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County Executives Meeting With Attorneys On 911 Investigation

Overton County Executive Ben Danner said he would be meeting Tuesday morning with the county attorney concerning an investigation of the Overton/Pickett Emergency Communications District. Danner said he would likely not comment on the report Tuesday. Pickett County Executive Richard Daniel said he planned to discuss the report with the county attorney Tuesday. The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office found some $85,000 ... Read More »

Board To Interview Jackson Co. Director Of Schools Candidate

Jackson County Board of Education members meet tonight to interview the lone applicant for the Director of Schools position. “Mr. Barlow had been there for right at 15-years. He did a great job.” Brown said. “We’re looking for somebody to lead our county, our school system, and our kids. Somebody to come up with all the programs and guidelines to ... Read More »

Baxter Man Arrested On Meth Charges

A Baxter man faces multiple charges after police responded to a report of suspicious activity early Tuesday. 23-year-old Micajah Grey Bowman of Baxter faces simple possession charges and driving with a revoked license. Early Tuesday morning, police saw Bowman pull into a parking lot along Salem Road and park. Bowman had a revoked license. Police asked Bowman to search his ... Read More »

Comptroller Investigates Overton/Pickett 911

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office investigating some $84,000 in questionable spending in the Overton/Pickett Emergency Communications District. “Many of the problems noted in this report can be attributed to oversight,” Comptroller Justin P. Wilson said in a release Tuesday. “District board members must do their part to ensure accountability. This includes discussing and approving major spending and reviewing credit card transactions.” ... Read More »

Vandals Strike Local Gallery 2nd Time In Month

Vandals struck Cookeville’s Art And Studio Gallery sometime Sunday night or Monday morning causing damage to the front door and a display case. Cookeville Police responded to the Gallery located on South Walnut Avenue Monday morning. Officers found someone had thrown a brick through the glass door. A glass wall case hanging outside had also been damaged. Owner Edna Speir-Thompson ... Read More »

Burglary Reported At Bread Of Life Thrift Store

A thief broke into Crossville’s Bread of Life Thrift Store early Sunday morning. Police said security footage captured the subject smashing the front door before taking a donation jar and several picture frames. Police estimate the damage and value of the stolen items to be about $800. If you have any information on this crime, or if you recognize the ... Read More »

Algood Paving Project To Begin After July 1st

A project to pave Algood’s Main Street won’t begin until after July 1st. City Administrator Keith Morrison said the city has started working on the bid packet for that project, which will pave Main Street at Walmart out to Sonic and then to Burton Branch Road. The road has not been paved since the opening of Walmart. Read More »

Sexton Reflects on 2018 Session

As the State Congress session comes to a close, Rep. Cameron Sexton reflects on the past session. Sexton said even though the end of the session comes with complex bills, the session moved at a good pace. “I believe everyone is at a pretty good spot. I think we moved at a very good pace and, I don’t think it ... Read More »

Election Offices Reporting Low Early Voting Turnout

Very few people have taken the opportunity to vote early in the May first county primary election. A total of 635 people have voted early in Overton County. Election Administrator Craig Story said a lack of opposition has led to the low turnout. “I’ve got is one contested race, which is for the Democratic Register of Deeds and everything else ... Read More »

Legislative Session Likely To End This Week

The legislative session will likely come to an end this week. State Representative Cameron Sexton said the session has moved at a good pace and should come to a close by Tuesday or Wednesday. “I think everybody’s in a pretty good spot and we moved at a pretty good pace,” Sexton said. “I don’t think it’s been too fast or ... Read More »