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Start Time Pushed Back for Planned Trip to Wilson County October 29

A scheduled October 29 trip to tour the Wilson County Expo Center has been pushed back a little over an hour, to accommodate new commissioners’ schedules. Originally set for 10 a.m. in front of the old courthouse on Main Street, the departure time is now 11:15. Cumberland County Building & Grounds Committee Chair Wendell Wilson announced the change at the ... Read More »

Budget Report Issued During Cumberland County Commission Meeting

The Cumberland County Commission heard budget updates on income figures for several categories at its meeting last night. Finance Director Nathan Brock prefaced his report by saying new budget figures will be released around the 20th of this month, and he would present the numbers he presently has for county income. EMS collections have been an issue, Brock said. They’re ... Read More »

Multiple Financial Resolutions Passed at Cumberland County Commission Meeting

At the Cumberland County Commission meeting last night, the commission approved eleven budget-amendment resolutions. All resolutions had previously received unanimous approval when they were brought before the County Budget Committee for consideration. In turn, all eleven resolutions passed unanimously on roll-call votes. The resolution numbers, titles and dollar amounts are listed below: 10-2018-3 – General-Purpose School Fund – Memorial Donations ... Read More »

Fentress Moves to Phase Two of ADA Compliance Update

Fentress County will move to phase two of the Americans with Disabilities Act compliance update. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said Upland Designs will begin the planning period for the county building updates. “Mr. [Allen] Hill will come back with a design of what needs to be done, how it needs to be done. You know, whether we want to get ... Read More »

Overton Commissioners Name New County Building

Upland Design Group presented preliminary renderings of the future Millard V. Oakley County Services building in Livingston. The Overton County Commission approved the name during Monday's meeting (Photo: Logan Weaver)

The Overton County Commission voted Monday to name the new county services building after Millard V. Oakley. County Executive Ben Danner said Oakley has helped the region for many years and continues to do so with his contributions to the new building. “This would not be possible without him and First National [Bank] giving us $2 million, which will save ... Read More »

Georgia Man Faces Multiple Charges After Stealing from Wal Mart

A Georgia man faces multiple charges after stealing from Cookeville Wal Mart yesterday. Authorities charged George Williams Jr., 57, of Hephzibah, Georgia with theft, possession of a controlled substance and introduction of contraband into a penal facility. Arrest warrants indicate that Wal Mart management saw Williams place a case of beer into his truck and then reenter the store. Williams took ... Read More »

McMinnville Civic Center To Get Facelift

A multi-million dollar project will get underway at the McMinnville Civic Center later this year. Mayor Ben Newman said the work will include utility upgrades, expansion projects, and making the building ADA compliant. “The expansion is something that we need,” Newman said. “My biggest thing is that we are getting ADA compliant and allowing folks from all walks of life ... Read More »

Proposal To Name Old Baxter Road Bridge Heads To Nashville

The Putnam County Commission approved a proposal Monday to name the interstate 40 Exit 276 overpass bridge after Francis Marion Roberts. Roberts was a pioneer of the Roberts Switch Community, a popular gathering spot in the 1890s after he negotiated an agreement that the railroad would build a switch and siding on the right-of-way of his property. Tommy Roberts is ... Read More »

New County Attorney Appointed at Cumberland County Commission Meeting

Cumberland County Mayor Allen Foster announced the appointment of new County Attorney Philip Burnett at the regular monthly  meeting of the Cumberland County Commission tonight. Burnett, a partner in Crossville-based Bean, Smith & Burnett, was appointed to a two-year term, to expire October 31, 2020. His appointment was approved unanimously on voice vote. Foster expressed enthusiasm at the appointment and ... Read More »

Cookeville Receives Two Over-Budget Skate Park Bids

Cookeville city officials will look to cut costs after receiving two bids for its proposed skate park project that were over budget. Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said the lowest bid included an overall price tag of $698,000, more than $100,000 over the city’s allocated budget for the project. “What we did on Friday was talk with the low-bidder to ... Read More »