Monthly Archives: November 2016

Perennial forage including hay and pasture must be reported by Nov. 15

Posted on November 1, 2016 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

FSA for White, Putnam, and Van Buren counties announces new acreage reporting dates for 2017

White/Putnam/Van Buren County USDA Farm Service Agency  Executive Director Chad D. Huddleston announced today that producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage, can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits. Please note the change in the reporting date for perennial forage and forage seeding for 2017 is Nov. 15, 2016.

“In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the White/Putnam/Van Buren County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline,” said … Read More

Get out and vote early

Posted on November 1, 2016 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

According to Dorcas Marcum, White County administrator of elections, early voting totals as of today are approaching 5,000. Help White County break the 6,000 mark in early voting.The last day to early vote is Thursday, Nov. 3.

Hours are:

Tuesday, Nov. 1: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 2: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 3: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


Residents in Van Buren and several other counties asked to limit water usage to ease drought conditions

Posted on November 1, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

On Oct. 28, 2016, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation officially issued a request to the public to temporarily limit water usage for non-essential purposes as areas in Tennessee’s southeastern counties face extreme drought conditions.

Residents who receive water from the following public utilities are advised to limit their use until drought conditions subside:

•Fall Creek Falls Utility District – Van Buren County

•Pikeville Water System – Bledsoe County

•Dunlap Water System – Sequatchie County

•Cagel-Fredonia Utility District – Sequatchie County

•TN American Sequatchie Valley Water System – Marion County

•Griffith Creek Utility District – Marion County

•Big Creek Utility District – Grundy County

•Tracy City Water System … Read More

Tennessee joins $41.2 million settlement with Hyundai and Kia over fuel economy claims

Posted on November 1, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, along with the Division of Consumer Affairs, announced on Oct. 28, 2016, that Tennessee will receive more than $965,000 as part of a $41.2 million multi-state settlement with Hyundai and Kia. The agreement resolves claims that the automakers misrepresented mileage and fuel economy ratings for some of their model year 2011, 2012 and 2013 vehicles.

The settlement, reached between attorneys general in 33 states and the District of Columbia and the Hyundai Motor Company, Hyundai Motor America, Kia Motors Corporation, and Kia Motors America, concludes a multi-state investigation into the companies’ fuel economy estimates during a period of especially high gasoline … Read More

Sport fish regulations set at October TFWC meeting

Posted on November 1, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission established the state’s 2017-18 sport fish regulations at its October meeting, which concluded Friday, Oct. 28, 2016.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Fisheries Division presented its original proposals for 2017-18 at its September meeting. The TFWC had requested the TWRA consider lowering the creel limit for crappie from 30 to 20 fish per day on Kentucky Lake. After the amendment to the proclamation passed in the fisheries committee on Thursday, the full commission passed the regulation Friday.

Among the other changes include harvest regulations to a 15-fish creel limit, in combination, for striped bass, hybrid striped bass, and white bass on Douglas … Read More

Ficosa opens a new state-of-the-art plant in Cookeville

Posted on November 1, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Detroit – Oct. 31, 2016 – Ficosa, a top-tier global provider devoted to the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of high-technology vision, safety, connectivity and efficiency systems for the automotive and mobility sectors, has boosted its presence in the United States by opening a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Cookeville, Tennessee. With an investment of over 50 million dollars, the new plant is equipped with the sector’s latest technology, becoming the most advanced in Ficosa’s global portfolio.

The Cookeville facility, which has a total surface area of 270,000 square feet, is dedicated to producing rear view systems for automotive manufacturers such as Nissan, Ford, Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler and … Read More

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