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Putnam School System Out Of Snow Days

The Putnam County School System will use its last snow day Thursday. Director of Schools Corby King said a continuous learning plan was created at the start of the school year. King said k-12 students would use virtual learning days when all 13 snow days are used. “The big impact for families and for students is that we don’t have ... Read More »

Baxter Approves Utility Agreement For Subdivision Project

Baxter moved one step closer for a subdivision project on Highway 70 during Thursday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting. The board approved Mayor John Martin signing an agreement with the Double Springs Utility District. Martin said this will run a 12 inch water line to the project. Martin said this will provide adequate water flow to the future subdivision, providing ... Read More »

Baxter To Host Dedication Of Reflection Park On Tornado Anniversary

The finishing touches are being made to dedicate Baxter’s Reflection Park on March 3rd, exactly one year after the March tornado. The memorial near Baxter Primary School will honor the lives of five children that died that day. Mayor John Martin said the only thing lacking before the event is the landscaping. “It is going to be a beautiful park,” ... Read More »

Power Of Kindness At Baxter Primary School

Friday brings to a close Kindness Week at Baxter Primary School. Principal Marsha Wyatt and Counselor Leah Burnett, said the week was about showing kids the impact of being kind to each other. Burnett said that reinforcing the power of kindness matters when it might not be the easiest option. “At an elementary school we deal with conflict,” Burnett said. ... Read More »

Baxter Wants To Build Equipment Structure

Baxter is considering a plan to build an equipment shed for its street department to protect equipment and vehicles. Mayor John Martin said there is enough adjacent land at the Street Department’s new facility to build something for all the community’s equipment. “Our Street Superintendent Travis Clark got all the bids on all of it and all the specs for ... Read More »

Baxter Approves Preliminary Subdivision Plan on Main Street

The Baxter Planning Commission approved the preliminary site plan for a subdivision on Main Street. There are 119 lots proposed in this phase. The planning commission showed the plan to the Baxter Fire Department and they did not see any issues with the road width. The project representative asked about developing this subdivision in multiple phases. However, Commission member Tommy ... Read More »

Baxter Fire Department Offering Free Smoke Alarms

The Baxter Fire Department is offering free smoke alarms and installation to anyone who wants one. Fire Chief Matthew White said residents can also request a fire safety check in their home and will test older smoke detectors that take batteries like 9 volts. White said these new detectors have a 10 year battery, so helping to install them in ... Read More »

Baxter Police Replace Old Dash Cameras Through Seized Vehicle

The sale of drug dealer’s truck helped the Baxter Police Department upgrade its in-car cameras. Baxter Police Chief Danny Holmes said upgrading all six police vehicles cost $5,300. Holmes said new equipment gives a morale boost to the department and said it felt like Christmas came early for his department. “The company is right here in Tennessee and our cameras ... Read More »

Free Legal Services For March Tornado Victims

Putnam County residents affected by the March tornado will have access to free legal aid thanks to a new grant. The Legal Services Corporation has given $125,000 to the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee for direct legal services, educational outreach and free legal clinics. The Legal Aid Society will host three virtual legal clinics for disaster victims in Spring ... Read More »

Baxter Closing City Hall, Water Department Lobbies Due To COVID

Baxter is closing its city hall and water department to foot traffic due to rising COVID numbers starting on December 21. The city said this decision is being made to protect city hall employees. Baxter will have drop boxes at both locations for customers to use. Customers still have the option to use online services at and the drive-thru ... Read More »