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Jackson Co Schools Starting Demolition For Safe Entrance Project

Demolition for Jackson County School’s system-wide secure entrance project will start over Christmas break. Director of Schools Kristy Brown updated the school board on the project’s progress Thursday night. Brown said she spoke with a vendor to possibly add access control to the entrances. “We’ve talked for some time about doing these access controls in the schools,” Brown said. “It ... Read More »

Overton Commission Receives No Local Bids For Fairgrounds Bathroom Project

The Overton County Commission soliciting bids once again to build additional bathrooms at the fairgrounds. Commission Chair Darwin Clark said the project will be readvertised since no local contractors expressed interest. Clark said the county also needs to update the specs included. The designs call for 12 additional bathrooms. About $75,000 worth of federal COVID money earmarked for the project. Read More »

Big Mac Drive Road Project Opens Door For New Commercial Opportunities

The additional road frontage once the Big Mac Drive extension project is complete has some companies interested in moving to Algood. That is according to City Administrator Keith Morrison. Morrison said work on the second entrance to the Walmart parking should begin soon. “We’ve got some potential folks that have expressed interest in the area, but we don’t have any ... Read More »

Highway 127 Bridge And Paving Project Progressing On Schedule

A TDOT bridge construction project on Highway 127 in Fentress County about a third of the way completed. TDOT Community Relations Officer Rae-Anne Bradley said a 1,425-foot bridge is being constructed over Clear Creek. “This project is scheduled to be completed on time or before June 30th of 2025,” Bradley said. “There is another project to widen state route 28, U.S. ... Read More »

Contract Approved For Sparta’s Grant Funded Sidewalk Project

A $1 million dollar sidewalk project in Sparta officially moving forward. Mayor Jerry Lowery said new sidewalks will be installed on the westside of Spring Street from Bockman Way to Turntable Road. Lowery said the contract for work has been issued for the state grant project. Alderman Jim Floyd said the city has until 2025 to complete the work. Sparta ... Read More »

Twin Lakes Breaks Ground On Massive Broadband Project In Putnam County

Local and state leaders broke ground Monday on a Putnam County broadband expansion project that would benefit some 2,300 homes. Twin Lakes officials gathered at Poplar Grove Baptist Church where the state presented a check worth more than $10 million for the project. The company was named a finalist for state funding earlier this year. CEO and General Manager Jonathan ... Read More »

Monterey Outdoor Classroom Projects Comes To A Completion

Construction on an outdoor classroom at the Monterey Depot Museum has been completed. Cultural Administrator Rafferty Cleary said the platform that runs along the city’s caboose and dining car provides easier access as well as learning opportunities. “It’s a really nice addition,” Cleary said. “It gives you a neat perspective of the train cars , because you’re at an elevated ... Read More »

White Co BOE Approves Bid For Bon De Croft Addition

The White County Board of Education awarded a $6.38 million bid Thursday night for its Bon De Croft School project. School Board Member Jayson McDonald said the bid came in just over the $6 million budget established by the board. “For me, it was lower than what I thought we were going to get,”  McDonald said. “I was afraid with ... Read More »

Sparta Approves Man Hole Project In Special Called Meeting

The Sparta Board of Aldermen approved a manhole project as the city tries to lift its sewer moratorium. Public Works Director Dillard Quick said the $60,000 project would improve overflow issues along Highway 111 near Mose Drive. “Once the water table rises, there is a constant amount of water going into those man holes,” Quick said. “We’ve camera the whole ... Read More »

Jackson Co Schools Secure Entrance Project Moves Forward

The Jackson County School Board took the next step on a system-wide secure entrance project Thursday night. Board members approved a notice to proceed to the lowest bidder. Director of Schools Kristy Brown said the project would add access control to each school entrance. Brown said cameras will also be installed. About $14,000 dollars was cut from project after a ... Read More »