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Algood Subs For Prescott Cheerleaders At Lawrence Co Game

Algood Middle School’s cheerleaders learned a personal lesson on sportsmanship Monday night. Both Prescott Middle School and Algood Middle School played sectional championship basketball games in Lawrenceburg Monday night. With Prescott’s cheer squad unavailable, the Algood cheerleaders sprung into action and cheered for Prescott in their place. Algood Cheer Coach Jillian Milligan said not only did the cheerleaders not hesitate, ... Read More »

Tech Repeats As Best In State On Return On Investment

Tennessee Tech is once again ranked the number-one public university in Tennessee in student return on investment and career pay. Payscale’s 2023 College Salary Report shows Tech graduates make a median starting salary of some $66,000. The report shows Tech graduates achieve a 20-year return on investment of some $450,000, some $90,000 higher than any other public college in the ... Read More »

Livingston Airport Settles With 2 Landowners In Expansion Project

The city of Livingston has settled with two of the three property owners needed to get a Livingston Municipal Airport expansion project underway. City Attorney Andre Greppin said he and the city’s consultants had tried for months to get property owners to sell at a reasonable price. He said upon threatening to acquire the land using eminent domain, all three ... Read More »

Livingston South Church Street Project Delayed By Manholes

Livingston’s South Church Street Project has been delayed for a second time in 2024 to prepare precast manholes. Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes said the company the city is working with believes they can have the manholes ready in three to four weeks. The precast holes are designed to be assembled above ground and lowered into a dug-out space in the ... Read More »

School System Takes Next Step With Putnam Middle College

25 to 50 Putnam County students are expected to participate in the Putnam County Middle College program in its first year. Future Ready Supervisor Sam Brooks said he is pleased with that number. He said if the program is run the right way, it will grow on its own. The program provides another alternative for students interested in gaining college ... Read More »

Overton Public Health Director Langford Retires After 34 Years

Overton County Health Director Andy Langford has retired after 34 years working in public health. Langford said through school, public health was never his plan. He said only a short while into his public health career, he realized that empathy and selflessness were values that he held close, and they lent themselves to good healthcare service. He said it quickly ... Read More »

Tays Named Director Of Roane State Fentress Campus

Cheryl Tays has been named the Director of the Roane State Fentress County campus, continuing a relationship with the school that began while she was a high schooler. Tays said she is excited to see the campus take a big step toward meaningful growth as they break ground on a new facility in April. She said continuing that growth and ... Read More »

Repairs To The Cumberland County Courthouse Set To Begin

Repairs to the Cumberland County Courthouse are set to get underway this month. Cumberland County Mayor Allen Foster said a second set of bids has been approved to repair structural damage to the portion of the building built in 1905. Foster said he is excited to get the beautiful, historic building back in working order. “It’s something that I respect ... Read More »

AARP Free Tax Filing Begins Tuesday At Cookeville Library

Residents needing help getting taxes filed can get free tax preparation services beginning Tuesday at the Cookeville Public Library. Cookeville AARP Program Coordinator Jim Kammerer said the program is designed for the elderly, but anyone can participate. He said those without the resources to use a paid tax preparer can get service of equal quality and save hundreds. “It is ... Read More »

Cumberland Forum Aims To Educate Voters Thursday

Cumberland County will host a Republican Candidate Forum Thursday to help voters cast an informed, accurate decision. Crossville Mayor RJ Crawford said the event will act as a meet-and-greet for those unfamiliar with candidates. He said the School Board and Property Assessor positions are the only two races that are contested. “I think it’s kind of our responsibility as a ... Read More »