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Algood Looks To Simplify Police Report Access

Getting access to police reports may become easier for the citizens of Algood. Police Chief Dale Armour said he’s hoping a new online system will make the department more user friendly. “Trying to obtain a police report is kind of cumbersome for the community. They have to come in to fill out the report request and then they have to ... Read More »

Tractor Trailer Overturns, Driver Injured

A commercial vehicle accident shut down part of Highway 52 in Clay County Thursday and left the driver injured. Tennessee Highway Patrol officials said the tractor trailer overturned at Highway 52 near New Hope Road. The driver, 55-year-old Timothy Nolte of Pleasant Shade,  suffered non-life threatening injuries an received treatment at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. A THP crash report said ... Read More »

Water Leak Fixed, Advisory Still In Effect

Crews have repaired a major water main break in Monterey, but a water boil advisory remains in effect for the entire town. Monterey Water Plant Supervisor Duane Jarrett said residents should begin boiling water as the supply begins to return throughout the day. “We don’t want you to drink it. We want you to boil it first until you hear ... Read More »

Residents Asked To Boil Water In Monterey

A broken 12-inch water line drained Monterey’s water supply and forced schools to close Thursday. Water Plant Supervisor Duane Jarrett said residents should begin boiling water when the supply begins to return throughout the day. “We don’t want you to drink it. We want you to boil it first until you hear from us,” Jarrett said. “We need to flush ... Read More »

Lack Of Water Closes Schools In Monterey

A water leak has forced Monterey schools to close Thursday. According to a statement from the Putnam County School System, both Burks Elementary School and Monterey High School will be closed Thursday due to a lack of city water supply and no specific timeline on when water will be available. With the notice occurring after some students were already on ... Read More »

Crossville To Conduct Additional Sewer Work

Crossville officials have voted to conduct additional sewer line repairs after saving money on a $1.1 million dollar project. Crossville Mayor James Mayberry the city has about $265,000 left over in the contract for the project. “We had a meeting and a lot of the things they found that we though we had to replace and repair were OK,” Mayberry ... Read More »

Troopers Discover 35 Pounds Of Marijuana Tuesday

The Tennessee Highway Patrol discovered a large quantity of marijuana during a traffic stop in Putnam County Tuesday. State Troopers arrested two men from North Carolina after a vehicle search yielded 35-pounds of marijuana, THC pens, marijuana gummies, and two grinders. An arrest warrant charges 42-year-old Albert Cheyno Ayers IV with possession of a controlled substance. 29-year-old Jamal Perry faces a ... Read More »

McMinnville Votes To Borrow Money For Civic Center Project

McMinnville officials approved a resolution Tuesday to borrow up to $10 million for renovation work at the civic center. City Administrator Bill Brock said residents will now have 20 days to decide if the resolution should be brought to a referendum. “If they fail to do that then the city can move forward with funding and construction,” Brock said. “If ... Read More »

Algood Votes To Purchase Unmarked Vehicle

The Algood City Council voted Tuesday to use drug fund money to purchase a $25,500 dollar unmarked vehicle for the police department. Mayor Lisa Chapman-Fowler voted no and said it financially didn’t make sense to purchase another vehicle for the police department. “Why can’t they use their personal vehicle and pay charged-mileage,” Chapman-Fowler asked. “Would it not be just as ... Read More »

Fourth Historic District Up For Consideration Thursday

Cookeville City Council will consider on Thursday an ordinance establishing a new historic district overlay zone. If approved, the zone will include certain properties along East 8th Street. City Planning Director James Mills said municipal code requires 50-percent of property owners to be in favor of the historic zoning. “In this case, we have 16 of 19 property owners that ... Read More »