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Smart Shopper Outlet Grocery To Expand To Twinton Area

Smart Shopper Outlet Grocery set to expand its Overton County presence to a new location in the Twinton community. County Executive Steven Barlow said the company has secured a building and is currently making renovations. He said there is a big need to have a grocery business in that area. “There’s not a grocery store for 16 miles so everybody ... Read More »

Spencer To Receive $2.8M In ARP For Water Quality Improvements

The state awarded the City of Spencer some $2.87 million in state ARP funding Wednesday to help improve the city’s water quality. According to state officials, Spencer will use the money along with ARP money from Van Buren County and other grant funding to fix outdated infrastructure and stop water loss. The project will ultimately lead to a new water ... Read More »

Crypto Miner Wants To Develop Bitcoin-Generating Operation In Van Buren

Van Buren County Mayor David Sullivan said a crypto miner wants to develop a bitcoin-generating operation in the Industrial Park. At Tuesday night’s Committee A meeting, committee members expressed general concerns about the cost to Van Buren County.  Sullivan said that when he talked to the representative he said Van Buren County wasn’t paying anything towards the crypto endeavor. “They ... Read More »

UC Habitat Working To Fill Executive Director Position

Upper Cumberland Habitat for Humanity moving through the process to fill former Director Pam Ealey’s role. Board President Randy Carlile said the position has been posted and the local group is working with the state affiliate to find the right candidate. He said the ultimate goal is to find someone with a heart for the job and a connection to ... Read More »

Clay Commissioners Still Want Hospital, Unsure How To Proceed

Clay County Commissioners want to bring a medical facility to the county, but do not know the best way to do so with limited financial resources. 4th District Commissioner Winton Young said while he does not have all the answers, the people of Clay County deserve some kind of medical facility. “I’m sure Mr. Presley is wanting to do something ... Read More »

Meadow Creek Park Gets New Changing Station For Visitors

Monterey’s Meadow Creek Park has completed a new changing station for visitors to the trails. Upper Cumberland SORBA Member Heather Call said the structure comes as part of the group’s effort to develop a 13-mile trail around the lake. The two-room structure was installed this weekend. “Mountain bikers, especially if they’re passing through town and coming off the interstate and ... Read More »

LA Has Successful Outcome For Voter Registration Drive

Livingston Academy expecting more than 90 percent of eligible students to be registered vote after Tuesday’s registration drive. That’s according to Overton County Election Administrator Craig Story. Story said the voter registration drive happens every year as required by the state. “You know they’ve got graduation they’re thinking of, they’ve got exams they’re thinking about, and going off to college, and ... Read More »

Cookeville Planning Makes Zoning Amendment For Oil Change Facility

Cookeville Planning Commission approved an amendment to its zoning code allowing oil change facilities in the regional commercial zoning district. Community Development Director Jon Ward said this comes as a result of a request from a national quick lube brand wanting to open a location on West Jackson Street. He said the city currently is classified as auto mechanical repair, ... Read More »

Bethel Thrift Opens Second Location On Interstate Drive

Overabundance has led Bethel Thrift to open a second location in Cookeville. Traci Burdette said the thrift stores embody community giving to community. The stores themselves provide gently used items at reasonable prices. Behind those storefronts, generous donations and customers have allowed Bethel to give back over $120,000 to local charities in the past year. “The new store will also ... Read More »