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Tech Graduation A Time To Celebrate Students Work Throughout Pandemic

The big day is almost here for Tennessee Tech students as they prepare to cross the stage for graduation. Chief Communication Officer Karen Lykins said with a graduating class of over 1300 students, Tucker Stadium was the best suited venue. Lykins said Marc Burnett, the SGA President, a former NASA deputy director and the executive vice president of the largest ... Read More »

State Senator Pody Emphasizes Importance Of Rural Infrastructure During Session

State Senator Mark Pody said the $100 million towards broadband expansion highlights legislative accomplishments. Pody said he was pleased to see fiscally conservative work done during this period. Pody said that serving a rural area put infrastructure at the forefront during the pandemic. “It’s disappointing that some of our students, that they were forced to stay home and they didn’t ... Read More »

Clarkrange HS Army JROTC Claims National Title On First Attempt

The Clarkrange High School Army JROTC have claimed another national title after winning the Fitness Championship at Daytona Beach, Florida. RTOC Instructor 1st Sergeant Gilbert Sandoval said this event has historically been won by the Navy and Air Force but now the Army JROTC has claimed victory. Sandoval said his nine cadets were the only Army RTOC team selected to ... Read More »

Key To Motorcycle Safety Is Awareness and Sharing Roadway Space

The Crossville Police Department is trying to spread awareness for sharing the road during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Administrative Captain Brian Eckelson said the biggest challenge for riders will always be the size difference between a bike and vehicle. He said the key to safety is space for everyone when a bike is on the road. “Engine braking will slow ... Read More »

Livingston Shirt Factory Rezoning Considered For Commercial Use

Livingston is considering rezoning eight properties around the old shirt factory into its central business district. Livingston Community Planner Tommy Lee said the properties are currently zoned for light industrial, only allowing for manufacturing. Lee said this zoning made sense in the 1980’s but now the factory has been demolished. “With the rezoning they could put a commercial business down ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Receive $1.4 Million BEP Estimate Increase Compared To 2020

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Putnam County Director of Schools Corby King said a $1.4 million increase in BEP funding is projected for the system. The system received its first of three BEP Funding estimates from the state on Tuesday. King said the increase from 2020 is exactly the news the system wanted. “Our funding is based on our average daily membership in the school ... Read More »

Sparta Sees High-Wind Damage From Tuesday Storm, Residents Without Power

Sparta took some significant wind damage during Tuesday’s storms. Public Works Director Dillard Quick said that several trees fell, taking down power lines and blocking roads. Quick said that some electric customers have had to go without power into Wednesday. “North side of town, the Rainbow Subdivision there’s north and east Edgewood, there were several trees down, several people without ... Read More »

Crossville City Manager Performance Evaluation Completed By Council, Mayor

Crossville City Manager Greg Wood received a 4.45 out of 5 on his performance evaluation by the city council. Wood received his highest score in fiscal management. Receiving the highest scores for preparing a balanced budget at a level directed by the council and making the best possible use of available funds. Wood received his lowest score for citizen relations. ... Read More »

Crossville Receiving Calls About Properties Available For Rec Center

Crossville is evaluating potential locations for its future indoor recreation facility. City Manager Greg Wood and City Engineer Tim Begley have looked at at least four different properties. Wood said that since the search has gone public, more people are reaching out about land that could be used. “I was called by another property on Miller and Lantana, another one ... Read More »

Jackson County Student FFA Plant Sale Begins With Wide Varieties

Jackson County High School’s FFA Plant Sale kicks off Monday, with a wide variety of produce and plants. Agriculture Teacher Brandon Chaffin said there is 25 types of tomatoes and peppers, melons, flowers and more. Chaffin said he looks over the students work, but it really is a student led effort. “They do all the seeding of the plants, they ... Read More »