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Clay County HS Students Open Greenhouse For Plant Sale

Clay County High School’s FFA program is opening up its greenhouse to the public for a plant sale starting Friday. Agriculture Education Teacher James Matthew Craighead said that all proceeds go directly into the program. Craighead said 80 varieties of plants and vegetables are available after students planted over 13,000 seeds. “We will have hanging baskets with mixed flowers available, ... Read More »

Livingston Man Injured In Tractor-Trailer Crash On I-40

A Livingston man was injured Thursday morning when he collided with a tractor-trailer while merging onto Interstate 40. 20-year-old William Oliver of Livingston suffered minor injuries and was transported to Cookeville Regional. Oliver was merging onto the interstate from Highway 111. Oliver merged from the off-ramp into the right hand lane and then the left hand lane. He stuck a ... Read More »

April 20 Cookeville City Court Cases Held At CPAC

Anyone with a Cookeville City Court case scheduled for April 20 at 9:00 AM will need to be at CPAC for their hearing. Cookeville City Judge David Ledbetter said this is simply due to a large number of cases being set for this docket during the pandemic, resulting in a venue change. Residents can still reach out to the city ... Read More »

Cumberland County Roane State Receives $1.7 Million For Lab

Roane State’s Cumberland County campus could get $1.7 million for a multi-purpose lab. This funding is included in Governor Bill Lee’s latest budget amendment that was introduced Tuesday. Roane State President Chris Whaley said if it is passed in the General Assembly, work can begin this summer. “We can really start ramping up the plans for the design phase of ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Considering Options To Increase School Lunch Participation

Putnam County Schools are considering options to increase student participation during school lunch. Director of Schools Corby King said that he asked to meet with a vendor to gather ideas about creating menus more aligned with what kids want to eat. King said he is not looking to take cafeteria employees off the payroll, but is interested in providing better ... Read More »

Monterey’s New K-9 Locates Meth, Cannabis During Traffic Stop

A traffic stop in Monterey results in the arrest of a suspected drug dealer carrying 17 grams of meth, 20 grams of cannabis, scales and bags for resale. According to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Jackie Norrod of Monterey was booked at the Putnam County Jail. Norrod faces charges under the Meth Free Tennessee Drug Act and other drug related charges. ... Read More »

Algood Fire Equipment Approved To Replace Expiring Gear

Roughly $52,000 worth of equipment for the Algood Fire Department was approved by the city council Tuesday night. This purchase includes 10 complete turnout gear sets and three complete self-contained breathing apparatus kits. City Administrator Keith Morrison said this was necessary for the department to catch up on equipment that was nearing expiration. “The intent is to get this caught ... Read More »

Phase One Of 10th Street Project Aligned With Shopping Center Opening

Cookeville City Council will approve the first big step Thursday to move the 10th Street widening project forward. Council will approve contracts to begin the right of way acquisitions along 10th Street. Public Works Director Greg Brown said the project will be done in two phases, starting from Chocolate Drive to Wilson Avenue. “We’re trying to get that section complete, inline ... Read More »

Drive-Thru Food Distribution Scheduled For Jamestown Super Center

The need for fresh food in Jamestown is being addressed on Wednesday with a drive-thru distribution. Forbus Circuit United Methodist Pastor John Dietz said a U-Haul will be set up at noon at the Super Center in Jamestown across from Taco Bell. Dietz said 450 boxes will be available for families in need and all they have to do is ... Read More »

Algood Considering Creating Parks And Rec Director Position

Creating a Parks and Recreation Director position in Algood is up for a vote at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. The council will be voting on the first reading of an ordinance to establish a new department head. City Administrator Keith Morrison said that pending the council’s vote, it could begin two weeks after a council vote or July 1. ... Read More »