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DeKalb Man Sentenced On Assault Charges

A DeKalb County man has plead guilty to two counts of aggravated assault. 35-year-old Nathan Trapp received a six-year probation sentence with 120 days to serve in the DeKalb County jail. Both sentences will run at the same time. Trapp was also given credit for time served from May to October this year. DeKalb County deputies arrested Trapp after he ... Read More »

TDOT: DeKalb Bridge Work To Complete On Time

TDOT said DeKalb County’s College Street Bridge repair will be complete on time. Spokesman Jennifer Flynn said Mid State Construction served as contractor on the project, which cost about $282,000. “The asphalt overlay for the bridge itself is scheduled to be done next Tuesday and Wednesday and the project is scheduled to complete on time,” Flynn said. The bridge has ... Read More »

Yorozu Cutting Hundreds Of Jobs In Warren County

Warren County’s largest employer is reducing it’s workforce. Automotive parts manufacturer Yorozu America has opened a new plant in Alabama that will ease the workload demand on the Yorozu facility in Morrison. At it’s peak, Morrison’s Yorozu facility employed more than 1,900 people. With the workforce reduction, Yorozu’s workforce in Warren County is projected to stabilize at 1,200 people. Yorozu ... Read More »

October Is Cyber Security Month

October is Cyber Security Month. Eric Brown serves as assistant director of Cyber Security Education, Research and Outreach at Tennessee Tech. Brown said Cyber Security is important for everyone, not just the geeks in your family. “To make them a little more aware of safeguards and steps they should take to safely conduct business as they go through this cyber ... Read More »

Training In Tennessee Closer To Ft. Campbell For Marines

A Marine Corps representative said he wants to bring special forces to White County because their training grounds are getting too crowded. Al Parker has addressed both the Sparta Board of Aldermen and the White County Commission. Parker said special forces, including the Navy Seals, Army Green Berets, Marines and Air Force train in Louisiana and Mississippi near Fort Shelby. ... Read More »

Blood Donors Needed For Patients Here And Elsewhere

Blood Assurance Donor Coordinator Trudy Cody said donating blood is an easy and free way to help victims of tragedy, whether they’re rebuilding from hurricanes or recovering from tragedies like the Las Vegas shooting. Those donations also help people who have suffered tragedy here in the Upper Cumberland. Blood donations frequently help those receiving cancer treatments, patients in surgery and ... Read More »

White Co. Searching For High-Wage Jobs

White County’s focus will change from searching for jobs to searching for high-wage jobs. Commissioners asked County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson about the county’s workforce at the group’s last meeting. “We have a workforce, if we can get the rates up, the pay rates up, people won’t have to leave town to make a decent living and that’ll also help,” ... Read More »

Algood Council Fails To Hold Meeting Tuesday

For the second month in a row the Algood City Council has failed to conduct a meeting. Mayor Scott Bilbrey did not show up at last night’s meeting, leaving the council without a quorum. City Administrator Keith Morrison said it’s a frustrating situation. “We have a lot of business that we need to attend to,” Morrison said. “The town and ... Read More »

Putnam County Commissioner Reggie Shanks Passes Away

Longtime Putnam County Commissioner Reggie Shanks passed away Tuesday. First elected to the county commission in 1969, Shanks served for 48-years. 8th District Commissioner and Baxter Police Chief Danny Holmes said there’s a reason Shanks is the longest serving Putnam County commissioner in history. “The people believed in Reggie Shanks,” Holmes said. “They knew he was honest and respected what ... Read More »

Cookeville Man Sentenced to 12-Years For Meth Charge

A Putnam County Judge has sentenced a Cookeville man to prison for methamphetamine charges. 60-year-old Craig Farris will spend 12-years behind bars after pleading guilty Monday to possession of more than a half gram of meth. The crime he pleaded guilty to occurred in August of 2016. Farris will not report to prison until November 13th. Read More »