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Dekalb County Most Wanted Captured

Police captured a Dekalb County man Friday night just hours after being placed on the TBI’s Ten Most Wanted List. The TBI and Dickson Police captured David Paul Vaughn at a Dickson hotel Friday night without incident. Vaughn faces charges in Kentucky, Indiana, Williamson and Wilson Counties. He has also been connected to a potential armed robbery in Florida. Read More »

Bill Introduced For Crossville Hotel/Motel Tax

A bill that would allow Crossville to levy a hotel/motel occupancy tax introduced in the State Senate Thursday. The occupancy tax would fund tourism and economic development, according to the bill summary. Senator Paul Bailey introduced the bill. If approved by the legislature, the city could need to approve an ordinance setting up the tax. Read More »

Muzzle Loaders Taking Over Fentress County Saturday

Hundreds of muzzle-loading enthusiasts will spend the week in the Upper Cumberland sharing stories, swapping tales, and celebrating history. The 26th Annual Alvin C. York Memorial Shoot takes over the farm pasture deeded to Jamestown’s most famous citizen following his work in World War I. “The whole intent of the thing is to honor Sgt. Alvin York,” Organizer Robin Warner ... Read More »

Laundry Room Fire On Tech Campus; Minimal Damage

Firefighters responded to Tennessee Tech’s New South Hall Friday afternoon after a dryer caught on fire. The incident happened just after 2:00pm Friday when a lint trap became full and caught fire. No one injured, according to Tennessee Tech Director of Communications Buddy Pearson. Pearson said minimal damage reported to New South Hall. Cookeville Firefighters and campus police responded to ... Read More »

Scam Working Cookeville; Police Number, IRS Request

Spoofing the Cookeville Police phone number and telling a caller you represent the Internal Revenue Service. It’s certainly the work of a confident scammer, a scammer that struck in Cookeville Friday. “We had a citizen come in and report that they had actually given their credit card number to a person claiming to be from the IRS but using our ... Read More »

Tech’s Updated Strategic Mission Clear, Cohesive

More than 700 students, faculty, and alumni voiced their opinions over the past six months on updating Tennessee Tech’s Strategic Plan. The Board of Trustees heard Thursday from steering committee co-chairs Tom Payne, College of Business Dean, and Lisa Zagumny, College of Education Dean. “We’ve learned from our conversations that in spite of and perhaps due to its expansive scope,the ... Read More »

Dekalb Man Added To 10 Most Wanted

The TBI added a Dekalb County man to its Ten Most Wanted List Friday. 32-year-old David Paul Vaughn faces multiple charges stretching from Kentucky to Indiana to Williamson and Wilson Counties. The TBI believes Vaughn may be involved in a Florida armed robbery. Vaughn stands 5-8 and weighs 330 pounds. He has a shaved head and brown eyes. Investigators believe ... Read More »

Drug Trafficking Bust In Cookeville

A joint investigation including Cookeville Police and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department busted a drug trafficking operation at a Jefferson Avenue hotel. 33-year-old Billy White of Cookeville faces five charges. His bond set at $40,000. 39-year-old Kenneth Bayless of Spencer faces one count of the sale or delivery of a schedule II drug for resale. Bond set at $25,000. 26-year-old ... Read More »

Smithville Aldermen Censure Jimmy Poss

The Smithville Board of Aldermen voted Thursday night to censure Smithville Mayor Jimmy Poss for hiring his son to work part-time for the city. The vote 5-0. Poss did not attend the meeting. But he did release a statement and asked City Attorney Vester Parsley to read it to the board. “My hiring of my son to maintain the pool ... Read More »

Livingston Sidewalk Renovations Set To Begin

Sidewalk renovations in Livingston will begin one week from Monday, replacing sidewalks all around the county courthouse. “Every corner of the courthouse square will receive improvements,” Downtown Revitalization Committee Chairman Ray Evans said. Improvements set to begin April 2 include both aesthetic and ADA compliant changes. In addition, Evans said sidewalk work will continue down Spring Street around the new ... Read More »