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UHS Baseball Field To Receive New Surface After This Season

A local engineer has completed plans to finally remedy long-standing drainage issues at the Upperman High School Baseball Field. Baseball Head Coach Wes Shanks said the work will begin next summer after the upcoming baseball season. “That would be a new top soil layer,” Shanks said. “Bring in some of the non-native soil that would be a better drainage potential. ... Read More »

White Co Forming Specs For New Disc Golf Course

White County preparing to put its disc golf course project out for bid. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said the commission has approved to move forward. Robinson said the course specifics are currently being created with the goal to put the project out for bid in the coming weeks. “It’s not like building a building or something where you have ... Read More »

Sparta Using General Fund For Carter St. Bridge Lighting

Sparta has started the process to install new lighting on the Carter Street Park Walking Bridge. City Administrator Brad Hennessee said the city is soliciting for bids with the goal to start the project this spring. “There are some lights on South Carter Park now, and this would be in addition to those,” Hennessee said. “On the north side will ... Read More »

Pickett High School Undergoing First Section Of Repaving Project

Pickett County Schools will be repaving the high school parking lot in increments starting with the first phase approved Monday. The Board of Education awarded a sole bidder to repave some 4,600 square feet for about $110,000. Director of Schools Diane Elder said the main road to the bus garage behind the high school will be improved. “We’re hoping to ... Read More »

T-DOT Begins Three-Year, Four Mile Project At S.R. 26 In DeKalb

A DeKalb County improvement project has begun along some four miles of State Route 26. T-DOT Community Relations Officer Rae-Anne Bradley said work includes grading and drainage upgrades as well as constructing retaining walls and paving. “Currently, drivers will notice the majority of construction taking place on either side of State Route 26 while the contractor continues clearing, installing erosion ... Read More »

Work Begins On Monterey’s New Wastewater Treatment Plant

Site preparations began Tuesday for a new wastewater treatment plant in the town of Monterey. Mayor JJ Reels said the state of the art facility will expand the number of sewer connections the system can handle. “It’s going to be a great accomplishment for the town,” Reels said. “It allows us to start developing exit 300, which will greatly enhance ... Read More »

Tech Student Research Winners Being Selected Tuesday

Students across Tennessee Tech’s campus have submitted their papers and posters for the 16th annual Research and Creative Inquiry event. Grant Development Manager Jamie Murdock said this event is intended to provide a venue to highlight student research in all departments. Murdock said that each department should have an undergraduate, masters and PhD program winner. “65 judges, primarily they’re faculty ... Read More »

Celina’s Water Meter Project Completed

Celina’s water system rehab project came to a close Wednesday. The city held a public hearing for closing remarks from residents about the Community Development Block Grant project. Mayor Tonya Spears said she is pleased with the work that replaced some 1,900 meters over the last two years. “They’re radio read, which cuts down on your man power and man ... Read More »

Livingston Airport Half Way Through 6 Mile Fencing Project

The Livingston Municipal Airport is working towards improving its fencing to protect its runway from wildlife. Airport Chairman Jason Duke said a wildlife study showed that the last fence line was a safety hazard. “A recent wildlife survey found we needed to do an eight foot high fence. Of course, with barbed wire across the top made to keep deer ... Read More »

Sparta Paving Project Almost Complete With Plans To Add More

The city of Sparta’s paving project is close to being complete. Public Works Director Dillard Quick said only about $100,000 of the nearly $500,000 paving project remains. “We have either paved all or part of Oakwood, Churchill, Turntable, West Turntable, Hale, Ben Lowmand, and east and west Charlene,” Quick said. “That is about $371,000 total that we have spent on ... Read More »