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Under New Law, State Offers Reimbursement For Gun Safety Course

The state will reimburse residents for a firearm safety course thanks to a change in state law that went into effect January 1. The enhance handgun permit, also known as open carry permit, entitles the permittee to carry any handgun which they legally own or possess. The state is offering to reimburse residents using money from the application and processing ... Read More »

UC Habitat Working To Get Senior Program Running Again

Upper Cumberland Habitat for Humanity is looking to get its Senior Renovation Program restarted after grant money funding the program ran out. A state grant originally funded the “Aging in Place” program for Habitat affiliates statewide. Director of Development Allison Smith said those funds dried up in October of last year. She said since then the organization has been trying ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Airport Exploring Solar Energy Options

The Upper Cumberland Regional Airport is partnering with a consulting company to explore the financial benefits of utilizing solar power. National energy services company McKinstry will review the site to see how much of the monthly electric bill can be offset utilizing solar power. The feasibility review will be done free or charge. Airport Manager Dean Selby said the board ... Read More »

White County Young Farmers And Ranchers Win State Award

The White County Young Farmers and Ranchers program recognized as the state’s outstanding program. The program is judged among all the other county programs in the state. Criteria is based on a county’s Young Farmers and Ranchers program involvement with service projects and safety promotion within the local agriculture community. White County Program Chair Baylee Bain said everyone put in ... Read More »

DeKalb Seeks Students To Attend March 4H State Congress Event

DeKalb County 4H is seeking 9th and 10th grade 4H members to attend the Tennessee State Congress in March. The 4H Congress event takes students to Capital Hill in Nashville where they can experience how laws are made through mock legislative sessions. UT Extension 4H Leader Mykaela Young said the event offers an invaluable educational opportunity. “This is an open ... Read More »

White County’s Seeds Of Hope Set To Open New Facility

White County’s Seeds of Hope plans on breaking ground on a new King Street facility next month. The shelter facility has kept its doors open everyday since December 15 and plan to keep their doors open until March 15. Seeds of Hope Founder and Executive Director Tina Lomax said the organization plans to be open year-round in the new facility. ... Read More »

Warren Water District Set To Acquire Spencer Water System

The Warren County Utility District is a few short steps away from acquiring Spencer’s water system. Earlier this month, Spencer passed a resolution authorizing to sell the rights and assets to its water and water waste systems to the Warren County Utility District. They also authorized Spencer Mayor Alisa Farmer to take all acts needed to negotiate the sell. President ... Read More »

McMinnville Business Owners Can Learn About Grant Monday

McMinnville business owners will get details on new grant funding opportunities during a Monday meeting with Main Street McMinnville. The Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development awarded the Downtown Improvement Grant to just 17 communities in the state. McMinnville received $300,000. Main Street McMinnville Executive Director Jennifer Flatt Meredith said the grant has stringent rules on what it can ... Read More »

National Glaucoma Awareness Month Reminder: Get Eye Exam

If you need to schedule your yearly eye exam, here is your reminder as January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Three million Americans suffer from glaucoma, making it America’s leading cause of blindness. The disease damages the optic nerve at the back of the eye causing vision loss. Livingston Eye Center’s Holly Pendel called the disease “the silent blinder.” “You ... Read More »

Algood Fire Getting Special Washer And Dryer, New Turnout Gear

The Algood Fire Department set to purchase a special washer and dryer, designed specifically for fire gear, thanks to a new grant. Algood Fire Chief David Judd said the turnout gear is made out of a material that will break a normal dryer. He said there are more and more firefighters getting cancer from chemicals left on their turnout gear ... Read More »