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Overton Commission Approves Ambulance Service Roof Repair Bid

Overton County Commission has approved a bid for roof repair at the Ambulance Services building. Budget Committee Chair Darwin Clark said the work will include new shingles and lining. He said the roof is original to when the building was built in the 80s. “Most of the work has been done inside trying to keep it occupied for our ambulances ... Read More »

Danner: County Is Out Off Rickman Property Purchase

Overton County Executive Ben Danner said the county is officially out of contention for the Rickman Road property. Danner said the county has a Friday deadline to purchase the 210-acres. “We had a certain amount of time that the county had to purchase the land,” Danner said. “That time is about to run out, and we don’t have enough time ... Read More »

Some Overton Commissioners Disappointed With Land Purchase Situation

Disappointment. That is how two Overton County Commissioners described this week’s county land purchase that did not happen. Commissioner Robbie Melton said she was surprised to learn that a 210-acre property would not go to the full commission. “I’d like to see us reconsider the possibility of this being an industrial park and address the concerns of the people that ... Read More »

Overton Commissioner Says Residents Played Role In Committee

Concerns from residents the reason why the Overton County Industrial Development and Planning Committee Chair did not pursue a land purchase. Chair Geraldine Walker said she entered the meeting in favor of a 210-acre land deal. Walker said after hearing from residents, she changed her mind. “I want to see growth in this county,” Walker said. “I would love to ... Read More »

Overton Possibly Loses Industrial Development Site After Committee Meeting

Two industrial developments that would have brought some 400 jobs to Overton County will not happen for now. Commissioner Darwin Clark said the county commission was set to vote on a 210-acre land purchase Monday night. But, the item died in the Industrial Development and Planning Committee minutes before the full commission meeting. “They got a motion by Roger Carr,” ... Read More »

Overton Commission Will Consider Purchasing Over 200 Acres Monday

The Overton County Commission will consider purchasing 210 acres Monday night for industrial development. County Executive Ben Danner said two companies have already submitted letters of intent to purchase a site on the tract. “One of the companies will be about a $35 million investment and close to 100 jobs,” Danner said. “The other company is going to be close ... Read More »

UC Election Offices Saw Several Hundred New Voters Register

Upper Cumberland Election Administrators saw several hundred new voters register for the upcoming August election. The deadline to register to vote in this election passed this week. Putnam County Election Administrator Michelle Honeycutt said the county had 920 new voters in the past three months. “It’s a little higher, not too bad,” Honeycutt said. “Before a presidential and governor race, ... Read More »

Overton Nearly Debt Free After Paying Off County Services Building

Overton County Executive Ben Danner expects the county to be debt free by 2024. Recently, the county paid off a $3.4 million loan for its new service building. Danner said all that remains are refinanced loans from over 40 years ago that were used to renovate the old courthouse and annex. “I don’t know if we’ve ever really paid off ... Read More »

Overton Signs Letter Of Fiscal Strength For Three-Star Grant

Overton County Commission has sent a letter of fiscal strength to the state. County Executive Ben Danner said that the letter states the county has healthy finances and is able to pass a balanced budget. He said it will allow the county to apply for the state’s Three-Star grant program. “With the money from the Three-Star, we try to use ... Read More »

Overton Library To Apply For Some $30,000 In Grants

Overton County has approved its library to apply for three grants, totaling almost $30,000. County Librarian Judith Cutwright said that the grants will help upgrade the library both by updating its technology and helping the library expand its offerings. She said one particular project she’s hoping to use grant money for is to create a storybook trail. “I’m working with ... Read More »