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The Bobcat Den Restaurant Closes In Byrdstown

The owners of The Bobcat Den in Byrdstown have closed the restaurant after over three years of business. Management made the announcement early Thursday via Facebook. According to the post, the owners said the restaurant would close permanently “due to circumstances beyond our control.” Owners of The Bobcat Den have been in the process of opening a new cafe in ... Read More »

Clay County Receives $500K THDA Grant For Home Repairs

Clay County has become the latest Upper Cumberland community to receive grant funding for home repair work. The Tennessee Housing Development Authority announced last week Clay County would receive $500,000 for home improvement projects. County Mayor Dale Reagan said applications will be available to residents in the near future. “From the time that we will begin seeing some results, [it ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Asking Community To Report Suspicious Behavior

Putnam County School administrators are asking parents, teachers, and students to speak up if they come across suspicious behavior this school year. Assistant Director of Schools Corby King said officials will conduct a threat assessment with students accused of making threats or hit lists. “If we have students and we find anything that’s really concerning, it’s kind of a flow ... Read More »

Celina Water Bill Payments Now Available Online

Celina city residents can now pay water bills online through the city's new website at (Photo: City of Celina Website)

Celina residents are now able to pay water bills online. Mayor Tonya Spears said Wednesday citizens can use the city’s new website to pay utilities. “When it’s tax time, we’ll be taking tax payments over the internet as well,” Spears said. “The website isn’t fully completed yet, but it’s still a work in progress. But we are able to take ... Read More »

Cumberland River Hospital Officially Sold

State Representative Kelly Keisling, new Celina hospital owner Johnny Presley (center), Celina Mayor Tonya Spears, Clay County Mayor Dale Reagan, CRMC Legal Consultant Luke Hill (back right), and CRMC CEO Paul Korth (Photo: Logan Weaver)

The sale of Cumberland River Hospital in Celina is now official. Officials with Cookeville Regional Medical Center and new hospital owner Johnny Presley met in Celina Wednesday to celebrate the transaction with state lawmakers. Presley said work still needs to be done before the hospital can be fully functional, but added he looks forward to serving the citizens of Clay ... Read More »

Livingston Property Board Finds Several Upkeep Violations

Livingston’s Property Maintenance Board members have determined several more properties to be in violation of city code. City Building Inspector Krisitan Mansell said any citizen can file a complaint to be reviewed by the board. “Whether it falls in compliance or it’s not in compliance is something we decide as a group with the property board and myself,” Mansell said. ... Read More »

Progress Being Made On Cummins Falls Warning System

TDEC officials have made progress in installing a new warning system, according to State Representative Ryan Williams of Cookeville (File Photo) (File Photo)

Tennessee state park officials have made progress on implementing a warning system at Cummins Falls State Park. State Representative Ryan Williams said state officials are working to find ways to collect information that can be shared during flash flood events. “There are additional systems that have been installed and they are in place. TDEC and the state parks are collaborating ... Read More »

Weather Delays Saddle Dam Work Along Center Hill Lake

Contractors are experiencing delays in a saddle dam project along Center Hill Lake. Project Manager Anthony Rodino said bad weather has pushed the project’s completion date back by about a month to mid-October. “Weather has been a critical setback. It has caused quite a few delays,” Rodino said. “The contractor is actually placing concrete typically at night. So as the ... Read More »

Cumberland Co. Employees Receive Raises In New Budget

Cumberland County commissioners approved the county’s new 2019-2020 budget plan Monday evening. County Mayor Allen Foster said full and part-time employees will receive two-percent raises as part of the new budget. “We’re also going to do an updated wage and benefits study,” Foster said. “We did that a couple years ago to make sure that our employees were competitive with ... Read More »

Smithville Hires New Airport Manager

The City of Smithville has hired Michael Carpenter as Smithville Municipal Airport’s newest manager. Carpenter said he looks forward to the opportunity. “I’m very excited. A lot needs to be done,” Carpenter said. “We have a great airport community, but I think we need to improve our facilities somewhat. There’s a lot of things we can do to make the ... Read More »