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Crossville PD: Headlight Use Can Save Lives

Crossville Police Lt. Brian Eckelson said residents need to use their headlights properly when driving. Eckelson penned an extensive social media post for the Crossville Police, noting using headlights can prevent accidents. Headlights provide light in the darkness, but also let oncoming drivers see your car, Eckelson said. According to state law, motorists must use headlights 30 minutes before sunset ... Read More »

Tips To Keep Your Home Trick-Free This Halloween

The Cookeville Police Department has some common-sense advice to keep your house from being tricked this Halloween season. Det. Lt. Bobby Anderson said being aware of your surroundings and your neighborhood is important. “Trim your shrubs back so you can actually see out your windows, make sure you know who your neighbors are and make sure your neighbors know they ... Read More »

Jackson Co. Deputies Train To Use Narcan

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is the latest to get training on using Narcan. The drug has become popular among first responders in recent months because it can stop an opioid overdose. Jackson County Sheriff Marty Hinson said he scheduled two separate training classes so the majority of deputies and correctional officers could receive training in the proper use of ... Read More »

Page Running For White Co. Sheriff

One person has declared he’s running for White County Sheriff. Steve Page declared his candidacy Thursday. He said running for sheriff isn’t a decision he took lightly. “A lot of prayer, and discussing it with a lot of true friends that have given me their opinion on things, speaking with my colleagues, and speaking with the other emergency services in ... Read More »

Burton Branch Road Closed For Construction

Algood’s Burton Branch Road will be closed until Halloween. Rogers Group project manager John Roberts said closing the road will speed up the process. “There’s just some alignment issues that are going to require shut down of the road to actually speed up construction, let us get done a little early,” Roberts said. That will interfere with traffic for Algood ... Read More »

Historic Low Unemployment Announced

Gov. Bill Haslam announced Thursday the state has historic low unemployment. Haslam’s administration has announced record-low unemployment rates since June. However September’s unemployment rate is 3 percent. The lowest since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the information in January 1976. Read More »

Smithville Man Faces Burglary Charges

DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Smithville man on multiple counts of burglary. 34-year-old Ryan Davis Taylor was initially charged after he allegedly broke into the same shed twice at a residence in Liberty. Additional charges were filed after Sheriff Patrick Ray and deputies went to Taylor’s house to serve a search warrant and found more stolen property from other ... Read More »

Benefit Golf Tournament For Williams Scheduled

DeKalb County is coming together to help it’s Chamber of Commerce director. Suzanne Williams was hospitalized following an accident while she was at a conference several weeks ago. Now, the community will host a golf tournament to benefit her Saturday, Nov. 4 at the RiverWatch Golf and Resort. It’s a four-player team scramble, $85 per player. Shotgun start is 10:45 ... Read More »

White Co. Votes To Pay Sheriff’s Legal Bill

The White County Commission voted to pay Sheriff Oddie Shoupe’s legal fees without comment at a recent meeting. White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said the county would have to pay the bill. Shoupe sued the commission last year, asking for more officers and equipment upgrades, among other things. The county and Shoupe settled the suit out of court. As ... Read More »

Updating Systems Critical For Cyber Security

Experts recommend updating your systems to keep on top of cyber security. Eric Brown serves as assistant director of Cyber Security Education, Research and Outreach at Tennessee Tech. “We’ve talked about the importance of making sure your personal systems are updated, whether that’s a smartphone or a computer, whatever your device is, it’s still a computer with software,” Brown said. ... Read More »