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Putnam Commission Utilizing New Devices For Meeting Agenda Items

Putnam County Commissioners will break in some new technology at this months meeting. The county purchased 24 iPads for commission meetings. Mayor Randy Porter said the tablets will be used for commissioners to view presentations and agenda items during business. Porter-1                 (:15)                 Q. iPads Go In ... Read More »

State Recognizes Volunteer Firefighters For Their Service This Week

It is Tennessee Volunteer Firefighter Week. The first full week in March each year is spent recognizing volunteer firefighters for their service. Jackson County Central Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jeff Conn said without volunteers, communities such as Jackson County would go without fire protection. Conn-1                  (:16)              ... Read More »

Pollen Allergy Seasons Opens As Tree Blooms Arrive

The pollen allergy season has began as the main culprit being trees continue to bloom. Cookeville Allergist-Immunologist Dr. Erin Rohman (Roman) said patients started coming into her clinic this week already experiencing allergy issues, which is normal for this time of year. Rohman-1                 (:16)                  Q. ... Read More »

Celina Honors The Life Of Longtime Educator Latisha Denton

Celina installing a new park bench at Donaldson Park in honor of the late Latisha (La-Tesh-Uh) Denton. Mayor Luke Collins said Denton was one of the only educators to teach at all four Clay County Schools. Collins-1                 (:15)              Q. Tennessee Tech Together Denton taught at Hermitage Springs, ... Read More »

Crossville Council To Consider Bid For Palace Theater Wall Repair

Friday winds may have been the final push the Crossville City Council needed to repair the Palace Theater. About a year ago strong winds caused a partial collapse of the southern wall. Engineer Tim Begley (Beg-Lee) said the building suffered a significant roof leak last week increasing the importance of the work. Begley-1                ... Read More »

Crossville City Manager Receives Fair Scores In Annual Report

Crossville City Manager Greg Wood received a 3.83 out of five on his annual review by the mayor and city council. Mayor RJ Crawford said in the report that Wood needs to improve on his interactions with the community, work better with Cumberland County and stay within his responsibilities described by the city charter. Specifically, Crawford suggested for Wood to ... Read More »

Sparta Improving Dam Components Used For Opening Gates

Sparta will improve its dam this spring by adding automatic gate openers. The dam located on Highway 84 stores water from the Calfkiller River used as the city’s source. Public Works Director Dillard Quick said the gates are currently raised manually, so the upgrades will decrease the needed man power. Quick-1                 (:14)    ... Read More »

Growth Of Tourism Bringing More Members To Byrdstown Pickett Co Chamber

The Byrdstown Pickett County Chamber of Commerce has reached new heights with its membership this year. Executive Director Billy Robbins said at least 15 new businesses have joined over the last six months bringing the total number to 128 members. “We had some new businesses coming in and starting to see more businesses interested in the chambers activities and realizing ... Read More »

Overton Taking Applications For New Veterans Service Officer

Overton County searching for a new Veteran Service Officer after Chris Barlow has decided to resign from the position. Barlow said applications for his replacement will be accepted until March 31st at the county executive office. Barlow-1                (:16)                     Q. I’m here For Barlow said ... Read More »

VEC Restored More Than 3,000 Outages In Cumberland County

Volunteer Energy completed the full restoration of its power system Sunday after strong Friday winds left more than 15,000 accounts without electricity. Marketing and Economic Development Vice-President David Murphy said over 200 crews worked countless hours over the weekend in order to restore service. “We were spread thin just because of the depth of damage that occurred,” Murphy said. “It ... Read More »