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Crossville Council Approves First Reading Of Alcohol Ordinance

The Crossville City Council passed an ordinance on first reading that would allow alcohol to be served on city property. Mayor James Mayberry said the permit-based process would operate through the city’s Beer Board. “We’re getting a lot of activity downtown at our amphitheater, concert series and so on and so fourth putting requests to serve alcohol,” Mayberry said. “We ... Read More »

Former TTU President Dr. Volpe To Be Laid To Rest Friday

Former Tennessee Tech University President Dr. Angelo Volpe will be laid to rest Friday. The Volpe family will receive friends at the Angelo and Jennette Volpe Library on Tennessee Tech’s campus. Visitation will be open from Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until noon funeral services. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ... Read More »

Celina Aldermen Approve Budget On First Reading

The Celina Board of Aldermen approved its new fiscal year budget on first reading. The spending plan does not include any major changes, but Celina Mayor Luke Collins said the money is there to consider employee raises in the future. “At this point in time there is not raises included in the budget,” Collins said. “But it is planned to ... Read More »

Algood Implementing New Ordinance For Online Businesses

Algood has implemented a new ordinance for homeowners with online businesses. City Administrator Keith Morrison said that before the ordinance, business owners would have to pay a $200 fee and go before the Board of Zoning Appeals to get their business approved. “And we had a lot of businesses question that, ‘Look I’m a plumber or I’m a singer and ... Read More »

Putnam Asst. 911 Director Could Move To Full Time EMA Under Proposed Budget

Putnam County EMA asking the county commission to approve current 911 Assistant Director Brandon Smith to go full-time with EMA. EMA Director Tyler Smith said that Brandon Smith currently splits his time between the 911 and EMA Departments. He said this change would streamline the process, and be a huge asset to the EMA department. “He’s developed relationships with the ... Read More »

Overton Schools New Maintenance Workflow System Seeing Success

Overton Schools getting increased productivity with its new maintenance workflow system implemented this year. Transportation and Maintenance Supervisor Steve Mosley said that before the new system, maintenance requests were faxed. He said that the newly digitized version helps to streamline the process. “So when a school has an issue, the administrator of that building can get online and submit a ... Read More »

Cookeville Man Dies In Wednesday Night Motorcycle Accident

A Cookeville man has died as the result of a Wednesday night motorcycle accident. 33-year-old Landon Rice was traveling on Hawkins Crawford Road around 9 p.m. when his 2009 Kawasaki Motorcycle left the left side of the roadway striking a tree. According to Tennessee Highway Patrol, the vehicle broke into two pieces coming to its final uncontrolled rest in a ... Read More »

Livingston Regional Recognized For Best Practices Reducing Infant Deaths

For the second year in a row, Livingston Regional Hospital received state recognition for practices that reduce infant mortality rates. Livingston Regional one of just 11 facilities statewide that received a BEST Award. Women’s Center Nursing Director Sheila Garrett said the hospital was honored for its progress in breastfeeding, early elective delivery reduction and safe sleeping. “It is a push ... Read More »

Cumberland River Hospital Has Been Maintained Since Closure

Cumberland River Hospital Owner Johnny Presley said he has not finalized a deal to sell the facility. Attorney William Birdwell gave an update on the contract negotiations to the Celina Board of Aldermen Tuesday night. Birdwell represents the “group of individuals” interested in the hospital. Presley said he has maintained the facility since it closed in 2020. Presley said the ... Read More »

Putnam Education Partnership Announces New Service Award

The Putnam Education Partnership introduced a new annual award Wednesday in honor of a member and the foundation’s 10th year of serving families. Board President Brandon Smith presented the Rick Burnett Servant’s Heart Award. Partnership Board Member and Pastor Rick Burnett said he credits the honor to the volunteers that make the program possible. “Second Harvest estimates that one out ... Read More »