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Past Due Property Taxes Increases Interest

If you have overdue property taxes, interest rates will increase up to five percent each month. Overton County Trustee Peggy Smith said there’s less than 2% who hasn’t paid yet on the Overton tax books. “We’re still getting a lot of phone calls, we have a lot of people calling,” Smith said. “A lot of people has been great, they’ve ... Read More »

Store Shelves Remain Empty In Spots

Some Upper Cumberland grocery stores seem to have an advantage over national stores. Livingston’s Jerry’s IGA manager Tony Bilbrey said there’s more ordering variety to replenish the shelves. “Us being an independent grocery store, we’re not restricted to just one warehouse so we’ve been buying from second, third, and fourth suppliers that we have relationships with,” Bilbrey said. “We’ve been ... Read More »

Roadway Cracks After Dam Breach

Crews will be back along Monterey’s Industrial Drive Monday looking at the roadway. An earthen dam next to the Perdue plant breached Friday night causing water to spillover the roadway. That led the roadway to crack and buckle in several places, according to county officials. Crews directed the water to drain through culverts in the area. The 17-acre lake, named ... Read More »

Gainesboro Man Dies In Cycle Crash

A Gainesboro man died Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle accident along Jackson County’s Gladdice Highway. 64-year-old Alan Dwight Ramsey died when he lost control of his motorcycle as he tried to negotiate a left-hand curve. Ramsey’s cycle ran off the roadway to the right, striking a large rock. The motorcycle overturned. The accident happened around 6:30pm Saturday night, according to ... Read More »

Blood Donations By Appointment Only

Blood Assurance will accept blood donations by appointment only effective Monday. Blood Assurance Medical Director Dr. Elizabeth Culler said the move will ensure safety of patients and staff. “(It) will make it much easier to limit the amount of people in a space and allow us to ensure we are doing our part to maintain social distancing,” Culler said. Blood ... Read More »

Cumberland Co Learning Packets Available Monday

Learning packets for Cumberland County school students grades K-8 will be available beginning Monday. School officials said the packets may be picked up at individual feeder-school sites. These packets will be available every Monday during the meal pick-up periods. Classroom teachers at the high school level are reaching out to students to assist with learning during the period. Individual learning ... Read More »

3 More Cumberland Cases, 2nd In Fentress

Sunday’s COVID-19 case report showed three additional Cumberland County cases and a second case in Fentress County. The region total stands at an even 100 Sunday. The report also shows the delay in reporting positive tests as the cases at the Signature Health Care facility’s 45 Putnam County cases have yet to be added to the Putnam County total of ... Read More »

Putnam Housing Starts Increase In March

Despite the tornado and the COVID-19 outbreak, Putnam County housing starts in March returned to fall, 2019 levels. 16 single family permits were issued in March, up from ten in February. It is the highest number of housing starts since November. The March total tallied $3.785 million. The total number of permits countywide tallied nearly $5 million. Read More »

Very Little Change In Saturday COVID-19 Totals

The number of COVID-19 cases Saturday across the region changed very little with Putnam County reporting two additional cases. 3,321 cases have been reported statewide with the largest numbers in Davidson and Shelby Counties. The total cases across the region as of Saturday: Putnam (52) Cumberland (23) Dekalb (5) Jackson (3) Smith (3) Overton (2) White (2) Clay (1) Fentress ... Read More »

Twin Lakes Grant To Finish Fiber In Overton, Fentress

Twin Lakes will be able to complete the final five percent of its fiber conversion thanks to a grant announced by Governor Bill Lee Friday. The $1.4 million grant will allow the cooperative to install fiber in parts of Overton and Fentress Counties. “We will finish connecting fiber to every one of our co-operative members,” General Manager Jonathan West said. ... Read More »