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Monterey Receives Grant For Sewer Improvements

The state has awarded Monterey with a $475,000 Community Development Block Grant. Grant writer Dawn Kupferer said that funding will be used for sewer system improvements. “Projects like this can be real economic drivers. A lot of times these are not projects that the citizens recognize as helping build business, but they are,” Kupferer said. “Once Monterey is able to ... Read More »

Putnam County Candidates Participate in Meet-and-Greets

Putnam County Candidates attended multiple events Tuesday in an effort to garner more votes prior to the August 2 election. George Halford is the President and CEO of the Cookeville Chamber of Commerce, which hosted two of the day’s events. He said he was impressed not only by the turnout of the candidates, but by the general public as well. ... Read More »

Officers Injured Following Vehicle Pursuit In White County

A Sparta man faces a number of charges after leading White County deputies on a vehicle pursuit Tuesday. Authorities have charged 28-year-old Russell Moss with aggravated burglary, felony evading arrest, and aggravated assault. According to a written statement, Moss was driving a stolen 2002 Nissan Altima when deputies attempted a traffic stop on Country Club Road. Moss reportedly increased his ... Read More »

Putnam County Courthouse Under Construction

Construction on the Putnam County Courthouse is currently underway as crews look to make necessary updates. County Executive Randy Porter said the project was needed for the aging building. “We’re doing some needed repairs and maintenance work on the outside to the big columns,” Porter said, “putting sealer and new coats of paint, and some repairs to it, trying to ... Read More »

Clarkrange Man Arrested on Numerous Charges

A Clarkrange man face several charges after a pursuit with Jamestown and Fentress County law enforcement last week. According to police records, 19-year-old John Stagner was reportedly driving recklessly in the Jamestown Walmart parking lot in a Polaris Razor on July 5. Stagner was able to escape through a field off Route 52 after a JPD officer spotted him. Fentress ... Read More »

Bicycle Safety Discussed During Police Committee Meeting

The Monterey Police Department will be keeping a closer eye on bicycle safety issues. During a police committee meeting Tuesday afternoon, Alderman Charles Looper said he’s seen a number of children around town violating bicycle safety laws. “It doesn’t matter if they are on Cleveland or on Stratton. They have to follow the rules and they are not,” Looper said. ... Read More »

Crossville Honors 278th Armored Cavalry

The Crossville City Council honored the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment Tuesday night, five days before they leave Crossville for deployment. Mayor James Mayberry read a proclamation during Tuesday night’s monthly meeting, declaring Sunday, July 15th as 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment Day. The mayor urged all citizens to show support Sunday morning by lining Highway 127 as the troops leave Crossville. ... Read More »

Crossville Council Votes To Extend Contract For City Manager

The Crossville City Council voted Tuesday to extend city manager Greg Wood’s contract. Councilwoman Pamela Harris said keeping Wood as the city manager would be beneficial for Crossville. ““I just feel like it would show some consistency and continuity going forward and we need that,” Harris said. The contract will keep Wood as city manager until March 2020. “He’s done ... Read More »

Monterey Police To Get New Duty Weapons

The Monterey police Department will get a few new duty weapons in the near future. Mayor Bill Wiggins said confiscated weapons will help with the purchase. “They are short two duty weapons and need a few more long guns,” Mayor Bill Wiggins said. ” Monterey Police Chief Bill Randolph said there will be no cost to the city. He said ... Read More »

Meth Seized During Traffic Stop

Cumberland County authorities seized 125-grams of meth during a traffic stop on Highway 70 Saturday. Police have charged 35-year-old Shaun Thomas Rosamond of Crossville with manufacture, sale, and delivery of drugs. Rosamond’s bond is set at $200,000 and he’s being held at the Cumberland County Jail. Read More »