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Grand Jury To Hear Fairfield Glade Home Invasion Case

A Cumberland County grand jury will hear a Crossville man’s attempted first-degree murder and aggravated burglary case. Charges against 29-year-old Andrew Nicholas Rich stem from a shots-fired incident that occurred a little more than three months ago. Authorities said Rich entered a Fairfield Glade home and fired several rounds through the victim’s bedroom door before fleeing the scene. The individuals ... Read More »

Algood To Consider Moving Money To State’s Investment Pool

The City of Algood might be moving some local dollars to the state’s investment pool. City Administrator Keith Morrison said doing so would provide the city with a better interest rate. “Currently with Wilson Bank, our return is like .55-percent. With First National Bank, which is where our checking is housed, it’s like a .03-percent,” Morrison said. “The investment pool ... Read More »

Putnam Commission To Consider Property Tax Refunds

Two Putnam County property owners may be getting a property tax refund. County Attorney Jeff Jones said both owners have gone through the appropriate appeal process. “When you receive an assessment from the assessor of property, if you don’t agree with the assessment value, then you appeal to the County Board of Equalization,” Jones said. “If you don’t like the ... Read More »

Jackson County Student Arrested For Bringing Weapon To School

Authorities arrested a juvenile Tuesday for allegedly bringing a weapon to Jackson County Middle School. Sheriff Marty Hinson said the student faces at least two charges. “Possession of a firearm on school property, of course,” Hinson said. “Also, at this point in time, he’s charged with a domestic terrorist act as well. There could be additional charges, but it’s still ... Read More »

Livingston Approves Paving Bid For Carr Subdivision

Crews will begin paving Livingston’s Carr Avenue Subdivision later this month. City Council approved a low bid for the project during Monday night’s meeting. Mayor Curtis Hayes said the work should be completed by Thanksgiving. “According to Rogers Group, which is the lowest bid, the earliest they can start paving is September 16,” Hayes said. “It was a 60 day ... Read More »

Weapon Confiscated At Jackson County Middle School

Authorities confiscated a weapon at Jackson County Middle School Tuesday morning. Director of School Kristy Brown said the investigation began after the school system received multiple reports about a possible weapon at the school. “It was immediately investigated and a weapon was confiscated. At this time, the local sheriff’s department is involved and the administrators are cooperating with them,” Brown ... Read More »

Smithville Man Sentenced For Aggravated Statutory Rape

A Smithville man avoided additional jail time Monday after pleading guilty to aggravated statutory rape. 36-year-old Greg Alan Fox received a four year sentence suspended to supervised probation and time served. The sentence handed down by Criminal Court Judge Wesley Bray requires Fox to register as a sex offender with the state. Authorities arrested Fox for allegedly having sex with ... Read More »

Highway 84 Shut Down After Truck Strikes Power Lines

Authorities shut down Highway 84 Tuesday morning after a commercial vehicle caused two power poles to break. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the accident happened at 6:34 a.m. as the Peterbilt Conventional traveled southbound in Overton County. A crash report said the poles broke after the vehicle’s dump bed raised up and caught overhead power lines. The report did not ... Read More »

Livingston Agrees To Sell Land To Auto Parts Manufacturer

The Livingston-City Industrial park could be home to an auto parts manufacturer in the near future. City Council agreed to sell a 10-acre site to the unidentified company for $10,030 Monday night. Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes said negotiations with the prospect began more than nine months ago. “I think this project will help enhance the quality of life in Livingston ... Read More »

Putnam County To Consider Drug-Free Workplace Resolution

The Putnam County Commission will consider a resolution next week to establish the county as a drug-free workplace. Putnam County Attorney Jeff Jones said the county already meets most of the drug-free workplace requirements. “The reason that we didn’t do it before is because the training requirements were pretty stringent. Secondly, one of the advantages of being a certified drug-free ... Read More »