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White Co. BOE Forms Committee To Explore Future Uses Of Central View School

The White County Board of Education has created a subcommittee to determine the future use of the Central View School property. Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said board member Bob Young will serve as the chairman as well as members Kay Prater and Kenneth Robinson. “It is an informational gathering committee,” Dronebarger said. “Their goal is to find out our ... Read More »

Cumberland Co. Animal Group Hosting Pet Microchip Identifier Clinic Saturday

Scared of losing track of your new cat or dog? Then Saturday’s microchip clinic in Crossville will help ease your worries. Focus on Cumberland County Animal Safety from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. will be implanting the pet identifiers. Fundraiser Coordinator Holly Brown said pets at least six to eight weeks old are eligible. “If your animal is downed and taken ... Read More »

Baxter Considering Amending Landscape Ordinance For R-2 Housing

Baxter is considering amending its landscaping ordinance to require more green space for incoming high-density residential buildings. Building Inspector Bob Lane brought up the matter in a planning session Thursday. Lane said the existing ordinance is a one size fit all model that is too vague. “We’re actually going to look at the set backs of some of the bigger ... Read More »

UC Regional Airport Negotiating Lease With An Operator For Two New Hangars

An operator has approached the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport about building two hangars for operations. Airport Manager Dean Selby said the project would be extensive requiring expansions of the ramp and utilities to reach the hangars. “We’re working on the lease right now,”Selby said. “I want you all to know, and then obviously, you will have to approve the lease ... Read More »

Former Fentress County Deputy Indicted After Misuse Of County-Issued Card

The state comptrollers office wants Fentress County deputies to turn in receipts. That, after a former deputy allegedly more than $8,000 in personal gas charges. Director of Communications John Dunn said the investigation began last year after Fentress County officials reported questionable gas purchases. “Our investigators noted about $8,800 worth of inappropriate transactions,” Dunn said. “Money that was used to ... Read More »

Portobello America Aiming For August Ground Breaking In Baxter

A date has been set for Portobello America to break ground in Baxter. Mayor John Martin said after a meeting last week with architects, the tile and ceramics manufacturer has indicated construction will begin in August. “We’re very excited about that,” Martin said. “It’s been something we’ve waited on for a couple of years, but we understand why the problem ... Read More »

Baxter Taco Bell Set To Break Ground Late June

Baxter’s Taco Bell location at Fast Lane will break ground late this June. The city’s planning commission approved the final site plans on Thursday. Building Inspector Bob Lane said a time frame of opening is unknown, but construction will be quick. “It will have dining inside as well as a drive thru window,” Lane said. “They hope to break ground ... Read More »

Jackson Co. Central FD Hosting Free Equestrian Performance Saturday

The Midwest Renegades are coming to Jackson County Saturday for a benefit performance supporting the Central Fire Department. Fire Chief Jeff Conn said the horse performers come from Indiana and will perform a free show full of stunts. “Every bit that will be raised with this will go directly to the fire department,” Conn said. “That helps us keep our ... Read More »

Overton Co. Chamber Hosting Job Fair For Industrial Partners

Livingston Overton County Chamber of Commerce will host a job fair Saturday to help fill industrial jobs. Executive Director Shannon Cantrell said five employers will be present looking to hire. “Each company will have their own booth set up and will be willing to have conversations with each of you about what your expectations and what their expectations are,” Cantrell ... Read More »

16 Arrested In Putnam County For Numerous Drug Related Charges

Sixteen people were arrested by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Thursday as a part of the drug operation, “Putnam Promise.” Sheriff Eddie Farris said the bust surrounded meth, heroin and fentanyl and is the result of months of work by multiple agencies. “It has turned out to be a good day for us,” Farris said. “Putnam Promise is something we ... Read More »