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Van Buren Commissioner Questions How To Fix Courthouse Steeple

Van Buren Commissioner Bill Mosley voiced his frustrations Tuesday night after the county received zero bids to repair the courthouse steeple. “I’m asking it for everybody that is listening to this,” Mosley said. “I’m asking for the commissioners if they know anybody. I would like to get it fixed.” Mosley said he is concerned that the leak could later result ... Read More »

This Week Overton Commission Appoints Library Director, Van Buren Commissioner Resigns

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Overton County Commission hires a new library director. Commissioners will consider Judith Cutright to replace Cynthia Julian-Simmons who left for a position with the Putnam County Library System. Cutright previously worked as the Clay County library director. The commission will also consider several budget amendments for county departments and the school system. The ... Read More »

Van Buren School Board Will Remain At Five Seats

Van Buren County will not expand its school board after about an hour of discussion during a Tuesday work session. Commissioner Brian Simmons said he did not see a need based on feedback from residents in his district. “At least 70 to 75 (percent) of my district would rather keep it at five because they’re concerned of tax dollars and ... Read More »

This Week: Putnam Meets At New Location, Van Buren Considers Raises

This week in Upper Cumberland the Putnam County Commission moves its meeting location to the Cookeville Community Center. Mayor Randy Porter said after conversations with Chairman Mike Atwood, concerns over rising COVID numbers caused the switch from the Putnam County Courthouse. The Commission will be appointing a new chairman for the year at the Monday meeting. Porter will also give ... Read More »