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Monterey Issues Water Boil Advisory For Parts Of Town

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Monterey officials have issued a Water Boil Advisory for parts of the Monterey community Wednesday due to a broken water line. The advisory includes customers from Evergreen Lane to the Monterey Water Plant on Highway 164. The advisory does not include the entire town, but rather areas around Appletree Lane, Ben Looper, Phillips Drive, Lake Hill Road, Lakeside Drive, and ... Read More »

Facebook Sale Turns Scam, Sheriff Needs Your Help

Putnam County Sheriffs Department looking for a Newport, TN man accused of scamming an individual out of a vehicle on Facebook Marketplace. Investigators searching for Clifford Jonathan Fine III. He represented himself as Clint James to a local resident. Fine met the owner of a vehicle attempting to purchase the vehicle, handing over a bank envelope with cash. The money ... Read More »

Monterey Student Jiguan 100,000th CTE Certified

Monterey High student Anderson Jiguan became the 100,000th Putnam County student to earn a career certification in the system’s history. Jiguan received a Center for Financial Responsibility Personal Financial Literacy Certification. The honor came from iCEV, a leading producer of CTE curriculum, testing and data management. CEO Dusty Moore said the recognition marks Putnam County’s leadership in the CTE field. ... Read More »

Pack To Fill Vacant Seat On Dekalb Commission

Andy Pack will serve the remaining months of Justin Adcock’s term on the Dekalb County Commission. Pack selected by commissioners to replace Adcock who resigned. Voters will fill the final two years of Adcock’s term this August. Commissioners voted on three candidates for the position. Commissioners must now fill another open seat after Tim Reynolds stepped away for personal reasons. Read More »

Early Voting Ends Tuesday For Next Week’s Primary

Early voting for next week’s primary elections across the Upper Cumberland ends Tuesday. The ballot includes candidates for the Presidential primaries as well as several local races. You can find early voting information for your community at GoVoteTN.Gov. The site also provides information on the March 5 polling locations and times. “If you are a registered Tennessee voter and you ... Read More »

Tech Shows No Findings In New State Audit

Tennessee Tech’s financial report card from the state: passing. The State Comptrollers Office reported no findings in its annual audit of Tech financials, released Monday. It covers the year ending June, 2023. “During our audit we did not identify any deficiencies in internal control that we consider to be material weaknesses,” the Audit concluded. The audit showed state appropriations increased ... Read More »

Concrete Poured For New Warren Construction Facility

Concrete poured last week to start the buildout of a Construction Facility adjacent to the Warren County Jail. County Executive Terry Bell said he hopes to have construction classes for inmates started by summer. Bell said he hopes they could use the incarceration period to get inmates trained for a career. “A lot of them people don’t realize having nowhere ... Read More »

Ride to Recovery Program Preparing Care Bags To Help

A mandate from management to see how UCHRA’s Public Transportation Program could help serve local residents dealing with substance abuse issues led to the Road To Recovery Program. Mobility Manager Ryan Henry said the program team decided to create care bags to help someone interested in recovery take the next step. The package includes a ready-to-eat meal, a blanket, a ... Read More »

Severe Weather Week This Week: Preparation, Communication

Severe Weather Awareness Week offers residents the chance to stock up on a few necessary supplies and think about how to prepare during the leadup to a severe weather event. This week marks the annul communication event in Tennessee. White County Emergency Manager Matt McBride said he and other local directors met with officials from the National Weather Service earlier ... Read More »

Get Ready For Higher Electric Bills From Storm

January electric bills arriving and the numbers may surprise you. “We get those people call in and just want to check with us and make sure that what they’re seeing is correct,” Cookeville Energy Department Director Carl Haney said. Haney said energy usage goes up typically during times of cold or hot weather. But Haney said the January storm likely ... Read More »