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New Spencer Sign To Help With Communication

Van Buren County has completed construction on a new digital sign, designed to promote events and news to local residents. The sign is located in front of the Van Buren County Agriculture Learning Center located in Spencer. The sign was funded by a grant worth some $25,000 from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. Van Buren County UT Extension Director Chris ... Read More »

Van Buren Non-Profit Looking for Volunteers

A non-profit called the Moms of Van Buren County, looking for volunteers. The group hosts events for families to provide things to do. President and Founder Jessica Christenberry said they want to keep kids engaged in activities. “That’s what we strive for we want to help the kids and we want them to have something to do,” Christenberry.  “There’s so ... Read More »

Van Buren Leader Hollingsworth Remembered

A long-time Van Buren County leader laid to rest Thursday afternoon as services held for Donald Hollingsworth. Hollingsworth spent 40 years on the Board of Directors for Ben Lomand, Farm Bureau, and NTCA. In addition, he served some 30 years on the Van Buren County Fair Board. Hollingsworth served as leader with UCHRA, the City of Spencer Planning Commission and ... Read More »

Van Buren Hazardous Waste Collection Saturday

Van Buren County’s Spencer Recycling Center will host a Hazardous Waste Collection Saturday from 8am-Noon. Pesticides, aerosols, lithium and button batteries, brake fluid, paint thinner, and cleaning fluid are among the hazardsous items that can be disposed of, free of charge. The event is open to anyone, not just Van Buren County residents. The items cannot be placed in landfills, ... Read More »

Van Buren Schools Receive Grant For Summer Meals

The Van Buren County School system will continue its summer meal program with help from an $8,800 No Kid Hungry Grant. Director of Schools Jared Copeland said stations will be set up throughout the county to provide daily lunches for students. He said the grant would go toward meal coolers, meal storage, and other meal service supplies. He said the ... Read More »

Bidding Underway For New Piney Convenience Center

Van Buren County bidding out several projects involved in a new Piney Solid Waste Convenience Center, to better accommodate residents and prepare the area for future growth. Van Buren County Mayor David Sullivan said the county has bid out construction of three structures including a large pole barn, a 12-by-12 building, and a concrete pad. He said the site will ... Read More »

Cicadas To Emerge Next Month After 13-Year Absence

Broods of cicadas are expected to emerge throughout the Upper Cumberland next month after spending 13 years underground. Jackson County Agriculture Extension Agent Dill Hughes said the two separate broods operate on 13 and 17-year cycles respectively. He said due to the Upper Cumberland’s location and climate, we often see the emergence of both. He said despite the bad rap, ... Read More »

Spencer Housing For Homeless Vets Nearing Completion

Four transitional veteran housing units in Van Buren County are expected to be ready by the end of July. American Legion Post 207 Commander Hansel Moore said the four concrete structures are in place with plumbing installed. He said once electricity is hooked up, interior work will finish up and homeless veterans will be moved in within days. Moore said ... Read More »

Van Buren Schools Table Daycare Renovations

Discussions by the Van Buren County School Board about renovating a masonic lodge for use as a daycare, tabled indefinitely Wednesday night. Director of Schools Jared Copeland said the county received a grant from the Upper Cumberland Development District some three years ago to renovate the building. He said he believes that the money remaining from the grant would cover ... Read More »

Van Buren Sheriff Introduces Recognition Program

The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department has launched a program that will recognize staffers for their impactful work each quarter. Sheriff Michael Brock told the Van Buren County Commission that staffers can be nominated by supervisors, peers, or citizens. He said nominations will be brought to a three-person committee that will select officers for special recognition. Deputy Cameron Clendenon was ... Read More »