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Old Sparta Hardware Store Demolished, No Issues

The Old Sparta Hardware Store on Bockman Way demolished around 10:00pm Tuesday night and roads are reopened. Sparta Mayor Jerry Lowery said the property owner ended up taking down the building. The city had also bid out the project due to a miscommunication with the owner, but Lowery said this turned out to be the best-case scenario. “For the residents ... Read More »

Sparta’s South Church Street Faces Extended Closure

Sparta Mayor Jerry Lowery said South Church Street is expected to remain closed for “awhile” as the city works to clear debris from the crumbling Old Sparta Hardware Store. Brick from the back corner of the building tumbled onto the street Monday night. As of Thursday, the street remained covered in rubble. Lowery said demolition of the rest of the ... Read More »

State Parks Hosting Volunteer Events For TN Promise Service Hours

Tennessee Parks across the Upper Cumberland are offering volunteer events Saturday for students who need TN Promise service hours. Edgar Evins State Park Manager Brad Halfacre said his park will be cleaning up the Highland Rim Nature Trail on Saturday. Halfacre said flood debris on the trail is the effort they’ve targeted for students. “If I had the choice of ... Read More »

Putnam Co. Volunteers To Have Another Day Of Weather Cleanup

The Putnam County Volunteer Response Organization is having another Saturday of cleanups following last month’s tornado. Member Randy Adams said there’s enough debris to need more volunteers for a second round of clean up from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adams said volunteers can expect to do a lot of picking up and helping out the community. Adams asked that ... Read More »

Putnam Weekend Cleanup Planned For Those Affected By May Tornado

The Putnam County Volunteer Response Organization is asking for volunteers to help clean up after last week’s tornado. Member Randy Adams said they will be working two shifts on both Saturday and Sunday from 8:00-12:00 and 12:00 to 4:00 PM. Adams said volunteers can help fill the gap between cleanup professionals and homeowners struggling with the aftermath. “Makes things feel ... Read More »

Putnam EMA Offering Assistance, Survey For Tornado Damages

Putnam County EMA is reaching out the community to assist with damages from Friday’s EF-0 tornado. The County EMA Facebook page has a survey posted for those affected. The survey is to help gather damage information and let the agency know who needs help cleaning up. Here is a link to get connected with the Putnam County Emergency Management Agency ... 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 »

Putnam Landfill Expansion Could Extend Use 8-9 Years

The 45-day public comment period for the Putnam County Demolition Landfill expansion in Baxter ended Monday. Solid Waste Director Doug Ashburn said this is a standard expansion providing 15 or more acres to the location. Ashburn said the vertical expansion will allow eight to nine more years of usage. “We’ve got one more cell across the road and with the ... Read More »

Cumberland Residents Asked To Reach Out About Tornado Damage

Damage assessments from the tornado in Cumberland County will begin Friday. Any residents in Cumberland County who suffered damage to their home or property is being asked to contact the Crossville-Cumberland County EMA Office. That number to call is (931) 484-7016. If residents do not get an answer, they are being asked to leave a voicemail or send a direct ... 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 »