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Sparta PD Updating Impound And Storage Fees

Sparta Police Department is updating its vehicle storage and impound fees. Assistant Police Chief Nick Dunn said the new fees will help offset the cost of the city having to tow vehicles unattended or left behind after arrests. He said the fees have gone up from $150 to $250. Dunn said the previous tow policy had a low bill for ... Read More »

Electric Vehicle Registration Fees To Help Fund Maintenance Of Roads

The onset of electric vehicles has the state looking for alternative ways to fund state road improvements with more cars buying less gas. Historically, a majority of the revenue for such improvements was generated by fuel tax dollars. Representative Ryan Williams said to offset the potential loss in fuel tax revenue, there will be an increased price for electric vehicle ... Read More »

TWRA: Black Bear Sightings Common In The UC This Time Of Year

Late spring and early summer you are more likely to see black bears in the Upper Cumberland. According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Association, that has more to do with human behavior than bear behavior. Communications and Outreach Coordinator Mime Barnes said we are outside and see more wildlife.  Barnes said another factor is bears who have left their mothers. ... Read More »

White Co. HS Presents Potential Social Probation Schedule To Combat Chronic Absenteeism

White County High School could begin implementing a new social probation schedule to help combat chronic absenteeism. The school board discussed the proposed schedule at its school board meeting Thursday night. It has not been officially implemented. Assistant Principal Nathan Aaron said chronic absenteeism rates have gone up lately at the high school. He said the proposed probation schedule will ... Read More »

Baxter Water Department To Close For Half Day On Wednesdays

Baxter’s Water Department hours are changing. The board of aldermen voted to close the department to the public a half day on Wednesdays. Water Superintendent John Ramsey said the schedule change will allow staff to catch up on administrative duties. Ramsey said the drop box will remain available for payments. He said if the 10th falls on a Wednesday they ... Read More »

Baxter Officials Consider Maintenance Duties For Speedway Right Of Way

Baxter officials will look for a state or local entity to take over maintenance of the local right of way Public Works Director John Ramsey requested the right of way be given back to the state in Thursday’s city board meeting. In the midst of a vote, Building Inspector Bob Lane said it might be worth reconsidering. “The state had ... Read More »

Overton Commission Working To Implement New Cell Phone Policy

Overton County Commission will work to implement a new cell phone policy for county employees. County Executive Steven Barlow said the previous policy was outdated and not being followed. He said every employee was supposed to get $30 toward their bills, and it could only be used for work purposes. “Just to keep ourselves from being auditing we just said ... Read More »

Broadband Expansion Work Progressing In Putnam County

Broadband expansion in Putnam County is underway, with work in Monterey just about completed. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter Twin Lakes was awarded a state grant last year to expand almost $33 million worth of telephone and high-speed internet to everyone in the county. He said they started in the Pfeiffer Mountain and Dry Valley area and continue working east. ... Read More »

CRMC Celebrating National Hospital Week With Employee Appreciation

CRMC, Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Cookeville Regional Medical Center is closing out its week-long celebration for National Hospital Week. Interim CEO Buffy Key said they have spent the week celebrating employees and eating meals together. She said they had special luncheons celebrating long-term employees. “We’re just trying to reinvest and celebrate our employees and all of the hard work they do every day,” Key said.”And ... Read More »