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Jamestown Facade Grant in Use, Streetlights on Hold

Jamestown’s over $100,000 facade grant is being put to use, but COVID has put a pause on the downtown street improvements. Jamestown Mayor Lyndon Baines said four or five businesses have begun improvements to their store fronts. Baines said he expects the storefront renovations to wrap up by the end of November. “A lot of them wanted new awnings put ... Read More »

Pickett County’s Amonett House Still Searching For Funding

The Pickett County Historical Society is searching for grant funding to make repairs to the Amonett House. The house was built in the 1830’s and is possibly the oldest free standing home in the county. Pickett County Historical Society Vice President Richard Pierce said the house remains closed to prevent further damage. “The floor in the house needs to be ... Read More »

Fairfield Glade PD Receives Highway Safety Grant

Fairfield Glade Police Department will increase roadway enforcement and safety education thanks to a federal grant. The $20,000 grant will be used for new radar equipment and educational services for senior drivers. Lieutenant Katelyn Self said federal funding like this is crucial to creating safe roadways. “We are technically not a government entity, which does not provide us with grant ... Read More »

Sparta Applies For Grant To Install Sidewalks

The city of Sparta applied for a state grant to improve the sidewalks within the city. Mayor Jeff Young said the grant will allow the city to build new pedestrian sidewalks from Bockman Way up Spring Street north to the hospital. “The whole purpose is not just to make the community look good, but it is to provide a safe, ... Read More »

500k Grant Awarded To Clarkrange Regional Business Park

The state awarded a $500,000 grant Thursday for the Clarkrange Regional Business Park. The grant will be used to grade around 140 acres of cleared land. Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson said making the land attractive for building is key to recruiting businesses and creating new jobs. “It is really nice right now. It is all sowed down,” Johnson said. ... Read More »

First United Methodist Receives Food Grant

Cookeville First United Methodist Church received a $4,000 grant from Second Harvest to provide food for local residents. On June 26th at 9:30 a.m., a mobile food pantry will deliver a truck load of food to the church. Cookeville First United Methodist Church Servant Ministries Coordinator Tamika Parker said the food will serve around 400 to 600 families. “It is ... Read More »

Celina Approved For T-DOT Grant

Celina has been awarded a Multimodal Access Grant by T-DOT. UCDD Regional Planning Coordinator Mark Dudney said Celina Mayor Tonya Spears tipped the scale in favor of the grant going to Celina. “Mayor Spears actually got out and walked the entire area and described the state of the sidewalks for me and it gave me some powerful anecdotal evidence for ... Read More »

New Patrol Cars For Overton Sheriff This Fall

The Overton County Sheriff Department will hit the road with new patrol vehicles as soon as this fall. County Executive Ben Danner said acquiring the vehicles is possible thanks to a $160,000 local support grant. “This money from the governor will help us be able to buy those patrol cars,” Danner said. “[We] might have to dip into the tax ... Read More »

Livingston Awarded $450K Courthouse Grant

The City of Livingston was awarded a 450,000 dollar state grant to improve the courthouse grounds. Mayor Curtis Hayes said the grant is the crown jewel of their revitalization efforts. “We are just excited, this continues the momentum of our downtown,” Hayes said. “We believe in the philosophy ‘if you build it, they’ll come.’ I tell ya, other than this ... Read More »

Jackson To Apply For Grant For Tractor

Jackson County wants to purchase a tractor to take care of bush-hogging at the County Airport. County Commissioners approved applying for a grant Monday night through USDA and T-DOT Aeronautics. “I’ve been trying to come up with a way to buy a tractor at the airport to get those ditches bush-hogged,” County Mayor Randy Heady said. “It’s the same grant ... Read More »