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Litigation Ends for Bee Rock Easement

Monterey has been granted a summary judgement Friday on the easement for Bee Rock. Monterey Mayor JJ Reels said the dispute was between the city and near by property owners over the trail leading to Bee Rock. Reels said visitors had become afraid to take the trail but now Monterey will control the trail indefinitely. “It’s just a relief to ... Read More »

Monterey Beer Board Approves Changes

Monterey restaurants could now serve alcohol outdoors after the beer board approved three amendment changes. Under the changes, vendors can sample alcohol at the farmer’s market. Manufactures can have over 50 percent of sales come through alcohol. That would allow a microbrewery to open in Monterey. The third change, according to Mayor J.J. Reels would provide more flexibility to local ... Read More »

Severe Accident In Monterey

A severe accident took place in Monterey at the Holly Street and Stratton Avenue intersection. The accident involved a juvenile and adult. The adult was transported to Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Police Chief Bill Randolph said the accident Monday took place between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. Multiple emergency crews arrived on scene. A light pole was reported on the ground. ... Read More »

Monterey’s New Attorney Brett Knight

The town of Monterey has a new city attorney. Cookeville Attorney Brett Knight has accepted the invitation from Mayor J.J Reels. Knight said his friendship with Reels made the decision easy. “I am very excited at the direction Monterey is heading, and the opportunity that they are seeking out to grow and expand and bring in new businesses,” Knight said. ... Read More »

Monterey’s Standing Stone Rehab Community Pen Pal Program

Monterey’s Standing Stone Care Rehab is asking for pen pals for its residents. The center is posting photos of residents online including their interests for personalized letters and packages. Administrator Casey Malone said the program is meant to fight loneliness and boredom with visitation being limited. “This pen pal program allows them to feel apart of the community that surrounds ... Read More »

Monterey Fred’s Building Has New Owner

The vacant Monterey Fred’s building on Stratton Avenue has been bought by a local business owner. Alderman J.J. Reels said Owner Chris Lander wants to open a new retail store sometime in the future. “I am excited that it sold, because the building has been sitting there for a year,” Reels said. “So, it is another location of another new ... Read More »

Monterey Looks to Build Its Brand Through Partnership With TTU

Monterey took the first step in building a new brand with the help of Tennessee Tech’s Center for Rural Innovation. Monterey Alderman Nathan Walker said Wednesday’s meeting with TTU’s Economic Development team showed him the partnership will give direction to the town’s tourism goal. Walker said his next step is about getting the community to buy in and see the ... Read More »

Sorghum Made the Old Fashioned Way in Monterey

It’s the start of September which means it is the start of the sorghum harvest season. Starting on Saturday and on Labor Day the Muddy Pond Sorghum Mill will be bottling sorghum from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Muddy Pond Sorghum Mill Co-Owner Sherry Guenther said it’s better to come sooner than later on Saturday and Monday, and you will ... Read More »

Friday Bee Rock Hearing Postponed

A Friday hearing postponed on a restraining order concerning Bee Rock renovations and construction. Monterey Mayor Bill Wiggins confirmed Friday’s hearing had been delayed. Wiggins said he does not know when the restraining order hearing will be rescheduled. The owners of the Garden Inn Bed and Breakfast asked a judge for a temporary restraining order over the installation of composting ... Read More »

New Parking Area Opens At Meadow Creek Park

Parking at Monterey’s Meadow Creek Park has expanded. The new gravel parking area is located towards the mountain bike trail head under construction. Cultural Administrator Rafferty Cleary said the additional parking will serve additional park visitors once the trail is completed. “This was needed in that area,” Cleary said. “Previously, just some dirt, very uneven. There was also some washouts ... Read More »