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Dekalb, Smith Route 141 Set For Extended Closure

State Route 141 in DeKalb and Smith Counties will be closed for an extended period after heavy rains last week caused a road slide. T-DOT Community Relations Officer Rae Anne Bradley said some 100 feet of road was damaged last Thursday and the road was completely closed on Friday. She said an inner retaining wall will have to be constructed ... Read More »

Jefferson Bumps Due To Leaks; Replacement Project Begins Soon

Some $1 million worth of parts are in and work on the Jefferson Avenue water line replacement project is expected to start mid-April. Water and Sewer Department Director Barry Turner said the parts took time to secure, but materials arrived quickly compared to some other post-pandemic projects. He said contractors plan to replace lines from the courthouse to the interstate ... Read More »

Engineer Work On White County Bridge May Cause Some Closures

Roberts Matthew Highway Bridge over Post Oak Creek in White County will experience closures or lane reductions starting Monday. Financial Director Chad Marcum said engineers will be studying the feasibility of replacing the bridge over the next two weeks. “They need to access underneath the bridge to do some burrowing for geotechnical investigation just to make sure that when we ... Read More »

Overton Schools See Drop In COVID Numbers After Extended Labor Day

Overton County Schools’ extended Labor Day break was successful in the opinion of Director of Schools Donnie Holman. Holman closed schools for two days on September 1st with 144 students COVID positive. As of Friday, Holman said that number has since dropped to 43. “I think five days off there together, I do believe it helped,” Holman said. “I am ... Read More »

Jackson Schools Following COVID Data For Reopening Wednesday

The Jackson County School System has closed Monday and Tuesday as COVID cases and absences spread around the district. Director of Schools Kristy Brown said Jackson County High School had over 200 students absent, with absentee rates higher than 20 percent at all other schools. Brown said returning Wednesday will come down to the data. “The known positive cases any ... Read More »

Cummins Falls Using Layered Protection During Severe Weather

Sunday’s rainfall caused Cummins Falls State Park to close as a safety precaution. Park Manager Ray Cutcher said the park monitors rainfall through radar, the National Weather Service and its own rain and water depth gauges. Cutcher said the park adds as many layers of protection as possible to prepare for the unexpected. “When we think there’s a possibility of ... Read More »

Planned Road Closure On Cookeville’s South Walnut Ave Thursday

Cookeville residents can expect a road closure on South Walnut Avenue starting on Thursday morning. From 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM, South Walnut Avenue will be closed between East Stevens Street and Stout Street. The temporary closure allows the Cookeville Department of Water Quality Control to install a new water service For any questions or concerns please call 520-5239 Read More »

Putnam Household Hazardous Waste Facility Closed April 13

The Putnam County Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be closed on Tuesday, April 13. Solid Waste Director Doug Ashburn said this is due to the facility manager needing to leave for annual re-certification. Ashburn said it is simply a staffing situation for that date. The Putnam County Household Hazardous Waste Facility will reopen on Wednesday, April 14. Read More »

White County Highway 135 Reopens With One Lane

A portion of Highway 135 in White County partially reopened due to a portion of roadway washing out. This is two miles west of Highway 111, near Milk Plant Road. T-DOT Spokesperson Jennifer Flynn said the Bridge Inspection Team determined the concrete box culvert was having issues due to heavy rains. However, Flynn said that a temporary solution is on ... Read More »