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Students Reps On Clay Economic And Community Development Board Bring Youthful Ideas

Clay County Economic and Community Development Board using student representatives to help young people have a voice in the future of community development. Board Executive Secretary Doug Young said the use of student representatives was started about a year ago. “These guys are adults now, they’re 16, 17, 18 years old,” Young said. “And they have opinions and they have ... Read More »

Smithville Launches Online Property Tax Payment Portal

Smithville residents will now be able to pay their property taxes online with a recently developed web tool. Property Tax Clerk Holly Anderson said the tool comes just in time for this year’s property taxes to be mailed out this Friday. “We had been looking into it for a while just to make it easier on the taxpayer and on ... Read More »

Overton School Messaging System Sending Out Confirmation Texts

Overton County parents that signed up for school text alerts during online registration will receive a confirmation text that requires a response. Technology Supervisor Brent Thrasher said the message is not spam. “We had some parents that had called in and they were just concerned,” Thrasher said. “It can get confused with spam. There is a lot of scams going ... Read More »

Overton Health Department Continuing Flu Shot Clinics At Schools

Overton County Health Department continuing its efforts to increase the opportunities to receive a flu shot ahead of flu season. The Department has been setting of vaccine clinics at Overton schools last week and will do so again next week. Nursing Supervisor Megan Reeder said the goal is to get more people vaccinated against the flu and make it easy ... Read More »

Natural Gas Prices Higher Than Last Year, Hard To Predict Upcoming Winter

With the first cool mornings of fall, people are starting to fire up their natural gas appliances. Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Communications Director Cliff Swoape said the price of natural gas seems to be in decline at the moment. But overall, prices are way above the same mark last year. “Winter use to be one of the main driving factors, ... Read More »

Tennessee Tech’s Kappa Sigma Fraternity Earns National Recognition

Tennessee Tech’s Kappa Sigma fraternity earned national recognition as one of the top chapters in North America. The Kappa-Mu chapter was awarded the Founders Award of Chapter Excellence (FACE), the benchmark award in the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Chapter President Nolan Burgess said it recognizes outstanding chapter management, achievement, and program development in all areas of operation. “It just really means ... Read More »

64-Unit Income Based Apartment Complex Possibly Coming To Overton

A 64-unit income based apartment complex could come to Overton County. The Industrial Development Board approved a lieu of taxes for the development for the full county commission to consider. Consultant Ray Evans said the developer is ready to build but needs final approval to start work. “On social media and just around town, a lack of housing is something ... Read More »

White Co Animal Shelter Battling Capacity Issues

The White County Animal Shelter has reached capacity. Director Sara Lawson said on average, the shelter holds about 25 dogs. The facility currently has 38 animals without homes. “We are busting at the seams with how many dogs we have,” Lawson said. “We are consistently getting calls about more strays to pick up. People are calling every day to surrender ... Read More »

Overton Industrial Consultant Recommends Committee To Search For Land

Consultant Ray Evans recommended that the new members of the Overton County Industrial Board consider purchasing land for an industrial park. During Tuesday’s meeting, Evans said Overton County is one of the few, if not the only county in the state, that does not have land for industrial prospects. “If you don’t have industrial property available, it doesn’t not matter ... Read More »