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Monterey To Invest More Into Tourism Exposure In Tennessee Vacation Guide

Monterey will further invest in its tourism industry by paying for more exposure in the Tennessee Vacation Guide. The Guide is a magazine and online publication that highlights tourism destinations across the state. Cultural Administrator Rafferty Cleary said that previously they paid for a small feature of the depot in the physical magazine. He said that the cost will now ... Read More »

One New Fentress Chamber Leader Has Vision For Future

The Fentress County Chamber of Commerce’s new Tourism and Membership Director Seth Vaughn has big goals for the county. Vaughn said that his focus is growing business development in areas like Clarkrange with restaurant and entertainment options. Vaughn said he and chamber leadership want to create opportunities to leave a lasting impression on visitors. “One thing that I would like ... Read More »

Baxter Primary Pick-Up Line Repaving Coming Soon

The Baxter Primary School car pick-up line is set for paving in two to three weeks. Deputy Schools Director Tim Martin said Elmore Town Road loop as well as the connector drive running between the new park and softball field, will be paved. Martin said the project disrupting student pick up is yet to be determined. “I don’t have that ... Read More »

Crossville Auctioning Property Previously Considered For Fire Station

Crossville will sell property purchased for a fire station that the city no longer feels can serve that purpose. The property is 1140 Sparta Highway, containing over 12 acres. The city will auction the property for $30,000 an acre as a reserve price. City Manager Greg Wood said the property was purchased years ago, before the city grew in other ... Read More »

Overton BOE To Review Emergency Closure Effects On Sport Events

Overton County School Board Member Mike Hayes wants to review the district’s policy for emergency school closures. Hayes said school policy currently says if the system closes for inclement weather or other reasons, all extracurricular activities would be cancelled. But, Hayes said the high school principal makes the decision for TSSAA events. “Some were kind of concerned that middle school ... Read More »

Cumberland County Leading Tennessee In Recycling

For the first time ever, Cumberland County has been recognized as the Government Recycler of The Year in Tennessee. The award comes from the Tennessee Recycling Coalition. Solid Waste Director Conrad Welch said with this recognition, his department cannot take any steps backwards. “It’s kind of raised the bar,” Welch said. “It’s been difficult with COVID and so many activities ... Read More »

Jackson BOE Elects Chairman, Vice-Chairman For School Year

The Jackson County Board of Education selected its Chairman and Vice-Chairman for the school year Thursday night. District Five Board Member Mark Brown was reelected as Chairman and was the only member nominated. District One Board Member Amanda Taylor was the only nominee for Vice-Chairman and was unanimously approved. Board Members Mark Allen and Marty Woolbright were not present for ... Read More »

State Senator Bailey Requests Special Session With Concerns Of Federal COVID Overreach

State Senator Paul Bailey sent a letter to Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally Friday requesting a special session for the Tennessee General Assembly. In the letter, Bailey said that the federal government is overreaching in its push for vaccinations and mask-wearing and that it should be an individual’s personal choice. “While the General Assembly did act, during the 2021 legislative session, ... Read More »

PCHS Boys Basketball Fundraising Through Saturday Bake Sale

Pickett County High School’s boys basketball team will be hosting a bake sale to raise funds for the upcoming season. The Saturday event begins at 7:30 a.m. at Bilbrey’s IGA. Head Coach Joseph Amonett said all proceeds will go towards uniform purchases and traveling expenses. “It is a phenomenal event that our community has supported really fantastically,” Amonett said. “We ... Read More »