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Crossville Sports Authority Could Help Finance Rec Center

Crossville looking at the formation of a Sports Authority to serve as a financing mechanism for the Recreation Center project. Crossville Mayor RJ Crawford said a Sports Authority would allow the city to leverage water rates and sales tax revenue to lower bond obligations. He said the residents of Crossville have made it clear that if building a rec center ... Read More »

UCHRA Public Transportation Looking At EMS Agreement

UCHRA considering agreements with local EMS departments to ensure that residents can receive transportation services during extreme weather. Executive Director Mark Farley said during the early January storm, UCHRA Public Transportation did not have vehicles equipped to travel safely on local roads. He said many residents missed medical appointments without the service. “It could be a number of different things ... Read More »

White County Commissioners Approve Sales Tax Referendum

White County Commissioners hope to add some $1 million in annual sales tax revenue by adding a referendum to the August county general election ballot. Commissioner Derrick Hutchings told Commissioners Tuesday night the resolution would increase the county’s sales tax from 2.25 percent to 2.75 to match the rate in Sparta. He said the extra funds could help with employee ... Read More »

CRMC To Buildout New Wound Care Center On Cedar

CRMC, Cookeville Regional Medical Center

The Cookeville Regional Finance Committee voted Tuesday night to move forward with renovations to a building that will house the hospital’s Wound Care Center. CFO Tommye Rena Wells said the estimated cost for the project will not exceed $500,000. CEO Buffy Key said the hospital has been leasing the space from a local medical facility, which needed the space to ... Read More »

Cookeville Resident Named ’24 Small Business Champ

Cookeville Mechanical Contractors President Garry Floeter named the Small Business Champion of the Year by the National Federation Of Independent Business. Floeter said he was speechless when he learned he had been chosen after some 50 years of business in Cookeville. He said the award was not only a result of the success of his company, but his passion in ... Read More »

Warren High Students Learn Criminal Court System

Warren County High School students sat in on a criminal court trial to better understand the roles of attorneys and judges as well as possible career paths. Warren County General Sessions Judge Ryan Moore said students shadowed him and interacted with attorneys before watching the trial from the gallery. He said this experience is invaluable for teenage students interested in ... Read More »

Staff At Three Overton Reward Schools To Receive Bonus

Overton County Director of Schools Donnie Holman said he is extremely proud to have three Reward Schools in the district. Livingston Middle School, Hilham Elementary School, and Allons Elementary School all received the state distinction. Holman said the district has never had three Reward Schools at one time. He said this kind of recognition takes everyone from principals to bus ... Read More »

46th Annual Reba Bacon Art Competition Looking For Best

Upper Cumberland high school students are invited to showcase their artwork through the 46th Reba Bacon Memorial High School Art Competition. Gallery Coordinator Susan Van Aalten said any Upper Cumberland high schooler is eligible to enter their work for the March 3 contest. She said this is a great opportunity for young artists to get exposure at an accredited gallery. ... Read More »

Cookeville Water Plant Adding Generator, Underground Lines

The Cookeville Water and Sewer Department will purchase a new generator for the Water Treatment Plant thanks to a $4 million grant. Cookeville Water and Sewer Department Director Barry Turner said the department has experienced outages and was not able to treat water for the city without a generator to supplement power. He said this generator will be able to ... Read More »

Bids Completed For Clay Courthouse Window Replacement

Bids came in as expected for the next stage in restorations of 150-year-old windows at the Historic Clay County Courthouse. Clay County Courthouse Curator Thomas Watson said the bids will cover $2,400 for each window restoration on the first floor and $3,000 for the double-sized second-floor windows. He said the windows have experienced significant weather damage and leakage from mounted ... Read More »