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Algood Hires Dale Armour As New Police Chief

The city of Algood has a new police chief. The city council voted unanimously Tuesday night to select Tennessee Bureau of Investigation special agent Dale Armour to serve as Algood’s new police chief. Armour, who is from the Murfreesboro area, said he’s always had a desire to live in the Upper Cumberland and looks forward to leading the department. “I’m ... Read More »

Crossville Approves Measure Seeking More Council Members

Crossville city council members voted last night to change the city charter in order to add more members to the city council. The measure approved last night, would allow for seven members to serve on the council. Currently, the city council has five members. “I personally feel like it would give an opportunity for broader representation of our city,” Councilwoman ... Read More »

Monterey Liquor Store Application Has No Opposition

No opposition was voiced against an application that allows a second store to sell liquor in Monterey. The city held a public hearing for the application this week. Despite no opposition, Mayor Bill Wiggins said the city has not yet awarded a certificate of compliance for the future Monterey Discount Liquor and Wine store on North Chestnut Avenue. “We didn’t ... Read More »

Putnam Co. Seeking CDBG Grant For New Fire Truck

The Putnam County Fiscal Review Committee recommended approval last night for the county to apply for a Community Development Block Grant this year. County Executive Randy Porter said if awarded the grant, he hopes to use the funding to replace one of the county’s fire trucks. “Last year we applied to replace the fire truck at Cumberland Cove and we ... Read More »

New Police Chief To Be Selected In Algood Tonight

A new police chief will be selected in Algood tonight. Mayor Kirk Dyer said the city council will be choosing between Dale Armour and Jon Frazier. “Both have extensive police work in their history and both gentlemen were the two finalist that were given to us through the MTAS search that was completed last month,” Dyer said. “We are very ... Read More »

One Injured After House Explodes In Crossville Monday

A Crossville home exploded and caught fire Monday night. Officials said the incident happened shortly after 8:35 p.m. when some sort of gas explosion occurred at the home on Roma Drive. At least one person suffered injuries and received treatment at a hospital for serious burns. Fire Department officials said the State Fire Marshals will begin investigating today. Read More »

Large Water Main Break Closes Road In Cookeville

A large water main break in Cookeville has forced the closure of East Spring Street between the Board of Education building and Johnson’s Nursey Officials said the 14 inch water main opened up around 2:20 a.m. and caused two large holes to form in the roadway. “The entire road will be closed for most of the day, so please prepare ... Read More »

Court Costs May Go Up In Smithville

Court costs in the Smithville Municipal Court may be increasing soon. Monday night, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to increase court costs $15 to $100 per citation. City officials said the increase will help the police department upgrade to a new court management computer software system. The second reading of the ordinance increasing court costs will be voted ... Read More »

Rezoning Request Approved For Old Housing Property

The Cookeville City Council has approved a rezoning request for nearly 14-acres of property at Willow Avenue, Jackson Street, Polly Drive and West Stevens Street. City Planning Director James Mills said the old public housing property will now be zoned general commercial instead of regional commercial. Mills said the rezoning allows for a reduction in setbacks. “The rezoning would allow them ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Schools Receive Work-Based Learning Grants

Four Upper Cumberland school districts received work-based learning grants today from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. The funding is designed to assist with the development or expansion of work-based learning programs that promote career awareness and student readiness in grades K-through-12. “This investment by the TNECD in our community is tremendous news for our youngest citizens,” said ... Read More »