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Tuesday Deadline To Remove Flowers In Cookeville Cemetery For Mowing Season

Cookeville Cemetery wants to remind visitors to clear decorations from the ground by Tuesday for mowing season. Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said that the city asks this to help maintain the grounds. “We have over the holiday season, oftentimes people will bring arrangements and flowers and put them on the ground,” Woods said. “And we want them to be ... Read More »

American Job Center Hosting Job Fair At Sparta Civic Center Wednesday

The American Job Center is partnering up with the Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce for a job fair this Wednesday. Local Veterans Informant Representative Janice Easterly said that the Job Center will host about three job fairs a quarter. She said that this Wednesday’s fair will be held at the Sparta Civic Center. “We have over 30 employers that are ... Read More »

Depreciation Important Component When It Comes To ARP Purchases

The American Rescue Plan funding has allowed for many government entities to purchase assets they might not have had before, but with something called depreciation. Cookeville Finance Director Brenda Imel said that depreciation is recognizing the cost of an asset over its useful life. She said that funding depreciation is making sure that entities have enough revenue to offset the ... Read More »

PCSS To Offer Criminal Justice Program Next School Year

Starting in the 2022-2023 school, Putnam County Schools will offer students the opportunity to earn criminal justice education certificates. Early and Post-Secondary Opportunity Specialist Jackie Vester said that the partnership with Vol State came about because of student interest in criminal justice. “And that’s a program that we don’t offer at any of our three high schools at this point,” ... Read More »

Clay Working To Expand Impact Of Courthouse Project

Clay County Courthouse Curator Thomas Watson working on another grant for courthouse upgrades. Watson said that the first grant covered $10,000 to kick off the Adopt-A-Window Program. He said that this grant will be used to help continue restoring the 150-year-old courthouse windows. “And this is double the amount we applied for last year,” Watson said. “And this has all ... Read More »

Baxter Seeking To Upgrade Valley Point Pump Station

City of Baxter will start the process to upgrade the Valley Point Pump Station. Water Superintendant John Ramsey said that the pump station was originally built about a decade ago for the ten homes in the subdivision. He said that in its current state, it will be unable to take on the incoming development. “The pump station needs to be ... Read More »

Daylight Saving Time Reminder For Smoke Alarm Battery Change

Daylight Saving Time this weekend serves as a reminder to change the batteries in your smoke alarm. Baxter Fire Chief Matthew White said that the tradition helps people to keep track of the recommended twice a year battery change. However, he said that some newer smoke alarm models don’t require such frequency. “A lot of new ones have a 10-year ... Read More »

Cookeville BZA Approves Exception For Assisted Living Facility

Cookeville Zoning Appeals Board approved a zoning exception to allow an Assisted Living Facility on State Road. Owners Kelli and Curtis Sipe said that the facility will be licensed to house 12 residents and use third-party providers for care including home health, hospice, and physical therapy. Curtis Sipe said that these types of facilities are a growing need. “You think ... Read More »

Jamestown Rooting For York Institute Ladies In State Championship Saturday

For the first time in York Institute’s history, both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams have a chance to “bring back the gold.” That’s according to Jamestown Mayor Harvey Stowers. Stowers said that it says something about the student-athletes of Fentress County to be playing at such a high-caliber level. “Just like this little community where we’re standing, they’ve won ... Read More »