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This Week: Fentress Talks Ag Pavilion

The Fentress County Board of Commission will discuss the purchase of land for a new Ag Pavilion Monday night. This is a special called meeting to discuss the previously tabled decision on purchasing land for the future Fentress County Agriculture Pavilion. The 15 acres sit at 3600 South York Highway. Commissioners last week believed the county could get a better ... Read More »

Statewide Drive-Thru Testing Set For Jamestown Saturday

The Tennessee Department Of Health will host weekend drive-thru testing at the Fentress County Senior Center Saturday. Jamestown’s mobile testing site will be one of three sits setup across the state in an attempt to address rising COVID cases in the rural areas. The testing site will be open 9am to Noon Saturday. “We’ve seen an upward trend in COVID ... Read More »

Fentress Ag Pavilion Land Purchase Tabled

Fentress County Commissioners tabled a decision on purchasing land for a proposed Agriculture pavilion until Monday. The 15 acres at 3600 South York Highway will be discussed at a special called meeting Monday night. Fentress County Commissioner Rod Williams made the motion which passed by a 7-3 vote. Fentress County Mayor Jimmy Johnson said at $15,000 per acre, this has ... Read More »

Fentress SR-85 To Close For Rockfall Mitigation

Commuters who use State Route 85 in Fentress County will not be able to travel that route until next year. TDOT Public Information Officer Jennifer Flynn said the highway between Sandy Road to East Obey Lane will be closed until May 2021 for rockfall mitigation. “We know that there’s an area that is prone to rockfalls and rock slides, and ... Read More »

Extended Sewer Line Project, Next Step For Fentress RSCC Campus

Another step has been taken toward a stand-alone Fentress County Roane State Campus. The Jamestown City Council Monday approved to extend the city’s sewer lines once plans become concrete. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said the next step is to present the potential project to the state. “If we present something, we don’t want them to be in question what we ... Read More »

Fentress RSCC Goals: Permanent Satellite Campus, TCAT Courses

The Roane State Community College administration hopes to build a permanent satellite campus for Fentress County. College president Chris Whaley said all the other counties Roane State services has a stand-alone facility except for Fentress. “Fentress County needs one, deserves one,” Whaley said. “I couldn’t obviously give you a time frame, you know, how long it will take to get ... Read More »

Jamestown Optimistic for Downtown Sidewalk Grant

Jamestown is taking the next step in applying for a $250,000 dollar multimodal sidewalk grant for downtown. Jamestown Mayor Lyndon Baines said he will take a resolution to the city council on Monday in order to submit the long form application. Baines said he believes the city council is behind this effort and is confident the city’s application will be ... Read More »

Fentress Using State Partner to Focus on Safe Driving

The Fentress County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to increase roadway safety. Some $10,000 in grant funding is coming to the Fentress County Sheriff’s office to provide more traffic vests, flashlights and overtime pay. Manager for Highway Safety Programs Detective Sergeant Jason Duncan said funding will focus on speeding and its effect on seat belts. ... Read More »

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 Preparing To Re-Open Recycling Center

Fentress County is preparing to re-open it’s recycling center after a 2019 fire. Fentress County Mayor Jimmy Johnson said the offices are in the moving process and the building should be completely finished this week. Johnson said the next step is bidding the equipment lost to get the county fully operational “We lost everything we had, it was a complete, ... Read More »