Friday, January 19, 2018
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Author Archives: Rafferty Cleary

Livingston Skating Rink To Permanently Close

A popular Upper Cumberland skating rink is permanently closing after operating for nearly 50 years. The Livingston Skating Rink on Monterey Highway has been sold, according to a statement on its Facebook page. Maxine and Leon Bowers opened the rink in 1968 and it served the community up until 2015 when the rink closed due to Maxine’s declining health. The ... Read More »

Governor’s Executive Order Eases Efforts To Feed Livestock

The ice and snow lingering across Tennessee have made feeding and transporting livestock a challenge. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has issued an executive order to ease some restrictions for movement of livestock feed and live poultry to market. Federal restrictions on hours of service for feed and live animal transportation will be waived through the end of January. This order allows haulers ... Read More »

New Centennial Sculpture Reflects Tech’s Past And Inspires Future

The final piece of the Centennial is now in place. As part of Tech’s 100th birthday celebration, a sculpture was commissioned to both commemorate the past and inspire future students. Ascension, a 52-foot tall, 7,000-pound stainless steel artwork by Hoss Haley, has been installed between Dixie Avenue and Centennial Plaza. According to the artist, the sculpture’s height and stepped composition ... Read More »

Sparta PD Getting EpiPens

The Sparta Police Department is the latest law enforcement agency that will soon be equipped with EpiPens. Police Chief Jeff Guth said the life-saving pens will soon be supplied to the department by the Cookeville Regional Medical Center Charitable Foundation. “We will be able to respond to anaphylactic shock situations and we will be going through some training with that,” Guth ... Read More »

Antique Fire Truck Stolen In Clay County

Authorities in Clay County are looking for a stolen antique fire truck. According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, The 1935 model fire truck was stolen this morning from a residence in the Moss area. Surveillance footage captured a white Chevy Astro van hauling the fire truck on a trailer. Deputy Tyler Thompson said the antique belonged to ... Read More »

Charges Issued In Friday Morning Crash In Cumberland County

A head-on collision on Highway 127 North in Cumberland County has resulted in charges being issued to a man from Clarkrange. Officials said the crash happened this morning when 43-year-old Daniel Fisher was driving a Dodge Avenger and attempted to pass another vehicle. Authorities said Fisher’s vehicle collided head-on with an oncoming Ford Mustang operated by Marian Stewart of Crossville. ... Read More »

Fire Destroys Unoccupied Home In Putnam County

A fire destroyed a home on Putnam County’s Kuykendall Road last night. Putnam County Fire Chief Tom Brown said crews arrived on scene and found the home fully engulfed in flames. Brown said no injuries occurred as the home was unoccupied at the time of the blaze. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Read More »

Local Man Sentenced For Stealing From Honor Guard Account

The former commander of the Hull York Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans in Byrdstown will serve five years with the Tennessee Department of Corrections for stealing from the organization. Glen Williams pleaded guilty this month to theft over $10,000. A grand jury indicted Williams two years ago after an internal investigation found missing funds from the chapter’s Honor Guard ... Read More »

Clay County Library Receives Computer Training Grant

The state awarded the Clay County Public Library with a $2,441 literacy and broadband adoption grant today. Library Director Judith Cutright said the funding will be used for important computer training for the citizens of Clay County. “Computer change so much from year to year that computer literacy is very necessary, not matter where you’re at,” Cutright said. “Here in ... Read More »

Barry Wilmore Receives Theodore Roosevelt Award From NCAA

The NCAA awarded former Tennessee Tech football player and present NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore with the Theodore Roosevelt Award Wednesday night. It’s the NCAA’s highest honor and awarded every year to a graduate from an NCAA member institution who earned a varsity letter while playing sports and became a distinguished citizen of national reputation based on outstanding life accomplishments. Wilmore ... Read More »