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The board room at the White County Board of Education Central Office has been dedicated to two former members, Kenneth Robinson and Richard McBride. Board Member Jayson McDonald said both former members recently passed away, having served a combined 36 years on the board. He said many of the positive programs in the di...
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High school students from across the Upper Cumberland will be busy at Edgar Evins State Park this weekend, removing exotic invasive species and reclaim the old homestead site. Tennessee State Parks will host work events to help Tennessee Promise Scholars fulfill their community service hours. Park Ranger Justin Vaughn ...
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Base pay for UCHRA public transportation drivers has been bumped up to $14 per hour after a vote from the Executive Board. Transportation Director Holly Montooth said drivers with their CDL can receive up to $15 an hour. She said additional incentives are also available for drivers willing to work later in the evening....
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Grant money could bring three electric school buses to the roads of Jackson County. Jackson County Director of Schools Jason Hardy said he attended a meeting in May where T-DOT outlined program details should the district decide to move forward. Hardy said he sees a lot of upside to the idea. He said the district ... T...
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The heart of pollen season may be past us but Upper Cumberland gardeners have not forgotten about the role pollinators play. Master Gardener Lisa Luck said it is crucial to protect pollinators during this, National Pollinators Week. “So the thing that we can do to help our pollinators thrive in our community is t...
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Cookeville will join forces with the Cookeville Junior Women’s Club to create “Food Forests” and “Foraging Trails” at Cane Creek Park and West End Park. Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said the Women’s Club spearheaded the idea and secured a $250,000 grant. He said three to five...
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Putnam County’s Cane Creek Elementary School and Sycamore Elementary have new principals. Kathy Kaughan will replace the recently retired Rhonda Mahan at Cane Creek Elementary School and Deborah Robbins will replace the retired Tracy Nabors at Sycamore Elementary School. Director of Schools Corby King made the an...
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The price tag to finish the Tennessee Tech Football Stadium west side renovation has ballooned to more than $57.2 million. The Board of Trustees approved the original budget at some $29.9 million in 2021, a number President Phil Oldham said officials believed to be an accurate estimate. “This is not likely to go ...
Jun 21, 2024
The Jackson County School Board will include five percent raises in its new academic year budget, discussed Thursday night. The balanced $23 million budget also includes money to construct the new CTE building. Director of Schools Jason Hardy said between ESSER funds running out and TISA recalculations, many districts ...
Jun 21, 2024
Sparta will apply for a $100,000 Broadband-Ready grant, designed to improve on technology infrastructure across the community. Aldermen approved the application Thursday night. Sparta Mayor Jerry Lowery said the grant could provide computers at the Senior Center and upgrade technology at several city facilities. &ldquo...
Jun 21, 2024
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