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Tennessee Tech Foundation Board Welcomes Three New Members

The Tennessee Tech University Foundation Board of Directors has appointed three new members: Alfonzo Alexander, Nathan Burton and Amy New. The Foundation Board is comprised of distinguished Tech alumni and friends who have shown a continued interest in the university and the advancement of higher education. Kevin Braswell is the Vice President for University Advancement. He said that each is ... Read More »

Baxter Working To Clean Hydraulic Fluid Leak On First Avenue

A city tractor has leaked hydraulic fluid along First Avenue in Baxter Wednesday afternoon. Police Chief Danny Holmes said a hydraulic hose busted that leaked fluid onto the pavement. He said that it has not gotten into the water. “Nothing that the citizens of Baxter should be worried about except to avoid First Avenue South if at all possible,” Holmes ... Read More »

Algood City Park Sitting $500K Over Budget, Seeking Ways To Mitigate

Phase I of Algood’s City Park project already running up some $500,000 over budget. City Administrator Keith Morrison said that’s due to unexpected delays and costs for sidewalk work and groundwork. “As of April 12th we had spent maybe $150,000 on the actual park contract, but we had spent almost $400,000 on undercut,” Morrison said. “Just because there is so ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Starting Next Three-Year Calendar Planning Process

Putnam County Schools beginning the process of creating its next three-year school calendar. Calendar Committee Co-Chair Hannah Davis said that a committee is formed to take into account holidays, breaks, and anything else that could affect school days. “The committee’s job is really to do the research and look over the calendar and make those recommendations to the school board,” ... Read More »

Jackson Chamber Launches Chamber Wide Job Application Program

Jackson County Chamber is launching a new website to serve as a one-stop shop for job seekers in the community. Director Hope Vargas said that she was inspired by the Clay County Chamber which has a similar program. She said she wanted to make it easier for people to apply for jobs. “I felt that the least that I could ... Read More »

Garage Fire In Algood Results In Total Structure Loss

A detached garage fire in Algood Tuesday evening resulted in the total loss of the structure on Raines Circle off of Highway 111. Police Chief Dale Armour said that responders suspect the fire started by a lawnmower sparking. He said that when the fire department arrived the garage was completely involved. Armour said that the fire began to spread to ... Read More »

Algood City Council Keeps Property Tax Rate

Algood City Council has set its property tax rate at 0.3963 per $100. City Administrator Keith Morrison said that rate is the same as last year’s. He said that the council did not feel the need to take in more money through a rate increase, as they were making good progress as is. Morrison said that the tax rate has ... Read More »

Recent College Grads Entering Good Job Market

Days after graduation, and for some Tennessee Tech students the search is on for a job. Tennessee’s Tech’s Director of the Center for Career Development Russ Coughenour said that the keys to success are networking and scouring the job board. “I think you still have to pay attention and construct a quality resume and practice interviewing but it’s a very good ... Read More »