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G.F. Hardwoods Receives 30 Thousand Dollar State Grant

Clay County’s G.F. Hardwoods has received a $30,000 grant from the state’s agriculture Enterprise Fund. The grant provides assistance to new and expanding Tennessee agriculture and food businesses in rural counties. Dr. Nick Patterson is one of the joint operating officers of G.F. Hardwoods, which is one of the largest employers in Clay County. “We are honored to be able ... Read More »

THP Working Crash Involving Commercial Vehicle And Motorcycle

A crash involving a commercial motor vehicle and motorcycle has blocked one lane of Interstate 40 in Putnam County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the crash happened around 2:30 p.m. at eastbound mile marker 295. The THP has reported an injury in the crash. The crash has forced the right lane to be blocked off. Additional details will be released ... Read More »

Shimming Scam Targets Cards With Chip Technology

Scammers have found a way to steal payment information from debit or credit cards equipped with the new chip technology. Upper Cumberland Better Business Bureau Branch Manager Marty Donnelly said it’s called a shimming scam. “It’s a paper-thin card sized device that has a microchip and flash storage in it,” Donnelly said. “They put it into the slot where you ... Read More »

Putnam BOE Approves Enrollment Restrictions For Next Year

Enrollment for Putnam County Schools will be restricted next year. At the recommendation of attendance supervisor Chris Pierce, the board of education has voted to freeze priority 3-and-4-enrollments at the elementary school level. “This is important for families to realize and understand and make plans accordingly,” board member Celeste Gammon said. “I cannot not impress that enough. All of our ... Read More »

Crossville PD Issues Alert For Missing Juvenile

Crossville Police have issued an alert for a missing juvenile. 12-year-old Camren Matthew Houghton last seen around 6:30 Saturday in the area of Little Boulevard. Police said he was wearing black jogging pants…a dark blue hoodie and white tennis shoes. He’s described as 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 95 pounds, with light brown hair and blue eyes. I you ... Read More »

What Is E. Coli And How Can I Protect Myself?

A nationwide outbreak of food poisoning from E. Coli has raised concerns for some people. The culprit of the latest outbreak, Romaine lettuce grown in Yuma Arizona. At least 121 cases of E. Coli reported thus far and at least one person has died. To avoid getting sick from the outbreak, doctors say you should avoid buying Romaine lettuce from ... Read More »

Paving Scam Being Reported In DeKalb Co.

DeKalb County Sheriff Patrick Ray warning residents about driveway paving scams. Ray said his department has had some reports of contractors contacting residents to perform such work. He says many times the quality of work can be poor and the cost much higher than originally quoted. Sometimes the workers will leave before they complete the work. “Most of what we ... Read More »

Tennessee Tech to Hold Commencement Ceremonies

Tennessee Technological University will hold two commencement ceremonies on Saturday. The first ceremony awards graduates from the colleges of arts and sciences, engineering, interdisciplinary studies and the school of nursing. The second ceremony presents graduates from the colleges of agriculture & human ecology, business, education and fine arts. President Philip Oldham will oversee the commencement ceremonies.  Carl Owens, a professor in ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Landfill to Expand Vertically

The Upper Cumberland Landfill has started construction on a vertical expansion. David Smith is the Vice President of  Upper Cumberland Solid Waste Management. “TDEC has decided its more cost effective., if you can do a vertical lift, to do a vertical lift instead of lateral expansion,” Smith said. “Which you have to put all new construction in the bottom of ... Read More »

Annexation Bill Awaiting Haslam Signature

A bill related to a Cookeville’s push to annex the Mackie Farm area awaits the signature of Governor Bill Haslam. The bill would allow a majority of property owners in a proposed annexation area to approve or deny the move. Cookeville had to hold a referendum for the annexation because not every owner of the nine parcels of property asked ... Read More »