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Ray: No Comment On Agee Case

DeKalb County Sheriff Patrick Ray said he has no comment on a woman’s request to reopen her daughter’s death investigation. Lauren Agee’s body was found in Center Hill Lake two years ago. Her mother, Sherry Smith, has a petition signed by more than 10,000 people calling for law enforcement to reopen the case. Agee was camping on a cliff with ... Read More »

2nd Man Dies Following June Car Crash In Warren Co.

A Cannon County man has died at Erlanger Hospital nearly a month after being injured in a crash that killed a McMinnville teenager. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 56-year-old Craig Mears of Woodbury has died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash that happened June 25th on Highway-70 in Warren County. Authorities said Mears was traveling in ... Read More »

Parents: Check Vaccine Records Before School Starts

School starting soon means parents need to check vaccine records. Tennessee Department of Health regional nursing director Shanessa Taylor said students entering Tennessee schools for the first time are required to be vaccinated. Boosters are required for students in seventh grade and those entering college. “One reason is you’ve got to protect yourself and you also need to protect others ... Read More »

Marcus Mariota Visiting The Upper Cumberland

The Warriors will host a Titan Tuesday. Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota will visit four area schools starting with White County High Tuesday morning. WCHS Principal Grant Swallows said his school is ready. “Obviously, a professional athlete of this magnitude, they don’t visit your school every day, so this is just a great opportunity they provided for us to kind ... Read More »

New Pharmacy To Locate In Monterey

There’s a new business coming to Monterey. The town’s Board of Zoning Appeals has approved variances needed for a new 16,000 square foot pharmacy to locate on East Stratton Avenue. Mayor Bill Wiggins said the developer has not released the name of the retailer, but he’s excited about the new addition. “For sure it’s going to be a major retailer,” ... Read More »

Cookeville Planners To Consider Freehill Road RAO Plan Tonight

The Cookeville Planning Commission will consider plans for a redevelopment off of Freehill Road when they meet tonight. The Cookeville City Council approved a Redevelopment Area Overlay Ordinance in May allowing the project to move forward. It marked the city’s 5th RAO ordinance. The project calls for replacing a current mobile home park with a 51 lot development for low-to-moderate ... Read More »

Smithville Man Accused Of Several Home Invasions

DeKalb County authorities have arrested a Smithville man for allegedly breaking into at least nine homes this year. 28-year-old Cory Alan Bradford facing nine counts of aggravated burglary, eight counts of theft and six counts of vandalism. Authorities said Bradford stole TV’s and other items from homes in the Lakeside Drive, Oak Drive, and Lakeview Drive areas between June 2nd ... Read More »

ATV Accident Leaves One Person Dead In Warren Co.

A Sunday morning ATV accident has claimed the life of a McMinnville man. The accident happened on Ben Burton Road around 9 a.m. in the town of Morrison. The deceased is identified as 25-year-old Hazziel Velazquez. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said Velazquez took a curve at excessive speeds and ran off the left side of Ben Burton Road, striking a ... Read More »

Smithville Woman Killed In Cannon Co. Crash

A Smithville woman has died following a single vehicle accident in Cannon County. The Tennessee Highway patrol said the crash happened around 5 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Stones River Road and Francis Lane. Authorities have identified the deceased as 37-year-old Misty L. Reed. A preliminary report states that Reed was traveling east on Stone River Road when she ... Read More »

Dam Removal Scheduled On Roaring River

The Roaring River Dam will soon be a memory. TWRA spokesman Mime Barnes said the dam will be removed later this month. The exact date of the removal is dependent on weather and river conditions, Barnes said. Removing the dam will allow for better swimming, fishing, and kayaking on the Roaring River. It should also expand habitats of fish and ... Read More »