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Baxter FD Using Grant Funding To Help Department And City

Baxter Fire Department moving forward with two grants that will help the department’s operations. Chief Matthew White said one grant is for some $5,000 through Twin Lakes. “For purchasing an air pack, and SCBA for us to wear,” White said. “We have one that’s currently down and we need to put that back into service.” White said the department also ... Read More »

Baxter Looking To Purchase Equipment For Fire Department

Baxter Fire Department has received a $50,000 grant from FEMA to purchase new equipment. Chief Matthew White said the funding will help them purchase an air compressor to fill oxygen tanks after use. “We use it quite frequently,” White said. “Every time we put an air pack on and we go out and breathe them in inside of a house ... Read More »

Ditty Road Hopefully To Reopen In Next Few Weeks

Paving work on Baxter’s Ditty Road started Thursday night. The road has been closed since June 20th while utilities were extended to Portabello. City Engineer Tom Bennett said since the extension is complete crews can repave the road and get it closer to reopening. “Asphalt operations in the freezing temperatures and I know we’ve got some cold weather coming,” Bennett ... Read More »

Baxter Planning And City Council Meetings Rescheduled

Baxter’s monthly Planning Commission meeting and City Council meeting have been rescheduled. City Recorder Sharon Carlisle said with illness on both committees, a quorum would not be met. She said the meeting will be held next Thursday, December 15th. The planning meeting will be at 5 p.m. and the regular council meeting will be at 6 p.m. Read More »

Baxter Home Suffers Significant Damage In Fire

A single family home in Baxter suffered significant fire damage Tuesday morning after an apparent stove fire. Fire Chief Tom Brown said crews responded to Old Mill Road with heavy smoke coming from the home. “We made entry and extinguished the fire in the kitchen,” Brown said. “We realized the fire expanded and had a well involved fire in the ... Read More »

TDOT Completes Paving For Baxter Intersection Traffic Light Project

The much anticipated improvement project at the Highway 70 and Highway 56 intersection in Baxter is substantially complete. TDOT Community Relations Office Rae Anne Bradley said all that remains are some minor work items. “There are some permanent signs that need to be replaced, and the city still has to inspect and accept the traffic signal that has been installed,” ... Read More »

Putnam Fire Crews On Scene At Bruce Ridge Road Fire For Three Hours

A total loss of a structure after a fire located at 616 Bruce Ridge Road in western Putnam County Tuesday morning. Putnam County Fire Chief Tom Brown said firefighters were dispatched around 5:44 this morning to respond to an “unknown fire,” either a structure fire or a brush fire. He said when they arrived on the scene it was both. ... Read More »

Baxter Working To Make Old Ditty Road Paving Decisions

Baxter will have to decide what steps to take with repaving and repairs on the old Ditty Road. The road has been closed since June 20th while crews extended utilities to Portobello. City Engineer Tom Bennett told the mayor and alderman at its Thursday night meeting that he has discussed options for a suitable fix with crews, including tar and ... Read More »

Baxter’s First Ever Full-Time Firefighters Go To Work

Baxter has implemented its first-ever full-time fire crew this week. Chief Matthew White said the three full-time personnel will ensure someone will be at the station at all times. “So that helps us a lot with the response time it cuts down somebody having to come into the station having to pick up a truck,” White said. “Someone will be ... Read More »

Baxter To Explore Ways To Address Sidewalk Concerns

The City of Baxter will explore possible funding avenues to create sidewalks near the Upperman campuses. Parent Kim Phann brought the issue to the attention of the Board of Aldermen Thursday night. She said she’s concerned about the safety of students who walk to school. “Every morning I see kids walking down Highway 70 and through the Crossroads and through ... Read More »