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Two Sparta Gas Stations On One Year Probation After Sting Operation

Two Sparta convenience stores have been put on a one year probation for selling alcohol after being caught in a sting operation. Sparta Police Department conducted the compliance checks. Alcorn’s Market and Dixie Mart both sold alcohol to an undercover officer without checking for identification. The managers of each establishment told the Sparta Beer Board that employees will be properly ... Read More »

Monterey Water And Sewer Line Project Wrapping Up, Paving Remains

Monterey’s project extending water and sewer lines off exit 300 is coming to a close. Mayor JJ Reels said crews switched to the new water line Thursday, which is one of the final steps to close the contract. “After that’s done, the contractor now I think they will be finished with it,” Reels said. “Then, we’ll have to get the ... Read More »

T-DOT Answers Rep. Weaver’s Call To Study HWY 70 At Liberty

T-DOT has responded to Representative Terri Lynn Weaver’s request to evaluate a flood prone portion of Smithville’s Highway 70. Weaver drafted a letter this week to the state voicing concerns of hydroplaning in the Liberty area. Weaver said road crews were on the scene Wednesday to begin a study. “I got a call from my road superintendent, and he called ... Read More »

Overton Co. Cattlemen’s Association Fundraising For Scholarships Friday

A steak sandwich, chips, dessert and drink for $10. That is what the Overton County Cattlemen’s Association is offering at Friday’s fundraiser. Secretary Jason Garrett said all the money goes towards the organization’s  scholarship fund. “The Overton County Cattlemen’s Association uses the proceeds for this fund raiser to award each year two scholarships to two high school individuals from Livingston ... Read More »

Steak Cookoff Association Qualifying Competition Coming To Algood

The Steak Cookoff Association is coming to Algood August 7th to host a qualifying steak showdown. Event Sponsor and Algood BBQ and Catering Owner Milt Collins is bringing the event to town. Collins said after hosting a cook off in Georgia, he wanted to introduce the competition to his home. “Algood has got a big beautiful baseball facility and that ... Read More »

TTU Enrollment Numbers Projected To Stay Steady For The Fall

Tennessee Tech is expecting the student population to stay steady this fall semester. Enrollment Management and Career Placement Vice President Brandon Johnson said the university is projecting similar numbers to this spring with about 10,000 students. “For our freshman class, we already have over 1,300 students signed up, and we’ll anticipate another 500 600 more to sign up for orientation,” ... Read More »

Putnam Co. Vaccine Drive-Thru Changing Hours Of Operation

Putnam County’s drive-thru vaccination site at the fairgrounds is changing its hours. Starting this week, the South Walnut Avenue location will operate Monday through Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Thursday noon to 6:30 p.m. and Friday 7:00 a.m. to noon. Antone 16 and older is eligible to be vaccinated in Putnam County. No pre-registration is necessary to receive either the ... Read More »

McMinnville Homeless Effort Housing Project Moving Forward

The Homeless of McMinnville Effort is moving forward with its transitional housing project. The organization known as HOME met with the city’s Building and Grounds Committee and Streets and Sanitation Committee Tuesday. Co-Founder Sheila Fann said the meeting ended with the city approving the layout of the community at 946 Sunset Point Road. “The goal is transitional housing for the ... Read More »

Alderman Wiggins Considering Suit Against Monterey Officials After Allegations

Monterey Alderman Bill Wiggins has challenged some members of the board regarding allegations made against him. At a previous meeting when Wiggins was appointed to fill the Ward four seat, Alderman Amy Martin questioned Wiggins about an alleged Tennessee Comptroller’s investigation. Wiggins said the remarks of alleged bank fraud and incorrect minutes harmed his reputation. “I have thought either a ... Read More »

Cumberland Co. Crews Finish Cleanup And Storm Damage Evaluations

Cleanup efforts are coming to a close in Cumberland County after straight line winds downed multiple trees and power lines Tuesday morning. EMA Director Travis Cole said majority of the wind damage was focused in the Fairfield Glade community. “In total we had eight houses that sustained various light damage from trees and limbs,” Cole said. “Very little damage to ... Read More »