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Residents Concerned About Proposed Shooting Sports Park In Crossville

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Several residents living near the site of a proposed shooting sports park in Crossville have voiced their objections to the project. Residents showed up at a city council work session Tuesday night, expressing concerns about noise and possible devaluation of their properties. The city has given land at the old city landfill to accommodate the project and a binding contract ... Read More »

Adult Education Safety Net For 31,000 Residents Without Diploma

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There’s about 31,000 people in the Upper Cumberland who don’t have a high school diploma. That’s according to Tennessee Adult Education Region 3 Director Linda Huddleston. She’s in charge of the adult education programs in 14 Upper Cumberland counties. There’s about 550 students enrolled in adult education across the Upper Cumberland, Huddleston said. “Life happens to all of us, sometimes ... Read More »

Sweepstakes Scam Hits The Upper Cumberland

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There’s a new scam going around the Upper Cumberland involving a well-known sweepstakes. Cookeville police Major Carl Sells said a handful of residents have reported a scam involving the Publisher’s Clearinghouse. The residents received phone calls from someone stating they had won the big sweepstakes, but needed to wire money in advance to receive it. Sells said it doesn’t cost ... Read More »

Putnam County Indicts 24 In Drug Sting

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Some 24 people were indicted on various drug charges in Putnam County this week. Cookeville Police Major Carl Sells said “these were arrested as a result of different investigations, primarily by officers assigned to our Drug Investigation Unit combined with officers assigned to our Community Nuisance Eradication Team.” The 24 individuals were indicted on a variety of charges, from marijuana ... Read More »

Legionnaires’ Disease Cases Reported In Macon County

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Four cases of Legionnaires’ Disease have been reported in Red Boiling Springs, including one that led to death. The state health department has notified the city of the cases. State and local officials are working to identify the source of the disease. The Centers for Disease Control website states Legionnaires can be spread through water, including hot tubs and decorative ... Read More »

Habitual Offenders Get Extra Charge If Caught Driving

Habitual offenders … those convicted of multiple crimes behind the wheel, are not permitted to drive. District Attorney Bryant Dunaway said his office asks the courts to label some offenders as “habitual.” Habitual offenders cannot drive. If they’re found driving, that’s another charge added. “Once a person is declared a habitual offender by the court, then it’s a criminal offense ... Read More »

Indiana hires Archie Miller as men’s basketball team’s next head coach

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Eddie Perlas/ESPN Images(BLOOMINGTON, Indiana) — The Indiana Hoosiers have hired Archie Miller to become the next head coach of their men’s basketball team according to an ESPN report. Miller will leave the University of Dayton, where he served as head coach for the past six years. He brought the Flyers to the NCAA Tournament in each of his final four ... Read More »

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell critical of Oakland as an owners’ vote to move the Raiders to Las Vegas looms

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — ESPN reports NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wrote to Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff, criticizing Oakland’s solution to keep the Raiders in their city while NFL owners are preparing to vote on whether to allow the franchise to move to Las Vegas. In the letter Goodell sent Friday, which was obtained by ESPN, the NFL commissioner claims: “The material ... Read More »