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Bear Struck And Killed In Crossville This Morning

According to the TWRA, a semi truck struck a bear in Cumberland County this morning. The carcass of the animal was found on Interstate 40 near mile marker 324. TWRA officials say bears are leaving their homes to forage for food. Officials want to remind people to cleanup after cookouts and to not leave leftovers and trash around the outside ... Read More »

TVA To Disconnect Power At Livingston Substation June 3rd

The Tennessee Valley Authority will disconnect power Saturday, June 3rd to Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation members served from the Livingston Substation. The power interruption is needed by TVA to replace equipment. Upper Cumberland Electric will take advantage of the outage to do necessary maintenance on its equipment. The scheduled power outage will begin at 10:00 PM Saturday and could ... Read More »

Cookeville Man Charged In Meth Bust

A Cookveille man is under a $150,000 bond after being arrested on drug charges this week. According to Cookeville Police, 36-year-old Joseph Israel Neely allegedly had 400 grams of methamphetamine in his possession. While executing a search warrant at a West Broad Street location Wednesday, Detective Chase Mathis found Neely flushing bags of meth down a toilet. He was arrested ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Unemployment Rate Decreases In April

The Upper Cumberland’s unemployment rate decreased more than a whole percentage point from March to April. The region had a 5.2 percent unemployment rate in March compared to April’s rate of 4-percent. Clay and Pickett County had the greatest decrease in unemployment with a 1.7 percent rate of change. Clay County went from a 6.5 percent unemployment rate in March ... Read More »

Five Apply For Vacant Algood City Council Seat

A total of five people applied for the vacant Algood City Council seat. The deadline to apply occurred yesterday. City Administrator Keith Morrison has declined to publicly identify the applicants at this time. Those who applied had to be registered voters and a resident of Algood for at least one year. The person chosen to serve on the council will ... Read More »

Parole Hearing Held For DeKalb Woman Charged With Child Neglect

A DeKalb County woman serving an eight year prison sentence for aggravated child neglect had a parole hearing yesterday. During that hearing a parole officer recommended that Jessica Ashley May be denied parole based on the seriousness of her crime. Authorities issued charges to May after her fiance, Cody Key, fatally beat her 23-month-old child in 2015. Key received a ... Read More »

Cumberland Co. Beer Board Levies Fines Against Nine Businesses

The Cumberland County Beer Board levied fines against nine businesses Wednesday for selling alcohol to minors. According to authorities, the businesses sold the alcohol during an undercover operation on prom night. Each business had the opportunity to accept a $2,500 fine or a 90-day suspension of their license. All nine businesses pleaded guilty and accepted the $2,500 fine. The businesses ... Read More »

Warren County High School In Need Of New Baseball Coach

School officials have fired Warren County High School Baseball Coach Adam Childs. WCHS officials said they wanted to go in another direction with the baseball program. Childs leaves the program having won more than 100 games. He also lead Pioneers to one district championship, three region tournament appearances and one sub state appearance. Read More »

SAIC Welcomed To Cookeville Monday

State and local officials welcomed Cookeville’s newest company yesterday. Last month Science Applications International Corporation announced plans to open its first Technology Integration Gateway at the Regions Bank building. SAIC CEO Tony Moraco said the defense contractor plans to hire 300 people over the next 5-years and many of those people will come from Tennessee Tech. ‘As we try to ... Read More »

Charter Bus Catches Fire In Cumberland County Yesterday

15 North Carolina high school students escaped injuries yesterday when their charter bus caught fire on Interstate 40 in Cumberland County. According to officials, it happened around noon near westbound mile marker 333. All students and teachers managed to exit the bus and a Cumberland County school bus transported them to Stone Memorial High School. From there another charter bus ... Read More »