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Hormann Plant Construction Almost Complete

Construction on the new Hormann plant in White County should be completed later this month. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said Hormann has begun their hiring process. “We’re excited, I go up there about weekly to check it out,” Robinson said. “It’s probably one of the biggest things economically to happen here in White County-actually it is the biggest. This ... Read More »

Feed America Tornado Relief Saturday

Feed America First will host a disaster relief distribution at Tennessee Tech Saturday. Mike Womack is the Executive Director of the Murfreesboro-based non-profit. He said the distribution includes perishable and nonperishable food along with hygiene items and cleaning supplies. “We do these events anytime there’s a natural disaster somewhere, especially in the state of Tennessee,” Womack said. “We’ve done several ... Read More »

Upperman High Lighting for Seniors

Upperman High School will light up on Thursday night at 8:20 p.m. in honor of the 2020 senior class. Assistant Principal Greg Wilson said 2020 Lights of Hope event honors the sacrifice students have made during the pandemic. “The athletic fields here at Upperman, at both of our campuses, the old campus and the new campus, will, the lights will ... Read More »

Autumn Woods Subdivision Preliminary Plat Approved

The Putnam County Regional Planning Commission approved a preliminary plat for a 102-lot subdivision on Cumby Road. The Autumn Woods Subdivision covers some 74 acres. “This is great to see a big subdivision coming before us, been awhile since we’ve seen something like this,” Commission Member Mike Atwood said. The developer must add a second turn-around on a 1600-foot long ... Read More »

Warren’s Webb Hotel Added To National Register

The Tennessee Historical Commission added Warren County’s Webb Hotel to the National Register Of Historical Places. The hotel is located in Rock Island and is the 22nd property in the county on the register. “We are very excited,” Director of Magnus Library Brad Walker said. “It has always been one of the prettier buildings because it is very unusual because ... Read More »

Total Of 113 COVID-19 Cases

The number of COVID-19 cases across the Upper Cumberland increased to 113 Tuesday in the latest report from the Tennessee Department Of Health. No deaths reported in our listening area, but statewide the toll grew to 72 Tuesday. Shelby and Sumner Counties each report 15 deaths. The number of Putnam County cases increased to 57 with 32 in Cumberland County. ... Read More »

More Than $717K In FEMA Assistance

FEMA has approved almost $717,000 in assistance for Putnam County residents affected by the March 3rd tornado. Much of the money has already been deposited into the accounts of residents impacted. If you were denied benefits, please read your letter carefully to understand why you did not receive assistance. FEMA Officials said in many cases it can simply be a ... Read More »

State Supreme Court Rules Against Bonding Company

The State Supreme Court found a Van Buren County court can suspend a local bonding company for failure to appear. Cumberland Bail Bonding challenged the September, 2017 ruling that it could no longer write bonds in Van Buren County. At issue, a local rule that requires bonding agents to appear at any court hearing involving the defendants. The bonding agent ... Read More »

Debris Cleanup Focused On April 18 Finish

Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said clean-up crews hope to finish debris removal by April 18. Porter said officials want to make sure residents get their debris moved to roadside as soon as possible. “We need you to get your debris out to the county right of way by the street in the next week,” Porter said. Residents needing assistance ... Read More »

Big O Donuts Relocating After 47 Years

Cookeville’s Big O Donuts is scheduled to move to a new location later this month. Owner Tom Bonning said the business has to leave due to the building being bought by an accounting office. “The building got sold without being offered to us. I’ve been trying to buy it for the last eight years and they kept saying it wasn’t ... Read More »