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CRMC’s Key Appointed To State Board

CRMC, Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Cookeville Regional Interim CEO Buffy Key has been appointed to the Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board. The 13-member board was created in 1990 to safeguard the health of Tennesseans. Key and the other members serve four-year terms. Key is the only hospital administrator serving on the board. “The majority of my 32 years in healthcare I have chosen to spend involved ... Read More »

Clay County Remains Distressed; State Total Down To Eight

The state announced Tuesday that just eight counties — including Clay County — are considered economically distressed, the lowest number in the state’s history. Clay County is the only middle Tennessee county included. Grundy and Morgan Counties both advanced off the list Tuesday. A total of 15 counties were designated distressed in 2019. The Appalachian Regional Commission ranks counties based ... Read More »

Algood Putting State Money To Use With Sewer Rehab Work

Algood will use new state ARP funds to continue its sewer rehabilitation project. The city received just under $723,000 in grant money from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. City Administrator Keith Morrison said the money will be used to fix some of the city’s biggest issues. “We knew the funding was coming and we had started on it ... Read More »

Sparta Gets $1 Million For Water/Sewer/Stormwater Infrastructure

The State handed out more than $12.5 million Wednesday to Upper Cumberland cities and counties to help with water and sewer infrastructure. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation made the awards of American Rescue Plan funds. A total of 102 grants handed out Wednesday including just over $1 million to Sparta. City Administrator Tonya Tindle said the money will ... Read More »

Expanded Balloting Suit Supported by NAACP

The local chapter of the NAACP supports a federal lawsuit that would allow expanded balloting in the remaining 2020 Tennessee elections. Executive Board Member Anne Austin said the action to expand absentee balloting benefits all voters. “The NAACP strongly supports access to the ballot to everyone,” Austin said. “It’s an American right, and it’s democracy. Without everyone having a full ... Read More »