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Jamestown City Attorney Revises City Ordinance For Farmer’s Market

Jamestown City Attorney Evan Wright has revised a 1981 ordinance to allow the Farmer’s Market to remain in its current form. Wright said under the old ordinance each individual vendor that was a part of the Farmer’s Market would have to get a permit with the city.  The two sides also resolved an issue with the market’s location. “We sat ... Read More »

Fentress County Glenobey Road Project To Begin August 7

Fentress County’s Glenobey Road will soon be closed to begin construction work from the top of the mountain to the Old County Quarry. County Road Superintendent Ryan Reed will oversee the construction project costing around $4 million. Reed said the road is in need of serious repair, with entire sections of it sliding into a dry creek bed below it. ... Read More »

Jamestown Splash Pad Completion Project For Second Week Of June

The completion of Jamestown’s new splash pad was pushed back by a few weeks due to supply chain issues. Parks and Recreation Superintendant Steve McCoy said crews were having trouble getting one of the components needed to take the next step. McCoy said they hope that this will be the last delay before the project’s completion. “They were supposed to ... Read More »

York Institute’s Jody Hancock Recognized By State

York Institute Educational Assistant Jody Hancock has been named a state finalist for the Recognizing Inspiring School Employees (RISE). Hancock has been employed with York Institute for 28 years. She said she works with special ed and regular ed students to help them keep on top of their work and learn life and job skills. “I just want kids to ... Read More »

Jamestown City Recorder Indicted On Multiple Counts

A State Comptroller’s Office investigation has lead to the indictment of Jamestown City Recorder Gail Dishmon. The charges involve her personal natural gas account and questionable compensation. Comptroller’s Office Communications Director John Dunn said the investigation began after the city’s financial auditor found delinquent balances in December of last year. “She was failing to pay her personal natural gas utility ... Read More »

Livingston Accepting Applications Monday For THDA’s Home Rehab Grant Funding

Livingston to host a public hearing Monday to accept applications for home rehab grant funding. The town was awarded some $500,000 from the Tennessee Housing Development Authority. Community Developer Amanda Mainord said the program will allow developers to go inspect homes and make repairs that bring them up to codes. “If the home is in extremely poor shape we can ... Read More »

127 Yard Sale Kicks Off Thursday At Several UC Locations

The 35th annual 127 Yard Sale will return to the Upper Cumberland Thursday. It covers 690 miles from Michigan to Alabama. Along the way, it will cross through Jamestown where Chamber of Commerce Tourism and Membership Director Seth Vaughn expects a large turnout. “Our businesses really prosper throughout this time of year,” Vaughn said. “They’re all booked up. Our hotels ... Read More »

Former Jamestown Mayor Found Dead At Big South Fork

The body of former Mayor Lyndon Baines was found Thursday at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Baines was last seen leaving his home on a motorcycle Sunday. Park rangers located the vehicle at a campsite in the park. They attempted to check on Baines’ welfare and found him deceased inside a tent. The investigation surrounding the discovery ... Read More »

Former Jamestown Mayor Lyndon Baines Reported Missing

Former Jamestown Mayor Lyndon Baines reported missing after not returning home from a motorcycle ride. Jamestown Police Detective Jason Duncan said Baines left his home distraught around 3:00 p.m Sunday. Duncan said his wife reported him missing on Tuesday. “He’ll go on these rides when things are bothering him, or when he starts having things playing on his mind. He’ll ... Read More »

Jamestown Hoping To Finish Splash Pad And Pool Renovations By Fall

Jamestown has approved a bid for its new splash pad and pool renovations. City Recorder Gail Dishmon said this is something that the town and the board of alderman have been trying to accomplish since they were approved a TDEC grant in 2018. She said that the bid came in more than double the original estimate at some $582,000. “They ... Read More »