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Missing Persons Search Continues At Cummins Falls

Multiple agencies continued the search Friday at Cummins Falls State Park. That is according to TDEC Communications Director Eric Ward who said the search will continue while the park is closed to the public. The search began Thursday, the unoccupied vehicle was found on Wednesday. A hiker is presumed to being missing in the park. The car of the individual, ... Read More »

Other Agencies Involved In Missing Hiker Search

Additional agencies are getting involved as the search continues for a missing hiker at Cummins Falls State Park. That is according to State Park Manager Ray Cutcher, who said he could not disclose which agencies are joining the missing persons search. Cutcher said that the person might not even be in the park at this time. He said they know ... Read More »

Art Circle Public Library Temporarily Closing For Carpet Installation

The Art Circle Public Library will close its doors to patrons for over a month for carpet installation, starting Saturday. Administrative Assistant Wayne Schobel said the replacement was needed after 10 years with the original carpeting.  Schobel said unfortunately patrons cannot come inside the building until March 8 but there are still checkout options. “They can reserve items either by ... Read More »

Fentress County Nearing Completion On ADA Projects

Fentress County’s ADA compliance projects are about 70 to 80 percent complete. That is according to Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson who said they’ve been working on 21 buildings since October. Johnson said with the $1.2 million in state funding they’ve been able to address parks, ball fields, the senior center and the library. “Biggest one right now, we’re going ... Read More »

Clay County Looks To Add Ambulance With CDBG Application

Clay County is looking to add a new ambulance for emergency services with a Community Development Block Grant application. Mayor Dale Reagan said after an ambulance was totaled during an accident in October, creating a critical need for the county. Reagan said the county has two ambulances currently. That includes one unit with over 200,000 miles. “Getting another unit, new ... Read More »

Search Underway For Missing Person At Cummins Falls State Park

A person is missing in Cummins Falls State Park as first-responders and park rangers continue the search. Cummins Falls Park Manager Ray Cutcher confirmed that attempts are being made to try and ping the missing person’s cellphone. Cutcher said that 25 State Park Rangers, Jackson County Rescue Squad, Jackson County EMS and volunteer fire departments are working together in the ... Read More »

Tennessee Tech Hosting TSSAA Division II Basketball Tournament

The TSSAA Division II Basketball Tournament is coming to Tennessee Tech this year March 4 through 6. Traditionally the TSSAA Division II Basketball tournament is played at Lipscomb University. However, COVID restrictions in Davidson County led to the change. The Division II tournament will be played over a three-day stretch, with four games played each day. The Division I Tournaments ... Read More »

Monterey Looks To Grow Meadow Creek Trails With Grant

Monterey has applied for a Department of Health Grant for hiking and biking trails at Meadow Creek Park. Cultural Administrator Rafferty Cleary said the hope is to add onto existing trails and start a new system with the goal of bringing them together. However, Cleary said that with funding being an issue for Monterey, the city has to be aggressive ... Read More »

Cumberland Mountain State Park Wins State Fundraiser

Cumberland Mountain State Park took home first place in the 2020 My TN State Park fundraiser. Park Ranger Mark Houston said the park received over $14,000 and this win was special because of the tough competition they beat. Houston said it meant a lot to see the parks efforts in 2020 pay off with this level of community support. “As ... Read More »

Putnam County Celebrates 179th Birthday

Happy 179th Birthday to Putnam County today! County Archivist Glenn Jones said in 1842, Putnam County was carved out from parts of Jackson, Overton, White, Dekalb and Fentress County. However, Jones said some of those counties were not too happy about the decision. “Jackson County didn’t like the new county of Putnam for so much of their good land,” Jones ... Read More »