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Buffalo Valley Convenience Center To Close For Renovations

Putnam County Solid Waste will close the Buffalo Valley Convenience Center next week to replace a structure that houses employee offices and restrooms. Solid Waste Director Doug Ashburn said the structure has been in place for over 20 years. He said the structure’s walls were beginning to rot away and he decided replacing the building would be easier than full-scale ... Read More »

Contractors Working To Repair Drains Near White Plains

Contractors are working to repair a storm drain that caused flooding in the parking lot and street at White Plains Academy after a 36-inch tile collapsed. Algood City Administrator Keith Morrison said the area began flooding in March after consecutive days of heavy rainfall. The city had to direct traffic in front of the school for several days. Morrison said ... Read More »

Bradshaw Reappointed To Algood Public Works

Algood City Council voted 3-1 Tuesday night to reappoint Walt Bradshaw as Algood’s Public Works Director. Ruby Hawkins voted against the motion Tuesday. She said during a Monday work session that she thought the city should advertise the opening, before making a decision. Bradshaw resigned last month, concerned that his hiring had led to discontent between City Administrator Keith Morrison ... Read More »

Putnam Planning Gets First Look At 850 Lot Development

The Putnam County Regional Planning Commission got a first look Tuesday night at a 560-acre subdivision proposed for Burgess Falls Road and Ditty Road. M2 Design Group Founder Matt Bryant said Scott Family Farm property would contain some 850 lots, based on the current design. The property also contains a 16-acre section that the Scott Family hopes to donate or ... Read More »

Algood Approves Tennis Court Repaving Project

Algood City Council approved the repaving and restriping of the Algood tennis court Tuesday nights. City Administrator Keith Morrison said the bid of some $75,000 is some $24,000 over what the city budgeted for the project. He said the first time the project was put out for bids, the city received no bids. He said the court has holes and ... Read More »

Clay High School Students Offered Summer Job Program

Clay County High School students can earn up to $4,000 over eight weeks this summer through a new Youth Employment Program. Clay County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Doug Young said the chamber is working alongside the American Job Center to offer the program. He said Clay County is the only distressed county in the Upper Cumberland, largely due to ... Read More »

Contract Closing On Gainesboro’s Shamrock Hotel Closer

The sale of Gainesboro’s Old Shamrock Motel is expected to get the green light by the weekend, opening the door for the historic building to be restored as a boutique hotel. Ridgefield Properties Managing Partner Marc Stengel said getting an official survey of the property is the final step before closing. Stengel said he expects his attorney to receive the ... Read More »

Tech’s Annual Clothesline Project Creates Visibility For Victims

The Tennessee Tech Women’s Center will hold its annual Clothesline Project Thursday to show victims of intimate partner and family violence that they are not alone. Women’s Center Director Dr. Helen Hunt said victims are invited to come make a shirt that tells the story of their experience with abuse. She said college students are at high risk of intimate ... Read More »

Warren Chosen For Industrial Development Program

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development approved Warren County for its Property Evaluation Program Tuesday. Warren County Industrial Development Board Executive Director Wendy Sneed said the program will help the county identify property most primed for industrial development. She said the county submitted eight properties that will be ranked according to how smoothly they could be developed and ... Read More »

Cookeville High, White Plains Chillers To Be Replaced

Chillers at Cookeville High School and White Plains Academy set to be replaced as have both reached the end of the life cycle. Deputy Director of Schools Tim Martin said both chillers have had periods of downtime and have required expensive repairs and maintenance. He said those machines that get cooler air to classrooms become even more important as temperatures ... Read More »