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Fire Breaks Out At Cumberland County Charcoal Plant

A fire broke out in a silo at the Royal Oak charcoal plant in Cumberland County Friday morning. Crossville and Cumberland County firefighters responded to the Highway 70 North location around 5:30 a.m. According to county officials, crews managed to contain the flames and the plant office opened at regular hours. No injuries occurred. Read More »

Recovery Court Continues To See Success

The 13th Judicial District Recovery Court continues to show signs of success. According to Judge Gary McKenzie, the program is one of the most successful drug courts statewide with a 96-percent success rate. “Individuals that go through our program spend more time in our program than they will if they serve a four or five year prison sentence. There is ... Read More »

Trousdale County Motorcycle Crash Kills Lafayette Man

A motorcycle crash claimed the life of a Lafayette man Thursday morning. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has identified the deceased as 42-year-old Jason W. Sloan. According to the THP crash report, the accident happened around 1:10 a.m. on Honeysuckle road in Hartsville. The report said Sloan was traveling eastbound on a 2006 Harley Davidson when the bike crossed the center ... Read More »

Report Of Gun Puts Algood School On Lockdown Wednesday

Algood Elementary School conducted a brief lockdown Wednesday after the city police department received a call about a male subject with a gun in the car line. According to a written statement from the Algood Police Department, the caller told dispatch that the male subject pointed the gun at a female in the same vehicle. Algood PD arrived within moments ... Read More »

TDOT To Conduct Shoulder Repairs In Putnam County Thursday

Tennessee Department of Transportation maintenance crews will be conducting shoulder repairs on Interstate 40 Thursday. The work will take place on the westbound lanes between mile marker 291 and 298. That section of Interstate 40 is located between Cookeville and Monterey. One lane will be temporarily closed to traffic during the repairs. Those traveling in the area are urged to ... Read More »

Tech Approves New Academic Programs

The Tennessee Tech Board of Trustees approved two new graduate-level academic programs Tuesday. The new programs include a master’s in engineering management and PHD in counseling and supervision. President Phil Oldham said the programs will help Tech get ahead of the competition. “Not only to get ahead of our competition, but to keep up. We have to aggressively develop academic ... Read More »

Baxter Hires New Officers

The town of Baxter has hired two new police officers. Chief Danny Holmes said Tory Womack will serve as a part-time officer and Baxter Fire Chief Matt White will serve as a reserve officer. “I’m so happy of our reserved program,” Holmes said. “There is just times when we need extra help at ballgames, parades, and the harvest festivals. We’ve ... Read More »

Monterey Could Lose Grant Opportunity

Monterey could be prevented from applying for another facade improvement grant. According to the state, the town can’t reapply for the grant because it has not completed work for a grant received some five years ago. Monterey Mayor Bill Wiggins said work on the Bradley Agency and Reba’s Flower Shop never finished after the worker walked off the job on ... Read More »

THP Identifies Monday Evening Crash Victims

A Monday evening crash in Putnam County claimed the life of two people and injured another. The crash happened at 5:27 pm on Highway 62 in Monterey. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has identified the deceased as 24-year-old Rudy G. Levine of Grimsley and 24-year-old Jesse L. Morrison of Jellico. 42-year-old James M. Oakes of Monterey suffered injuries in the crash. ... Read More »

THP Investigating Fatal Crash In Putnam County

At least two people died after two vehicles crashed in Putnam County Monday evening. The crash happened on Clarkrange Highway. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has responded to investigate. The roadway remains closed at this time and the Tennessee Department of Transportation is assisting in traffic control. Additional details will be released at a later time. Read More »