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Putnam Clean Commission Receives Stream Clean-up Grant

The Putnam County Clean Commission has a received an aquatic stream cleanup grant from the state. Clean Commission Executive Coordinator Shannon Reese said the funding will go towards the commission’s efforts to cleanup Window Cliffs State Natural Area. “We cleaned up last year and got a lot of the stuff, but this comes from Cane Creek,” Reese said. “It constantly ... Read More »

Driver Flees Saturday Night Crash In DeKalb County

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating after a man fled the scene of a two vehicle crash in DeKalb County Saturday night. Officials said the crash happened around 9:20 p.m. on Highway 70 east near Howard Redmon Road. Officials said the crash happened when a Nissan pickup truck passed another vehicle in a no passing zone. A crash report said ... Read More »

TDOT: I-40 Bridge Repair In Monterey Nearing Completion

TDOT’s bridge repair on I-40 near Monterey is nearly complete. Spokesman Jennifer Flynn said the paving will begin Sunday night. Rolling roadblocks and the assistance of the THP will help keep traffic moving and out of the work area. Workers will pave the eastbound lanes, then the westbound. TDOT has been repairing the bridge over State Route 24 at mile ... Read More »

Schaller Is New Putnam County Library Director

There’s a new person in charge at the Putnam County Library. Interim Director Phil Schaller’s first day on the job will be Monday. Friday was Stacie Netherton’s last day as director. Schaller said he’s excited about the position and looking forward to all the activities the library hosts. “I think the more activities we have, the better, we’re basically just ... Read More »

Van Buren 911 Has Critical Audit This Year

The state Emergency Communications Board will watch Van Buren County’s 911 system closely this year. Executive Director Curtis Sutton said the last two year’s audit showed a negative change in net position. Basically, the Van Buren 911 system spent more than it brought in. “If we get a third year of negative change in net assets for van buren county ... Read More »

Van Buren Mayor Looking To Help 911

Van Buren County Mayor Greg Wilson said county officials are looking for creative ways to help the county’s 911 center. Regional media have reported the Van Buren 911 has run into financial problems. “As far as they’re going broke, no, they’re a ways away from that, but they’re actually having to get into the reserves by the end of the ... Read More »

Woman Charged With Passing Fake Money

Crossville police have arrested a woman who allegedly tried passing counterfeit money at several city restaurants. 36-year-old Michelle Linda Williams is charged with criminal simulation. Authorities said she attempted to pass a fake $100 bill at a Subway last month. She fled the scene, but authorities later identified her after she attempted to pass a fake $100 bill at Hardee’s ... Read More »

Donating Blood Easy, Free Way To Help Hurricane Victims

Blood Assurance Donor Recruiter Trudy Cody said donating blood is a easy and free way to help hurricane victims. “You can donate, you can give money, certainly and that helps, but the only way to give blood is to be a donor. We appreciate everyone who helps, everybody helps,” Cody said. Blood Assurance began sending blood to two centers in ... Read More »

Tech Enrollment Numbers Strong

Preliminary Tennessee Tech enrollment numbers for fall 2017 show the largest freshmen class in recent years and a slight increase in overall enrollment. Approximately 10,500 students are enrolled at Tech for the fall semester, including 1,750 freshmen. Along with increased numbers of first-time students, Tech also welcomed an increase in transfer students of approximately 10-percent. Graduate students increased by approximately ... Read More »

DeKalb Co. Schools To Conduct Facilities Study

The DeKalb County Board of Education has hired Uplands Design Group to conduct a county-wide facilities study. Director of Schools Patrick Cripps said the study will look at the growth of the county and the condition of current school facilities. “Our buildings in our schools system are getting some age on them and we have grown over the last few ... Read More »