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Cumberland County Shooting Victim Identified

Cumberland County authorities have identified the person who died during a Saturday night shooting in Lake Tansi. Sheriff Casey Cox said 74-year-old Linda Damewood of Crossville was found dead at the scene. Authorities did not release the names of two other victims who suffered injuries. A CCSO press release said the incident took place at a home on 8610 Cherokee ... Read More »

Shooting Investigation Underway In Cumberland County

A Saturday evening shooting is under investigation in Cumberland County. According to a press release from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, multiple agencies responded to a reported shooting at approximately 6:38 p.m. on 8610 Cherokee Trail. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations and Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office are currently on scene conducting the investigation. “Due to the fact that this is ... Read More »

Jackson County Fire Victim Identified

The man who died in a Jackson County house fire has been identified as 46-year-old James Shannon Johnson. Authorities found Johnson inside a single-wide trailer that caught fire Friday morning. He was pronounced dead at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Captain Dennis Thrasher said the investigation remains ongoing. “The victim has been sent for autopsy, but to ... Read More »

Jackson County Man Dies In House Fire

A Friday morning house fire claimed the life of a Jackson County man. Jackson County Fire, EMS, and law enforcement responded to the blaze near the 2000 block of Shepardsville Highway around 10:00 a.m. Upon arrival, crews found a single wide trailer with heavy smoke coming out of it. Jackson County EMA Public Information Officer Derek Woolbright said firefighters made ... Read More »

Smithville Man Admits To Drinking Prior To Friday Morning Crash

A 21-year-old Smithville man has admitted to drinking prior to crashing his vehicle on Highway 111 Friday morning. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said a blood alcohol concentration test will determine if Austin T. Bryan faces any charges. The crash happened on Highway 111 northbound at 5:19 a.m. According to a THP crash report, Bryan’s 2004 Toyota 4Runner overturned on its ... Read More »

North Washington Work Expected To Last Three Months

Construction work will continue along Cookeville’s North Washington Avenue for at least the next three months.. That according to Carry Aitken, who is the operations superintendent for the Department of Water Quality Control. “The work being completed is in preparation for a TDOT paving project,” Aitken said. “The city is replacing 50 water services between Spring Street and Loweland Avenue ... Read More »

UC Farmers Receive Over $4 million In State Funding

More than 50 Jackson County farmers will benefit from this year’s round of Tennessee Agriculture Enhancement Program funding. This will be the third time Anthony Flatt has received funding. He said life at his Bloomington Springs Farm would be a lot tougher without the program. “It would be really tough if we didn’t have this program,” Flatt said. “People in ... Read More »

$50,000 Powerball Winner in Livingston

A Tennessee Lottery player won $50,000 in Livingston Wednesday night. According the state lottery officials, the unidentified person won the prize by matching four of the five white numbers drawn plus the red Powerball. The ticket was purchases at Daily’s on East Main Street. Information about the winner will not be available until the prize is claimed. Read More »

Jewelry Thief Arrested In Dallas

Dallas Texas authorities have arrested a Smithville man wanted for stealing $80,000 in jewelry from a Franklin business last October. The Franklin Police Department said Wednesday that Jario Godinez was booked into the Williamson County Jail this past weekend on $100,000 bond. He’s facing a charge felony theft. The 19-year-old is accused of snatching several tennis bracelets from a sales ... Read More »

Source Of Natural Gas Odor Identified At CHS

A malfunctioning regulator caused the smell of natural gas at Cookeville High School Wednesday morning. According to school officials, students and staff members were never in danger due to the odor. Cookeville Gas Department officials determined that the malfunctioning regulator caused natural gas to be vented out of the CHS roof. An air-handling unit located near the vent caused the ... Read More »