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White Co Sheriff Dept Receives First Drug Vehicle

The White County Sheriff’s Office will have a new way to fight drug transportation thanks to a drug interdiction vehicle. County Commissioners voted Monday to amend the Drug Control Fund to purchase the undercover drug car. Sheriff Steve Page said this will be the county’s first. “It’ll be a car that’ll be used for specific reasons,” Page said. “That’s just ... Read More »

Algood Drug Take Back Initiative Saturday

The Algood Police Department is hosting a Drug Take Back Initiative Saturday, no questions asked. Officer Elena Neff said people will most commonly flush away their unused prescription drugs or just leave them at home. “At that point these drugs find their way into the wrong hands, so whether by misuse, abuse, or theft,” Neff said. “If they flush them ... Read More »

Celina Drive-Thru Job Fair Monday

Clay County residents seeking a job can attend a drive-thru job fair Monday in Celina. Chamber of Commerce Director Doug Young said this is a great opportunity for the community. “You might come out of this with a really good situation,” Young said. “It’s important to take advantage of this situation. We don’t have these things often, and certainly not ... Read More »

Babynov Industry Coming To Macon County

An international company is establishing its first North American production facility in Red Boiling Springs French industry Babynov USA, a division of Global Baby, will provide 150 jobs for the county. The company makes organic baby food. “We remain committed to supporting job growth in rural Tennessee, and an investment like this from Babynov USA will spark economic activity in ... Read More »

Cumberland Deputies Participate In Active Shooter Training

The Cumberland County Sheriff Department feels more prepared for an active shooter incident. That’s according to Sergeant Gary Howard. During fall break this week deputies participated in an intense active shooter training at Homestead Elementary. He said high school students volunteered to take part in the training, creating a realistic experience. “It was a very important way of training so ... Read More »

Gray: The UC Is Not Handling COVID-19 Well

The Upper Cumberland is averaging 45 positive virus cases a day. This makes it the highest average in the state. Upper Cumberland Medical Society Secretary Dr. James Gray said our region overall is not handling the virus well. “I think people were really were not, they did not take this seriously,” Gray said. “Right now we’re suffering the consequences of ... Read More »

Brief Cookeville Power Outage Friday Morning

A brief power outage affected over 1,200 Cookeville residents Friday morning. Electric Department Director Carl Haney said the possible cause was a tree limb. “Basically we lost power to one of our circuits at about 1:30 a.m., then we tested that circuit and then our crews went out and checked it to make sure there was any damage or anything ... Read More »

Fentress SR-85 To Close For Rockfall Mitigation

Commuters who use State Route 85 in Fentress County will not be able to travel that route until next year. TDOT Public Information Officer Jennifer Flynn said the highway between Sandy Road to East Obey Lane will be closed until May 2021 for rockfall mitigation. “We know that there’s an area that is prone to rockfalls and rock slides, and ... Read More »

Fall Color And Waterfowl Cruise Through November

Edgar Evans State Park is hosting Fall Color and Waterfowl cruises every other day until November 12. Park Ranger Mark Taylor said up to 12 participants can load on a boat and take a tour of Center Hill Lake. “It’s a way to get out on the lake and enjoy the nice fall days while seeing the fall colors as ... Read More »

Extended Sewer Line Project, Next Step For Fentress RSCC Campus

Another step has been taken toward a stand-alone Fentress County Roane State Campus. The Jamestown City Council Monday approved to extend the city’s sewer lines once plans become concrete. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said the next step is to present the potential project to the state. “If we present something, we don’t want them to be in question what we ... Read More »