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Facilities Study Presented To DeKalb Co. Board of Education

Upland Design Group has presented the DeKalb County Board of Education with a school facilities study. The study included a number of different construction plans at a cost ranging from $17 million to $45 million for new or renovated facilities. “Our newest school that we have is Northside Elementary School and I think it’s 18-years-old. Smithville Elementary was built in ... Read More »

More Job Opportunities Coming To White County

More job opportunities are coming to White County. Cookeville-based Lanmills company has announced plans to create 100 jobs by locating in one of the new spec buildings at the Fitzgerald Industrial Park. The industrial park is also home to Fitzgerald Collision and Repair and Fitzgerald Truck Parts and Sales. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said it’s been one of the ... Read More »

House Fire Claims The Life Of One Person In Fentress Co.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating a fatal house fire that occurred in the Grimsley area of Fentress County Saturday. According to TBI officials, the blaze broke out at a home on Maynard Drive. Authorities said they found an unidentified body inside the rubble of the home after extinguishing the blaze. The body has been sent to the regional ... Read More »

467 Sign Up To Be Tennessee Promise Mentors In UC

A total of 467 people across the Upper Cumberland signed up to be Tennessee Promise mentors. The deadline to sign up was Friday and the region had a goal to get 496 people to sign up before the deadline. Smith County had the highest deficit with only 14 people signing up before the deadline, which is 15 less than they needed ... Read More »

Smithville Man Sentenced For Burglaries

A Smithville man accused in a rash of home burglaries in July has learned his fate in court. 29-year-old Cory Alan Bradford entered a plea by criminal information this week to three counts of aggravated burglary. A judge sentenced him to five years in each case to run consecutively for a total of 15-years. However, under Bradford’s plea agreement, he ... Read More »

Volunteers Key To BlueCross Bowl Success

Community service and great hospitality is being displayed in Cookeville during this week during the Blue Cross Bowl at Tennessee Tech. Cookeville-Putnam County Vice President of Visitors Development Zach Ledbetter said the success of this week’s event depends on some 850-people who volunteer to help out. “It’s a large event and we handle 9 games with 18 teams over three ... Read More »

Black Wants Congress To Release Harassment Claims

Congresswoman Diane Black wants Tennessee’s General Assembly and Congress to disclose sexual harassment claims and settlements involving lawmakers and staffers. Black told The Tennessean Thursday that victims should be released from non-disclosure agreements and Congress and the Assembly should identify perpetrators, but shield victim identities. House Speaker Beth Harwell said Rep. Jeremy Durham’s expulsion last year shows the House won’t tolerate sexual ... Read More »

Planned Power Outage Scheduled For Fairfield Glade Friday

Volunteer Electric has scheduled a planned power outage for the Fairfield Glade area Friday night. Officials said the outage will begin at approximately 11:00 p.m. and last about one hour. VEC said the outage will affect about 5,000 homes and businesses. Officials said maintenance work will be done in order to energize the west Fairfield Glade substation. Read More »

Man Indicted For Possessing Child Porn

A DeKalb County Grand Jury has indicted a man on a charge of sexual exploitation of a minor. Authorities have accused Roy Junior Wilkey of possessing more than 50-images that depict minors engaged in sexual activity. Police said in June they conducted a search on Wilkey’s cell phone, which revealed images of child pornography that he allegedly downloaded from the ... Read More »