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Algood Approves Bid For Old Walton Sewer Project

Algood City Council approved a $2.1 million bid for the Old Walton Sewer Project. Mayor Lisa Chapman-Fowler said that the project started in 2014 as just a sewer project. She said that she feels obligated to start this project. “When we annexed these folks in the Old Walton area, it was in their plan of services that we gave our ... Read More »

Tennessee Tech’s Campus Radio WTTU Celebrates 50 Years

Tennessee Tech’s campus radio station WTTU celebrated its 50th anniversary this week. Program Director Hannah Koster said the celebration means a lot. “I made a brand new logo that was based on old logos that I kind of brought together,” Koster said. “I have redone the studio and made it more lively. My goal is to make it more alive, ... Read More »

Overton To Receive $500K In FEMA Reimbursement

Overton County will receive some $500,000 in FEMA reimbursements. County Executive Ben Danner said the county was reimbursed for the work it did during the ice storm two years ago. He said that before that, they had bid the work out and gotten outside help. “The last time we got a million back, but we had to borrow a million ... Read More »

Caney Fork Boy Scouts Raise Almost $59,000 To Fund Scouting

The Caney Fork Boy Scout District raised some $58,800 to fund scouting during a Tuesday luncheon. More than 600 students participated in scouting locally last year including nine who reached Eagle Scout rank. Eagle Scout William Price of Troop 156 said he did know where he would be without scouting. “All I can do is express gratitude,” Price said. “I’ve ... Read More »

Baxter Explores Preliminary Plans For Full-Time Firefighters

City of Baxter starting to explore preliminary numbers to have full-time firefighters. Chief Matthew White said that currently there are only 12 part-time firefighters during the day, and 14 volunteers at night. “It’s important for us especially, and I believe all the council are on board with it, they’re looking too to make this a safer place for the citizens ... Read More »

Tuesday Storms Cause Outage In Cookeville

Tuesday morning storms had Cookeville’s Electric Department dealing with an outage in the South Willow Avenue area. Director Carl Haney said that the outage was the result of what they suspect to be a lightning strike to a circuit breaker. “Typically it can cause damage from cracking some insulators to something like this to where it actually caused some immediate ... Read More »

Piney VFD Hosting Fish Fry And Auction Fundraiser Friday

The Piney Volunteer Fire Department will host a Fish Fry and Auction Fundraiser this Friday starting at 5 p.m. Public Information Officer Tiwanna Bricker said that the fire department will have a dinner including fish or chicken, potatoes, coleslaw, and hush puppies. She said that there will be an auction following dinner. “We usually have plenty of baked goods, things ... Read More »

Overton Commission Approves Victim Assistance Assessment Fee

Overton County Commission voted Monday night to start collecting a $45 Victim’s Assistance Assessment fee from every person convicted of a crime. Upper Cumberland Family Justice Center Board Chair Bryant Dunaway said that the money would be split with $3 going to the county clerk for processing, and the rest going to an organization that helps victims. “So it’s kind ... Read More »