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TTU Board Of Trustees Approve New Contract For Oldham

Tennessee Tech President Phil Oldham has received a new six-year contract. The Board of Trustees approved the contract Thursday afternoon. It replaces the current contract and takes Oldham’s employment through 2028. Trustee Tom Jones said it is a big step forward for the university. “This is not something that I would have entered into or proposed six, eight or even ... Read More »

State Names Angela Regitko As Region’s New Economic Director

The State Department of Economic and Community Development has named Angela Regitko as the new Upper Cumberland Regional Director. Regitko said she will work with existing and new industry in the 14-county region. “We want to make sure that those incentives that the state offers are there for them, as well as they are taking advantage of those tax credits,” ... Read More »

Gainesboro Officials Considering Building A New Water Treatment

The Gainesboro Mayor and Board of Aldermen are leaning towards constructing a new water treatment plant as opposed to upgrading the current facility. Engineer Nathaniel Green presented preliminary plans Thursday. A new facility would cost some $10.5 million, while upgrading the current plant would cost $8 to $9 million. Green asked for preliminary approval in order that he could start ... Read More »

Pickett Schools New Scoreboard Ready For Use

Pickett County Schools’ new scoreboard that was recently installed is now operational. Director of Schools Diane Elder said the 10 by 12 foot panel is located at the sports field by the high school. “We hope to get our donated by sign on it this week,” Elder said. “The scoreboard was donated to us by People’s Bank. It is very ... Read More »

Warren County Selected By State For New Health Department

Warren County has received a $9 million State Health Department grant to fund construction of a new health department. County Executive Jimmy Haley said the county ranked high on the state’s list for a replacement. “We’ve had the need for a long time,” Haley said. “We had one of the oldest health departments. It was built in the 1960’s. It’s ... Read More »

New Coalition Formed To Educate Community On Veterans Suicide Prevention

A new coalition has been formed to empower community members with the skills to address suicide among veterans. Sparta American Legion Post Commander Ron Lapierre said the Upper Cumberland Veterans Suicide Awareness Coalition is a group of local veterans and suicide preventionists partnering with Veteran Affairs. “With this team forming, this coalition forming, they’re actually going to provide actual experts ... Read More »

UCEMC Finishes New Burgess Falls Road Substation

Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation has completed a new Burgess Falls Road Substation. CEO and General Manager Jennifer Brogdon said the new Fedex Terminal planned at Tennessee Avenue and Portebello coming to Baxter created the need. “We are going to take some of the load off of the nearby Double Springs substation that was getting a little closer to capacity,” ... Read More »

Highlands Economic Partnership Introduces New Staff Members

A new leadership team set to take the Highlands Economic Partnership forward. CEO and President Amy New said three new faces join the group: Economic Development Director Rod Kirk, Investor and Community Relations Director Adam Poe and Existing Industry and Workforce Development Director Ryan Barnhart. “This is obviously a big change in leadership, but I feel like with change comes ... Read More »

PCSS Surveying Community On Ideas For New School Name

The Putnam County School System looking for public input on mascots, school colors and name for its new southwest K-8 school. Communication Supervisor Hannah Davis said the school board’s naming subcommittee will use the feedback from citizens. “This is very open,” Davis said. “We didn’t want to put anything out there. We wanted the community to have free range to ... Read More »