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Van Buren Leaders Discuss School Budget And Change In Practices

A Van Buren County Commission and Board of Education joint work session Wednesday resulted in new budget practices the school system plans to follow. Director of Schools Cheryl Cole said she does not include federal money and grant applications in the revenue line item but includes the money in expenditures. Commissioner William Maxwell said the practice is a problem on ... Read More »

Overton Closing On Carr Creek Bridge Project

Overton County is working on final paperwork to close the Carr Creek Bridge project. Commissioner Darwin Clark said the work is close to completion. “We’re filling out our closing documents and waiting on the final estimates,” Clark said. “We hope to be closed out by end of January. The bridge is pretty well done.” Construction on the bridge began in ... Read More »

Cumberland Commission Approves Redistricting Plan

Cumberland County Commission unanimously approved its redistricting plan Monday. The plan keeps nine districts in place with two commissioners each. Each district will also have one school board seat. The new maps are available online at the county website. Read More »

This Week: Warren BOE Reviews Policies, Cookeville Planning Considers Action

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Warren County School Board will review its school policy on personal use of electronics. Members will also receive an update on construction projects ongoing in the district. Monday’s meeting begins at 5:00 p.m. at Dibrell Elementary School. Livingston will have two meetings Monday. The Livingston Planning Commission will meet at 5:00 p.m. at ... Read More »

Putnam Commission Approves COVID Stipends For Employees

The Putnam County Commission approved employee stipends Monday to all full-time and part-time employees that qualify. Mayor Randy Porter recommended first responders to receive $2,000 and other full-time workers $1,200 through the counties American Rescue Plan funding. After several motions, amendments and lengthy discussion during Monday’s meeting, Commissioner Darren Wilson made the motion to increase the one-time bonus. “If this ... Read More »

This Week: Overton Commission Considers Grants, Putnam Discusses ARP Funding

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Overton County Commission will consider a grant application to purchase a building for a new community center. The T-Mobile Hometown Grant funds up to $50,000. Commissioners will also vote to provide county life insurance to employees and elected officials. The final redistricting plan will also be reviewed. Business begins Monday at 5:00 p.m. ... Read More »

This Week: Byrdstown Aldermen Meet, Algood Considers Court Ordinances

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Byrdstown Board of Aldermen will meet. The board will gather at city hall at 5:00 p.m Monday. The Pickett County School Board will convene at 7:00 p.m. Monday at central office. Algood City Council will conduct a work session starting at 6:00 p.m. Members will discuss three ordinances concerning local court operations Monday. ... Read More »

Clay Commission Forms Committee To Review New Salary Schedule

The Clay County Commission created a five member committee Monday night tasked with studying employee raises. Commissioner Bryan Coons said he has a salary schedule ready to be reviewed. Coons said job descriptions and years of service would determine an employees pay. “The last time we did this in 2012 a lot of people got raises bigger than others and ... Read More »