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Celebration Of Craft Returns To Appalachian Center For Crafts

The Appalachian Center for Crafts will offer a hands-on experience at the Annual Celebration of Craft Saturday. Appalachian Center for Crafts Director Kimberly Winkle said the event will feature traditional craft demonstrations and art activities. Winkle said glassblowing is one of the most popular demonstrations. “People who’ve never experienced glass-blowing tend to be pretty mesmerized by the process,” Winkle said. ... Read More »

Monterey Could Consider Additional AEDs For City-Owned Buildings

Monterey Aldermen could consider additional AEDs for city-owned buildings. Alderman Bill Wiggins recently reported a medical incident to the Monterey Board of Aldermen. The incident occurred at the Monterey-owned Cate Bill building. “I just feel like there’s a need to have one over at the clinic and the dentist’s office the same location there,” Wiggins said. “And the food bank ... Read More »

Sparta To Experience Planned Outage Saturday Night

Sparta will undergo a citywide blackout Saturday starting at 11:59 p.m. for up to four hours. Electric Manager Belva Bess said it is a necessary outage to help with a substation transformer switch. She said the city had been operating with the spare while the main transformer was undergoing repairs. “We have got that repaired and we’re getting back on ... Read More »

TWRA Makes Small Regulation Change For Fall Creek Falls Large-Mouth Bass

The 2023 Tennessee Fishing Guide is now available with one small change in regulations at Fall Creek Falls. TWRA Communications Coordinator Mime Barnes said the annual guide covers fishing regulations statewide. She said this includes large and small reservoirs, community fishing lakes, and streams and rivers. “There’s a change for large-mouth bass at Fall Creek Falls, 10 fish per day ... Read More »

PCSS Busy In Final Nine Weeks Of School Year

Putnam County Schools pushing through state testing preparations over the next two weeks. Director of Schools Corby King said the nine weeks following spring break are always some of the busiest in the schools. “The TCAP for grades three through eight, the end-of-course exams for the high school students, ACT testing which took place on the 21st,” King said. “All ... Read More »

Cookeville Dedicates New Dogwood Park Sculpture Remember The 2020 Tornado

An emotional ceremony Friday afternoon as the community dedicated a new Dogwood Park sculpture remembering the 2020 Tornado. “And it will forever serve as a reminder of how Cookeville and Putnam County came together in a time of tragedy to support, and comfort, and to assist one another,” Wheaton said. “The beautiful sculpture will remember the lives that we lost ... Read More »

White Co. In Process Of Revamping Landfill Operations

White County hoping the reorganization of its landfill processes will complete by the end of the year. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said the county originally closed it to fix current practices and incorporate future plans. Robinson said experts in the field predict that in the next 15 years, the cost to dispose of solid waste will cost as much ... Read More »

T-DOT To Begin Microsurfacing Project On Highway 70 From White Co. To Cumberland

A Highway 70 microsurfacing project stretching from White County into Cumberland County starting the construction process. TDOT Community Relations Officer Rae Anne Bradley said the project was identified after T-DOT’s annual road evaluation. She said this portion of US 70 was last paved in 2015. “T-DOT takes a proactive approach in keeping our roads in a state of good repair,” ... Read More »