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White Co Commission Sends Landfill Discussion to Solid Waste Committee

The White County Commission tabled a resolution Monday night that would allow out-of-county trash in its landfill cell. Commissioner Derrick Hutchings motioned to send the resolution back to the solid waste committee. The motion passed with a vote of 13-0. According to the resolution, the idea behind the action would be to gain revenue from outside trash. The landfill cell ... Read More »

Van Buren School Board Tables Academic Policy for Athletes Discussion

Van Buren School Board members tabled a decision after almost an hour of discussion regarding academic policies for student-athletes Wednesday. High School Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Dustin Sullivan brought the topic before the Board to ensure everyone was on the same page before Fall sports seasons begin. Currently, the School Board’s policy is a minimum grade average of 70  ... Read More »

Byrdstown Holds Initial Meeting for Upcoming 5k

The City of Byrdstown held its initial meeting Thursday to discuss their upcoming 5k run this Fall in benefit of St. Jude. The meeting consisted of changing the event’s date to October 22nd. Mayor Sam Gibson said the local officials changed the date in order to allow more people to participate. “Before, it was held during Fall break here at ... Read More »

Putnam Co Fair Entering Its Closing Weekend

A big turnout expected at the closing weekend of the Putnam County Fair after inclement weather shut down the event Wednesday night. Public Relations Chair Dawson Davidson said the motorcycle races scheduled for that night have now moved to Sunday. “It brings in almost right under $1 million of revenue to the county, because the fairgrounds is county-owned,” Davidson said. ... Read More »

Clay School Board Requesting Bids for Rest Area Improvements

The Clay County School Board approved requesting bids for rest area and restroom improvements within the school system. Chairman Benji Bailey said they are currently in the preliminary phase of multiple renovation projects. One of which is a plumbing project at the Celina K-8 facility. “We are in the process of looking at our options for redoing some bathrooms and ... Read More »

Pendergrass Recognized by Overton School Board Tuesday

The Overton County School Board recognized Livingston Academy student Tucker Pendergrass for his achievement in National 4-H Archery Tuesday. 4-H Agent Nicole Marrero said the competition took place in Nebraska in June. His team placed 5th in the 3-D shoot. “It wasn’t easy for that either, he had to face 20-30 mile per hour winds while he’s outside in very ... Read More »

Elder Gives Update on First Four Days of School Monday

Enrollment holding its own as the Pickett County School District returned to the classroom. Pickett County Schools’ first official day back in session with students was held Wednesday, August 3rd. Director of Schools Diane Elder provided an update on how the first four days of school have gone Monday evening. “So far everything has went great, we’ve got a great ... Read More »

Monterey Aldermen Table East Wilder Ave. Zoning Classification

The Monterey Board of Aldermen tabled discussion to rezone property on East Wilder Avenue from residential to commercial. The Board decided at its meeting Monday night that they wanted to give the public time for its input.  Mayor Nathan Walker said the ordinance is to zone the land from a residential to a commercial classification. “The folks that bought that ... Read More »

Eldridge Reflects on Coaching in Tom Davis Memorial Stadium

Livingston Academy’s new football stadium means a chapter of Livingston Academy has come to a close. Tom Davis Memorial Stadium has been home to the Wildcats since it was constructed in 1975. Former Football Head Coach from 1996-2005 and previous Director of Schools Matt Eldridge said the stadium was home to many great accomplishments. “One of the things, I think ... Read More »

Gas Drops Below $4, Upper Cumberland Residents Share Thoughts

Some good economic news… Check those signs. Gas prices across the Upper Cumberland have fallen below $4 in many places. Clay County resident Andy Strong said he is filling up his gas tank while prices are low before they may rise again. “I feel a lot better than when it was $5 a gallon,” Strong said. “I actually just saw ... Read More »