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This Week Cookeville Planning Considers Lovelady Road Development For Study

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Cookeville Planning Commission will consider a 316 lot subdivision for study Monday. Titan Development proposing a preliminary plat for Timberwalk Subdivision on Lovelady Road. Several residents have spoke out against the development during the rezoning phase. The Commission will also consider amending it 2030 Land Use Concept Plan to depict a parcel on ... Read More »

Clay Commission To Consider One Bid For New Ambulance

Clay County received one bid for a new ambulance to replace an aging vehicle in the EMS fleet. Mayor Dale Reagan said the County Commission will consider a bid that came in about $24,000 over the $206,000 grant budget. “We’ll bring it up before them and everything, but I feel confident that they are going to be okay with that,” ... Read More »

Monterey Budget Amendments Passed To Balance Some $200 K Of Extra Costs

Monterey’s fiscal year-end budget amendments came in more expensive than expected this year. Mayor Nathan Walker said costs came in some $230,000 over budget. Walker said he believes a lot of it has to do with fuel costs. “There’s no real concern,” Walker said. “We were in pretty good shape, and we were able to absorb that pretty well. I’m ... Read More »

Sparta Pursuing Back Up Brush Truck After Mechanical Issues

Ongoing mechanical issues with Sparta’s sole brush truck began the search for a back-up vehicle Thursday night. Mayor Jeff Young proposed for the Board of Aldermen to use next year’s budgeted repair money to instead purchase an additional truck. “Y’all know what we’ve done with our garbage trucks over the last two purchases,” Young said. “We kept our old truck ... Read More »

Overton Chamber Anticipates Big Welcome Party For New Residents

After a two-year COVID hiatus, Overton County’s New Resident Welcome Party returns to Central Park Friday. The Livingston Overton County Chamber of Commerce organizes the event. Executive Director Shannon Cantrell said over 250 invitations have been sent out. “We have seen a huge number of new people move here,” Cantrell said. “The chamber is a lot of times one of ... Read More »

Clay Industrial Site Preparation Project Receives Two Bids

The Clay County Joint Industrial Board has received two bids on a state grant project creating pad-ready sites for industry. Mayor Dale Reagan said the contractor would create a gravel access road to the Mitchell Street Property and prepare the site for building. “We expect construction on this project hopefully to begin in a few months,” Reagan said. “Once it ... Read More »

A.H. Roberts Elementary School Closes For Remainder Of School Year

Overton County Schools closed A.H. Roberts Elementary School for the remainder of the year due to electrical issues. A mass power outage that happened Thursday morning caused malfunctions in the school’s main panel. The components needed to repair the issue are in short supply and are not readily available. “We know there will be many questions, the faculty and staff ... Read More »

One Squirrel Caused Over 5,500 Customers To Lose Power In Overton

A single squirrel caused over 5,500 Overton County residents to be without power Thursday morning. UCEMC Livingston District Manager Ben Winningham said the unlikely event happened at the Celina Highway Substation at 6:30 a.m. “One squirrel,” Winningham said. “He just slithered through the gate, got to climbing around on the TVA switch gear and had a foot on one spot ... Read More »

Over 800 Putnam Students Will Graduate This Week

It is graduation week for the Putnam County School System. Deputy Director of Schools Tim Martin said a total of 866 students are expected to graduate in four ceremonies. “We try to not have two graduations going on at the same time, and the schools do all of that planning,” Martin said. “We just want to have good events for ... Read More »