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Local Power Rates Set To Rise After TVA Approves Increase

A recent TVA rate increase means local power bills will be going up. The TVA Board recently approved a 4.5 percent effective rate increase. The increase will lead to Cookeville residents paying an average of $3.50 more on a typical residential bill each month. Cookeville Electric Department Director Carl Haney said that the rate increase is to keep up with ... Read More »

New Safe Dropboxes Installed For Old Prescriptions In Putnam

Power of Putnam wants you to know that you do not have to wait for Drug Take-Back days to drop off your old medication. Executive Director Bill Gibson said the organization has set up new safe drop-off locations for citizens to take their medication. Gibson said that the drop-off initiative is an effort to help combat the abuse of prescription ... Read More »

Vol State Offering Clay County Residents New Class Opportunities

Vol State will be offering new adult education classes in Clay County. Classes will be available in-person, online, and with a hybrid option. Vol State Vice President for Economic Development and Regional Centers Nicholas Bishop said they want classes to be as convenient as possible. “When you’re trying to raise a family and put food on the table, and work ... Read More »

New Parking Coming To North Cedar, Wheaton Said Will Help Downtown Area

The City of Cookeville is starting the process of building a new parking lot on North Cedar Avenue as demolition has been completed on old buildings. Cookeville Mayor Laurin Wheaton said that she hopes the new parking lot will improve citizen convenience around downtown and CRMC area. She said that parking has been an issue in the area largely due ... Read More »

Free Expo Saturday Shares Tips On Dealing With Emergencies

The Upper Cumberland will get the chance to learn Emergency Preparedness at a free Expo on Saturday at the Cane Creek Sports Complex. The Expo comes as part of National Preparedness Month. Assessment and Planning Coordinator Rachel Nichols said that the expo will help prepare citizens to navigate disasters and emergencies. “Days like these are important to the community so ... Read More »

Concerns About Yard Sellers At Monterey Farmers Market Grow

Concerns being raised at the Monterey Farmers Market about the number of yard sellers using the space. Monterey Alderman Bill Wiggins said that concerns raised include a potential negative impact on farmer sales and space cleanliness. He said it may be time to terminate yard sales at the market. “It’s just a matter of opening it up and promoting it ... Read More »

Dunaway’s Office Gets Renewed Grant Funding To Help With DUI Prosecution

The 13th Judicial District has received new grant funding to help prosecute DUI cases. District Attorney Bryant Dunaway said the over $200,000 grant renews every three years. Dunaway said that the grant allows his office to pay for labor that would otherwise be unaffordable in efficiently prosecuting DUIs. “What that enables this office to do is to put a lawyer, ... Read More »

Sandblasting Complete, Paint Next For Sparta Caboose

The city of Sparta is getting set to pant the train caboose that was donated by a private business. Sparta City Administrator Tonya Tindle said that the city is also in the process of designing a logo to be put on the caboose, with additional lighting set to accentuate the addition. “It might be a draw and it’s the beginning ... Read More »

Livingston Applying For Grant Money To Move Forward With Industrial Site

Livingston currently preparing a grant application to begin a due diligence study and the design of a 100-thousand square foot industrial pad. Downtown Redevelopment Commission Chair Gene Gantt said that the land would be used to recruit new industry. The pad will be built in Livingston’s city industrial park on the edge of the city limits. “A lot of times ... Read More »

Local Allergist Agrees With FDA Report On Leading Decongestant

A new FDA report shows a leading decongestant used by millions of Americans is not as effective as advertised. Local Allergist Dr. Erin Rohman said an ingredient change over the last several years is the reason. “Providers have long known that phenylephrine is not the best choice for an oral decongestant,” Rohman said. “I think we’ve known it’s less effective ... Read More »