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Rainy Forecast Lowers Turn-out at Docks

With rain in the forecast for Memorial Day weekend, docks and marinas may see fewer day-use customers. Carl Nash is the Day Manager at Cookeville Boat Dock. Nash said the forecast can scare away public customers. “Our weekend-warriors, our die-hard customers, that have flips here always come down and enjoy the holidays because this is their vacations and their fun ... Read More »

TBI Launches Investigation of Jackson County Resident’s Death

TBI has launched an investigation of a fire-related death in Jackson County last Friday. Officials responded to a residential fire on McCoinsville Road. Crews found the homeowner, Solomon Stanley Minder, 71, dead within the house. TBI officials said the investigation remains active and ongoing. Read More »

Construction Continues For Shoppes at Eagle Pointe

Progress continues to be made at the Shoppes at Eagle Pointe in Cookeville. Mike McGuffin is Principal at CHM, LLC. Development, who oversees the project. “We are very involved with everything. So we have weekly calls and monthly meetings on site,” McGuffin said, “And so we are there all the time. Nothing out of the ordinary that you don’t run into ... Read More »

Tennessee Tech Moves to Educate Students about Federal Financial Aid

Tennessee Tech is working to educate students on federal financial aid restrictions. Dr. Brandon Johnson is the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Career Placement at Tech. Federal financial aid only applies to courses contributing to a degree. “One we have to educate students to make sure they are aware of this, so that will be a part of this. And ... Read More »

Citizens Should Not Call 911 During Power Outages

Citizens should not call 911 during power outages. Brandon Smith coordinates public safety for Putnam County. “The problem for us in the center is we are receiving hundreds of calls with three or four dispatchers working in the room and mixing in emergency calls on top of that,” Smith said. “So it’s really difficult to tell what are power outage ... Read More »

Putnam County Fire Department Responds to House Fire

Putnam County Fire Department responded to a Hilham Road residential fire 6:00 PM, Monday evening. The fire crews found a single story house with smoke coming from the eves. The fire started in the attic of the residence. Crews determined the fire as an electrical fire. The crews stayed on site for two hours. The home received moderate damage. The fire ... Read More »

Monterey to Restrict Access to Meadow Creek Park

The City of Monterey has restricted access to Meadow Creek Park. Mayor Bill Wiggins said Elk Mountain Construction started work Monday on the primary access road into Meadow Creek Park. “In order to build the road, they are going to have to destroy what’s there now and it’s pretty sad,” Wiggins said. “So there will be no way to get ... Read More »

Fentress County Historical Society Looks for Central Location

Fentress County Historical Society has begun looking for a central location. Mary Robbins is the third Vice President of the Fentress County Historical Society. “We are raising funds and searching for a home for the society. We have an archive at Allardt in the old school building, we have a museum, and then we have the history and genealogy holdings at the ... Read More »

Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission Set New Regulations

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission set new regulations during their meeting on Friday. TWRA proposed these regulations. Among the changes, the commission decided to return to the previous definition of an antlered deer. An antlered dear must at least have antlers that are three inches long. Doug Markham manages communications at the TWRA “Anyways, we took the three inches away and said, ... Read More »

Governor Haslam Announces Opportunity Zones

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and the State Department of Economic and Community Development announced 176 Opportunity Zones today. The U.S. Department of Treasury and the IRS approved the nominations. Opportunity Zones encourage long-term investments in low-income communities through Qualified Opportunity Funds. Investors can re-invest their capital gains into Opportunity Zones and receive federal capital gains tax benefits. Various investments qualify for tax ... Read More »