Monthly Archives: March 2018

White County brings in over $1.6 million in January sales tax revenue

Posted on March 1, 2018 6:06 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin recently announced that, overall, January state tax revenue collections were less than expected.

However, White County brought in over $1.6 million in state sales taxes for the month.

While year-to-date the collection of state taxes has exceeded the estimated goals of the state, the January collections showed a decrease in revenues statewide. According to the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration, revenues collected in January were approximately $1.4 billion, which is 3.18 percent less than the January 2017.

For the month of January, Tennessee took in approximately $25 million less in tax revenues than budgeted.

“The negative growth recorded … Read More

Kenneth Young

Posted on March 1, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Kenneth Young, 68, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 28, 2018, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

“The Wall That Heals” in Cookeville

Posted on March 1, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Wall That Heals, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, along with a mobile education center, will be in Cookeville, April 19-22, 2018. The exhibit will be open 24 hours a day and is free to the public. The Wall That Heals honors the more than 3 million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in the Vietnam War and bears the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.

Cookeville-Putnam County will be among the first to host a new, larger exhibit which includes a three-quarter scale Wall replica that is 375-feet in length and stands … Read More

Senior Community Service Employment Program

Posted on March 1, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

 UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region. This training is twenty hours per week at the current minimum wage with government and non-profit agencies. They provide assessment and testing services to determine your present skill level and for the types of occupations you would like to train. They conduct meetings to teach people the best methods for finding, applying, interviewing, getting, and keeping the right job. They can also refer you to … Read More

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