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Overton-Pickett E-911 Decision Postponed

The State Emergency Communications Board has postponed making a decision on whether Pickett County can create its own Emergency Communications District. The board voted this afternoon for a public hearing to be held in Pickett County before they vote to place the matter on a public referendum. Pickett County Executive Richard Daniel has pushed for Pickett County to separate from ... Read More »

No Decision Yet in Overton-Pickett E-911 Meeting

No decision has been made by the State Emergency Communication District on the future of the Overton-Pickett E-911 District. The state has met with officials for three hours, discussing the potential of creating a new E-911 district for Picket County. Pickett County officials applied to disband from the Overton-Pickett partnership in May following investigations into Chris Masiongale. The state has ... Read More »

Fitzgerald Reducing Workforce

Failure to repeal an Environmental Protection Agency rule has forced Fitzgerald Glider Kits to slash production by 90-percent by the end of the year, according to a report from the Upper Cumberland Business Journal. The UCBJ reported Thursday that the company has begun reducing its workforce by the dozens. The company’s Jamestown plant, which employs an estimated 25 people, has ... Read More »

Two Injured In Warren County Crash

An 18-year-old male had to be airlifted to Chattanooga’s Erlanger Hospital Thursday following a two vehicle crash in Warren County. The injured identified as 18-year-old Braxton Moody and 19 year-old passenger Noah Pedigo. Pedigo received treatment at River Park Hospital. The crash happened on Highway 8 atop Ferry Mountain. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Moody was driving westbound when ... Read More »

Publix Hosting a Job Fair in Cookeville

Publix Super Markets kicked-off a three-day job fair in Cookeville Thursday. Debra Reid is the Media and Community Relations Manager for Publix. “We are in the process of looking for some great candidates who are interested in being customer service leaders in the industry,” Reid said. Publix looks to hire skill and entry-level positions, such as meat cutters, cake decorators, ... Read More »

Baxter Hires New Police Officer, Page Resigns

A new officer was hired by Baxter’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen Tuesday night. Officer Ryan Bean was sworn in as the newest officer of BPD and welcomed by Chief Danny Holmes. “The Baxter Police Department seems like we’re always going through people, and I don’t know the reason for that,” Holmes said. “But I have a young man here ... Read More »

Rising Interest Could Impact Middle Tennessee

Higher federal interest rates could impact development in the Upper Cumberland and Middle Tennessee. Walker Todd is a lecturer at Middle Tennessee State’s Economics and Finance Department, and worked for the Federal Reserve Bank in Cleveland, Ohio. “On or near the Cumberland Plateau, there’s been a lot of real estate development activity related to constructing resort communities,” Todd said. “You ... Read More »

State To Consider Pickett 911 Request

The State Emergency Communications Board meets Friday to decide if Pickett County can move forward with efforts to create it’s own E-911 district. County Executive Richard Daniel said the original merger of the Overton-Pickett Emergency Communications District was never meant to be permanent. “The districts merged in 2002 and that was mainly due to the fact that we did not ... Read More »

Maverik Oils Coming to Crossville

Maverik Oils broke ground in the Crossville business park Thursday. President Chase Newman-Brewer said the California-based food-grade oil company began looking for an expansion location about three to four years ago. “We started looking at different states in the Southeast and Tennessee really stuck out as the place to do business,” Newman brewer said. “It’s the most friendly and has ... Read More »

Inn Of The Cumberlands To Be Demolished

Cumberland County Chancery Court has approved the demolition of the Inn of the Cumberlands. Crossville City Attorney Will Ridley gave an update on the issue during this week’s council meeting. “We have an order allowing us to proceed on that,” Riley said. “However, I’m not asking you to vote on that tonight because I’m pursuing some other issues so we ... Read More »