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Sparta To Use Grant Funding to Repair Sewer Lines

A Community Development Block Grant awarded to Sparta will go towards sewer rehabilitation. City Administrator Chris Dorsey says the current system is outdated and is in need of repairs. “We’ve got to try and keep up our aging infrastructure,” Dorsey says. “We have a $498,000 federal grant to help us with that to do a little work on that to ... Read More »

Livingston Revitalization Groups to Continue Property Code Revisions

Envision Livingston and the Livingston Revitalization Committee plans to continue proposing revisions to the Livingston property maintenance codes. Chairman of the Livingston Revitalization Committee Ray Evans said the committee abandoned the efforts in March 2018. “Vice Mayor Winningham a month or so ago suggested that we start the process again. And so this time rather than doing four or five modifications to ... Read More »

CPD Investigating Death After Man Found Near TTU

A 23-year-old man died at Cookeville Regional Medical Center Friday night after being found unresponsive  near Tennessee Tech. Cookeville Police report officers responded to the scene and administered CPR until an ambulance arrived. Tennessee Tech officials say they are aware of the incident and notes that the man was not a student at the university. Authorities are awaiting an autopsy report ... Read More »

Bean To Appear In Court Tuesday

A preliminary hearing will take place next week for an Overton County man charged in a November officer-involved shooting in Warren County. Authorities have charged 66-year-old Charles Ray Bean with two counts of attempted criminal homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, and evading arrest. The incident began Monday, November 19th when Bean allegedly set fire to his own barn and ... Read More »

Tennessee Tech Scholarship Application to Close

Authorities have identified 23-year-old Patrick Hamilton Ten Eyck as the man who was found unresponsive and later died near Tennessee Tech's campus Friday evening. (File Photo)

The Tennessee Tech scholarship application for the 2019-2020 year will close Saturday, December 15. All students must complete the application each year in order to be awarded scholarships through Tennessee Tech. According to the Office of Scholarships, Tennessee Tech uses one application to award over 600 scholarships. Tennessee Tech awards scholarships and grants based on academic performance, community service, residency, financial ... Read More »

Blood Drive Being Held In Memory Of Putnam County Officer

Blood Assurance will hold a blood drive Saturday in memory of former Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Mike Wilson. Wilson passed away in August following a battle with stage 4 Melanoma. He served the sheriff’s office for 22 years and left behind a wife and two sons. The blood drive will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at ... Read More »

Wilson Elementary Awarded Summer Reading Grant

Educators at Wilson Elementary in Overton County plan to use the 2019 Summer Reading Program Grant to foster a love of reading in low-income and struggling students. That according to the principal of Wilson Elementary Ashley Fisher. Fisher said four elementary schools in Overton County received the grant, including A.H. Roberts, Allons, and Rickman Elementary. “We are wanting to promote a love ... Read More »

Monterey Seeking Grant For Water Line Project

Monterey hopes to install a new water line from South Holly Street to Bee Rock. Town aldermen voted this week to submit pre-application for an Appalachian Regional Commission Grant that could potentially help fund the project. Water Plant Supervisor Duane Jarrett said the eight inch line would go under the interstate and tie on to a line at Bee Rock. ... Read More »

Livingston Woman Indicted in 2017 Murder Case

28-year-old Randall D. Jackson Charged With Theft, Simple Possession, Evading Arrest, And Reckless Endangerment

A Livingston woman was recently indicted by a grand jury in connection with a 2017 murder case. Brandy Angela McDougle faces one count of first-degree murder with her bond set at $500,000. McDougle will appear for an arraignment hearing in the Overton County Circuit Criminal Court Jan. 7. The indictment comes following an investigation by the TBI into the shooting ... Read More »

Sparta Looks to Complete Roosevelt Drive Repaving Project

Sparta city officials hope to have a repaving project on Roosevelt Drive completed by late next summer [File Photo]

Sparta city officials look to complete the second and final portion of a repaving project on Roosevelt Drive. City Administrator Chris Dorsey says state grant funding from the Department of Transportation will be used to help fund the project. “These are funds that can only be used on primary arterial roadways as defined by TDOT,” Dorsey says. “These can’t be ... Read More »