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UCDD Approves Loan For New Childcare Facility In Carthage

A new childcare facility will be coming to Carthage that will help a region-wide capacity issue. The UCDD Executive Committee approved a $200,000 loan to the operator for renovations. “It’s a much needed thing in our community,” Smith County Mayor Jeff Mason said. “April comes from a great family. She has a heart for this. I look forward to what ... Read More »

UCDD Exec Committee Increases Cap For Micro-Loan Program

More micro-loan opportunities through UCDD will be available for those starting a small business. The Executive Committee voted Thursday to increase the cap from $450,000 to $1 million. Lending and Economic Director Megan Choate said the loan committee felt it was time to up the portfolio. “As the economy changes and as new businesses start, we see ebbs and flows ... Read More »

TTU Board Of Trustees Approve New Contract For Oldham

Tennessee Tech President Phil Oldham has received a new six-year contract. The Board of Trustees approved the contract Thursday afternoon. It replaces the current contract and takes Oldham’s employment through 2028. Trustee Tom Jones said it is a big step forward for the university. “This is not something that I would have entered into or proposed six, eight or even ... Read More »

UCDD To Help UC Mayors In Need Of Administering TDEC ARP Money

UCDD will offer administrative services to Upper Cumberland counties needing assistance with managing TDEC ARP fund. Executive Committee Chair Randy Heady said in his role as Jackson County Mayor, he does not have the staff to oversee the money. “It is hard to navigate, and I don’t have time to do that kind of work,” Heady said. “So, I’m willing ... Read More »

Committee Named To Review UCDD/UCHRA Executive And Finance Directors

UCDD/UCHRA Executive Committees will conduct performance evaluations of Executive Director Mark Farley and Finance Director Ginger Stout in the next thirty days. Chair Randy Heady leading a three-person committee including Smith County Mayor Jeff Mason and Cumberland County Mayor Allen Foster. Heady said the reviews are conducted annually. “Our job is to evaluate them, evaluate how they’re doing their job,” ... Read More »

UCHRA/UCDD Entities Receive Clean Audit Report From Firm

UCDD and UCHRA have received a clean audit report this year from an outside accounting firm. Senior Audit Manager Derek Young of JHM in Chattanooga gave a presentation of the report Wednesday to the Executive Committee. Young said the firm reviewed the finances, operations and accounting practices. “We had not significant decencies or material weaknesses over internal controls or no ... Read More »

TTU Trustees To Hear Review Over President From Outside Consultant

The Tennessee Tech Board of Trustees will get a review of President Phil Oldham from an outside firm around January 1st. Board Chair Trudy Harper told the Executive Committee she received a debrief Wednesday. “The opportunities for improvement and the strength and successes of the university,” Harper said. “She had a lot of really positive things to say about our ... Read More »

UCDD Executive Committee Okays Director To Pursue Cumberland Housing Project

The UCDD Executive Board has given Executive Director Mark Farley the go ahead to seek more information on a USDA housing project in Cumberland County. Farley said USDA has approached the district with a site development program that could bring up to 160 affordable homes. “What they have asked us to consider doing is develop the sites, work with the ... Read More »

TTU Exec. Committee Approves President Review, Trustees Give Oldham Compensation

Tennessee Tech will fund an outside consultant to conduct a comprehensive review of President Phil Oldham. The university’s Executive Committee approved $25,000 Thursday for Chair Trudy Harper and Vice-Chair Teresa Vanhooser to select a company. Harper said the review will play a role in new contract discussions for Oldham. “It is really to inform our judgement about the president and ... Read More »

Dunaway Elected To State Committee For Court Administrations

Thirteenth Judicial District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway has been elected to the state’s District Attorneys General Conference Executive Committee. In this role, Dunaway will have a voice in the overall administration of justice in the courts of Tennessee. Dunaway was voted in by fellow members of the general conference. “It is an honor to work for the people of my ... Read More »