Is Crab Orchard wind project full of hot air?

Answers not blowing in the wind, but on the internet Kermit the Frog said it best: “It’s not easy being green.” Especially when it comes to Green Energy resources – like Solar Power, GeoThermal Power and Wind Power. The proponents of these types of energy are good people. They care about the environment and they […]

25May2016 | Continued

Alexander takes strong stance against wind farm Orchard Wind

COMMENTARY By JAY MCCARTHY For The Vista “THESE ARE NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S WINDMILLS!”  Those were the words from our Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander last week from the halls of congress.  Those words have been echoing though the Cumberland Mountains and Town Hall since. On May 18th, we saw our State Senator tell our Cumberland County […]

25May2016 | Continued
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Spike’s refreshing new look inviting to residents and visitors

For The Vista Featuring Jim Arber Peavine Rd. travelers have noticed major activity for weeks at what once was the Phil-ing Station sports bar. If you didn’t notice maybe you should stop driving before you run into something.  For over a month it was all elbows and other parts runnin’ around outside, inside, on the […]

25May2016 | Continued

Wind Farm Developer offers up answers to big questions

BY KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor Harry Snyder, Development Manager for Apex Clean Energy, was kind of enough to provide some answers to questions that The Vista posed to him recently. Here is Snyder’s responses to questions regarding the proposed Crab Orchard Wind project: Vista: Can you provide a picture of the area without the exact […]

19May2016 | Continued

Momentum keeps growing for the Cumberland Mtn. Preservation Committee

COMMENTARY By JAY McCARTHY & GEORGE CHIARAMONTE For The Vista Last Thursday night’s meeting of the “Cumberland Mountain Preservation Committee” was again a packed house.  Over 220 people attended and about 55% were new and came to hear the latest information about the negative effects of Wind Turbines. George Chiaramonte, the Chairperson of the Committee, […]

12May2016 | Continued

Community Club ‘learning more’

For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Community Club Board of Directors and General Manager are actively involved in learning more about the wind farm in Crab Orchard, being proposed by Apex Clean Energy. The Board members were first made aware of this project on 1/12/16 when the announcement was made to the public by Mayor […]

12May2016 | Continued

Apex Clean Energy offers response to reports

By HARRY SNYDER APEX CLEAN ENERGY DEVELOPMENT MANAGER For The Vista Over the past few weeks, we’ve had the chance to meet many members of Fairfield Glade and the broader Cumberland County community, both in people’s homes and at our community meetings. Most folks we’ve met are supportive of renewable energy in Cumberland County and […]

12May2016 | Continued

Packed house attends Wind Farm meeting

Coalition of Glade residents provide info By JAY MCCARTHY For The Vista Cumberland Mountain Preservation Coalition (CMPC) spoke to a packed house in Fairfield Glades Multi-Purpose building last Thursday afternoon. Much of the crowd was left standing and many people could not attend because the parking lot was full. It was a barnburner of a […]

6May2016 | Continued

Tennessee Department of Transportation Will Rebid SR-101 Peavine Road Project

For The Vista CHATTANOOGA – The Tennessee Department of Transportation has twice advertised the project to widen a 3-mile section of SR-101/Peavine Road in Cumberland County from Firetower Road to near Lakeview Drive and relocate a 5.3 mile section of Volunteer Electric Cooperative (VEC) high-voltage utility lines. Both times contractors’ bids for the work came […]

18Mar2016 | Continued

Weber clarifies discount via resident cards

For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Community Club and General Manager Bob Weber wish to announce that as of March 1st, a new software program for the entire community as begun to be utilized. While the transition will not cause noticeable differences in the way you purchase items, there is one significant change: The Club […]

11Mar2016 | Continued
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For Volunteer Energy, 2015 was a year to remember

For The Vista It was formed 80 years ago. A meeting of 500 citizens at the Meigs County Courthouse resulted in the May 29, 1935 formation of the Meigs County Power Association, Incorporated, which later became the Meigs County Electric Membership Corporation. Today it is known as Volunteer Energy Cooperative. Volunteer Energy celebrated its 80th […]

21Jan2016 | Continued

Pieces coming together for Peavine Project?

Glade gets an update from TDOT By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor The Fairfield Glade Community Club recently received an update from the Tennessee Department of Transporation regarding the long-awaited Peavine Road expansion project. A letter was received by Fairfield Glade Community Club President Robert L. Diller. Here is the letter in its entirety: Dear Mr. […]

10Dec2015 | Continued

Rural Health Clinic set to close doors

By Ken Steadman Rural Health Clinic of the Cumberlands, Inc., 9400 Sparta Highway near Pleasant Hill announced they will close their doors effective January 1, 2016. Unfortunately, no other doctor has come forward to take over the facility and Dr. Harold Lowe’s health continues to worsen and he and his wife, Diana, will retire. Doctor […]

10Dec2015 | Continued

ACC Looking to Fill Three Glade Posts

The Fairfield Glade Architectural Control Committee (ACC) is looking for three (3) new members to fill positions that will be vacated at the end of December 2015. The ACC is responsible for preserving the harmonious design and appearance of the community by reviewing plans for proposed homes as well as applications for exterior changes to […]

24Sep2015 | Continued

A few people need some tips on tipping

You know, we have a growing community here in Fairfield Glade. Amongst the residents and all our wonderful guests and employees of Fairfield Glade businesses, I would say 97% are class individuals with solid character and manners. The other 3%, however, may be giving us all a bad name. They are the ones who insist […]

8Jul2015 | Continued
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District Governor Wear Installs Nick Reed as New Rotary President

  Nick Reed was recently installed as the new president of the Fairfield Glade Rotary by the Rotary’s District Governor, Jerry Wear, at Druid Hills Country Club.    

8Jul2015 | Continued

Renegade Mountain holding Open House

For The Vista Renegade Mountain Third Annual Open House: The public is cordially invited and encouraged to attend the Third Annual Renegade Mountain Community Open House on Saturday, May 30th beginning at 12:00 pm (CDT). Pack up the kids, come and see what “Life Elevated at 2700 Feet” is all about! The day begins by […]

28May2015 | Continued
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Glade Rotarians enjoy meeting at Chestnut Hill

For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Rotary held their Tuesday Noon meeting at the Chestnut Hill Winery this week. Chestnut Hill Winery was one of the wonderful vendors at this year’s Rotary Wine On The Plateau (WOTP) event. Their participation brought an awareness to everyone attending that event just how fortunate we are to have […]

26Mar2015 | Continued

AARP tax help

For The Vista This will be the first year that the Affordable Care Act will impact individual tax returns. Under the law, every taxpayer and all of their dependents are required to have minimal essential healthcare insurance, unless allowed an exemption. Even people whose income level in prior years would not require filing a tax […]

8Jan2015 | Continued

Festive spirit arrives early amid positive budget report

By BILL PIECUCH For The Vista Santa did arrive a bit early — and in an unexpected fashion:  A balanced budget was unveiled during the monthly Fairfield Glade meeting. And the customarily tough grilling by residents for hidden warts was replaced by rare chorus of accolades. Almost as a signal of the holiday season, General […]

26Nov2014 | Continued