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DeKalb Receives Industrial Site Development Grant

DeKalb County has received a $235,000 site development grant from the state. The funding will be used to improve the Moog Boulevard property for industrial use. County Mayor Tim Stribling said the county plans to give prospective companies a better vantage point by extending a road into the property. The State Department of Economic and Community Development awarded nine counties ... Read More »

Former Super Bowl Player From Sparta Dies Thursday

A Sparta resident who played in Super Bowl VI died Thursday. 70-year-old Dale Farley passed away at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Farley played outside linebacker for the Miami Dolphins during their 1972 Super Bowl VI appearance. The Dolphins drafted Farley in the third round of the 1971 NFL draft. He also played for the Buffalo Bills and CFL’s Toronto Argonauts. ... Read More »

Chamber President Search Begins In Cumberland County

The search for a new Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce president began this week. The position announcement appeared on the chamber’s website Tuesday. According to the job description, ideal candidates will have a minimum of 10 years experience in chamber or non-profit management. A bachelor’s degree will also be required. The chamber of commerce board began searching for a new ... Read More »

Meth Found During Traffic Stop In Algood Thursday

Algood Police located more than 13-grams of meth and other drugs during a traffic stop Thursday. Officers charged Rebecca Bohannon with possession of methamphetamine for resale, possession of a legend drug, and simple possession. A press release said officers pulled over Bohannon for speeding on Highway 111 North. A search of her green Honda Civic yielded several unknown pills, marijuana, ... Read More »

Cookeville Man Threatens To Blow Up Home

A homeless Cookeville man allegedly threatened to blow up a woman’s home with chemicals Wednesday. Officers with the Cookeville Police Department charged 24-year-old Ryan H. Armstrong with domestic assault and harassment. An arrest warrant indicates that Armstrong made the threat after the woman told him to stay off her property. Armstrong made numerous phone calls to the victim and allegedly ... Read More »

Endangered Child Alert Canceled

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has canceled an Endangered Child Alert for two Cookeville girls. A TBI Twitter post said officers safely located 10-month-old Rayah Smith and two-year-old Marlee Smith. Authorities issued the alert Wednesday evening and reported that the girls may have been with their parents, Nicholas and Haylee Smith. Cookeville Police said the couple took off with the ... Read More »

Algood Approves New Agreement For Planning Services

The City of Algood will utilize the Upper Cumberland Development District for planning services. City Administrator Keith Morrison said the Algood previously utilized the Putnam County Regional Planning Commission and Director Kevin Rush. “It’s pretty much going to be the same thing. They oversee the planning and Board of Zoning Appeals, and Kevin kept up with all the zoning changes, ... Read More »

Endangered Child Alert Issued For Missing Cookeville Girls

The TBI has issued an Endangered Child Alert for two young girls missing from Cookeville. 10-months-old Rayah Smith and 2-year-old old Marlee Smith last seen June 8th. The children believed to be with their parents, Haylee and Nicholas Smith. Cookeville Police said the couple took off with the kids after a court issued orders to take the children into protective ... Read More »

Homestead Water Tank Project To Cost Nearly $467K

The City of Crossville will spend nearly $500,000 to repaint the Homestead water tank. City Council approved the $466,700 low bid on Tuesday to Alabama-based Pro Tanks. City Manager Greg Wood said the bid will include an additional price for repairing the city-owned Crossville Depot caboose. “The add alternate to include the caboose will be another $27,064,” Wood said. “We ... Read More »

Lawmakers Demand Warning System At Cummins Falls

Four lawmakers penned a letter Wednesday questioning state officials about delays with installing a warning system at Cummins Falls. Senator Paul Bailey and State Representatives Cameron Sexton, Ryan Williams, and John Mark Windle asked for immediate attention to the matter and prompt installation of a warning system at the falls. Representative Windle said he expects Governor Bill Lee to help ... Read More »