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Supply Chain Issues Push Back McMinnville Armory Completion

McMinnville’s new armory facing some minor delays in completion due to supply chain issues. County Executive Terry Bell said the project has been some 10 years in the making. The state broke ground on the 33,000-square-foot facility about a year ago. “They were hoping to be in it in August but I think from what I’m hearing we may be ... Read More »

Crossville Approved To Take Next Steps With Main St. Sidewalk Project

T-DOT approved the City of Crossville to move forward with its Main Street Sidewalk Project this week. The program seeks to make the downtown more pedestrian friendly. City Manager Greg Wood said they received grant funding of about $1.25 million, but expect the project will go over that by several hundred thousand dollars. “So we’ll not just do the sidewalks ... Read More »

Highway 127 Project Might Lead To More Attention On Similar Project In Nearby Corridor Between Celina And Baxter

With state and local officials hoping to put more money into the Highway 127 expansion through Cumberland and Fentress Counties, the region might turn its attention to another project to drive economic development. Just as a four-lane road between I-40 and Jamestown will open up new opportunities, some local leaders believe a widened corridor between Celina, Gainesboro, and Baxter could ... Read More »

Local Obstetrician Encouraged By Recent State Data On Birth Weights

New state data shows that several Upper Cumberland counties are decreasing the percentage of children born at a low birth weight. Clay County was previously ranked 60th, and has climbed to 35th statewide. Fentress County is currently ranked fifth, the highest of the Upper Cumberland counties. Diana Health Obstetrician Dr. Paige Gernt said the average birth weight of a term ... Read More »

Putnam School Board Members Reflect On Jerry Maynard’s Legacy

Long-time Putnam County educator and former school board member Jerry Maynard passed away Tuesday at the age of 80. Board Member Dawn Fry said she first came to know Maynard when she joined the board. She said Maynard will be remembered for his passion for education and his advocacy for employees of the school system. “Because I mean he worked ... Read More »

Crossville City Council Discusses Funding Non-Profit

Crossville City Council wants to be better understand the appropriateness of using city funds to contribute to non-profit entities. The question was posed during the council’s Tuesday night work session. Councilman Scot Shanks brought up the topic after questioning the city’s decision not fund Hospice of Cumberland County in this year’s budget after requesting $10,000. “The city is giving to ... Read More »

Fentress About Halfway Complete With Pall Mall Radio Tower Upgrades

Fentress County’s new Pall Mall radio tower about halfway complete with its upgrades. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said the county had previously made an agreement with Byrdstown to use its water tower. He said they ended up having to go a different route when they realized the system would be too high. “About probably another 100 or 150 feet in ... Read More »

Crossville City Council Discusses Preliminary Design Concepts For Indoor Rec Center

Crossville’s contracted design group will use Tuesday’s work session to better refine the design for the proposed indoor recreation facility. Crossville City Council went over four potential options to move forward with. Upland Design Group Architect Kim Chamberlin said all four options include a gym, indoor pool, a fitness component and an indoor track “We’re going to try to begin ... Read More »