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Author Archives: Logan Langlois

UC Association of Realtors Opens New Office To Help With Training

The Upper Cumberland Association of Realtors has opened a new facility next door to its original location. Board President Libby Capps said that the space was needed following a large amount of membership growth in the organization. She said that with this growth, came the need for more space to conduct the necessary education classes and training for realtors. “Our ... Read More »

Fentress County Center For Profitable Ag Turns 25

The Fentress Center for Profitable Agriculture is celebrating its 25th year helping Tennessee farmers. Program Director Rob Holland said that the anniversary is a big achievement for the relatively young center of agriculture. Holland said the anniversary serves as an opportunity to pause and reflect on how far the center has come in its time. “Our work is with farmers ... Read More »

Bids For Monterey Soccer Field Open

Prospective bids for a soccer and baseball field to be built in Monterey are currently open. Monterey Cultural Administrator Rafferty Cleary said that the project is currently waiting to hear answers from potential bidders. “Based on the plans that we’ve been working out with the engineer for the past several months, those plans are now final,” Cleary said. “As far ... Read More »

UCDD Receives 260K Planning Grant For Recovery Work Program

The Upper Cumberland Development District has received a $260,000 planning grant to strengthen a multi-state recovery-to-work effort. UCDD Executive Director Mark Farley said that the planning grant is one the first of several steps. He said that this planning grant will hopefully be what leads to a large funding opportunity later down the line. “We’ll be spearheading the project, we’re ... Read More »

Hikers Need To Over-Prepare Before Hitting The Trails

Upper Cumberland hikers are being urged to practice pre-emptive safety measures before exploring this season. The warning comes following an incident in White County this past weekend in which a hiker was in need of rescue. Bryce Barett is White County Public Safety Information Officer. He said that the most important thing hikers can do is bring their cellphone. “Make ... Read More »

Sparta Surveys For Improved Public Sidewalks On North Spring Street

A growing population has Sparta surveying to build new sidewalks on North Spring Street, around centers of high foot traffic. Sparta City Administrator Tonya Tindle said that the surveys have been going on for about two weeks now. She said the surveys consist of markings showing the different attributes of each sidewalk. “I think it will be great,” Tindle said. ... Read More »

Sunset Marina Assessing Post-Fire Damage; Hoping To Reopen In April

Sunset Marina continues to assess the damages and repairs needed following the explosion and fire last month. Co-owner Tom Allen said that Sunset Marina is trying to keep to a self-imposed deadline of the marina opening again in mid-April if possible. “We haven’t even begun rebuilding we’re still cleaning up the fire debris and still assessing the damage to see ... Read More »

Longtime Election Involvement Leads To Dekalb’s New Head of Elections

Dustin Estes has begun his term Tuesday serving as DeKalb County’s new Head of Elections. Estes succeeds previous administrator Dennis Stanley who announced his retirement after serving his position since 2009. Estes said that he has been part of running elections for a long time, making him believe this position to be a great fit for him since he learned ... Read More »