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UC Habitat For Humanity Reminding Community That Help Is Out There

Upper Cumberland Habitat for Humanity is reaching out to those in need of housing but no where to turn. Executive Director Pam Ealey said they serve anyone, from young families to seniors. Ealey said often the issue with getting people to apply is convincing them the help is out there. “For someone who hears about our program and really understands ... Read More »

Spencer Banding Together To Support Local Girl Diagnosed With Leukemia

The Spencer Community is looking to rally behind local kindergartner Charlee Sue Everett in her fight against Leukemia. Event Organizer Heather Scott said the Spencer Civic Center will host a turkey and dressing dinner, along with an auction on November 20. Scott said Charlee was diagnosed on October 20, and before Scott knew it the community was all Team Charlee. ... Read More »

Donaldson Park Renovation Projects Ready To Start Pending Weather

The Clay County Chamber of Commerce is ready to begin on renovations to Donaldson Park. Executive Director Doug Young said a bid has been received and accepted to resurface the athletic courts and repaint the park fence. Young said prices came within the $25,000 budget set. “If the weather doesn’t mess us up, we ought to have it ready to ... Read More »

Cookeville HS Getting New Boilers Through ESSER Funding

Cookeville High School is getting a large utility upgrade, replacing a faulty boiler. Deputy Director of Schools Tim Martin said the system is purchasing two smaller boilers to replace the one causing problems. Martin said the bids came in close to budget, with each boiler costing roughly $270,000. “Hopefully the students won’t notice,” Martin said. “It will be done during ... Read More »

Fentress Highway Supervisor Requesting $15 Million Loan

The Fentress County Highway Road Supervisor is requesting a loan for the third time since July. Road Supervisor Joey Reagan said the request is for $15 million. The county compromised on an $800,000 loan in August after Reagan originally requested $1.5 million. Reagan said his idea is to get a capital outlay note and supplement payments with grant funding. “Yeah, ... Read More »

Judge Monroe Bringing 30 Years Of Experience Back To Clay Schools

Judge Diana Monroe will return to the Clay County School System as Director of Schools after seven years in the local justice system. Monroe said she is a Celina High School Graduate with 30 years experience as a teacher. Monroe said her first step coming back into the schools is to make her presence felt. “The first thing I’m going ... Read More »

Clay County Judge Diana Monroe Selected As Next Director Of Schools

General Sessions Court Judge Diana Monroe has been selected as the next Director of Schools by the Clay County Board of Education. The board approved negotiating a two-year contract with Monroe. Chairman Benji Bailey said that contract negotiations can begin as soon as Friday. “On behalf of the board I would like to congratulate Miss Monroe on the decision made ... Read More »

Alvin C York Park Honoring Veterans Over Four Days

Veterans Day takes on a special significance at Alvin C York State Park, honoring and educating for four straight days. Park Manager Nate Dodson said Thursday begins the events with a short ceremony thanking veterans at 11:00 AM. Dodson said the living reenactments of World War I begin on Friday for students, opening up to everyone on Saturday. “You see ... Read More »

Spencer Subject To State Investigation Over Utility Issues

Spencer will be subject to a state investigation of the financial, technical and managerial capacity of its utilities. Comptroller’s Office Technical Secretary Ross Colona said Spencer has been under the Water and Wastewater Financing Board for quite some time, an financial fixes like water rate increases have not improved finances. Engineer Nathaniel Green spoke on behalf of Spencer. Green said ... Read More »

Community Support Can Mean A Merry Christmas For Algood Kids

The Algood Head Start Center is asking for community help to provide the best Christmas possible for kids. Center Supervisor Bridget Murphy said they have 131 kids to serve this holiday. Murphy said for 17 years the community has rallied to helps kids and families who need extra support. “It’s magical, it’s something that not every child gets to experience,” ... Read More »