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Widespread Power Outage In Cookeville

Cookeville Electric is reporting a widespread power outage. Energy Services Tech Karen Brown said an issue at the city’s east substation has caused the outage to occur. About 3,000 customers are without power at this time. Read More »

Putnam County Man Missing On Center Hill Lake

A search continues in DeKalb County for a Putnam County man who went missing on Center Hill Lake Wednesday. Officials with the TWRA said search crews located the 66-year-old man’s fishing boat around 7:30 p.m Wednesday near the Florida Branch area of Center Hill Lake. His vehicle and trailer were found at the Hurricane Bridge boat ramp. The search will ... Read More »

Burton Branch Road Improvement Project Nearing Completion

The Burton Branch Road project in Algood is nearing completion. Mayor Kirk Dyer said getting the improvements to the road completed has taken a long time. “I’m glad that the pavement is on Burton Branch Road. In case you don’t know, that project began as a signed agreement in 2009 for the city of Algood,” Dyer said. “Definitely an improvement. ... Read More »

Puppy Mill Shut Down In Macon Co.

Animal Rescue Crops volunteers have recovered 13 dogs from a puppy mill in Macon County after the owners surrendered the animals Tuesday. Officials said all of the dogs showed signs of eye infections, skin infections, and dental disease. They will receive proper medical treatment in Lebanon and then be put up for adoption. Officials said the elderly property owner had ... Read More »

Grand Jury Indicts Man On Kidnapping And Other Charges

A Cumberland County grand jury has indicted a man this week on charges including kidnapping, aggravated assault, and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. The 12-count indictment against 44-year-old Clifford James Farris alleges that he used a gun in November of last year to hold three individuals against their will. He’s set to be arraigned on the charges ... Read More »

Goodwill Hosting Job Fair In Cookeville Next Week

Cookeville’s Goodwill Career Solutions Center is gearing up for another job fair. Next Tuesday, six employers will be seeking to fill more than 100 positions in Putnam and White counties. Employers include TLD Logistics, Bledsoe County Correctional Complex and Signature Healthcare of Putnam County. Company representatives will be on site and interviews are possible. The job fair will be held ... Read More »

Saturday Crash Victim Identified As Missing Knoxville Woman

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has identified a missing Knoxville woman as one of the victims in a fatal crash that occurred in Cumberland County Saturday. Authorities said 22-year-old Jessica Case was a passenger in an SUV that crashed into a tractor trailer between Crab Orchard and Westel. Knoxville Police Tuesday said Case’s family had reported her missing Monday after she ... Read More »

Crossville To Sue Owners Of Inn Of The Cumberlands

Crossville City Council members have voted to file a lawsuit against the owners of the Inn of the Cumberlands. The owners have been given several chances to pay off taxes on the property, which was closed and condemned by the city nearly two years ago. City Attorney Will Ridley said the lawsuit would seek to demolish the property. “Be aware ... Read More »

Monterey Planning To Reapply For Sewer Grant

Monterey officials have voted to once again apply for a Community Development Block Grant to help fund a sewer rehab project. The town’s water and sewer committee voted to reapply for the grant last month and the city is expected to vote on an official resolution for the grant application next month. Mayor Bill Wiggins said it’s part of a ... Read More »

Man Faces Citations Following Tuesday Night Crash

A 25-year-old man faces citations following a vehicle crash in DeKalb County last night. Officials said the crash happened on Highway 56 near Hurricane Bridge. Authorities said 25-year-old Oribel Santizo suffered injuries when his southbound Nissan Versa failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadwa, and crashed. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said Santizo was traveling too fast before the crash ... Read More »