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Fentress Board Approves Outpatient Drug Treatment Launch

Fentress County Commissioners approved funding Monday night to begin intensive outpatient treatment for drug addiction. Opioid settlement money will be used to fund a one-year agreement with Jamestown’s Manna House Ministries. Director Billy Webb said the new program would be an alternative to inpatient drug treatment, something Fentress County does not have. Webb said patients would attend treatment three hours ... Read More »

State Clears The Way For Fentress Higher Education Center

Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson said funding has been cleared for the early design phase of a new Higher Education Center. The 49,000-square-foot facility will be shared by Roane State and TCAT. It will be located on a 33-acre site on Old Highway 127 South just outside the Jamestown city limits. Johnson said he was waiting on the State Building ... Read More »

Fentress Commission Call Special Meeting For New Grimsley Fire Truck

The Fentress County Commission has called a special meeting for Monday to address the need for a fire truck at the Grimsley Fire Department. Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson said the special called meeting will see the board vote on a budget amendment to allow the Grimsley Fire Department to spend between $30,000 to $40,000 on a fire truck. Johnson ... Read More »

State Condemnation Suit To Continue On 127 After Fentress Approval

The state will move forward with a condemnation suit to obtain land needed to continue work on the Highway 127 expansion. The Fentress County Board of Commission approved the suit. The state files a condemnation suit when a financial agreement on property between the state and a landowner cannot be reached. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said this is a state ... Read More »

Fentress Food Bank Needs More Parking; Trying To Fix Long-Term Issue

Parking has become an issue at the Fentress County Food Bank as overflow is disrupting traffic in nearby areas. Food Bank Director Rob Pearce said the gravel parking lot is too small to support clients, volunteers and their monthly delivery truck. He said when volunteers, clients and the delivery truck are there at the same time, cars begin to park ... Read More »

Fentress Applies For Over $2M In Broadband Grants To Expand Access

Fentress County has applied for two new grants offered by the Tennessee Department of Economic And Community Department to expand broadband access. Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson said the first grant would be used for schools, health clinics, and hospitals. Johnson said the Broadband Ready Communication grant is for connectivity in community work spaces. “We’re hoping we could get some ... Read More »

Fentress Celebrates New Medical Clinic With Ribbon Cutting Event

Fentress County celebrated the ribbon cutting on its new medical clinic Friday. The clinic is an addition to the UT Medical Emergency Facility that opened this summer. It will be staffed with a doctor and nurse practitioner and will serve the same function as an additional doctor’s office for the county. Fentress Mayor Jimmy Johnson said the clinic is a ... Read More »

Fentress Higher Education Project Moving Toward Official Groundbreaking

Though one more state building commission must give its approval before an official groundbreaking, plans for the Fentress County Higher Education Project are moving forward. The facility will bring together programs from Roane State and T-CAT Oneida/Huntsville, thanks to a $25 million legislative appropriation. Roane State President Dr. Chris Whaley told Fentress County Commissioners the schematic phase of the design ... Read More »

Fentress ER Passes Final Inspection, Anticipates Wednesday Full Open

Fentress County’s new standalone ER prepping for a Wednesday opening date after passing the state inspection. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said passing the inspection means the ER is officially ready to start accepting patients. He said the final step was doing licensure checks on all equipment and procedures. “Mostly the equipment to make sure it was all workable,” Johnson said. ... Read More »