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Caney Fork To Experience Higher Water Levels

Changes to the Center Hill Dam Water Control Manual will result in raised water levels in the Caney Fork River this summer and fall. That according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Management Section Chief Anthony Rodino. He said the dam’s continuous minimal flow has been increased to 250 cubic feet per second during summer and fall months. Rodino ... Read More »

Clinic Making Strides With Year Of New Leadership

Cookeville’s Major Mike Shipley Spay and Neuter Clinic has administered some 4,500 pet surgeries since Wags and Whiskers took over the clinic in April of last year. Wags and Whiskers President Elizabeth Sofia said some 1,500 of those operations have been from volume clients like local animal shelters. She said many Major Mike’s employees stayed on after last April’s closure ... Read More »

Cumberland’s Uplands Village Upgrading Gardens With Grant

The Uplands Village Retirement Community will repair and upgrade its outdoor garden through a $20,000 grant from the Pat Summitt Foundation. The Pat Summitt Foundation funds nonprofits that specialize in serving patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Uplands Village Sales and Marketing Director Trena Waldo said the funds will purchase raised beds for the campus herb garden and new outdoor lighting. ... Read More »

South Jefferson Widening Running Months Behind

Cookeville’s South Jefferson Avenue widening project stands at least one-year behind the original timeline set for the project. The project was originally scheduled for completion in September, 2024. T-DOT Regional Communications Officer Rae Anne Bradley said the contractor had requested a 146-day extension back in 2022. Now, the work is some eight months behind that completion date. “Some current work ... Read More »

3 Warren Residents Charged With Sexual Exploitation

Three men booked into the Warren County Jail, charged with uploading child sexual abuse material online. TBI agents led the investigation after a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 40-year old Garry Alford, 32-year old Johnathan Curtis, and 38-year old Clifton Johnston arrested. Each charged with one count of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. The three ... Read More »

Van Buren Schools Faculty, Staff Get Raises In Budget

The Van Buren County School Board passed its fiscal year budget Wednesday night that includes a $2,000 raise for teachers and a $1,200 raise for hourly staff. Director of Schools Jared Copeland said the teacher salary increase would put the minimum salary at some $45,600 for fiscal year 2025. He said the raise bumps teacher pay above the new state ... Read More »

Amended Monterey Budget Includes 3-Cent Tax Increase

The town of Monterey’s amended budget includes a three-cent property tax increase, down from a 14-cent increase when a Wednesday work session began. Alderman Alex Garcia said the board went through the budget line-by-line and cut items when possible in order to whittle down the increase. He said the town has not had a property tax increase in well over ... Read More »

Jackson Kindergarten Registration Starts For 24-25

Jackson County parents have multiple opportunities to register their incoming kindergarteners over the next two weeks. Director of Schools Jason Hardy said Gainesboro Elementary registration will be open from 3:00pm-6:00pm Thursday and again Tuesday. Dodson Branch registration will take place May 7. Hardy said parents should bring their child, proof of residence, immunization records, and the child’s birth certificate. “We ... Read More »

Goat Carcasses Being Dumped On Private Property

The Livingston Police Department is offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of an individual who has been dumping goat carcasses on private property. Police Chief Ray Smith said the department received a call from a man who found the animals while examining his property between Elm Grove Road and Hickory ... Read More »

Cumberland, Stone Memorial Ranked Tops In UC

Cumberland County and Stone Memorial High Schools are the highest-ranked Upper Cumberland high schools in the new U.S. News and World Report rankings of best public high schools. Cumberland County ranked 61st among Tennessee schools in the report, scoring a 75.8 on the magazine’s scorecard. The school graduated 91 percent of its students and received a 9.4 ranking on college ... Read More »