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New UCDD Building Set To Open In August

The Upper Cumberland Development District hopes to open its new central office this summer. Mark Farley is the executive director of the UCDD. “Everything is progressing. We’re already putting the base coats of paint on and they were running the rods to hang the drop ceiling,” Farley said. “We’re looking at taking possession at the end of July and start ... Read More »

Jackson County Home Improvements Moving Forward

A total of three homes in Jackson County will receive repairs through the state’s HOME Rehab Program. County Mayor Randy Heady said an application process determined which families would benefit from the program. “These are people who do not have money in the bank to do these restorations, and they probably don’t have the ability to get a home loan ... Read More »

Van Buren Fair Hopes To Bring Carnival Vendors This Year

The Van Buren County Fair will still go on as officials look to raise money to provide a carnival during the event. Fair President Lisa Bouldin said the fair would need approximately $10,000 by Aug. 10 to fulfill vendor contracts. “I think it’s important to everybody,” Bouldin said. “I know by saying we won’t have a fair, in some people’s ... Read More »

UC Habitat For Humanity Looking For Overton County Lots

Upper Cumberland Habitat for Humanity wants to construct new homes in Overton County. Community Outreach Coordinator Trent Carter said the organization is seeking available lots to build houses for families in need. “We’ve been trying to get established up there for about two years and it’s come time for us to start building in Overton County,” Carter said. “We’ve just ... Read More »

One Dead After Friday Cumberland County Crash

A Crossville man died Friday following a crash in Cumberland County (File Photo)

A Crossville man died Friday after his truck crashed into a tree on Highway 298. The Tennessee Highway Patrol on Monday identified the deceased as 43-year-old Scottie D. Ingram. A crash report said Ingram was driving northbound when his 1995 Chevrolet 3500 truck crossed the center line. The vehicle left the east side of the roadway before impacting a tree ... Read More »

Monterey Officially Opens Bee Rock

A land dedication marked the official opening of Bee Rock in Monterey Saturday. Bobby Walker donated the 10.65 acres of land to Monterey last year. The donation also came with a conservation easement with Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation. Tennessee Greenways Executive Director Steve Law said the conservation easement protects much more than just Bee Rock. “It’s conserving and integral ... Read More »

UCHRA Board Approves $17 Million Budget Plan

The UCHRA Board of Directors approved a new budget plan last Wednesday at $17 million (Photo: Logan Weaver)

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency’s Board of Directors passed its $17 million budget plan Wednesday. Executive Director Mark Farley said the primary goal in the new budget was to provide clarity in the report. “The thing I’ve heard time and time again from the board members is they’ve never been able to see a comprehensive look at what the ... Read More »

Putnam County Continues To Study New Waste Technology

Putnam County continues to study new technology that would reduce solid waste coming from its transfer station. Mayor Randy Porter said officials are working with potential companies to see what the county’s options are. “We’ve been meeting with companies and discussing and seeing what’s out there, what can be offered,” Porter said. “We are currently working on an RFP (request ... Read More »

Twin Lakes Recognized for Upper Cumberland Investments

The Rural Broadband Association has named Twin Lakes a Smart Rural Community designation. Twin Lakes CEO and General Manager Jonathan West said the award recognizes the investments made in Jackson County and other service areas. “We’ve spent about $52 million in Jackson County, and part of that is on electronic infrastructure,” West said. “The other part of that is brand ... Read More »

Bids Received For Highway 56 Widening in Warren, DeKalb Counties

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has received four bids to widen Highway 56 from Warren County into Smithville. TDOT Spokeswoman Jennifer Flynn reports Jones Bros. Contractors in Mt. Juliet submitted the lowest bid at nearly $43.7 million. State officials will now examine each bid for any irregularities and award a bid within the next 30 days. A pre-construction conference between ... Read More »