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Livingston Bans Billboards

Billboards are now officially banned inside Livingston city limits. This week the board of Mayor and Aldermen passed the second reading of an ordinance that prohibits new billboards from being located inside city limits. The Planning Commission recommended the ordinance, which also has some language changes regarding content of signs and off-premises signs. Earlier this year Mayor Curtis Hayes said he ... Read More »

Celina Officials Take No Action On Mobile Home Inspection Ordinance

Celina’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen have chosen to take no action on second reading of an ordinance that would have required inspections of mobile homes. The City’s Planning Commission recommended the ordinance to make sure residents of mobile homes were living in fair conditions, but the board chose to take no action after public outcry from several people who ... Read More »

Life Church Donates Building To Clay County Sheriff’s Office

Life Church has donated a $35,000 building to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. According to officials, the new building will be located adjacent to the sheriff’s office and be used for worship services, GED programs, and alcohol and drug treatment services. For several years, Life Church has been providing DVDs of worship services to the inmates at the Clay County ... Read More »

Crossville Discusses National Wildlife Federation Program

Crossville has a chance to become certified with the National Wildlife Federation as a Wildlife Habitat Community. According to officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the city can start that process by applying for the National Wildlife Federation Program. TWRA spokeswoman Mimi Barnes said becoming a Habitat Community can be a huge benefit for the city. “Another good reason ... Read More »

Crossville Officials Discuss Possible Recreation Advisory Board

A group of Crossville residents want to create a citizens advisory board as part of a master recreation plan for the city. Group leader Doug Parkey said the proposed advisory board would seek to promote and recruit more athletic events to the Crossville area. “Again, this is to support existing events and venues and to enhance and recruit those events,” ... Read More »

Cookeville Curbside Recycling Pilot Project To Start Later This Month

Cookeville’s three month curbside recycling pilot project will begin the Thursday after Christmas in the Windrowe subdivision. City Planning Director James Mills said the recyclables collected will be weighed to determine the impact it has on the landfill and city officials will later decide if they eventually want to provide the service city-wide. “This will be no charge to the ... Read More »

Former Putnam Co. Corrections Deputy Indicted

A grand jury indicted a former Putnam County Corrections Deputy Tuesday for allegedly possessing a controlled substance and introducing contraband into the jail. Authorities have arrested Billy Farley on charges of conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal facility, possession of Buprenorphine with intent to deliver, and official misconduct. “It is a sad day in law enforcement when not only ... Read More »

McMinnville PD To Step Up Traffic Patrols

Warren County has suffered 16 traffic fatalities this year, which is eight more than this time last year. Officials with the McMinnville Police Department have plans to hopefully reduce the number of crashes during the last month of the year. Police Chief Bryan Denton said he plans to have more officers watching for speed, occupant protection, and distracted driving violations ... Read More »

Blood Assurance Issues Urgent Need For O Negative Blood Donations

Blood Assurance has issued an urgent need for O negative blood donations. Blood Assurance officials said they have less than a 1-day supply of O-negative blood and would not be prepared if a crisis occurred. “You never know when you are going to have a tragedy or an accident,” Donor Recruiter Trudy Cody said. “Every day we need, as a ... Read More »

Putnam County Sheriff: Be Aware Of Scams

Scam artists have recently been claiming to be a sergeant or lieutenant with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Farris said the scammers will say you have a pending arrest warrant unless you pay a fine with a pre-paid credit card. “If it doesn’t sound right, then just don’t do it. We never serve warrants over the ... Read More »