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CRMC Seeing Success From New Environmental Services Plan Implementation

CRMC, Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Cookeville Regional Medical Center seeing positive trends after implementing a new environmental services plan last year. Environmental Services Director Olline Taylor said over the last year her team has revised department training, created a professional floor tech team, and received more certifications. She said the environmental services team has also improved its efficiency in cleaning patient areas. “And that’s due ... Read More »

CRMC Board Approves Key’s New CEO Contract

CRMC, Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s Board of Trustees approved new CEO Buffy Key’s contract at a salary of $539,000. The Executive Committee comprised of Danny Rader, Dr. Joe Jestus, Cheryl Sandlin, Kevin Carter and Dr. Ernest Buchanan set the terms of the contract. Board Attorney Luke Hill said the contract is comparable to other individuals in similar positions and just slightly ... Read More »

TennGreen Seeking Public Assistance In Purchasing 160 Acres In Clear Creek Area

The TennGreen Land Conservancy calling for support with an opportunity to purchase and transfer 160 acres of forested bluff lands in the Obed River Park. Executive Director Alice Hudson Pell said it came to their attention that a portion of the Obed Scenic River in the Clear Creek area would be available to purchase after being privately held for generations. ... Read More »

High Temperatures Serve As Reminder To Stay Hydrated

With temperatures in the mid-90s continuing, staying hydrated is the most important thing you can do to prevent overheating. That’s according to Jackson County EMS Public Information Officer Derek Woolbright. He said it is important to drink plenty of water throughout the day, and less soft drinks and alcohol. “We have so much water in our county, so many areas of ... Read More »

TTU’s Foster Hall Demolition Expected To Start After First Of The Year

The bid process for Tennessee Tech’s Foster Hall demolition expected to begin in the next three to four weeks. Capital Projects and Planning Director Jim Cobb said the demolition is part of the university’s Master Plan. As soon as the building was vacated, he said the university planned to demolish it and turn the area into green space. “There are ... Read More »

Keeping Energy Bills Down As Temperatures Rise

This week’s hot temperatures lead you to want more air conditioning, but what effect does that have on your energy bill? Cookeville Electric Department Director Carl Haney said hotter weather outdoors tends to make your air conditioner work harder to maintain cooler temperatures indoors. He said that each degree you are able to raise your thermostat in a heat wave ... Read More »

Putnam Ambulances In Accidents Last Year Set To Be Fixed And On Roads

Two Putnam County EMS ambulances that were in accidents last year are set to return into the department’s rotation. Major Rob Clarke said luckily, they have already been able to get one of the ambulances fixed and back into rotation. He said they expect the other one to be fully repaired and ready within the next month. “Financially insurance has ... Read More »

Putnam Sheriff’s Search Warrant Leads To Arrest Of Two

A Putnam County Sheriff’s Office search warrant has led to the arrest of two individuals for narcotics. The search was conducted Wednesday at the Jere Whitson Road residence of 47-year-old Johnny William Bohannon. During the search of the residence, agents seized fentanyl, crack cocaine, scales, packaging materials, and paraphernalia. Bohannon was arrested and jailed on a bond of $58,000. 56-year-old ... Read More »

White Co. School System Recipient Of $140K For School Nutrition

White County School System’s Nutrition Program the recipient of a $140,000 grant for equipment upgrades. Communications Director Candice Allen said the opportunity came about after a teacher did a previous grant with the program Action for Healthy Kids. Allen said the teacher had done so well with the first grant, the program reached out again to suggest another grant that ... Read More »

Overton Co. To Double Solid Waste Tipping Fee Starting Oct. 1

Overton County set to double its solid waste tipping fee from $50 to $100. County Executive Steven Barlow said the need comes from rising costs for hauling fees. He said Overton County hauls its waste to a location in Oneida. “Since we shut our own county dump down back 30 years ago we have to rely on other sources to ... Read More »