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Local Attorney Warns Of Financing Living Expenses During High Inflation

Consumers are increasingly using buy now, pay later apps or using credit cards to cover the cost of rising food bills amid high inflation. Local Attorney Dale Bohannon said while it might be a short-term aid, the danger comes when it’s time to pay it back. “You don’t want to finance living expenses,” Bohannon said. “Because if you’re not able ... Read More »

This Week Special Called Sparta Meeting, Putnam School Board Meets

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Cookeville Planning Commission meets Monday night. Commissioners will consider several residential developments for study or action. Business begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, the Putnam County School Board will receive an update on ongoing capital projects such as the Upperman High School addition and the K-4 Park View School. The meeting starts at 5:00 ... Read More »

Sparta Continuing Work With State To Answer Sewer Overflow Issues

A special-called meeting scheduled as a result of a Thursday Sparta Board of Aldermen work session regarding sewer violations. City Administrator Brad Hennessee said TDEC placed the city on notice in 2019 regarding the overflow issues. Hennessee said the meeting will continue efforts to fulfill a consent order that requires corrective action. “The engineer that has been working on the ... Read More »

TWRA Celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day Saturday

Saturday is National Hunting and Fishing Day. TWRA Outreach and Communications Coordinator Mime Barnes said the day is a time to thank hunters and fishermen who are the backbone of natural conservation. “It is important, because of that conservation model in the United State and in Tennessee rest on the shoulders of those who hunt and fish,” Barnes said. ‘We appreciate ... Read More »

Clay County Sheriff’s Office Searching For Missing Man

Clay County Sheriff’s Office seeking help in the search for a missing Pea Ridge man last seen in Kentucky. 53-year-old Michael Harding was last seen on Sunday and reported missing by family on Tuesday. Chief Deputy Rick Lisi said no foul play is suspected, and that they are treating it as a Silver Alert case. “Everything about what his routine ... Read More »

Increasing Interest Rates Come As Part Of Addressing Inflation

The federal reserve has increased interest rates, and is expected to do so again next month in its ongoing efforts to reduce inflation. Tennessee Tech College of Business Dean Thomas Payne said it will have a big economic impact, but a necessary one. He said as rates increase, the price of goods will decrease. “This is their way of attacking ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Proud Of Student For Reporting Potential Threat

A note with threatening language found under a seat at Upperman High School Thursday deemed a non-event after an internal investigation. Putnam Schools Communication Supervisor Hannah Davis said once found, it was immediately brought to a teacher and reported to the administration and the school’s school resource officer. “The student was identified and it was determined that there was no ... Read More »

Cookeville Regional Approves Software After Price Negotiations

Cookeville Regional Board of Trustees approved the renewal of an employee software service after tabling approval citing financial concerns. The software would allow department heads access to employee profiles and organizational charts, among other uses. When originally presented to the board, the cost came in at some $300,000 for a three-year contract. Board Member Danny Rader asked if cost-cutting measures ... Read More »

Burks Elementary Hosted District For Literacy Implementation Network Learning Walk

Literacy Implementation Network working across the state to implement a high-quality English Language Arts curriculum. Diana Wood is the Putnam Schools PreK through 4th Grade Instructional Supervisor. She said Putnam County is a mentor district for surrounding areas because it was an early adopter of this curriculum. “So the goal is we’re mentoring them in the implementation, they’re a little ... Read More »