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Fentress Gets Updates On ER Plans, Planning For Fall 2022 Open

UT Medical Center announced finalized plans for Fentress County’s satellite Emergency Department. The plans include six exam rooms plus a trauma room for major health incidents. Imaging services will include CT, X-ray, and Ultrasound. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said that the announcement of the plans for the facility made its future all the more real. “We’ve had our doubters, and ... Read More »

THP Reports Clarkrange Woman Dies In Single Vehicle Crash Sunday

A Clarkrange woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Sunday afternoon near Highway 62. 46-year-old Shana Kay Baldwin was traveling in a 2013 Lincoln MKX near Dripping Springs Road in Putnam County when her vehicle went off the right side of the roadway and hit a culvert. The vehicle then became airborne, rolled, and continued off the right side ... Read More »

Clay High School Getting Lifelike Geriatric Simulator For Health Science Students

Clay County High School’s TCAT Health Science Program is getting a new piece of equipment to help nursing students. “Vivienne” is a Lifecast geriatric manikin modeled after a real, 82-year-old woman who donated her body to science. Instructor Stacie Franklin said that the lifelike equipment will allow students to practice skills such as catheter insertion and range of motion exercises. ... Read More »

Livingston Middle Hosting STEM Family Engagement Night

Livingston Middle School will host a STEM Family Engagement Night on the afternoon of March 8th. Overton Schools Math and Instructional Science Coach Deanna Savage said that the idea behind the event is to bring families in and provide them with fun, educational activities they can do together. “We want to help those parents understand what their students are learning, ... Read More »

MTAS Recommends No Special Election To Fill Monterey Mayor Vacancy

Monterey’s Mayor JJ Reels resigning before his term ends leaves the city without an official mayor for five months. MTAS Consultant Warren Nevad said that his initial recommendation to address this issue is to hold off on filling the role until elections in August. “If the mayor had resigned like a few months into his term and he still had ... Read More »

Cookeville’s Eric Walker Running For Re-Election

Cookeville City Council’s Eric Walker is officially running for re-election. After picking up his papers Thursday, Walker said that he’s excited to run again. Walker said that the city has gone through a lot over the past four years, and now with the accelerated growth we see in Cookeville he wants to help play a part. “You know when you ... Read More »

Monterey Aldermen React To Reels Announcement

Monterey Alderman Nathan Walker said that Mayor Reel’s announcement came as a surprise. He said that while he didn’t know that Reels had health issues so severe, he wishes him the best and is thankful for their time serving together. “You know I’m proud of a lot of the projects that we’ve been able to work together on and that ... Read More »

Cumberland Soil And Water Conservation Wants Volunteers For Weed Wrangle

Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District seeking more volunteers to help out with its 3rd annual Weed Wrangle this Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Event Coordinator Janet Dowlen said that the goal is to team up with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to remove invasive plants from the Obed River Park. “This is a park that is ... Read More »

Cookeville Water Hoping To Bid Out For Water Leak Survey Services

Cookeville’s Water Quality Control Department hoping to bid out work for leak surveys. Director Designee Barry Turner said that the surveyor will follow about 145 miles of water lines to listen for leaks in the center part of town. “He can find leaks that don’t surface on their own so it basically pays for itself in the savings of the ... Read More »