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Cookeville Electric Working Outage On Willow

Cookeville Electric reporting a power outage at this hour affecting areas around Interstate 40 and Willow Avenue. As of 7:45am, utility officials reported the outage impact South Willow Avenue north of I-40 to West Spring Street. Fairground Street, Lone Oak Drive, West Jackson Street and Buffalo Valley Road are also being impacted. Crews are working to restore power at this ... Read More »

Nurse Honor Guard Of McMinnville Gathers To Honor Nurses

A group of McMinnville nurses gathering Tuesday night to honor nurses that have passed away. The Nurse Honor Guard of McMinnville typically performs ceremonies at funerals at the request of family members. PIO Shauna Samuel said it is a way to show gratitude for their service during their careers. “You know healthcare is 24/7 it’s not a 9 to five ... Read More »

Tennessee Among Highest Flu Rates In Nation

Tennessee is among some of the highest flu rates in the nation according to the CDC’s flu map. Cookeville Regional Medical Center Infection Prevention Manager Stephanie Etter said this year’s flu arrived sooner and more severe than in previous years. She said what sets the flu apart from the common cold is that it comes on unexpectedly. “It’s that sudden ... Read More »

White Co. High School CTE Awarded New Robot From TCAT Livingston

White County High School CTE students will have the opportunity to try out an industry-standard robot thanks to TCAT Livingston. CTE Instructor Lane Ward said the high school was the recipient of a GIVE grant for the second year in a row. He said the $10,000 robot will help students get acquainted with machinery used to lift, sort, and perform ... Read More »

Overton Commission Approves Air Evac Insurance For Full-Time Employees

The Overton County Commission voted to provide air evacuation coverage for full-time county employees. County Executive Steven Barlow said the county will absorb the some $60 charge so each employee and their household will benefit. “This is just an incentive for the family, because we do not pay the best in the world,” Barlow said. “To be able to do ... Read More »

Clay Co Plans To Use Solid Waste Grant On Trash Compactor

The Clay County Solid Waste Department a step closer to installing trash compactors at its convenience centers. Mayor Dale Reagan said the county received a $50,000 grant that will be used to purchase and install the gear. “We’ve got about five different locations across the county that we call the green box sites,” Reagan said. “What we are trying to ... Read More »

Cookeville To Consider Entering Matching Grant For Safety Equipment

Cookeville City Council will consider participating in a grant to purchase safety equipment for city employees. Human Resources Director Carl Sells said the purchase will include traffic cones, hard hats, and active shooter vests for the fire department. He said the ballistic vests will help boost the partnership between the police and fire departments. “To provide the best immediate first ... Read More »

Overton Residents Ask Commission For More Support To Animal Services

Three Overton County residents voiced concern to county commissioners Monday night about the government’s support of animal services. Resident Beryl Anne Dunn approached the commission during the public comment section of the meeting. Dunn said the animal rescue in the county is under-resourced. “Basically, I just asked them to do something,” Dunn said. “There is not a week that goes ... Read More »

Cookeville To Consider Selling Two Highlands Business Park Lots

Cookeville City Council will consider selling two lots in the Highlands Business Park. The land is set to be developed by the Hollingsworth Company, which also developed the Ficosa building in the Business Park. Community Development Director Jon Ward said the lots will serve as “spec” sites for potential future industries. “This is an opportunity to add spec buildings to ... Read More »