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High Winds Damaged Crossville Buildings And Downed Trees

Several commercial buildings in the Woodlawn Road area of Crossville suffered damage from Tuesday’s storm. Fire Chief Chris South said high winds blew out multiple storm doors and roll up doors that flew into adjacent buildings. “These are two commercial businesses in our area that were affected,” South said. “We’ve had some additional roof damage to another business located by ... Read More »

Monterey Wants TDOT To Address Drainage Issues Near High School

The town of Monterey wants to work with T-DOT to address drainage issues along Commercial Avenue. Mayor JJ Reels said a sink hole that has opened in front of Monterey High School is a major concern. “There is a hole that is getting bigger five feet off the road, and it’s probably 10 feet deep, and it is getting wider,” ... Read More »

UC Turkey Numbers Could See Future Decrease Based On Reproduction

The Upper Cumberland region is expected to have a drop in its future turkey population based on local reproduction numbers. That is according to TWRA Biologist Ben Layton. While the current population is healthy, Layton said brood surveys show a decrease in chicks. “You really need to have two or three poults per hen to maintain or expand the turkey ... Read More »

Overton BOE Laying Ground Work Before Opening School Director Applications

The Overton County School Board wants to solidify its five-year strategic plan before opening applications for the director of schools position. That is according to Board Chair Jarman Hicks. With a June 2022 deadline to permanently fill the position, Hicks said there is no rush. “Everything that is going on in our schools right now as far as financially, the ... Read More »

HRS Opening Applications For Oak Tree Towers This Week

Applications for the new Highlands Residential Services housing complex Oak Tree Towers will be available on Wednesday. Executive Director Dow Harris said paperwork can be found at the housing authority office on West Jackson Street until May 12th. “There is going to be 50 of those one bedroom apartments,” Harris said. “There is some income eligibility requirements on that, and ... Read More »

Stone Memorial HS Planning For Indoor Turf Practice Field

Stone Memorial High School is re-purposing its field house to create an indoor practice facility. The school plans to relocate the existing weight room to an adjacent area in the same building. Athletic Director Lance Kennedy said turf will then be installed in the empty space. “The fundraising and so fourth has all taken place,” Kennedy said. “Approval and so ... Read More »

Livingston Academy STEM Certified Through Accreditation Organization

Livingston Academy has met the requirements to be known as a STEM certified school. Interim Director of Schools Donnie Holman said the school has met 16 standards recognizing quality in science and math based learning. “If our students were to transfer to another institution, this recognition would make it much easier,” Holman said. “And also, there is industry certifications affiliated ... Read More »

Tech’s Cybersecurity Program And University Employees Benefit From New State Budget

Tennessee Tech President Phil Oldham said Governor Bill Lee’s state budget passed last week is good news for the university. $500,000 were allocated to Tech’s Cybersecurity Education and Research Center. Oldham said that funding will be used for outreach and educational activities for students in the program. “They specialize in helping students prepare for the workforce in cybersecurity,” Oldham said. ... Read More »

Debt Services Makes For A Tough Budget Year For Putnam Co.

Putnam County Budget Committee is expecting a difficult budget year considering two major projects that need funding. That according to Chairman Ben Rogers. The committee meets for the first time Monday night. “I’m guessing we are going to meet more than 10 times,” Rogers said. “I don’t want tax payers thinking we are wasting their time and money. We’re going ... Read More »

South Walnut Ave. Home Heavily Damaged In Fire

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A South Walnut Avenue home suffered heavy damage after a fire Sunday. According to Cookeville Fire Chief Daryl Blair, fire crews arrived on scene to flames coming out of the door and windows of the home. Blair said the house was occupied at the time by the renter who escaped with no injuries. However, two pets were lost during the ... Read More »