergency crews spent Friday assessing the aftermath of Thursday’s EF-0 tornado. EMA Director Travis Cole said the Pleasant Hill Community Church’s Community Center suffered the most damage. “It is directly across the road from the elementary school, which put it in the direct path of the tornado,” Cole said. “The church itself was minor damage. They have a Pleasant Hill ... Read More »

TTU’s Marc. L. Burnett Student Fitness Center Officially Opens

Tennessee Tech’s Marc L. Burnett Student Recreation and Fitness Center has official opened after Friday’s ribbon cutting. The three-level 165,000 square foot building has been open for the past year, but due to COVID, the ribbon cutting was postponed to allow attendance. Students, faculty and friends and family of Marc Burnett attended the celebration. Burnett said everything he has done ... Read More »

Cumberland County Plant Sale Supporting Scholarships For Agriculture

If you are looking for locally grown plants and supporting education, then this week’s Cumberland County Soil Conservation District fundraiser is for you. Office Manager Lynn Carey said a wide range of flowers, shrubs and trees are available with all proceeds going to the district’s scholarship program. “All the money raise will go towards scholarships for students that are from ... Read More »

Fentress Co. EMS Director Wants Upgrades

Fentress County Interim EMS Director Jonathan Beaty’s temporary contract is set to expire Tuesday. Beaty told county commissioners Thursday night that if a new agreement for his salary can not be met, Tuesday will be his last day. “The $65,000 for my salary, I am not bending on that,” Beaty said. “If you don’t think I am worth it, just ... Read More »

Scheduled Visitations Resume For TN Correctional Complexes

Visitations will resume Saturday at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex. The decision comes from the Tennessee Department of Corrections, which is allowing scheduled appointments for all facilities based on community COVID numbers and vaccine efforts. Public Information Officer Robert Reburn said the facility is excited to bring back face to face visits after being absent for a whole year. “We ... Read More »

HRS Opens Bids For Hickory Valley Paving And Landscaping

Highlands Residential Services has an apparent low bidder for work at its newest development. Hickory Valley located on Jackson Street near Eagles Landing will include seven building with 48 low-income senior units. Director of Operations Chris Cassetty said two bids were opened with Rogers Group Inc. being the lowest bidder. “This is basically everything short of building the actual buildings,” ... Read More »