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UC State Veterans Association Calling Lawmakers To Increase Federal Funding

Local officials said they will not stop pushing for an Upper Cumberland Veterans cemetery. The proposed site in White County did not receive federal funding for a second time. Upper Cumberland State Veterans Cemetery Association Chair Donna Fare said there are 25,000 veterans in the region that could use the site. “I think we are going to have to work ... Read More »

UC Veterans Cemetery Ranks Low In Federal Funding, State Resubmitting Funding Request

The Upper Cumberland Veterans Cemetery rejected for federal funding for a second straight year by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Patrick Rice is the State Department of Veteran Services Cemetery Operations Assistant Commissioner. He said the location of the proposed project impacted the application. “The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs determines funding allocations based on the number of new Veteran ... Read More »

Celina Mayor Discusses Federal Hospital Designation With Senator Blackburn

Senator Marcia Blackburn supportive of Celina’s efforts to reopen Cumberland River Hospital. That is according to Celina Mayor Luke Collins who spoke with Blackburn Monday about a federal COVID program that could be used to help fund the closed facility. “She definitely supports rural hospitals and is definitely interested in helping us get our hospital open,” Collins said. “We feel ... Read More »

Clay Commission Votes Down Incentive For Cumberland River Hospital Company

The Clay County Commission voted against a financial incentive for the company wanting to reopen the Cumberland River Hospital Monday night. Commissioners voted 6 to 3 against providing $250,000 to Boa Vida. The money would have matched a similar incentive approved by the city of Celina. Commissioner Winton Young voted in favor of the incentive. “This is the first opportunity ... Read More »

Clay Commissioners Will Consider Celina’s Match To Healthcare Company

The Clay County Commission will vote Monday night on whether to provide money to a company interested in reopening Cumberland River Hospital. During a commission planning session Monday, Boa Vida Executive Darrwin Perkins said the company intends to purchase the closed hospital. Perkins said the company had yet to secure the funding. Commissioner Winton Young then asked commissioners to add ... Read More »

TTU Research Funding Reaches New High

Tennessee Tech has reached a new high in research funding for the 2022 fiscal year. President Phil Oldham gave a report of the growth to the university’s Academic and Student Affairs Committee Thursday. Oldham said the university had over $23 million of sponsored research. “The trend over the last 10 years, our funded research continues to grow substantially,” Oldham said. ... Read More »

New Commissioners Want To Further Discuss Issues Around Park View School

Nine new Putnam County Commissioners will face a big decision out of the gates: what to do about the Park View School Project. The school board has indicated that an additional $15 million will be needed to construct the upper grade wing. Elected Commissioner Terry Randolph said the county needs the additional classrooms, but when to build is the main ... Read More »

Monterey Aldermen Approve Funding For Native Demonstrations At Standing Stone Day

Monterey has funded a Native American presentation for this year’s Standing Stone Day. Mayor Nathan Walker said Aldermen approved $4,750 for the event. “We’re trying to work with the Standing Stone Historical Society and get the community back involved, get our business community back involved, get the region involved to come out and support it,” Walker said. Walker said with ... Read More »

Jackson Chamber Hosting Small Business Seminar Thursday

Jackson County Chamber of Commerce will partner with the Small Business Development Center to help small businesses learn more about funding opportunities. Tyler Asher is the Small Business Development Center Director. He said that the seminar Thursday morning at 11 will help small businesses more efficiently apply for loans, and explore other lending avenues. “There are local banks that we ... Read More »