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Gainesboro Aldermen Discuss Salary Increase For Police Department

Gainesboro Board of Aldermen will consider exploring increasing pay rates for its police department in the upcoming budget season. Alderwoman Nancy Pruett said the city of Gainesboro has the lowest starting salary of all the surrounding cities of comparable size. She said the starting salary for an officer is $13.50 an hour. “All these other towns, they take home their ... Read More »

CRMC Budgets Almost $7M More For Staff Wage Increase

CRMC, Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Cookeville Regional to increase its budget for salaries, wages, and benefits for fiscal year 2023 by almost $7 million. Chief Financial Officer Tommye Rena Wells said that brings that budget item up to some $155 million. “During the current fiscal year, the facility increased our wages by almost $7 million for various market adjustments,” Wells said. “In an effort to ... Read More »

DeKalb Schools To Increase Salaries Of Personnel

DeKalb County teachers, non-certified personnel, and bus drivers will see an increase in their next paycheck. Director of Schools Patrick Cripps said that the board of education has been working to better compensate employees. He said that the board wants to be able to compete for teachers with the bigger surrounding districts. “To be competitive we knew we had to ... Read More »

Cumberland County Raising Pay In Budget To Stay Competitive

Cumberland County’s budget includes an increase in employee pay across the board to stay competitive in the region. Mayor Allen Foster said a six percent raise is included and certified sheriff’s deputy pay is up to $39,000. Foster said residents deserve a county willing to compete for the best candidates in all positions. “We’re like everywhere else, we’ve lost employees ... Read More »

Overton Considering Its Options To Fill County Positions

Overton County, like many Upper Cumberland Counties are struggling to find and retain employees. County Executive Ben Danner said there was a time when the benefits included with a county job were viewed highly. However, with the push to raise wages in the private sector even falling flat in some industries, it is difficult to bring people in for emergency ... Read More »

Council Member Miller Wants More Transparency On CRMC Budget Before Approval

Cookeville City Council Member Mark Miller said salary transparency is one of his main concerns with CRMC’s budget. Miller said citizens have a right to be aware of wages since the hospital is a publicly owned facility. “The residents of the city, we own this budget,” Miller said. “One of the largest questions from some of the concerned citizens are ... Read More »

Tennessee Tech Ranked Top Public University In TN By SmartAsset

Based on Best Value Colleges and Starting Salary studies for 2021 Tech has been named the top public university by SmartAsset. Tech has held the top public Starting Salary spot since 2015 and is second to Vanderbilt when it comes to both private and public universities in Tennessee. Tech received the top spot in the Best Value Colleges ranking based ... Read More »

Van Buren Schools To Receive $2 Million In COVID Funds

The Van Buren County School System is expecting to receive about $2 million dollars in the third round of COVID relief funds. Director of Schools Cheryl Cole said the initial thought is to use some of the funding to pay faculty salaries. “We could supplant with this,” Cole said. “So, salaries that we would normal take out of GP (General ... Read More »