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Local Beekeeper: Hobby Rise Across The Region

Local Beekeeper Keith Ray said the hobby is increasing in popularity across the Upper Cumberland, especially with younger people. Ray said he thinks people are becoming interested in the hobby because of concerns about the environment and sustainability. He said the biggest mistake he sees people make when getting into beekeeping is not spending enough time in their hives during ... Read More »

New Gainesboro Utility Payment System Running

The town of Gainesboro has upgraded its utility payment system to allow online and telephone payments for increased efficiency and convenience. Town Clerk Lisa Dodson said residents had to pay in person with cash or checks until now. She said the town has added an online portal that allows customers to pay water and sewer bills with debit and credit ... Read More »

Options To Keep Crossville Utility From Losing Money

Crossville City Council discussing options to ensure the city’s water and sewer utilities stay profitable in the coming years. MTAS Finance and Accounting Consultant Brad Harris said the city council has two possible solutions. Harris said they can either reduce the minimum utility bill from 2,000 gallons to 1,500 gallons. The other option, implement an annual rate increase around 3.5 ... Read More »

Overton After School Program Will Continue In 24-25

The Overton County Schools will not be terminating the system’s After School Program next year. Those rumors spread after the system inadvertently missed a deadline to apply for grant funding. Director Of Schools Donnie Holman said the administration has been working to replace that funding. “As soon as I was notified of this, I began to work to rectify the ... Read More »

Eight Shelters Open In Overton For Storms

Overton County has opened seven emergency shelters for residents concerned about the threat of severe weather. Chris Masiongale directs Overton/Pickett 911. He said the shelters are available through the evening for anyone who may be in a mobile home, or a shelter they are concerned about. The shelters are located at the Allons Fire Hall, 311 Old Celina Road; Allons ... Read More »

Safe Places Opened For Those Dealing With Storm

Several community safe places have opened Wednesday afternoon for Putnam County residents concerned about the severe weather. The Double Springs Church of Christ, Monterey First Baptist Church, the Putnam County Library Main Branch, and the Sycamore Church of Christ are open for residents needing a secure place to ride out the storm. The addresses: — Double Springs Church, 4665 Norton ... Read More »

Trees Down, No Major Problems After Warning

A tornado warning brought large hail to Overton County Wednesday morning, but no widespread damage. Emergency Management reported large hail in the Allons area. Several trees down, including Walnut Grove Road and East Main Street. Strong winds also reported in the Wilder area. The warning was for a radar indication of rotation. Nashville-based forecasters said the storm produced a classic ... Read More »

Crossville To Consider Memorandum For Rec Center

Crossville City Council will consider a memorandum of understanding for a potential Recreation Center during its meeting next week. City Attorney Randall York told the council during the Tuesday work session that the memorandum would outline the responsibilities of the city as well as the Putnam County YMCA, a possible partner for the prospective project. York said the document states ... Read More »

Schools Closed Wednesday For Weather Threat

Concerns about possible severe weather Wednesday have led Upper Cumberland school systems to close Wednesday. “It’s really for the safety of our students and for our teachers and staff and administration,” Communications Supervisor Buddy Pearson as Putnam County Schools will be closed Wednesday. Pearson said the director of schools spent time Tuesday in contact with Putnam County Emergency Management to ... Read More »

Overton Gets Good News On Ambulance, Monroe Building Bids

The Overton County Budget Committee approved bids for two ambulances and the construction of the Monroe Community Center at its Tuesday meeting. Overton County Executive Steven Barlow said this meeting was designed to open bids for expensive projects to see if those projects are feasible before department heads present proposed budgets for the new fiscal year. He said the two ... Read More »