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One Person Dies In I-40 Tractor Trailer Accident

One person has died in a single-vehicle accident on I-40. The THP said the accident occurred near the 263 mile marker in the westbound lane. A tractor trailer reportedly ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned. The driver of the tractor trailer is deceased. The right lane westbound is closed and will remain closed for an extended ... Read More »

PCSO Whittaker Graduates FBI Academy

Major Greg Whittaker of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department recently graduated from the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va. He is the fifth PCSO member to do so. Whittaker was nominated by Sheriff Eddie Farris and the Memphis FBI office. The rigorous, 10-week course is only offered to 1,000 officers worldwide each year.   Read More »

TTU Official Eclipse Viewing Location

NASA has named Tennessee Tech an official viewing location for August’s total solar eclipse. A solar eclipse happens when the earth’s moon moves between the earth and the sun, casting a shadow and causing the area within the shadow to go dark. Birds will nest, wild animals will believe it is night and light sensitive plants will respond to the ... Read More »

Crossville Man Agrees To 19-Year Prison Sentence

A 21-year-old Crossville man has received a 19-year prison sentence for inappropriately touching a child in July of last year. Neil Allen Corson originally faced a charge of rape of a child. This week, he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of aggravated sexual battery. As part of his sentence he will be required to register as a sex offender ... Read More »

Fentress Co. To Select New Sheriff July 17th

The Fentress County Commission interviewed five candidates for the permanent sheriff’s position Thursday night. The commission will select a candidate when they meet July 17th and the person selected will be sworn in the following day. County Executive J. Michael Cross said he and the commission want someone with high integrity and good leadership skills. “We also want them to ... Read More »

Opioid Lawsuit Resolution May Come Soon

Tennessee may soon join the state of Ohio in suing five drug manufacturers. For two weeks, Rep. Ryan Williams and House leaders have been working on a resolution allowing Tennessee to join the suit. He said the Legislative Office of Legal Services is working on the language for the complex issue. “It’s a very difficult and complex situation that’s not ... Read More »

Three Funding Sources For Van Buren County Park

Van Buren County Mayor Greg Wilson said funding for the county’s new park comes from the state, the county and private entities. “The majority of it is from the state, the county is responsible for some financial responsibility but also some in-kind contributions, which can be labor or monetary contributions from private entities or something of that nature,” Wilson said. ... Read More »

Lane Adjustments Next Week For I-40 Bridge Repair

Construction may cause delays overnight Monday and Tuesday on I-40. Mid-State Construction won the bid to repair the bridge over State Route 24. Monday and Tuesday, crews will narrow lanes on I-40 to allow for bridge repair. The work will take place overnight, beginning at 8 p.m. and continuing until 6 a.m. Oversize commercial loads will have to exit the ... Read More »

Peavine Road Reopens After Sinkhole Repair

Cumberland County’s Peavine Road has been reopened after a sinkhole opened in a construction zone. TDOT’s project to widen Peavine Road has been going on for several months. TDOT spokesman Jennifer Flynn said a sinkhole opened in the construction zone Thursday afternoon. That sinkhole temporarily closed Peavine Road. Flynn said crews began repairing the sinkhole and the road was reopened ... Read More »

Chiropractic Bill Includes Opioid Rx Reduction

Gov. Bill Haslam signed revisions to the Chiropractic Practice Act into law Wednesday. Rep. Ryan Williams sponsored the bill, which was endorsed by Cookeville chiropractors. The bill revised the way chiropractors practice their profession. It included a measure curbing the prescription of opioids. “Anytime we can offer some kind of medical treatment or care to individuals other than prescribing them ... Read More »