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UCHRA Looks to Move on From Collins Situation

The Upper Cumberland Human Resources Agency (UCHRA) has received no response from Former Director Luke Collins after voting to revoke a settlement plan with him. Current Executive Director Mark Farley said no response from Collins and his party indicates the situation is likely over. “The board of directors had elected not to make an offer to Luke or any type ... Read More »

Baxter Mayor Addresses Fiesta Cancun Rumors

Baxter Mayor John Martin addressed several concerns about the future of Fiesta Cancun during Thursday's Aldermen and Mayor meeting. He said the owners are in fact coming and looks to meet with them in the near future (File Photo)

Baxter Mayor John Martin wants residents to know Fiesta Cancun is in fact coming to town. Martin said he’s heard from several concerned citizens regarding speculation that the restaurant wasn’t going to be built. “There’s so many people that’s come to our meetings and say ‘Fiesta’s not coming, Fiesta’s not coming,'” Martin said. “I’ve had a lot of meetings with ... Read More »

Fentress County Looks to Recruit Businesses by Selling Old School

Fentress County Commission intends to bring in business by selling the old Tinch School building. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said the IOI building, formerly known as the old Tinch School, has the potential for a new business. “There was formerly a school building years ago. The board of education had it and they placed it in the hands of the ... Read More »

East 10th Street Rezoning Could Bring More Retail

A large commercial rezoning that was once a study item by the Cookeville Planning Commission will be considered later this month. The Commission will consider rezoning property along East 10th Street and Old Kentucky Road near Highway 111 for planned commercial development. The request was submitted to the Commission in September by Justin Cumby and Titan Development, LLC. Planning Director ... Read More »

Monterey Sets Hours for Meadow Creek Park

The Monterey Board of Mayor and Aldermen set the operating hours of Meadow Creek Park during the meeting on Monday. Visitors can enjoy the Meadow Creek Park between 6 AM and 10 PM. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen needed to designate hours for insurance purposes. Monterey may implement a pass system for those who wish to use the park after ... Read More »

Jackson County Abandons Amphitheater Project

Jackson County has decided to abandon the amphitheater project. Debbie Kinnard is a member of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. “When we began the excavation process, digging down, they ran into a footer from the adjoining building,” Kinnard said. “And to continue on it was going to render that building’s walls unstable. And because of the grade elevation in that ... Read More »

PCSO Seize Two Pounds of Marijuana, Charge Two

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office arrested two people for felony possession of marijuana Thursday. (File Photo)

Authorities arrested two Shelbyville men for felony possession of marijuana at the intersection of Highway 56 and Buffalo Valley Road in Putnam County Thursday. In a press release, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office states 18-year-old Antonio Lanham and 19-year-old Oscar Gutierrez were pulled over after running a stop sign in their 2013 Dodge Challenger. The arresting sheriff’s deputy conducted a ... Read More »

Cookeville Council Rejects Dogwood Park Bridge Bids

Cookeville City Council voted in favor of rejecting a proposal to construct a pedestrian bridge in Dogwood Park while they continue to weigh other options. (File Photo)

Cookeville City Council rejected a bid from a Kentucky company to construct a pedestrian bridge in Dogwood Park Thursday. The pedestrian bridge was originally included in Leisure Services’ master plan approximately 10 years ago outlining improvements for the park. Director Rick Woods said rejecting the bid will allow them to reevaluate their master plan. “A plan update may be appropriate. ... Read More »

Fentress County to Consider ADA Study Documentation

Fentress County Board of Commissions will consider accepting the Americans with Disabilities Act study phase documentation at the next commission meeting. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said the county buildings recently underwent an ADA-compliance study in order to make a plan for updates. “It is just a phase that we are going through at this time. They will be coming back ... Read More »

Baxter, State Officials to Discuss Corridor Study Oct. 31

Baxter city and Tennessee state officials will meet Oct. 31 to discuss potential improvements between I-40 and Highway 70. (File Photo)

Baxter and Tennessee officials will meet Oct. 31 to discuss the city’s corridor study between I-40 and Highway 70. Mayor John Martin said the meeting will address several concerns involving infrastructure in that area. “The problems… could be from bridge problems, turning lanes, signal issues, to traffic issues,” Martin said. “It’s really going to be a big meeting and we’re ... Read More »