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Author Archives: Rafferty Cleary

Head-On Collision Sends One Person To Area Trauma Center

A head-on collision sent one person to an area trauma center in Cumberland County today. Officials said the accident happened around 12:25 p.m. at the 700 block of Highway 70 North. Authorities said a female occupant in one of the vehicles had to be extricated by rescue crews. A medical helicopter airlifted the unidentified woman to U.T. Medical Center and ... Read More »

Man Rescued From Ozone Falls Monday

A man had to be rescued from Cumberland County’s Ozone Falls Monday evening. Around 30 members of the Cumberland County Rescue Squad and Cumberland County Fire Department responded to the scene. Assistant Fire Chief John Hall said a hiker slipped and fell at the base of the 110-foot waterfall. “It was a pretty simple operation,” Hall said. “We just went ... Read More »

Sparta Woman Who Stole $3 Million From Employer Sentenced

A federal judge has sentenced a Sparta woman charged with stealing $3 million from a New Jersey trucking company. 55-year-old Tracey Perrigan will serve a 33-month sentence after pleading guilty to wire fraud. Prosecutors said Perrigan authorized purchases by company drivers when she worked at the New Jersey facility. Investigators found that Perrigan used a program called Comcheck to send ... Read More »

2nd Man Dies Following June Car Crash In Warren Co.

A Cannon County man has died at Erlanger Hospital nearly a month after being injured in a crash that killed a McMinnville teenager. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 56-year-old Craig Mears of Woodbury has died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash that happened June 25th on Highway-70 in Warren County. Authorities said Mears was traveling in ... Read More »

New Pharmacy To Locate In Monterey

There’s a new business coming to Monterey. The town’s Board of Zoning Appeals has approved variances needed for a new 16,000 square foot pharmacy to locate on East Stratton Avenue. Mayor Bill Wiggins said the developer has not released the name of the retailer, but he’s excited about the new addition. “For sure it’s going to be a major retailer,” ... Read More »

Cookeville Planners To Consider Freehill Road RAO Plan Tonight

The Cookeville Planning Commission will consider plans for a redevelopment off of Freehill Road when they meet tonight. The Cookeville City Council approved a Redevelopment Area Overlay Ordinance in May allowing the project to move forward. It marked the city’s 5th RAO ordinance. The project calls for replacing a current mobile home park with a 51 lot development for low-to-moderate ... Read More »

Smithville Man Accused Of Several Home Invasions

DeKalb County authorities have arrested a Smithville man for allegedly breaking into at least nine homes this year. 28-year-old Cory Alan Bradford facing nine counts of aggravated burglary, eight counts of theft and six counts of vandalism. Authorities said Bradford stole TV’s and other items from homes in the Lakeside Drive, Oak Drive, and Lakeview Drive areas between June 2nd ... Read More »

ATV Accident Leaves One Person Dead In Warren Co.

A Sunday morning ATV accident has claimed the life of a McMinnville man. The accident happened on Ben Burton Road around 9 a.m. in the town of Morrison. The deceased is identified as 25-year-old Hazziel Velazquez. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said Velazquez took a curve at excessive speeds and ran off the left side of Ben Burton Road, striking a ... Read More »

Smithville Woman Killed In Cannon Co. Crash

A Smithville woman has died following a single vehicle accident in Cannon County. The Tennessee Highway patrol said the crash happened around 5 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Stones River Road and Francis Lane. Authorities have identified the deceased as 37-year-old Misty L. Reed. A preliminary report states that Reed was traveling east on Stone River Road when she ... Read More »