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Putnam Co. Volunteers To Have Another Day Of Weather Cleanup

The Putnam County Volunteer Response Organization is having another Saturday of cleanups following last month’s tornado. Member Randy Adams said there’s enough debris to need more volunteers for a second round of clean up from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adams said volunteers can expect to do a lot of picking up and helping out the community. Adams asked that ... Read More »

White Co. BOE Forms Committee To Explore Future Uses Of Central View School

The White County Board of Education has created a subcommittee to determine the future use of the Central View School property. Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said board member Bob Young will serve as the chairman as well as members Kay Prater and Kenneth Robinson. “It is an informational gathering committee,” Dronebarger said. “Their goal is to find out our ... Read More »

Cumberland Co. Animal Group Hosting Pet Microchip Identifier Clinic Saturday

Scared of losing track of your new cat or dog? Then Saturday’s microchip clinic in Crossville will help ease your worries. Focus on Cumberland County Animal Safety from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. will be implanting the pet identifiers. Fundraiser Coordinator Holly Brown said pets at least six to eight weeks old are eligible. “If your animal is downed and taken ... Read More »

Baxter Considering Amending Landscape Ordinance For R-2 Housing

Baxter is considering amending its landscaping ordinance to require more green space for incoming high-density residential buildings. Building Inspector Bob Lane brought up the matter in a planning session Thursday. Lane said the existing ordinance is a one size fit all model that is too vague. “We’re actually going to look at the set backs of some of the bigger ... Read More »

UC Regional Airport Negotiating Lease With An Operator For Two New Hangars

An operator has approached the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport about building two hangars for operations. Airport Manager Dean Selby said the project would be extensive requiring expansions of the ramp and utilities to reach the hangars. “We’re working on the lease right now,”Selby said. “I want you all to know, and then obviously, you will have to approve the lease ... Read More »

Kids Fishing Rodeo Returns To Dale Hollow

The Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery is hosting its 23rd Kids’ Fishing Rodeo in celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week. Acting in association with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Project Leader Thomas Reeves said the event is a great opportunity for young fishers of any level to come and enjoy the ... Read More »

Paddlefest Returns To Pepper Branch Park To Help Community Kids

McMinnville’s Paddlefest to raise money for Kids of The Community returns to Pepper Branch Park Saturday. Kids of The Community Director Barry Dishman said for more than six years they have gathered to both float and race down the river. Dishman said this is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year but it came about due to a lack ... Read More »

Former Fentress County Deputy Indicted After Misuse Of County-Issued Card

The state comptrollers office wants Fentress County deputies to turn in receipts. That, after a former deputy allegedly more than $8,000 in personal gas charges. Director of Communications John Dunn said the investigation began last year after Fentress County officials reported questionable gas purchases. “Our investigators noted about $8,800 worth of inappropriate transactions,” Dunn said. “Money that was used to ... Read More »

King: Putnam School Budget Needs Funding To Remain Competitive

Putnam County School System’s new fiscal year budget has a roughly $2 million budget shortfall as the county awaits final tax numbers. Director of Schools Corby King presented the budget to the County Commission’s Budget Sub-Committee at a meeting Thursday night. King said the system is positioned well but needs to keep up with growth in the county. “The places I ... Read More »

Doctor’s Job Status Gets Cookeville City Council Airing

The job status of a longtime Cookeville cardiac surgeon became a public discussion topic at Thursday night’s City Council meeting. Council Member Charles Womack called the departure of Dr. Lewis Wilson “a travesty.” “(Wilson) has been given a contract which is just impossible for him to take,” Womack said. “He called me this afternoon and said that the contract that ... Read More »