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Key: New RSCC Fentress Center Is The Heart Of County

“What makes this campus unique is it’s the heart of the community. It’s the heart of Fentress County.” That’s Roane State Community College Fentress Site Director Tinisha Key. Ket and President Chris Whaley joined county officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house Friday at the new Clarkrange facility. Key said the main benefit to the new center is ... Read More »

Fentress County Covid Testing And Cases Rise

Fentress County active Covid cases over the past month have increased from eight to 36. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said positive cases are always a concern, but was expected with more people being tested. “We were expecting it,” Johnson said. “We were talking with our local health department and state officials that it was going to come. This is what ... Read More »

Fentress County Census Rates Remain Under 50 Percent

Fentress County’s Census response rate remains under 50 percent. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said the county could miss out on much needed grant money if numbers do not increase. “You got 18,000. Right there is 1.8 million dollars,” Johnson said. “So, if this continues, we might not be eligible for a million dollars in grant aids to come to the ... Read More »

Fentress No Longer A Distressed County

Fentress County has officially moved off the Tennessee distressed county list to only at-risk. The Appalachian Regional Commission annually categorizes all counties in Tennessee as distressed, at-risk, transitional or competitive based on economic status. Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson said the economic improvement is due to the workers of Fentress. “The workforce that we have,” Johnson said. “If something happens ... Read More »