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Putnam Property Reappraisals Going Out April 23

Putnam County’s new property reappraisals values set to go out Friday. County Property Assessor Steve Pierce said Putnam County does its reappraisals every five years. Pierce said that this state mandated process is necessary because of the market value changes that can occur between appraisals. “It’s something we go through to bring market values back up to what the current ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Volunteers Needed For Healthcare Counseling

The Upper Cumberland State Health Insurance and Assistance (SHIP) Program needs volunteers. Upper Cumberland SHIP Coordinator Amanda Smith said they’ve seen an influx of counseling calls and want to provide more outreach and followups. Smith said that volunteers will help provide free, unbiased counseling to get people the health care they need. “There’s a lot of companies that are out ... Read More »

Two Cookeville Parks Set To Get Extra Shade For Residents

Cookeville will add new shade structures to two city parks. Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said the city will add shade to the bleachers through eight structures at the Cane Creek SportsPlex. Three structures will be added at the Park View Skate Park. Woods said these structures would be covered by a soft material, similar to those at the Heart ... Read More »

Two Structures Lost, One Under Construction During Buffalo Valley Fire

An under construction log cabin was totally destroyed during a fire Friday in Buffalo Valley. Putnam County Fire Chief Tom Brown said they responded to the fire on Medley Amonette Road at roughly 4:00 PM. Brown said an adjacent farm house was also lost to the fire. He said several structures were able to be saved during the fire department’s ... Read More »

TN Arts Grant Brings Live Music To Red Boiling Springs Saturday

Palace Park in Red Boiling Springs will host a free concert featuring all local singers and song writers. Vision 2020 Inc. Coordinator Karen Davis said the Tennessee Arts Commission offered them a non-matching grant to put on an outdoor event. Davis said it is a blessing to be completely financed and asked to just bring music to the public. “We ... Read More »

East 52, Timothy VFD Going Door To Door Promoting Fire Safety

Residents in Timothy and East Clay County can expect to see their volunteer firefighters out going door to door on Saturday. East 52 Volunteer Fire Department Chief James King said East 52 and the Timothy Volunteer Fire Departments are taking part in the Front Porch Fire Prevention Blitz. King said they do not get many opportunities to visit people’s homes ... Read More »

Cookeville Boat Dock Road Utility District Upgrading Waterlines

The Cookeville Boat Dock Road Utility District is gearing up for two major waterline replacement projects. Consulting Engineer Mike Callahan said that starting in three to four weeks work will start to upgrade service lines to about 500 homes south of Ditty Road. Callahan said that following that project, eight inch pipe will go in at Bennett Road, Old Stewart ... Read More »

Sparta Expects To Complete Gateway Monument Project By Late-Summer

Bids will go out for Sparta’s gateway monument project Monday in hope to complete the project by late-summer. This comes following approval from the board of mayor and aldermen Thursday night. City Administrator Brad Hennessee said there will be a recommendation of who to award the project to by Sparta’s next meeting on May 6. “We really don’t know what ... Read More »

Putnam Homeowner Shredding Mortgage Note After Paying Off Habitat Home

Putnam County resident Rhonda Wester will shred her mortgage note Friday after paying off her UC Habitat for Humanity home. Executive Director Pam Ealey said this is an exciting time for everyone, as Wester pays off her home in 20 years. Ealey said the time between construction and repayment is her favorite part of making someone a homeowner. “Being able ... Read More »

Art Circle Public Library Reopens After Needed Carpet Installation

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library has reopened its doors after a four-week carpet installation. Administrative Assistant Wayne Schobel said it was quite a process pulling everything out of the library for the installation. However, he said after 10 years everyone at the library is pleased with the results. “It looks wonderful, everybody’s enamored with the results,” Schobel said. “In addition, ... Read More »