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Putnam Applying For Grant Funding For Fairgrounds Construction

Putnam County applying for $1 million in grant funding to construct the arena at the new fairgrounds. Mayor Randy Porter said if awarded, hosting a fair at the Tennessee Avenue location in 2024 will be likely. “If we can get this ARC grant to pay 50 percent of it, it would be a big deal,” Porter said. “Hopefully next summer, ... Read More »

Clay County Community Celebrating Football Team’s Trip To Championship

The Clay County community abuzz this week as the Bulldogs prepare to travel to Chattanooga for the football state championship. Athletic Director Rob Edwards said the school plans to hold a pep rally Thursday before the team leaves Friday morning. “I think this one is kind of special because it’s the first time a football team has ever been in ... Read More »

HRS Will Take Next Steps With Hickory Valley

Highlands Residential Services taking the next step in its Hickory Valley development following the approval from the Putnam County School Board for a sewer easement. The 69-acre site is set to include approximately 224 units near Cane Creek Elementary. Director of Operations Chris Cassetty said to handle the current and future capacity needs, Highlands Residential was going to have to ... Read More »

Sparta Motlow Holding Triage Training For EMS Students Wednesday

Motlow State Community College will host a triage training for EMS students at its Sparta campus this Wednesday. Motlow Director of EMS Houston Austin said around 30 students will get to have hands-on experience as they learn the statewide triage system. Austin said the best time to learn and make mistakes is while students are still learning in school. “And ... Read More »

Putnam Traffic Stops Results In Drug Arrests

Putnam County traffic stops over Thanksgiving weekend led to two drug arrests. The first stop occurred Wednesday that resulted in the arrest of Jamie Powell. Powell’s vehicle was found to have a felony amount of Methamphetamine and Marijuana. Powell was charged with Manufacturing, Sell, and Delivery of Methamphetamine, Simple Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Paraphernalia. Powell’s bond is set ... Read More »

Cookeville Looking To Establish Temporary Street Closure Ordinance

City of Cookeville looking to establish better procedure for its temporary street closures through a new ordinance. City Manager James Mills said until now, street closure requests for parades or events had been given through permit. Mills said through this ordinance the current practice of a $100 refundable payment would change to a $100 non-refundable payment plus a $250 deposit. ... Read More »

Fentress Standalone ER Sets March 7th Opening Date

Fentress County has officially set a date to open its new standalone ER. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said though March 7th is later than they originally hoped, the county is happy for a light at the end of the tunnel. “They had to do some moving of some electrical boxes and such that they had to move before work,” Johnson ... Read More »

Warren Jail Adding CDL And Construction Courses For Inmates

New commercial driving and construction courses coming to the Warren County Jail to rehabilitate inmates. County Executive Terry Bell said the county has more than $800,000 of grant funding to create the classes. “These grants are actually working with some companies that if they go through the training and fill all their needs they will actually have a job waiting ... Read More »

Monterey Aldermen To Consider Match For TDOT Grant

The Monterey Board of Aldermen to consider a match for a some $1 million TDOT grant in its December meeting. Alderman Bill Wiggins said members will consider putting $367,000 of federal COVID money towards the grant. Wiggins said extending the trail at Burkes Middle School is the main target. “That will complete that leg of the trail,” Wiggins said. “It ... Read More »