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Putnam Preparing For Broadband Expansions

Putnam County wants to send out requests for proposals next month preparing for future broadband projects from ARP funding. Mayor Randy Porter said the county wants to correlate with the state, which will soon be accepting grant applications from providers. “We’re very hopeful that once this project is done, 100 percent of Putnam County will have access to at least ... Read More »

Fire On Chester King Road Results In Loss Of Detached Garage

A structure fire on Chester King Road in Putnam County has resulted in the total loss of a detached garage. Chief Tom Brown said his department was dispatched around 2:45 this morning to respond to the call. “The roof had already collapsed,” Brown said. “We basically just extinguished the fire from there, there wasn’t much we could do with it. ... Read More »

UC Habitat For Humanity Repairing Homes Of Seniors This Spring

Upper Cumberland Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications from senior homeowners for its spring home repair projects. The goal is to bring Putnam and Overton County homes to standards so seniors can age in place. Neighbor 2 Neighbor Project Manager Hope Craig said homeowners must be 60 years or older. “It really benefits everybody who is related to that individual,” ... Read More »

Putnam Sells “Shoney’s Hill” Property To Realty Firm

Putnam County has sold the, “Shoney’s Hill,” property for some $2 million. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said developer V3 Realty exercised the option to buy the tract of land. “My thoughts would be is that as we move forward with the bus garage and highway maintenance facility that that money go to help pay for that,” Porter said. “Once ... Read More »

Putnam Approves Ekamor Solid Waste Facility On Broad St

Construction moving forward on a some 13,000 square foot solid waste facility after the Putnam County Commission approved the company’s request Tuesday. The company Ekamor focuses on municipal waste and want to use the location to showcase its technology. CEO Kelly Warbis said the facility will be built at 1368 West Broad Street. “We’re making different combinations of fuel pellets ... Read More »

Putnam Commission Fills Vacant 5th District Seat

Bobby Williams will fill the vacant seat on the Putnam County Commission, serving as fifth district commissioner. Williams gained the required 12 votes from commissioners. He will serve as a fifth district commissioner for seven months completing the remainder of Terry Randolph’s term. “When I heard Mr. Randolph was leaving, I called Randy Porter and said I have no interest ... Read More »

Putnam FD Responds To Large Bennett Road House Fire

Putnam County Fire Department was on the scene of a house fire for nine hours Tuesday morning. Chief Tom Brown said that responders were called to a 4,700 square foot home on Bennett Road around 1:45 a.m. He said that the first responding unit reported fire through the roof of the house. “It was rapidly discovered that the attic was ... Read More »

Putnam’s Fairest Of The Fair To Compete For State Title

Putnam County’s 2021 Fairest of the Fair winner Leanna Marcy is preparing to compete for the state title on Friday, January 21st in Murfreesboro. Marcy said that while she’s participated in pageants for several years this was her first time competing at the fair. She said that she’s excited to take part and represent the Putnam County community. “I just ... Read More »

TDEC Rules Recycling Research Facility Needs Putnam Commission Approval

TDEC will require Putnam County Commission approval before a small recycling research facility can be built. The reason, Putnam County falls under the Jackson Law. Mayor Randy Porter said the law requires a county commission vote for projects involving solid waste. “Our county attorney I think he reached out to them and they felt like that they had a different ... Read More »

Road Departments Filling Potholes After Snowfall And Road Salt

Upper Cumberland road crews are already receiving several reports of potholes after last week’s snowfall. Putnam County Road Supervisory Randy Jones said for now, his department can only do temporary patches. “We use cold mix through the winter time,” Jones said. “That’s all we can get is the cold mix. Then in the spring when the plants open back up ... Read More »