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State Funded Project To Improve Immunization Rates Studying The UC

A grant funded initiative through the University of Tennessee is identifying immunization barriers in the Upper Cumberland. The project has 14 registered nurses across the state to improve vaccination rates. Registered Nurse Ashley Walton said she is studying the northern half of the Upper Cumberland. “I don’t want our area to experience a vaccine riddled disease outbreak in the upcoming ... Read More »

Celina Mayor To Present Paving Loan For Aldermen Approval

Celina Mayor Luke Collins has identified a $2 million rural development loan to possibly fund several paving projects in the city. Collins said the plan is to resurface 14 miles of street. “Some of them have a lot of potholes in them, and some of them where work has been done the road had to be dug up and patched,” ... Read More »

Sparta Aldermen Approve Trash Trailer Repair To Improve Operations

The Sparta Board of Aldermen wants to improve its sanitation operation through a trailer repair project approved Thursday night. City Administrator Brad Hennessee said up to $25,000 was allocated to bring the city’s second trash compactor trailer up to standard. “To buy one of those new is at least $125,000,” Hennessee said. “The rest of the trailer is reasonably good, ... Read More »

Sparta Aldermen To Consider Employee Pay Raises This Thursday

The Sparta Board of Aldermen will vote on a pay adjustment plan Thursday night that would impact 67 employees. The plan would increase pay by $2.32 for employees in pay grades two through seven. Mayor Jerry Lowery said the city needs to take action after losing nine workers over the past year. “I think it is something that we probably ... Read More »

This Week Putnam Commission Orientation, Sparta Work Session

This week in the Upper Cumberland nine Putnam County Commissioners will officially enter office. They will be sworn in Monday followed by an orientation led by Mayor Randy Porter. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. The new Cookeville Mayor and City Council will have a work session Tuesday. Officials will discuss agenda items in preparation to the Thursday night City ... Read More »

Sparta Aldermen Approve Contract For Sludge Removal

Sparta moving forward with a $50,000 project to remove sludge from its water treatment plant. City Administrator Brad Hennessee said the city contracted with a company to use a vacuum hose. “Last year is the first year that we actually used this type of method to dewater the lagoon,” Hennessee said. “It’s really as much a safety issue as anything ... Read More »

Livingston Aldermen Set Process For Police Chief Search

The Livingston Board of Alderman set the requirements and time line for the police chief application process in a special called session Tuesday night. Alderman Kelly Coleman offered an initial draft that was amended several times before approval. Coleman said he used samples to form the listing. “Basically, I went through and highlighted things I like in blue and things ... Read More »

Sparta Scheduling Work Session To Address Employee Pay

An in-house pay study of Sparta employees has shown a need to increase wages. Just how much the raises would amount to unknown at this time. City Administrator Brad Hennessee told Aldermen Thursday night he recommended scheduling a work session to layout option. “A meaningful and effective adjustment is going to be expensive,” Hennessee said. “The city just started a ... Read More »

Sparta Mayor To Propose Wage Study To Answer Employment Issues

Sparta Mayor Jeff Young said he will recommend the Board of Aldermen to begin an internal pay study Thursday night. The conversation began last week after a few street department workers left for retail jobs. Young said companies are now paying more than entry level city positions. “The city of Sparta has been very competitive with the wages that we ... Read More »

Hayes: Police Chief Applications Will be Open To All

Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes said the city will open its police chief position to outside candidates in the future. Former Police Captain Ray Smith was appointed as interim chief following Greg Etheredge’s resignation Saturday. Hayes said interim positions usually serve three to six weeks. “We’ll start a process of advertising and certainly Mr. Smith will be eligible to apply for ... Read More »