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Cool Named First Ever Baxter Police Officer Of The Year

Allen Cool named the first-ever Baxter Police Officer of the Year at Thursday’s City Council meeting. Baxter Police Chief Danny Holmes said the department often has only one officer on duty at a time, making Cool’s service all the braver. He said Cool routinely goes above and beyond the call of duty. Cool said the recognition would not have been ... Read More »

This Week: Crossville Officials Update Potential Indoor Rec Facility

This week, Crossville City Council will hear an update on a possible indoor recreation center. The architects for the project will be providing the council with updated plan drawings and price estimates. This will allow the council to work toward a decision about the facility and which features it will have to offer. The work session is at 5:00pm on ... Read More »

Baxter Issues Ordinances Amending Fuel Storage, Construction Requirements

Baxter City Council passed an ordinance Thursday night amending fuel storage requirements. Building and Codes Official Bob Lane said that Baxter’s current ordinance does not allow for more than 500 gallons of combustible liquid above ground. Lane said that the new ordinance will prohibit only gasoline citing its volatility. He said that the need for the amendment came about to ... Read More »

Snowfall Highlights Salt Spreader Needs for Baxter

Baxter Mayor John Martin said the city “could have had a serious situation” this week as its salt spreader is “terminal.” “We’re in the market to get another one, but this snow that we had the other day, just kind of got our attention,” Martin said. “We wanted to make sure that we has something that could take care of ... Read More »

No Tax Hike For Baxter Residents

Despite revenue loss due to the pandemic, the City of Baxter’s budget does not include a tax increase. Baxter officials met Thursday night to discuss the city’s budget. Mayor John Martin said he’s confident in their $1.8 million proposal. “From everyone that we’ve talked to as far as the businesses in Baxter, we feel pretty good at it,” Martin said. ... Read More »

Baxter Council Gets First Reading On Town Houses

The Baxter City Council took the next step in approving a townhouse development along Highway 56 at Buffalo Valley Road Thursday night. The 70-unit development will be at the site of the old Shell Gas station. Council members approved the first reading of an ordinance to change zoning on two land parcels to multi-family zoning. The gas station site changes ... Read More »