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Livingston Mayor Says Communication Key On South Church Upgrades

Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes said he wants to ensure there is clear and open communication with the public regarding disruptions that will be caused by the South Church Street project. Hayes said the project was scheduled to start soon, but with freezing temperatures, it has been pushed back until the first week of February and possibly later depending on the ... Read More »

Bell Said Unitech Opening Leads To Partnership With South Korean City

Warren County Executive Terry Bell said Friday’s announcement of a new Unitech facility in Morrison has led to a broader partnership between the county and Anseong City in South Korea. Bell said Unitech was initially attracted to the area because of the investments previously made by the county and the environment of the Upper Cumberland. He said the new partnership ... Read More »

Temps Near Zero Tuesday Night, Sparta Chief Says Keep Fire Safety In Mind

With temperatures tonight expected around zero, staying warm will be key, but Sparta Fire Chief Kirk Young said safety is equally important. Young said many people neglect fire safety in efforts to keep warm. He said the most common thing he sees is fires caused by space heaters. “They have a space heater there and then they have a rug ... Read More »

Putnam Sherriff Says Exercise Caution When Getting Back On The Roads

After two days with limited traffic, roads are expected to be busier Wednesday as people dig out from the snow. Putnam County Sherriff Eddie Farris said the key is to exercise caution. After the sunshine’s radiational heating melted some snow Tuesday, Farris said the roads will freeze again overnight. Conditions Wednesday morning will be hazardous. He said people need to ... Read More »

Overton Highway Chief: Conditions To Worsen Monday Night

Expect road conditions to worsen as darkness overtakes the region and temperatures drop. Overton County Highway Department Director James Norrod said when the temperature gets into the teens, salt does little to help clear the roads. He said the highway department will continue to do what they can utilizing salt and a snow plow. “We had our bins full,” Norrod ... Read More »

Simple Things Could Save You Money & Headaches With Your Pipes

With lows dropping to the single digits in the coming days, you need to protect your home by taking care with your plumbing. Crossville Plumber Brandon Cobb said in order to avoid major plumbing repairs there are some easy things you can do to prevent frozen and busted pipes. Cobb said disconnecting your water hose from your spigot, leaving taps ... Read More »

Millard Oakley Farm Being Utilized By Multiple Tech Departments

The 1,000-acre Millard Oakley Farm in Livingston is serving multiple departments across the Tennessee Tech campus. Dean of College Of Agriculture and Human Ecology Darron Smith said the land started out as mainly an agricultural education facility. He said it has grown to provide so much more to the university. “We open it up to not just our college,” Smith ... Read More »

Williams Taking A Wait And See Approach To School Voucher Bill

State Representative Ryan Williams said he is taking a “wait and see” approach to Governor Bill Lee’s proposed private school voucher expansion. The Education Freedom Scholarship Act would provide up to 20,000 students $7,075 yearly in tax dollars to attend a private or home school. Williams said he is waiting to make a full assessment until the full bill is ... Read More »

To Make Your New Exercise Routine Stick, Start With A Custom Plan

Gyms across the region are flooded with new patrons, but how do you make sure your new workout routine sticks? Luke McBroom is Personal Training Department Director at Cookeville’s Workout Anytime. He said there are several mistakes he sees new gym-goers make on their very first day. “One of the biggest most common mistakes is just not having a game ... Read More »

Crossville To Begin Stronger Enforcement Of Sign Ordinance Next Week

The Crossville Codes Department will begin cracking down on the city’s sign ordinances next week. The city passed an updated sign ordinance in August, 2022. The ordinance primarily concerns signage posted in right-of-ways along streets. Codes Department Director Danny Thurman said the department has been passive in enforcing the ordinance, but that will change January 16. “We’re just making sure ... Read More »