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Students Tasked With Designing New Crossville Flag

Crossville City Council members have asked Cumberland County students to design a new flag for the city. City Councilman Rob Harrison said he wants the students to include the Crossville seal in their designs. “I want us to present a consistent image in the public eye,” Harrison said. “I think it would be fine to incorporate it into some other design and ... Read More »

Crossville Files “Friendly” Lawsuits Against Two Businesses

Crossville has filed condemnation lawsuits against Travel Plaza and Crossville Ceramics. City Attorney Will Ridley said the lawsuits stem from disagreements over land needed for an Interstate Drive construction project. “I will point out that these are friendly condemnations. This is not a situation where the city and the business owners are in a big dispute,” Ridley said. “This is ... Read More »

Inmate Captured After Leaving Work Crew

Jackson County deputies have arrested a man who ran away from his inmate work crew last Wednesday. Sheriff Marti Hinson said Sunday that deputies arrested Travis Patterson on Friday at a camper in the North Springs area of the county. Hinson said Patterson was found with Jamie Christensen, who is now facing a charge of criminal conspiracy. Patterson had been ... Read More »

TWRA: Leave Displaced Wildlife Alone

If you spot what appears to be an abandoned animal this spring, it’s more than likely typical wildlife behavior. That according to TWRA Wildlife Information Specialist Mimi Barnes, who said many people run across fawns and other animals hidden in flower beds outside their homes. “Many times, people might see a fawn and believe that it’s orphaned, but it’s actually not,” ... Read More »

Alert Issued For Cumberland County Runaway

Cumberland County authorities have issued an alert for a runaway juvenile. Officials say Jade Miller, age 16, ran away from her Lake Tansi home on Tuesday.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office has issued an alert for a runaway juvenile. CCSO Sergeant Gary Howard said 16-year-old Jade Miller ran away from her Lake Tansi home on Tuesday. Miller has blue eyes and blonde hair. She weighs 130 pounds and stands approximately 5-foot 10-inches tall. Anyone with information about her whereabouts should contact the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. Read More »

Fentress County Applies For Victims Of Crimes Act Grant

The Fentress County Commission has voted to apply for a grant to help better assist victims of crime. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said the money would hire another worker for the local District Attorneys Office. “It will be great because right now we have one person working with the victims of crimes here in Fentress County,” Johnson said. “It will ... Read More »

Algood Negotiating Terms For Business Incubator

The City of Algood hopes its new business incubator will bring lasting businesses to the downtown area. City officials have begun negotiating lease terms for spaces at the old city hall building. City Administrator Keith Morrison said he plans to keep numbers low when talking with potential businesses owners. “And I think that’s the idea….is to set the rent reasonable ... Read More »

Crossville Approves Interim FBO Agreement For Airport

The City of Crossville has a new Fixed Based Operator for the municipal airport. The City Council has approved an interim agreement for Eric Ramsey to manage and operate Crossville Aero. City Manager Greg Wood said the contract will be far more extensive than the previous one. “Eric Ramsey is an extremely qualified individual. He is a former FBO operator, ... Read More »

Smith Found With Revolver, 7 Grams Of Meth

A Cookeville man faces multiple charges for possessing methamphetamine and a firearm Wednesday. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office charged 22-year-old Brandon Kenneth Smith with manufacturing meth and possession of a firearm during a felony. Deputies arrested Smith following a traffic stop at a store on North Dixie Avenue and Jere Whitson Road. Arrest warrants indicate deputies recognized Smith in the ... Read More »

Main Street Paving To Begin April 2 In Algood

The Main Street paving project will get underway in Algood April 2. City Administrator Keith Morrison said crews hope to finish the $430,000 project by April 10. “That will start at Burton Branch. It will come down through Walmart and Sonic and down the side of Thompson Lane,” Morrison said. “It will also include new loops at Walmart intersection to ... Read More »