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Highlands Residential Services Approved Buffalo Valley Master Plan

Highlands Residential Services approved the Buffalo Valley Master Plan at its meeting Thursday afternoon. The 69-acre site is set to include approximately 224 units near Cane Creek Elementary. Director of Operations Chris Cassetty said that there is still flexibility with the plan. “It might not look exactly like that in another five or ten years is what I’m saying,” Cassetty ... Read More »

Tennessee Tech Provost: Fall Semester A Huge Success

Tennessee Tech deems its first semester of the school year a success. Provost Lori Bruce said that the university has been able to come back in full force after starting the year off cautiously because of COVID. She said that the best part has been seeing the campus come back to life safely. “Just seeing the students and being on ... Read More »

Baxter Named UCDD/UCHRA “Community Of The Year”

Baxter has been named the “Community of the Year” at the annual UCDD/UCHRA Board of Directors meeting. Mayor John Martin said that winning the award was unbelievable. “I know we’ve worked so hard in our community to try and make our community the best it can be,” Martin said. “And to get that recognition it’s just another milestone in what ... Read More »

Crossville City Cemetery Begins Out Of Vase Period For Flowers

Cemeteries across the Upper Cumberland are entering an out-of-vase period as the Christmas holidays approach. City of Crossville City Clerk Valerie Hale said the city allows an “out of vase” period at the Crossville City Cemetery. Hale said that the typical guidelines are that all flowers must be in a saddle on top of the marker, or in vases beside. ... Read More »

School Funding Town Hall Raises Questions About Local Match

School and county leaders from across the Upper Cumberland came together Wednesday to talk about the issues of a new state funding formula for education. The meeting focused on the local match component that every county has to provide. The consensus to state officials: more information was needed both on how the modeling is done now and how it will ... Read More »

Total Loss After Putnam Garage Fire On McClain Road

A garage fire at 1571 McClain Road resulted in a total loss of the building. Putnam County Fire Chief Tom Brown said that responders were there for some three hours to take care of the fire. He said that they believe it was caused by some kind of wood stove located near the front of the structure. Brown said that ... Read More »

Algood Approves Bid For Inflatable Trenching Walls

Algood City Council approved awarding a bid to CGS Inc. for two sets of trenching walls. City Manager Keith Morrison said that the $17,418 purchase allows the city to get its own walls instead of having to rent them. He said it’s a new version of the tool that is inflatable. “And when they get in the ditch and they ... Read More »

Putnam Volunteer Organization Hosting Collection Drive For Tornado Survivors

The Putnam County Volunteer Organization will have a collection drive at the Putnam County Fairgrounds for the tornado victims of Western Tennessee and Kentucky this weekend. Director Randy Adams said that they are collecting clothes, toys, personal items, and more to load into a semi-truck and deliver to that community. “We were in the same situation on March the 3rd,” ... Read More »

Fentress To Apply For Firefighter Grant To Update Equipment

Fentress County will apply for an Assistance to Firefighters Grant. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said that the county has applied for a grant to purchase new air packs. “Your masks, your tanks, your air supply when you go into fires, and of course you have all the COVID now in the buildings you don’t know if it’s there or not,” ... Read More »