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Cookeville To Consider Awarding Bids For Cane Creek Culvert Project

Cookeville City Council will consider awarding bids for the Cane Creek Culvert Widening Project during its Thursday night meeting. Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said that the lowest of three bids came from Mack Construction at $85,400. He said that the work will be to widen the bridge on the north side of the lake. “This allows us to create ... Read More »

White Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Says New Education Program A Success In Schools

The White County Sheriff’s Department has launched a new program for White County Schools. The program is called SSAFE, or Sheriff’s Substance Abuse For Education. Sheriff Steve Page said that he and some of his SRO officers came up with the program after not being able to afford D.A.R.E. Page said they wanted to have a similar education program for ... Read More »

Shopping Cyber Monday And Keeping Your Information Safe

Keeping your information safe while shopping online is a matter of due diligence. That is according to Tennessee Tech Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Center Assistant Director Eric Brown. Brown said there are simple steps to mitigate scamming threats. “Amazon accounts and things like that, make use of the two factor authentication feature for your login,” Brown said, “So that ... Read More »

Online Presence Plays Key Role In Small Business Cyber Monday Success

An online presence plays a key role in helping small businesses stay competitive. UCDD Small Business Development Center Director Tyler Asher said that having a good marketing plan will help small businesses keep up with larger companies such as Amazon as people turn more to online shopping. “A really good advertising, marketing plan is crucial to any business in setting ... Read More »

Jackson Schools Seeking Public Participation At BEP Town Hall

Jackson County Schools Director Kristy Brown wants you to be part of Tuesday’s BEP Town Hall at  Jackson County Middle School at 5:30 p.m. Brown said that the event is one of eight town halls put on by the state Department of Education to get feedback for new public school funding strategies. She said it’s an opportunity for the public ... Read More »

Tennessee Central Rail Trail Authority Sees Monterey Rejoining As A Positive

The Tennessee Central Rail Trail Authority wants to review the inter-local agreement of the group before considering Monterey rejoining. Board member Brian Payne said Monday that he proposed scheduling a meeting to take a look at the by-laws. “How we would basically edit that to develop a new agreement and I think we would need to take a look at ... Read More »

Three-Car Accident On I-40 Slowed Thanksgiving Sunday Traffic

A three-car accident slowed Thanksgiving Sunday traffic on Interstate 40 near Monterey. 21-year-old Hannah Martin of Oneida, Tennessee was traveling eastbound near mile marker 295 in the first lane when she merged into the second lane to avoid slowed traffic ahead. Both 26-year-old William Stokes of Powell, Tennessee driving a 2015 Toyota Highlander and 74-year-old Constance Gray of Williamsburg, Virginia ... Read More »

Monroe Signs Two-Year Contract As Clay School Director

Diana Monroe will officially begin as the new Clay County Director of Schools on January 1st. School Board Chair Benji Bailey said Monroe has signed a two-year contract for the board to ratify at its next meeting. “I think we are excited about it,” Bailey said. “Miss Monroe has a lot of experience both in education and another professional career ... Read More »

White Co. 4-H To Host Community Quilts Event For Those In Need

White County’s UT Extension Office will host a Community Quilts made by Friends of 4-H event on Saturday, December 4th. 4-H Agent RoseAnn Dodson said that volunteers will work together to create flannel quilts for those in need. She said that there will be fabric and machines supplied for those who are interested in attending. “Right now we decided that ... Read More »

Baxter To Use New Christmas Parade Route For 2021

Baxter’s annual Christmas Parade is changing its route for the first time in several years. The new route will travel along First Avenue, Main Street, Fourth Avenue, Buffalo Valley Road, Third Avenue South, and Broad Street. Fire Chief Matthew White said that the parade will start and end at Cornerstone Elementary. “We wanted to expand it a little bit because ... Read More »