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Monterey Team Continues Response To Livingston Storm Cleanup

The Tennessee Disaster Response Team from Monterey continuing cleanup efforts in Livingston Wednesday morning after the micro-burst storm almost two-weeks ago. Team Leader Ken Hall said the response marks the third day. This time for two properties on Jamestown Highway. “I’ve teasingly called it the disaster that no one knew about,” Hall said. “As soon as we heard about it, ... Read More »

Sparta Begins Spring Cleanup Initiative Along Carter St And River

Sparta conducting a parks cleanup effort Monday to get city facilities ready for the spring season. Mayor Jeff Young said the city has partnered with the Bledsoe County Prison inmate crews to complete the work. “Now that the COVID restrictions are softening just a little bit, we got a six-man crew that’s going to be here the next period of ... Read More »

GES PTO Organizing Playground Cleanup To Help Kids

The Gainesboro Elementary School PTO is asking the community to help fix flood damage along with wear and tear on the playground. PTO President Leah Harrison said weeds have started growing because of mulch getting washed out. Harrison said anyone is welcome to join in on Saturday to help give kids a safe, clean place to play this school year. ... Read More »

Cookeville Tornado Cleanup Continues Saturday After Over A Year

The effects of the 2020 March tornado are still present in Cookeville with cleanup continuing this Saturday. The Monterey Lions Club Disaster Response Team have been working at ground zero for over a year. Team Leader Ken Hall said about two weeks of work remain, so volunteers are welcome to join. “It is amazing what has been done when you ... Read More »

Overton Adding Highway Dept. Equipment For Ice Storm Cleanup

Overton County will use money left over from the new county building for new highway department equipment. County Executive Ben Danner said that roughly $300,000 will be used to purchase new vehicles and mini-excavators. Danner said this is focused on the ice storm cleanup, with the county taking a different approach than it did in 2015. “We borrowed $1.3 million ... Read More »

Livingston Spring Cleanup Week Starts This Week

The city of Livingston will be having Spring Cleanup Week starting Monday. Mayor Curtis Hayes said this event is a perfect way to get rid of their junk that’s cluttering up their spaces. “This is a good opportunity for folks to clean out their basement, their garage, or any discarded items they just don’t want anymore. City employees will come ... Read More »

Cleanup Efforts Begin At Obey River Park

Cleanup of the Obey River Park began Monday after flood waters left behind large amounts of debris. Park Ranger Sondra Carmen said crews have almost cleared the day use area, but about a mile of drift still remains. “The biggest issue is the debris,” Carmen said. “When the lake elevation was at flood stage and the wind and the current ... Read More »

Ice Storm Damage Federal Aid Available For Putnam Farmers

Federal Assistance for Putnam County farmers is available in the aftermath of the February ice storm. Chad Huddleston is County Executive Director for the USDA Farm Service Agency. Huddleston said the Emergency Conservation Program makes Putnam farmers with at least $1,000 in debris or permanent fencing damage eligible. Huddleston said 75 percent of costs will be covered. “You don’t have ... Read More »

Cookeville Sinkhole Cleanup Open To Volunteers

The annual Trog Sinkhole Cleanup is this Saturday to gather up all the debris and trash. Cookeville Public Works Storm Water Manager Blake Mayo said the North Willow Avenue sinkhole catches a lot of city storm water, including most of Tennessee Tech. Mayo said that unfortunately there will be more to collect than just trash from the storm drainage system. ... Read More »

Annual Trog Sinkhole Cleanup Postponed For Weather

Cookeville’s annual Trog Sinkhole cleanup has been postponed for impending rain. The cleanup has been moved from Saturday to March 27. Cookeville Public Works Stormwater Manager Blake Mayo said the rain could cause unsafe conditions due to high water in the sinkhole. This cleanup was to address litter and debris that collects in the Trog Sinkhole. Mayo said that anyone ... Read More »