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Fentress County Approves Land Purchase for Ag Pavilion

Fentress County Commissioners voted Monday night to purchase 15 acres of land along South York Highway for a future Fentress County Agriculture Pavilion. The 8-1 vote allows the county to go forward with the $15,000 per acre purchase. Commissioners turned down this same land at its October meeting, fearing the price was too high. But Fentress County Mayor Jimmy Johnson ... Read More »

Sgt. Alvin C. York State Park Honoring Heroes of The Great War

Veteran’s Day celebrations will continue online Saturday with Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park’s video series on World War I. Park Ranger Tanner Wells said the video series will look into the different aspects of being a soldier. Wells said it’s an attempt to show the next generation what these heroes went through, now that they are all gone. ... Read More »

Jamestown to begin Stocking City Lake

Jamestown expected to get its first shipment to stock City Lake with 2 acres worth of fish this week. Something that Jamestown Mayor Lyndon Baines said to his knowledge has not been done in 10 years. $4,000 was approved by the Jamestown Board of Aldermen Monday night to stock four acres of fish, which is something Baines said he wants ... Read More »

Stowers Elected Jamestown Mayor; Package Store Referendum Passes

Harvey Stowers will serve as Jamestown’s mayor after taking 51 percent of the vote Tuesday night. Stowers defeated challenger Ryan Smith and incumbent Lyndon Baines. Smith captured 28 percent of the vote. Baines finished third in the race with 21 percent of the vote. Unofficial results show the package store referendum passed by two votes in Jamestown with 335 votes ... Read More »

COVID Voters and Absentee Ballots Come In On Election Day

Cumberland, Fentress and Van Buren County said they have all seen absentee ballots and COVID positive voters turn up on Election Day. Cumberland County Election Commission Administrator Jill Davis has seen the most of both so far, with 33 absentee ballots and about 16 voters using the COVID tent. However, Davis said that has not been her biggest issue today. ... Read More »

Jamestown Comes Up Short on Water Contest Three-Peat

Jamestown’s string of two state water titles has ended. Jamestown did not make the top three for “Best Tasting Water” in this year’s Tennessee Association of Utility District Drinking Water Contest. This would have been Jamestown’s third straight year taking the title. Maynardville took this year’s title. Jamestown Mayor Lyndon Baines said it was an honor to reach the state ... Read More »

State Park Benefits for Distressed and At-Risk Counties

State park investments not only support recreation, they also help economically distressed counties. That’s according to TDEC Commissioner David Salyers. He said nearly all of the states distressed counties have the foundation to bring in outdoor tourism. “Most of our parks and many, as far as our distressed counties, I think we have 10 parks in distressed counties,” Salyers said. ... Read More »

Pop-Up Clinic Needs Volunteers to See More Jamestown Patients

Remote Area Medical is holding a pop-up clinic in Jamestown to bring free vision, dental and medical services on November 21-22. CEO Jeff Eastman said getting healthcare professionals to volunteer is critical to how many appointments RAM can take over the two days. Eastman said the time could not be more critical for volunteers. “There’s been millions of people who’ve ... Read More »

5 UC Counties Over 25% Positivity Rates

Five Upper Cumberland counties reported COVID positivity rates above 25 percent Wednesday. The positivity rate refers to the percentage of tests given that produce a positive COVID result. CDC guidelines want those numbers around five percent. Only Van Buren County among Upper Cumberland counties has a rate under ten percent with nine percent positivity. Dekalb County’s positivity rate stands at ... Read More »

Fentress Commissioners Agree to Run Ad for Land Purchase

Fentress County voted Monday night to run an ad soliciting land for the future Agriculture pavilion. Commissioners voted against purchasing 15 acres on South York Highway Monday. The price of that land: $15,000 per acre. During a special called meeting, county commissioners cited issues with eight different parcels considered for the project. They include price, too much timber, too much ... Read More »