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DeKalb VFD Doing Free Smoke Alarm Installations This Saturday

DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department is partnering with the American Red Cross to do free smoke alarm installations this Saturday. Lieutenant Dustin Johnson said that service is available to anyone in DeKalb County. He said installations should only take about 15 to 20 minutes. “Nobody is ever expecting to have a fire,” Johnson said. “It’s one of those things you ... Read More »

Clay Hosting “An Evening Of Lola Jean Dillon” Concerts This Weekend

Clay County is kicking off its season of celebrating its 150th Anniversary with a Lola Jean Dillon concert series this weekend. Courthouse Curator Thomas Watson said that they wanted to honor a local music legend and bring the community together. He said that while Lola Jean Dillon made a name for herself writing songs for the likes of Loretta Lynn ... Read More »

Sparta Pursuing Back Up Brush Truck After Mechanical Issues

Ongoing mechanical issues with Sparta’s sole brush truck began the search for a back-up vehicle Thursday night. Mayor Jeff Young proposed for the Board of Aldermen to use next year’s budgeted repair money to instead purchase an additional truck. “Y’all know what we’ve done with our garbage trucks over the last two purchases,” Young said. “We kept our old truck ... Read More »

Miller: Regional Commercial Flight Could Open Cookeville For Economic And Marketing Opportunities

Cookeville City Council Member Mark Miller said that he believes commercial flight at Upper Cumberland Regional Airport should be a legislative priority. After a recent feasibility study deemed sufficient demand for commercial flight activity, Miller said that the possibility could open endless economic and marketing opportunities for the city. “You’re sitting in the Atlanta airport, you’re sitting in the Charlotte ... Read More »

Jackson Schools Sends TCAT Hartsville Contract For Review By Board Attorney

Jackson County Schools has sent its TCAT Hartsville contract to its board attorney for review. Director of Schools Kristy Brown said that the board directed her to do so after recent changes in the contract that involves TCAT Hartsville and Macon County Schools. “Because we’re working with another school board who owns half the building with us, that does make ... Read More »

DeKalb EMA Seeking New Equipment In Budget Talks

DeKalb County EMA asking the county commission to consider some new equipment in the new budget. EMA Director Charlie Parker said that one ask was for an additional $4,600 for a RadarOmega system. He said that it will help to detect changes in weather. “There are also monitoring devices at the site that tell wind speed, wind gusts, dew points, ... Read More »

Overton Chamber Anticipates Big Welcome Party For New Residents

After a two-year COVID hiatus, Overton County’s New Resident Welcome Party returns to Central Park Friday. The Livingston Overton County Chamber of Commerce organizes the event. Executive Director Shannon Cantrell said over 250 invitations have been sent out. “We have seen a huge number of new people move here,” Cantrell said. “The chamber is a lot of times one of ... Read More »

Clay Industrial Site Preparation Project Receives Two Bids

The Clay County Joint Industrial Board has received two bids on a state grant project creating pad-ready sites for industry. Mayor Dale Reagan said the contractor would create a gravel access road to the Mitchell Street Property and prepare the site for building. “We expect construction on this project hopefully to begin in a few months,” Reagan said. “Once it ... Read More »

Monterey Police Walk Burks Elementary Students To School In Community Event

The Monterey Police Department joined Burks Elementary School students on their walk to school Thursday. Monterey Police Chief Bill Randolph said he believes working with the children at a young age allows them to see the officers as people and friends. Randolph said hosting this event allows the children to trust the officers more where they feel comfortable talking to ... Read More »