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Algood Seeking Master Plan For Future Park

The City of Algood has applied for a $50,000 non-matching grant through the Tennessee Department of Health. Mayor Kirk Dyer said if approved the grant would help come up with a master plan for the town’s future 22 acre park, which will be located off Main Street just before Thompson Lane. “I would love to see an actual master plan ... Read More »

BOLO Issues For Wanted Man In Cumberland Co.

Crossville Police have issued a BOLO alert for a wanted man. Police said 39-year-old William Shone Moore is believed to be armed and dangerous and possibly on foot in the city limits. The search for Moore forced Cumberland County Schools to go on soft lockdown for a period of time today. Moore was last seen wearing yellow boots, a black Under ... Read More »

Petitions For Putnam Primary Election Can Be Picked Up Friday

The 2018 election process officially gets underway in Putnam County tomorrow. “Tomorrow folks can start picking up their petitions to run for office,” Putnam County Election Administrator Debbie Steidl said. “It will run from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and of course, they can pick them up for some time.” The qualifying deadline for the 2018 primary election will be ... Read More »

One Charged Following Five Vehicle Collision Wednesday Night

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has charged a Gainesboro woman following a give car collision on Interstate 40 eastbound last night. The crash happened at mile marker 297 near Monterey. 19-year-old Burnett Hunter is charged with failure to exercise due care and financial responsibility. Authorities said Hunter was stopped on the interstate, attempting to use the emergency crossover to turn around. ... Read More »

TTU Loses Power This Morning

The entire Tennessee Tech campus lost power at 8:00 a.m. this morning.   “We found out that a contractor working for Tennessee Tech had dug up their underground cable feeding the STEM building,” Cookeville Electric Department Director Tony Peak said. “That’s what caused the loss of power to the campus.” Crews quickly restored power to most of the campus except ... Read More »

Algood To Hold Off On Selecting Council Members

The city of Algood will hold off on making appointments to the two remaining vacant city council seats. Mayor Kirk Dyer said rushing the appointments wouldn’t be fair to the citizens. “Before next month’s meeting in December we will have a work session to hear from any and every citizen of this town that wants to be considered for those ... Read More »

Alert Citizen And Cookeville Police Officers Stop a Burglary in Progress

Cookeville Police are giving credit to an observant citizen and two officers for stopping a burglary in progress early Wednesday morning. According to a written statement from the department, the citizen reported a suspicious vehicle on Old Sparta Road around 3:00 a.m. The statement said Officers began searching the area and eventually located 49-year-old Joel Barry hiding in the bathroom ... Read More »

DeKalb Emergency Services Association Delivering Thanksgiving Meals

For the first time ever the DeKalb Emergency Services Association will be providing meals to those in need on Thanksgiving Day. “We decided to do more in our community through the association,” DeKalb Emergency Services Association President Blake Cantrell said. “We really want to give back and we decided that we would deliver meals to some of the underprivileged in ... Read More »

Tennessee Promise Mentors Still Needed Across UC

The Upper Cumberland needs a total of 496 Tennessee Promise mentors to sign up before the December 1st deadline. 339-people have applied so far, which is about 68-percent of the goal or 157-people who still need to apply. Tennessee Promise mentors help high school students navigate the college admission process and ensure that students complete the Tennessee Promise Program requirements ... Read More »

Algood Approves Loan For Water And Sewer Project

The Algood City Council approved a USDA Rural Development Loan last night for a major water and sewer line enhancement project. “The loan with USDA Rural Development is for $1.89 million with the city providing $210,000 toward the final project price and taking over the loan with USDA,” City Administrator Keith Morrison said. Officials said the water enhancement project seeks ... Read More »