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Boyd: Selling Uffelman School Top Priority

Director of Schools Jerry Boyd said the Putnam County Board of Education’s first priority is selling the former Uffelman Elementary School property. BOE staff have been searching for the school’s deed. The property, valued at $680,000, may be difficult to sell, he said. Schools are a special-use property, Boyd said. A church in Monterey has expressed interest in the portable ... Read More »

Park View Sale, New Construction, Will Take Time

The Putnam County Board of Education has voted to move forward with a plan to sell Park View Elementary to the city to build a new police station, but the actual plan could take years. Director of Schools Jerry Boyd said the plan is a great opportunity for growth and expansion in southwest Putnam County, but it’s not necessarily a ... Read More »

Algood Seeking Nominations For Vacant City Council Seat

The City of Algood has started accepting nomination for the vacant city council seat. City Administrator Keith Morrison said nominations will be accepted until May 23rd. “After the 23rd we are going to try to do a public forum to let the council talk to each candidate and get a feel for them,” Morrison said. “After we do that I ... Read More »

Sparta Skate Park Now Open

Sparta City Administrator Chris Dorsey announced today that city work crews finished installing equipment for the Bockman Way skate park.   “It was actually used last night,” Dorsey said. “We haven’t had an official grand opening yet, but people are more than welcome to use it.” The project was one of Mayor Jeff Young’s visions when he ran for office ... Read More »

Search Continues On Dale Hollow Lake

Search crews have not yet located a Red Boiling Springs woman who went missing on Dale Hollow Lake Sunday. Strong winds hindered searches for most of the week and Thursday’s rainy weather suspended the search. Clay County Emergency Management Agency Director Natalie Boone says a massive search will take place this weekend with help from all over the state and ... Read More »

“In God We Trust” License Plate Bill Passes

Sen. Paul Bailey’s license plate bill is on its way to Gov. Bill Haslam’s desk. The bill creates a choice for license plates. Residents can choose to get a standard Tennessee plate, or a plate with the standard design and the words “In God We Trust” on it. Bailey said “In God We Trust” is featured on courthouses and some ... Read More »

Putnam Elementary Schools Collecting Children’s Books

Putnam County’s elementary schools are collecting children’s books. The schools are planning weekly reading events during the summer. Studies have shown students need to read to keep their skills up over the summer months. The books will be given away to children at the events. New and gently used children’s books will be accepted at all elementary schools and the ... Read More »

Unexpected Door Notices Might Be Scams

The Middle Tennessee Better Business Bureau warns residents unexpected delivery notices might be a scam. The bureau said Luv Green Solutions, a water filtration company based in Chattanooga, leaves the notices. The Chattanooga Better Business Bureau has given the company an F rating. Residents throughout southern Middle Tennessee have reported returning home to find a note on their door stating ... Read More »

TN Division Of Forestry Breaking Ground In Crossville

Crossville will soon be home to a new state forestry work center. Tennessee Division of Forestry spokesman Tim Phelps said the official groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. Monday off Highway 127 in Crossville. “This office has been in the works for awhile, it’s not that our folks don’t have offices there, in fact that’s one of the ... Read More »

Titans Caravan Rolls Into Livingston Friday, Rain Or Shine

Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes said his city is ready for the Titans. The Tennessee Titans Caravan will be on the east side of the city’s square at 1:30 p.m. Friday. “The Tennessee Titans are going to be here tomorrow rain or shine, we’ll have a couple tents pitched up and may even have some hot coffee out there and some ... Read More »