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New Gainesboro Utility Payment System Running

The town of Gainesboro has upgraded its utility payment system to allow online and telephone payments for increased efficiency and convenience. Town Clerk Lisa Dodson said residents had to pay in person with cash or checks until now. She said the town has added an online portal that allows customers to pay water and sewer bills with debit and credit ... Read More »

UCHRA LIHEAP Program for Low-Income Families

UCHRA’s LIHEAP program working with low-income families to keep utility bills paid. LIHEAP stands for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. UCHRA assists families struggling to meet financial deadlines for their energy bills by contacting and working with utility vendors directly to get those bills paid. Community Services Director Lanelle Godsey said this program is about providing basic needs to ... Read More »

Cookeville Increases Bid Threshold To Facilitate Department Purchases

Cookeville Utility Departments will now be able to spend up to $25,000 with a vendor without putting the item out for competitive bid. City Manager James Mills said the state recently allowed governing bodies to increase their thresholds as a result of inflation and rising costs. “It can actually speed the process up for getting things done,” Mills said. “If ... Read More »

Overton Considering Water Access Expansion with ARP Funding

Water access in Overton County could see longstanding issues resolved through American Rescue Plan money. County Executive Ben Danner said up to $6 million in work extending water or improving infrastructure are being considered. “We’ve got some areas at Dry Hollow and some places in Rickman and some other places,” Danner said. “For years the county has tried to get ... Read More »

Jefferson Avenue Widening Construction Expected In Early, Mid-2022

Dirt will not start moving on the Jefferson Avenue widening project until 2022. T-DOT spokesperson Jennifer Flynn said the department is still in the property acquisition phase and bids are expected to open in late-summer or fall. Flynn said that once a contract is awarded, utilities must be relocated. That could take six months. “It just depends on how many ... Read More »

Utility Customers Impacted By Flooding

Some Jackson County utility customers may be without water Sunday because of washed away pipes. The utility reports outages across the county. Known outages include: New Hope Rd Schelley Knob Williford Lane Ft Blount Ferry Rd Flynn’s Creek Hunting Creek Rd Riley Creek Rd Pine Lick Rd Crabtree Creek Rd Old SR 85 Hwy Draper Hollow Ln S. Fork Rd ... Read More »

UCEMC Resumes Disconnections June 15

Upper Cumberland Electric will resume service disconnections for those with a past-due balance June 15. The utility suspended disconnections at the start of the COVID-19 crisis. UCEMC officials said payment plans can be worked out for those still dealing with the economic realities of the pandemic. Officials said customers with issues should contact UCEMC as soon as possible to explore ... Read More »