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State Clears The Way For Fentress Higher Education Center

Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson said funding has been cleared for the early design phase of a new Higher Education Center. The 49,000-square-foot facility will be shared by Roane State and TCAT. It will be located on a 33-acre site on Old Highway 127 South just outside the Jamestown city limits. Johnson said he was waiting on the State Building ... Read More »

Overton Fairground Project To Include Renovated Bathrooms, Pavilion

Overton County has received more than $545,000 in CDBG grant money to put toward revitalizing the Fairgrounds. County Executive Steven Barlow said there are three big projects on top of the list to get done. He said paving the handicap parking, renovating bathrooms and adding a covered pavilion to the grounds are the priority. He said the county chose the ... Read More »

Friends of Cumberland Mountain Park Seek Donations For Raptor Food

The Friends of Cumberland Mountain State Park need your help to feed the raptors as the new year approaches. The park features a red-tailed hawk, a barn owl, a great-horned owl and a screech owl in their aviary. The birds of prey have injuries and would not survive if released back into the wild. Friends of Cumberland Mountain State Park’s ... Read More »

Overton Schools To Use $14 Million Loan From County For Renovations

Overton County Schools will use a $14 million loan from the county for renovations to four schools. School Director Donnie Holman said the money is going to be put toward adding classrooms to Allons, Hilham and Rickman Elementary Schools. He said the money will also be used for expanding and renovating the Livingston Academy lunch room. Holman said this was ... Read More »

Clay County Jail Project Likely To Go Out For Rebid In Early ’24

Sheriff Brandon Boone said Clay County will likely to restart the bidding process for the construction of its new jail at the beginning of the year. This will be the second time the construction of the jail has been out for bid. The first time the bid came in $11 million over budget. Boone said the process has been disheartening. ... Read More »

Warren Executive Awarded Middle Tennessee Aging Champion Award

Warren County Executive Terry Bell has been recognized as a Champion For The Aging. The Tennessee Federation for the Aging gives the award to an official who champions issues for senior citizens. Bell recently secured a new facility for the senior center in Warren County. “I’m actually really thankful to have received the award, because our senior population is one ... Read More »

Tech Professor Said Thursday Marks Winter Solstice, Shortest Day Of Year

Thursday marks the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, a phenomena celebrated throughout history. Tennessee Tech Astronomy Professor Steve Robinson said the Winter Solstice occurs when either of the Earth’s poles reaches its maximum tilt away from the sun. Robinson said the Solstice is all about physics. “Because were tilted away from the sun, as the Earth rotates, ... Read More »

EMT Class Falls Through For Celina, Hope Of Phlebotomy Class To Start

While a deal for a potential EMT Class at the former Cumberland River Hospital is off the table for now, a plan now being crafted for a Phlebotomy class through Vol State. Celina officials originally said they would pay $15,000 for three classes with their primary goal of getting an EMT class. Celina Mayor Luke Collins told the Board of ... Read More »

Celina Approves $30,000 For Potential Fire Department Truck Purchase

An Allentown, New York fire truck could soon become part of the Celina fleet after Alderman approved the fire department to potentially spend $30,000 Tuesday night. Two of Celina’s trucks are currently out of service, leaving the city with only one truck. Russell West of the Celina Volunteer Fire Department said the first step would be to fly to New ... Read More »

Corp Of Engineers Moving Forward On New Boat Access For Cane Hollow

The Corp Of Engineers in the midst of upgrades at White County’s Cane Hollow Recreation Area. Center Hill Lake Resource Manager Kevin Salvilla said they are finishing up guard rails and a shelter. He said they have been working with the county for awhile to get the paved boat ramp approved. “I’m glad to hear that that’s moved forward,” Salvilla ... Read More »