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Oil & Gas Resolution Could Bring More Revenue to Fentress County

A resolution passed by the Fentress County Commission could lead to additional oil and gas revenue. Commissioners approved a motion asking state lawmakers to rescind the oil and gas severance tax imposed on materials removed from the ground. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said rescinding the tax would bring more money back to Fentress County. “Several [counties] have went on board ... Read More »

Substation Fire Leaves 9,000 Without Power in Crossville

Nearly 9,000 people in Crossville are without power Sunday morning. Cumberland County EMA Director Rick Williams reports the outage was caused by a fire at the city’s substation. Crews are currently working on the issue as Williams says power should be restored by noon. A cause of the substation fire is currently unavailable at this time. Cumberland County EMA recommends ... Read More »

Proposed ‘Raw Milk Bill’ Facing Criticism from Senators

A proposed state senate bill restricting consumption of raw milk in Tennessee has faced criticism for being too much government overreach. Senator Paul Bailey says Senate Bill 0015 – known as the ‘raw milk bill’ – impedes on the way of life for many who use dairy from their own livestock. “I think that is a privilege and a personal ... Read More »

One Dead, Two Wounded in Cumberland County Shooting

One person is dead and two others wounded following a Saturday evening shooting in Cumberland County. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) reports the shooting occurred around 6:38 p.m. along Cherokee Trail. CCSO states three victims were transported to Cumberland Medical Center (CMC) in Crossville. One was pronounced dead, while another is expected to be taken to a regional trauma ... Read More »

New Doctors Office To Allow For More Public Parking in Cookeville

Cookeville City Council approved a lease agreement Thursday with Dr. Anju Mendiratta to use her parking spaces as public lots after business hours. Mendiratta will build a doctors office at 115 Hickory Avenue with parking at the corner of West 1st Street and North Oak Avenue, both sites marked in red. (Photo: Google Maps)

A new doctors office being constructed in Cookeville will allow for additional parking in the city’s downtown area. City Manager Mike Davidson said Dr. Anju Mendiratta will allow the city to use her future parking spaces along West 1st Street and North Oak Avenue. “The city continues to look for property in that area. Hopefully one day we’ll be able to ... Read More »

TCAT Crossville to Partner with Maverik Oils

Crossville’s Tennessee College of Applied Technology will partner with the incoming Maverik Oils company by supplying new graduates. TCAT-Crossville President Cliff Wightman says the partnership will help the company launch their new facility. “Maverik Oils will utilize a lot of our Industrial Maintenance program graduates,” Wightman says. “They’re probably going to need some clerical and other things of that nature, ... Read More »

Council Approves Final Reading on East 10th Rezoning

Cookeville City Council voted to approve the second and final reading of a planned commercial rezoning along East 10th Street Thursday. The rezoning was originally brought forth by Titan Development to create a new retail facility on the property. Council also approved a shared-cost agreement with Titan Development to expand East 10th Street from two lanes to five, including a ... Read More »

Sutton General Store Looks to Join National Historic Register

The Sutton General Store in Granville has applied to become part of the National Historic Register. Granville Museum President Randall Clemmons said the store carries significant historical value and has become a tourist attraction for the community. “It is a very historic place, a very unique building, and we have received a lot of recognition from the Tennessee Historical Commission,” ... Read More »

Bailey, Lawmakers Want to Improve Rural Broadband Coverage

State Senator Paul Bailey wants to help area communities by making it easier for broadband services to be expanded into rural areas. Bailey addressed the issue Thursday at the Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Breakfast. “Well I think one thing that we have to do is give our rural telephone co-ops the ability to continue their expansions, as ... Read More »

New Crossville TCAT Addition Breaking Ground Soon

Officials with Crossville’s Tennessee College of Applied Technology expect to break ground on a new building this year. School President Cliff Wightman says the new building will house programs for Industrial Maintenance and Building Construction Technology. “Those programs that are in that building are some of our greatest need programs,” Wightman says. “In other words, we’re supplying the industry [with] ... Read More »