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Clay County Applies For Grant To Upgrade Solid Waste Fleet

Clay County Commission approved a grant application for adding a new truck to the Clay County Solid Waste Department Monday night. This is a Community Facility Grant through USDA Rural Development. Mayor Dale Reagan said the county has been looking to add a vehicle to the growing department for four years. “Landfills are filling up and so I know that ... Read More »

2020 Outage Highlights Need For Sparta Senior Center Generator

The City of Sparta is addressing a need for back up power at the Sparta Senior Center by applying for federal assistance. The application is for a generator through a USDA Rural Development grant. City Administrator Brad Hennessee said the need is to keep the senior center’s Meals on Wheels program going in case of an outage. “When we talked ... Read More »

Algood Gains Final Easement To Begin Project

Algood has gained the final easement needed to for its $2.1 million sewer and waterline project. City Administrator Keith Morrison said the next step is sending paper work needed for the USDA’s approval and then putting the project out to bid. Morrison said it has been a long time coming getting everything together to try and begin work in the ... Read More »

More Cumberland Residents Gets High Speed Access

More high speed internet access on the way to Cumberland County. A new $1.9 million grant announced Thursday will provide fiber access to 152 people, 33 farms and one business in Cumberland County. Ben Lomand will help connect improved access in the southern part of the county. It is the third broadband grant for Cumberland County since COVID-19 began. The ... Read More »

School Districts Offering Free Meals

The USDA is extending summer nutrition programs across the nation until December 31 or when funding runs out. This extension will provide thousands of free meals for students. Overton County Schools Nutrition Program Supervisor Patty Dale said this extension will help a lot of families. “The way that it read is free meals until December 31 or until funds run ... Read More »

USDA Meat Processing Plant Coming To Van Buren County

The push for more farm to table beef is getting a boost in Tennessee. A 6,000 square foot custom meat and processing plant will be built in Van Buren County by June, 2021. A&H Custom Meat and Processing Co-Owner Barry Austin, said he expects to pour concrete in the next two to three months “Local raised beef stays in our ... Read More »

Local Farmers Dealing With COVID Losses Can Get Help

Farmers and producers suffering from COVID-related financial losses can apply for the USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. The program pays monies to compensate for market losses when the market was closed and livestock prices fell during the pandemic. White County Farm Service Agency Director Chad Huddleston said farmers have until August 28 to apply. “It pays a subsidy based on ... Read More »