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White Co. 4-H Holding Meeting For Students Interested In Livestock

White County 4-H hosting a livestock interest meeting this Thursday at 5:30 p.m. TSU 4-H Extension Agent Kiley Wilson said that she wanted to create the event to inspire more kids to get involved with agriculture, specifically livestock. “Basically what I’m wanting to go over is that since we’re such a rural county, I really want to work hard to ... Read More »

$17.5M Loan From State Will Help Expand Cookeville’s Water Plant

TDEC announced Cookeville as the recipient of a $17.5 million loan Wednesday to help with water projects Water Quality Control Department Director Ronnie Kelly calls state-revolving fund loan will help add 50 percent capacity to the city’s water treatment plant. “We try to cashflow most projects and this one was a little bit bigger than we could cashflow so we ... Read More »

Overton Schools Gearing For Summer Maintenance Projects

Overton County Schools will be busy with maintenance projects over the summer. Transportation and Maintenance Supervisor Steve Mosley said that projects will range from installing new HVAC units to parking lot repairs. “The funding wasn’t there and we wanted to get them all patched and repaired and then resealed and striped but it wasn’t there for that so now we’re ... Read More »

Van Buren Commissioner Questions How To Fix Courthouse Steeple

Van Buren Commissioner Bill Mosley voiced his frustrations Tuesday night after the county received zero bids to repair the courthouse steeple. “I’m asking it for everybody that is listening to this,” Mosley said. “I’m asking for the commissioners if they know anybody. I would like to get it fixed.” Mosley said he is concerned that the leak could later result ... Read More »

Gov. Lee, TDEC Names Cookeville Recipient Of $17.5M Loan For Water Improvements

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conversation named City of Cookeville a recipient of a $17.5 million loan for water infrastructure improvements. The loan for the City of Cookeville comes from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program. It addresses improvements to the water treatment system and has a 20-year term at 1.07 percent interest. TDEC Commissioner David Salyers ... Read More »

One Dead, One Injured In Tuesday Night Accident

A Cookeville man has died as the result of a Tuesday night accident at in Putnam County. 61-year-old John Kontour of Cookeville was the passenger of 48-year-old James Romines of Cookeville was traveling in a 1998 Chevrolet Camaro on Thorne Gap Road when his vehicle went on the side of the roadway, striking a large pile of rocks. The vehicle ... Read More »

New Council To Oversee Monterey Events In The Works

The idea of a new Monterey council that would oversee events and sports has been introduced. Mayor Nathan Walker said the concept resulted from a Monday night work session. Walker said the goal would be to bring all the community events and civic organizations together. “Of course, this was just the beginning stage of trying to put something like that ... Read More »

Mills: Goal For New Budget To Step Up Employee Salaries

Stepping up for city employees. That’s the goal Cookeville City Manager James Mills outlined for city council members as they wrapped up a two-day budget work session Tuesday. Under the proposed $36.8 million budget, employees would receive about a $4,600 raise. Mills said city employees deserve the increase. “This council has been very good to our employees over the last ... Read More »