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Algood Parks And Rec Optimistic About City Park Dirt Work

Algood Parks and Recreation Director Roy Phipps said he’s optimistic about the dirt removal process at City Park. City Council recently approved a change order that added a third site for fill dirt drop-off after concerns regarding capacity. Phipps said that the current locations at the park and at the Algood Public Works Department are close to filling up. “It’s ... Read More »

Cookeville City Council Candidate Gene Bressler Withdraws

Cookeville City Council Candidate Gene Bressler announced on Monday he would withdraw from the upcoming council race. Bressler was one of 12 candidates to qualify for the city council ballot in the August election. Due to a family health situation, Bressler decided he must withdraw to dedicate his time to his family. Bressler said that he hopes to return to ... Read More »

Student Delegate Reflects On Student Congress On Polices In Education

Three students from Putnam County Schools served as delegates to the Student Congress on Policies in Education (SCOPE). One delegate, Upperman High School Junior Ross King, said that at the one-day event at Belmont University, students were put into small groups and discussed and debated policies that affect school systems. “We debated whether we should have uniforms for students,” King ... Read More »

Spots Available In TTU’s Freedom School Summer Program

Spots are dwindling for Tennessee Tech’s annual Elinor Ross Freedom School summer program. Program Director Dr. Janet Isbell said that the six-week program allows kids to experience things they might not otherwise get a chance to. She said it’s also a chance for students to see that learning can be fun. “That learning is something that they don’t have to ... Read More »

Livingston Police Camp Out Returns To Cedar Lake Camp

Livingston’s Police Camp Out makes its return to Cedar Lake Camp this May. Police Chief Greg Etheredge said that 5th, 6th, and 7th graders in Overton County will be able to experience swimming, canoeing, and fishing as week other fun camp activities. He said that they also add an educational component. “But because we call it ‘Police Camp’ we want ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Seeing “Wonderful” Strawberry Crop

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Upper Cumberland farmers seeing a “wonderful” strawberry crop this year. Amazin’ Acres Co-Owners Karen McCulley said that the mark of a good strawberry has to do with taste and texture. She said that’s why customers should shop from local farms as opposed to grocery stores. “Shipping berries are firmer and they’re harder on the inside,” McCulley said. “They pick them ... Read More »

DeKalb Hosting County-Wide Clean-Up Saturday Morning

DeKalb County is planning for a county-wide community clean-up this Saturday. Chamber of Commerce Director Suzanne Williams said that they will have locations all around the county for volunteers to take part. She said that as the season for tourists arrives, the county wants to make sure it’s doing everything it can to make DeKalb look beautiful. “We want it ... Read More »

White Co. Planning Approves Two Final Subdivision Plats On Duck Pond Road

White County Planning Commission has approved two final subdivision plats for new lots on Duck Pond Road. UCDD Planning and Community Development Director Tommy Lee said that it is anticipated the proposed new lots will be used as single-family residential developments. “These were pretty easy plats, all infrastructure was already in place, roads were already built, water lines were already ... Read More »

Alpine Man Facing Three Charges After Thursday Collision

An Alpine, Tennessee man facing three charges following an accident on Hilham Highway in Overton on Thursday. 34-year-old James Leonard Vaughn was driving westbound on State Route 85 when he drifted into the eastbound lane and struck the vehicle of 25-year-old Daniel Flatt of Monroe head-on. Vaughn is facing DUI, Vehicular Assault, and Driving on a Revoked License charges. Other ... Read More »