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PCSO Forming Transition Team For New Jail Annex

Transitioning to the new part of the Putnam County Jail addition is underway. Sheriff Eddie Farris said they are continuing to work with the contractor and architect as the project progresses. He said things are on schedule and moving along well. “There are lots of things to do, lots of training on our end, lots of preparation,” Farris said. “We ... Read More »

Overton Conservation District Hosting Annual Awards For Local Farmers

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The Overton County Conservation District will host its annual awards ceremony Thursday night at the Overton County Fairgrounds. USDA District Conservationist Robert Halfacre said the event highlights the good work done by farmers and producers throughout the last year. “Agriculture is definitely a prominent part of the community here in Overton County,” Halfacre said. “There’s a lot of people that ... Read More »

White Co BOE Approves Bid For Bon De Croft Addition

The White County Board of Education awarded a $6.38 million bid Thursday night for its Bon De Croft School project. School Board Member Jayson McDonald said the bid came in just over the $6 million budget established by the board. “For me, it was lower than what I thought we were going to get,”  McDonald said. “I was afraid with ... Read More »

VEC Planned Power Outage Saturday For Some 3,000 Crossville Customers

About 3,200 Volunteer Electric Cooperative customers in Crossville will be without power early Saturday morning. Crossville Service Area Manager Kevin Hembree said the planned outage is due to TDOT’s road widening project on Highway 127 North. “We’ve been moving power lines there for going on about a year now, and we need to set a pole in line right at ... Read More »

Sparta Leaders Meeting With TDEC Officials Over Sewer Issues Next Week

Sparta leaders will meet with TDEC officials next week to discuss ongoing efforts to lift the city’s sewer moratorium. Mayor Jerry Lowery said the city has a proposal from a vendor to install temporary flow meters across the system. Lowery said the data gained from the technology is required by TDEC. “Probably next meeting we need to approve up to ... Read More »

Wind Advisory In Effect For Middle TN Until Saturday Evening

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Wind Advisory in effect for all of Middle Tennessee until 4 p.m. on Saturday. According to the National Weather Service, expect 15 to 25 miles per hour with gusts up to 45 miles per hour. Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. The NWS advises caution while ... Read More »

3-Year-Old Girl Passes Away After Accidental Shooting In Algood

A three-year-old girl passed away Thursday night after suffering an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound in Algood. Algood Police Chief Dale Armour said the incident happened between the Algood schools and IWC Food Service on Dry Valley Road. Armour said the child was left unattended in a vehicle and accessed a loaded handgun. Armour said no arrests have been made at ... Read More »

Jackson Co. Schools Sets Official Weeks For Breaks

Jackson County Schools has designated official weeks for fall and spring break moving forward with future school calendars. Director Kristy Brown said Fall Break schedules begin the second Monday of October of each school year and Spring Break will begin the second Monday of March each year. “That would be a good thing to go ahead and pursue and chose ... Read More »

Sparta Aldermen Appoint City Recorder As Interim City Administrator

Sparta City Recorder Tonya Tindle was appointed as Interim City Administrator by the Board of Aldermen Thursday night. City Administrator Brad Hennessee’s last day of employment will be November 22nd. After deciding on a last day, Alderman Jim Floyd opened the conversation on searching for a new administrator. “What is the board’s feeling on getting MTAS involved in looking for ... Read More »