Stewart County

Nicole Erwin, WKMS


A Tennessee Valley Authority plan to change the disposal of coal ash has members of an environmental organization concerned about air and water quality surrounding the site. TVA is switching from wet coal ash storage to dry ash storage at the Cumberland Fossil Plant in Stewart County in an effort to comply with EPA regulations.

Former residents of the Stewart County, Tennessee portion of  Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area are gathering for their annual Homecoming this month.

Stewart County Sheriff's Office

Flash floods destroyed more than two dozen homes in the Dover, Tenn. area this weekend.

Stewart County Emergency Management Agency Director Clint Mathis estimates around $2 million in damage to Stewart County residences. Mathis said the majority of the damage occurred in the Carlisle community. He said the displaced residents are receiving aid at area churches.

Mathis said along with the flooded homes, the county’s road network was also “severely impacted.”

Stewart Co. Closes Schools for Second Time This Year

Dec 13, 2012

Stewart County, Tennessee schools are closing due to student illness for the second time this year. Transportation Director Eric Watkins says because a large number of students are out sick, the district will not hold classes tomorrow, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.

Stewart Co. Closes Schools Due to Student Illness

Nov 27, 2012

Stewart County, Tenn., Schools transportation director Eric Watkins says the county's schools are closed through Friday because a large number of students are out sick. Watkins says 12 percent of students district-wide have reported illness this week, ranging from flu to stomach virus and strep throat.

Fire Kills Two in Stewart Co.

Nov 23, 2012
Marcus Obal, Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0

A Stewart County fire has killed two people and burned a teenager. The Leaf-Chronicle reports six people were in the mobile home early Thursday when the fire broke out in the Indian Mound community in eastern Stewart. Fire & Rescue Assistant Chief Rick Joiner says the names of the victims would not be released until the state medical examiner identifies them.