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Minor Damage, Flooding After Wednesday’s Storms

Widespread flooding is affecting Upper Cumberland communities after Wednesday’s storms passed through. EMA Directors reported minimal damage to structures but advised caution for drivers. Jackson County EMA Director Derek Woolbright said any roads in the county near water are flooded and many are impassable. He said people should treat this like winter weather: if you do not have to be ... Read More »

Robinson: Annual Railroad Funding Needed From State

No railroad funding in the new state budget a concern to White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson. Robinson chairs the Tri-County Railroad Authority. He said funding for railroad maintenance has become hard to come by. Robinson said Governor Bill Lee gave $85 million for railroads in 2019, but that funding is set to run out next year. “With it not ... Read More »

Bell Said Unitech Opening Leads To Partnership With South Korean City

Warren County Executive Terry Bell said Friday’s announcement of a new Unitech facility in Morrison has led to a broader partnership between the county and Anseong City in South Korea. Bell said Unitech was initially attracted to the area because of the investments previously made by the county and the environment of the Upper Cumberland. He said the new partnership ... Read More »

South Korean Firm Coming To Morrison, $30M Investment In Plant

A South Korean adhesive manufacturing firm will locate its first US facility in Warren County. Governor Bill Lee announced the $30 million investment Friday morning in Morrison. Unitech North America will create 75 new jobs in phase one of the development. “Tennessee’s strong business climate and exceptional workforce attract global brands like Unitech to our state,” Lee said. “I am ... Read More »

McNeilus Steel To Expand With New Warren County Facility

A steel manufacturing company will expand its operations into Warren County creating some 50 new jobs. The state announced Tuesday that McNeilus Steel will spend some $23 million to expand to Morrison. The new facility will open on East Maple Street. McNeilus Steel General Manager Zachary Ernst said that the company has been providing steel products around the country for ... Read More »

UCHRA Early Head Start Expansion On Hold

UCHRA’s Early Head Start Program will not be expanding this year after the organization did not get needed grant funding. The agency applied for about $7 million of federal money to extend services to Morrison, Spencer and Sparta. Executive Director Mark Farley said UCHRA’s request was too large compared to the total available funding. “What we will probably do is ... Read More »

Warren Arts Bringing A Night With Sinatra For Valentine’s Day

Warren Arts Musical Theater is bringing love and loss to the stage over the next two weekends, with the show My Way-A Musical Tribute To Frank Sinatra. Co-Director Kennette Dixon said the show is the perfect companion for the Valentine’s season. “Sinatra wrote a lot of music about love and bad love,” Dixon said. “Relationships in general, and it’s perfect ... Read More »

UCHRA’s $8.7 Million Head Start Program Project

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency will apply for a $8.7 million grant to expand its early head start services. The agency is looking to build one new facility in Morrison and Sparta and buy and renovate a building in Spencer. The current Van Buren Head Start Center will serve as the headquarters. UCHRA Executive Director Mark Farley said the ... Read More »

Morrison Man Dies After Being Pinned At Plant

A Morrison man died Monday when a steel mold fell on him as he worked at Warren County’s Bridgestone plant. 33-year-old Beau Christopher Lowe died at Riverpark Hospital from major internal injuries. Warren County Sheriffs Officials said the mold, weighing between 1400 and 2000 pounds, fell. A co-worker found Lowe and called for help. Other workers at the plant were ... Read More »