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Main Street Live Concert Series Announces Lineup

Main Street McMinnville has announced the lineup for its 18th Annual Main Street Live. Executive Director Jennifer Flatt Meredith said that every Friday night from June 10th to July 29th, a concert will be held at West Lawn of Security Federal Savings Bank. She said that the whole community is invited to bring a lawn chair and enjoy all different ... Read More »

Warren Schools Granted School Calendar Waiver

The Warren County School Calendar will remain the same after using more stockpile days than originally allotted. Director of Schools Grant Swallows said that sickness and weather forced the school to go over its original 13 stockpile days. Swallows said that they were able to petition for a waiver to avoid extending the school year. “Based on what we experienced ... Read More »

Clay Selects New Building Codes Inspector

Clay County Commission has selected a new building codes inspector. Mayor Dale Reagan said that Anthony Blakely will serve as the inspector for both residential and commercial building codes. He said that Blakely will also serve as the issuing agent for building permits in the county. “Any time that you’re building a new structure, especially a new home, and if ... Read More »

Mental Health Awareness Month Brings Opportunity To Seek Help

The recent death of Naomi Judd reinforces the fact that mental illness follows no demographic. That is according to Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Upper Cumberland Director Michael Anderson. “They’re no respecter of age, race, sex, background, religion or where you live,” Anderson said. “It is something that we are all at risk of and can be treated at any time. ... Read More »

Sparta Aldermen Approve Budget On First Reading

The Sparta Board of Aldermen approved the city’s new fiscal year budget Thursday night. City Administrator Brad Hennessee said the city will allow up to a month period of public comment on the spending before final approval. Hennessee said a public hearing will also be scheduled. Hennessee said the budget will be voted on its final reading in June. The ... Read More »

Cookeville Approves Bids For Two Sewer Rehab Projects

Cookeville Water Quality Control Department will begin the process for two sewer rehab projects. Director Designee Barry Turner said that the department is seeking to do camera work, manhole cover repairs, and pipe bursting. He said that they try to repair a few manholes a year, but the city has only done one pipe bursting project before now. “It’s fairly ... Read More »

Putnam Mayor Estimates Year End Revenue To Come In Several Million Over Budget

Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter has estimated county revenue will come in some $9 million over projections. Porter said the county budgeted about $77.5 million for this fiscal year. With two months left, Porter anticipates the final number to be $86.7 million. “Most of that is the increase in sales tax revenue that we saw,” Porter said. “Hotel Motel tax ... Read More »

Clarkrange JRTOC Coed Fitness Team Named National Fitness Challenge Champs

Clarkrange High School’s Coed Fitness Team has been named the National JROTC Fitness Challenge Champions for the second year in a row. First Sergeant Gilbert Sandoval is the team’s trainer. He said that the team competed in Daytona Beach, Florida against 18 of the best JROTC Coed Fitness Teams from coast to coast, representing each branch of the military. “There ... Read More »

Cookeville Honors Public Works Director Greg Brown

Public Works Director Greg Brown ended his career with the city Firday. Brown said that he was thankful for the support his department has received over the years. “I just want you to know that the city of Cookeville is a great place to work and I’ve enjoyed my time here,” Brown said. “I think the thing I’ll miss most ... Read More »

Tennessee Tech Celebrates Commencement For Class Of 2022

Tennessee Tech celebrated the graduation of over 1,500 students at its commencement Friday morning. President Phil Oldham said that as Tech’s stature and reputation grow, so does the value of the degree the students have earned. “You are set to get a great return on the investment you have made,” Oldham said. “Because you have what the world wants and ... Read More »