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Clarkrange Convenience Center Set To Open In June

Fentress County will move into the design phase of the new Clarkrange Convenience Center. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said an engineer will begin creating the layout process and then put the project out to bid. Johnson said it will be an under one mile move to new location on Old Highway 28. “Hopefully, our deadline is by the end of ... Read More »

Election Commission Appointments Made In Tennessee Counties

Election Commission Appointments have been made in Tennessee for each county. The following members will make up each county’s election commission. Putnam: R Philip Duane Adams R David Alan Dukes R William (Bill) Fred Prall D Wendy McCown-Williams D Amos Scott Powers Overton: R Lawrence Alvin Duewer R Kelly Hull R Cathryn McNeely-Murphy D Jack R. Kirby D Cassius Clay ... Read More »

Cumberland Residents Asked To Reach Out About Tornado Damage

Damage assessments from the tornado in Cumberland County will begin Friday. Any residents in Cumberland County who suffered damage to their home or property is being asked to contact the Crossville-Cumberland County EMA Office. That number to call is (931) 484-7016. If residents do not get an answer, they are being asked to leave a voicemail or send a direct ... Read More »

Lane Closures Scheduled for I-40 in Cumberland County

There will be night time lane closures in Cumberland County on I-40 for bridge repair. This is for bridges over Highway 70 at mile marker 328.5. The work is scheduled to cause lane closures Sunday through Wednesday for milling and paving on both eastbound and westbound lanes. At this time there is a lane shift on eastbound I-40 near mile ... Read More »

Overton Will Explore Expansion For Ambulance Services

Overton County will look to expand its ambulance services building to add sleeping quarters for its growing staff. The county was considering a property swap, but the prospective location on Highway 111 was valued $365,000 higher than the current ambulance services property. County Executive Ben Danner said the county can pay for the expansion with $350,000 left over from the ... Read More »

New District Attorney General Looks To Continue Mentor’s Legacy

Jason Lawson has been appointed by the Governor as the District Attorney General for the 15th Judicial District. The 15th Judicial District includes Jackson, Macon, Trousdale, Smith and Wilson Counties. Lawson had been serving as the Pro Tem District Attorney General following the retirement of Tommy Thompson. Lawson said he is excited for the chance to fill the shoes of ... Read More »

Cookeville Pioneer Day Returns To History Museum

Cookeville’s Pioneer Day will have a new look on Saturday to keep the event COVID safe. Cookeville Museums Education Specialist Ashley McKee said that usually pioneer demonstrations would be set up but this year will feature take home activities. McKee said she always enjoys an opportunity to help people learn, when they think they’re just having fun. “Wood whittling or ... Read More »

Lucky Cumberland County Resident Wins $250,000

A stroke of luck in Cumberland County leaves one Powerball player $250,000 richer. The Powerball player matched four out of five white numbers and the red Powerball. The player had their $50,000 prize quintupled because they chose the Power Play feature, and the number five was drawn. The winning ticket was sold at D&R Convenience Store in Crossville. The current ... Read More »

White County Highway 135 Reopens With One Lane

A portion of Highway 135 in White County partially reopened due to a portion of roadway washing out. This is two miles west of Highway 111, near Milk Plant Road. T-DOT Spokesperson Jennifer Flynn said the Bridge Inspection Team determined the concrete box culvert was having issues due to heavy rains. However, Flynn said that a temporary solution is on ... Read More »

Ice Storm Damage Federal Aid Available For Putnam Farmers

Federal Assistance for Putnam County farmers is available in the aftermath of the February ice storm. Chad Huddleston is County Executive Director for the USDA Farm Service Agency. Huddleston said the Emergency Conservation Program makes Putnam farmers with at least $1,000 in debris or permanent fencing damage eligible. Huddleston said 75 percent of costs will be covered. “You don’t have ... Read More »