Doyle, TN

McMinnville Aldermen Approve Raises After Compensation Study Feedback

The McMinnville Board of Aldermen working to increase city employee pay back to market value. Mayor Ryle Chastain said a compensation study conducted this year showed that several city employees were underpaid, causing an on average six percent raise to be approved. “We did have quite a few employees that...
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Monterey PD Expects Minor Traffic At Weekend Festival

The Monterey Police Department is expecting a smooth weekend as thousands are expected for the Freedom Fest concerts Friday and Saturday. Police Chief Bill Randolph said the venue sits about five miles away from downtown. “We’ve had plenty of notice,” Randolph said. “We knew this was going to take place,...
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Consulting Engineer Said Merger Of Spencer/Warren Districts Not Feasible

Consulting Engineer Nathaniel Green found a merger of the Spencer Water Utility District with Warren County Utility District would not be feasible. Green shared excerpts of a 330-page engineering report with the Spencer Board of Aldermen Thursday. Green said the distance to Warren County’s water source and the price impact to customers does not make it a viable option.

Monterey man indicted, charged in TBI ICAC investigation

MONTEREY — Special agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, working alongside the Cookeville Police Department and Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, have obtained indictments charging a Monterey man accused of possessing and sharing child sexual abuse material. In April, after receiving information from the Cookeville Police Department’s Internet...

Special Olympian Gold Medalist Jordan Casey Returns to Sparta

Sparta welcomed special Olympian, and gold medalist, Jordan Casey back home after competing at the most recent games. Casey, a four-time gold medalist and “Team Tennessee” power-lifter returned home Tuesday for photos and autographs at the YMCA. Casey said he’s always had an interest in weight lifting.

Its Show Time! (View videos here)

Its show time in Smithville as the Fiddlers Jamboree and Crafts Festival returns to town with thousands expected to flock to the acclaimed festival. Each day, Friday and Saturday, July 1 & 2 begins at 9am with over 35 music and dance categories, streets full of hand-made crafts, and food booths galore.

Plenty On Spring Bookstore Plans To Serve As a Community And Literary Hub

A new downtown bookstore on Cookeville’s Spring Street hopes to serve a community and literary hub. Plenty On Spring Co-Owner Lisa Uhrik said that her company Franklin Fixtures makes bookshelves for bookstores across the country. She said that local bookstores have been flourishing recently despite the pandemic, and they wanted to bring something to the heart of downtown Cookeville, her hometown.

WCTE to Broadcast & Stream 51st Annual Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree

WCTE PBS Broadcasts and Streams the 51st Annual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree on Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2. Cookeville, Tenn. - WCTE PBS will air both nights of the 51st Annual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree on Friday, July 1, from 7-11 p.m., and Saturday, July 2, from 5-11 p.m. The event on Saturday will air live statewide on Tennessee PBS stations.
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Stacy Beam’s “Art On The Mountain” benefits Beersheba Springs Medical Clinic

Fine Artist Stacy Beam will host Art on The Mountain, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., July 1-4, including a special cocktail reception from 6-9 p.m., July 3. Art on The Mountain takes place at the Stacy Beam Fine Art Gallery, 19643 State Highway 56, Beersheba Springs, Tenn. A portion of the proceeds from art sales benefit the Beersheba Springs (free) Medical Clinic.