Saturday, September 18, 2021
Happening Now

Author Archives: Betsy Scarisbrick

Monterey To Invest More Into Tourism Exposure In Tennessee Vacation Guide

Monterey will further invest in its tourism industry by paying for more exposure in the Tennessee Vacation Guide. The Guide is a magazine and online publication that highlights tourism destinations across the state. Cultural Administrator Rafferty Cleary said that previously they paid for a small feature of the depot in the physical magazine. He said that the cost will now ... Read More »

State Senator Bailey Requests Special Session With Concerns Of Federal COVID Overreach

State Senator Paul Bailey sent a letter to Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally Friday requesting a special session for the Tennessee General Assembly. In the letter, Bailey said that the federal government is overreaching in its push for vaccinations and mask-wearing and that it should be an individual’s personal choice. “While the General Assembly did act, during the 2021 legislative session, ... Read More »

Monterey To Replace Water Line On West Stewart Avenue

Monterey will replace some 725 feet of water line on West Stewart Avenue near South Walnut Street. Engineer Nathaniel Green said that the bid with W&O Construction would cost the city approximately $15,116. “If we were to bid that right now say by itself, you’d be looking somewhere around $50,000 to do that particular line,” Green said. “If we had ... Read More »

Rep. Williams Wants To Explore Traffic Relief Solutions In Cookeville Downtown

Representative Ryan Williams wants to explore solutions for improving traffic flow in downtown Cookeville. Williams said that there has been a desire for some time to better east to west routes through the city. He said that over the years there have been two traffic studies that recommended making Spring Street and Broad Street one-way roads. Williams said that making ... Read More »

Hazardous Household Waste Drop-Off At Overton Fairgrounds Saturday

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will provide a mobile hazardous waste collection service at the Overton County Fairgrounds on Saturday. Solid Waste Director Gary Smith said collection service will take anything from household cleaners, to pool chemicals, to paint thinner. Smith said it’s important to dispose of hazardous waste properly. “Mainly just keep it away from the other ... Read More »

TDOT Receives Bids For South Jefferson Widening Project

The long-awaited South Jefferson Avenue widening project has taken another step forward. T-DOT is expected to select Rogers Group for the project Thursday. Three companies bid for the project with Rogers Group the low bidder at $39.6 million. The project includes grading, drainage, creating walls, signals and paving. Should TDOT choose to award the bid, they will then move forward ... Read More »

Tennessee Tech Gets Top Public University Ranking For Early-Career Salary

A new study reports Tennesse Tech graduates to have the highest early-career salary of any public university of the state for 2021. According to an annual College Salary Report from PayScale, Tech is second only to Vanderbilt amongst all Tennessee universities and colleges for highest early career pay. Another study by PayScale also reports that Tech students will have the ... Read More »

Algood Awarding Funds For Sewer Cleaning And Testing

Algood City Council approved a $178,000 bid Tuesday night to inspect and clean the town’s sewer system. City Manager Keith Morrison said the town originally budgeted around $75,000 for the work. He said they had planned to supplement it with an infrastructure planning grant. Morrison said he believes the city should use American Rescue Plan funding for such a project to ... Read More »