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Architect Approved For Renovations At All Clay Schools

An Architect has been selected by the Clay County Board of Education for renovations at all three district schools. The board had two choices, selecting Upland Design to handle the system’s ESSER 3.0 projects. Chairman Benji Bailey said he made his recommendation because of the scope of the projects potentially changing when the ESSER 3.0 application gets approved. “That causes ... Read More »

Livingston-Overton Cut Ribbon at Downtown Mural Honoring Standing Stone

State and local officials gathered on Livingston’s Church Street for the Standing Stone Mural ribbon cutting on Friday. Canoes, cabins and the park’s marble yard are all displayed on the side of Pickers Palace 2. Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce Director Shannon Cantrell said the idea behind the mural has been a goal for the Pickers Palace owner. “There was ... Read More »

Overton Voting On Resolution Opposing Federal Vaccine Mandates

Overton County will vote on a resolution Monday, urging Tennessee’s elected leaders to oppose federally proposed vaccine mandates. County Executive Ben Danner said he is vaccinated and does not oppose anyone getting the COVID vaccine. However, Danner said that for county government, the only thing he wants to mandate people to do is pay their property taxes. “The government is ... Read More »

Clay BOE Sets Interview Date For Director Of School Candidates

An interview date and even a potential hiring date have been set for Director of School applicants by the Clay County Board of Education. Applicants will have an open interview during a special called meeting on November 9, with the potential to be hired two days later at regular board of education meeting. Board Member James Hatcher suggested that with ... Read More »

Tech Offering Free Halloween Themed STEM Lab

Kids can get hands on with Halloween this Friday at the Millard Oakley STEM Center for its Creepy Crawly Lab. Outreach Coordinator Carlos Galindo said the lab is geared for 3rd through 8th graders, with changing themes. Galindo said this makes sure kids have something new to do every time they come. “There’s hands-on STEM activities all throughout the STEM ... Read More »

Clay County HS Students Learn Business World Of Tennessee Titans

The Clay County High School FBLA got a chance to learn the world of sports business with the Tennessee Titans. FBLA Member Eliza Jenkins said that as a student-athlete she knew sports but did not know what happens behind the scenes. Jenkins said they got to participate in labs across the stadium with the Titans’ financial department, social media team ... Read More »

Putnam Seeing New Interest in Shoney’s Hill From Developers

Putnam County is seeing new interest from developers in the Shoney’s hill property off South Jefferson Avenue. Mayor Randy Porter said there was some interest from buyers a year or two ago, but the appraisal was lower than commissioners were willing to consider. Porter said things have changed with the county’s real estate market booming. “We’ve had renewed interest from ... Read More »

Van Buren Could Avoid Sixth District After Maps Redrawn

Van Buren County grew by over 600 residents according to census data, but it might avoid having to add a new district. The county’s redistricting committee met Thursday, looking at maps that did include a potential 6th district. However, Commissioner Henry Seamons said the committee was under the impression that a new district had to be added. “At the end ... Read More »

Tennessee Entering Dry Season, Initiating State Burn Permit Season

Tennessee has entered its dry season, meaning debris burning will require state permits starting Friday. Tennessee Division of Forestry Spokesperson Tim Phelps said even with the year’s rainfall, the region is expected to stay dry through November. Phelps said burning requires tools, water nearby and even a second set of hands. “If you need somebody to run and catch an ... Read More »

UCDD Assisting Life Church Program For Virtual Medical Access

UCDD and Life Church’s Do Unto Others program have partnered to expand access to virtual doctor visits. DUO Mobile Mission Director Samuel LeFave said tablets can now get assigned to seniors or adults with disabilities who need medical access. LeFave said the program is just starting, but he has connected with one family looking for help. “She’s now actually able ... Read More »