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Author Archives: Rafferty Cleary

Two Dead In Cumberland County Bus Garage Shooting

Two people were killed and a potential suspect flown to Erlanger Medical in Chattanooga following a shooting at the Cumberland County School Bus Garage Friday afternoon (Photo: Logan Weaver)

A shooting at the Cumberland County Schools bus garage left two people dead and the suspected gunman wounded Friday afternoon. Crossville Police officials said officers responded to the bus garage on Genesis Road at approximately 2:27 p.m. for a call of shots fired. According to a press release from the Crossville Police Department, officers arrived at the location and found ... Read More »

Three People Shot At Cumberland County Bus Garage

A shooting at the Cumberland County Schools bus garage left three people wounded Friday afternoon. Crossville Police officials said officers responded to the bus garage on Genesis Road at approximately 2:27 p.m. for a call of shots fired. According to a press release from the Crossville Police Department, officers arrived at the location and found two adult males and a ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Electric Sends Crews To North Carolina

Two construction crews from Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation will be involved in Hurricane Florence relief efforts. The crews responded on Friday to Burgaw, North Carolina to help Four County Electric with power restoration efforts. UCEMC General Manager Jimmy Gregory said about 22,000 people have already lost power in that area. “We are going to assist in what would probably ... Read More »

Monterey Closes Portion Of Poplar Street For Construction

A portion of Poplar Street in Monterey will be closed during work hours for the next couple of months. Mayor Bill Wiggins said town officials chose to temporarily close the road because of construction for the Bank of Putnam County building on West Commercial Avenue. “It’s a public safety issue. The construction company has equipment stored across Polar Street on ... Read More »

Spring City Man Killed In Cumberland County Crash

A Thursday morning crash in Cumberland County claimed the life of a Spring City man. The Tennessee Highway Patrol identified the deceased as 28-year-old Phillip Perry. Officials said the crash happened at the intersection of Highway 127 South and Hillendale Road when Perry lost control of his 2009 Chevrolet Colbalt and struck a utility pole. According to the THP crash ... Read More »

Hand Grenades Found During Pickett County Drug Investigation

Authorities discovered 15 hand grenades and materials for a meth lab in Pickett County during a raid last week. Two people were arrested and charges are pending. (Photo: Pickett County Sheriff's Office)

Pickett County sheriff’s deputies discovered a box of hand grenades and a meth lab during a drug investigation last week. The Pickett County Sheriff’s Office released a statement Thursday that said the discovery occurred at a home in the Taylor’s Crossroads Community. According to the press release, officers went to the home after receiving complaints of drug activity. Officials said ... Read More »

Sutherland Sentenced For Church Burglary

A DeKalb County judge has sentenced a man for a church burglary that occurred earlier this year. 21-year-old Isaiah Sutherland entered a plea this week to one count of burglary and received a two year jail sentence. Alexandria police officials said Sutherland broke into West main Baptist church in June and vandalized parts of the building. He will also be ... Read More »

Stonepeak Ceramics Expanding Operations In Crossville

160 full-time jobs will be created at Crossville’s Stonepeak Ceramics over the next five years. State and local officials announced Wednesday that the company will expand operations and open a new production line at the facility. The $70 million dollar investment will increase the factory’s capacity by 20-percent. Once complete, Stonepeak Ceramics will be the first tile manufacturer to produce ... Read More »

Emergency Repairs Taking Place On Interstate 40 Thursday

Emergency repairs will take place on Interstate 40 in Putnam County Thursday. Tennessee Department of Transportation maintenance crews will be conducting the repair work at eastbound mile marker 294.7 between Cookeville and Monterey. TDOT officials said an area of the roadway washed out near the edge of the pavement and fast lane. One lane will be temporarily closed to traffic ... Read More »

New Funding Helps Expand Home Repair Program For Elderly

A home repair program for the elderly will be expanding thanks to additional funding for Putnam County Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity Development Director Melissa Parks said the Aging in Place Program is a new initiative that will be launched in about a month or so. “It’s going to allow us to work with 55 qualifying local seniors over ... Read More »