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Vice Mayor Responds To Bilbrey’s Resignation

Algood Vice Mayor Kirk Dyer says he will still be appearing in chancery court next week to ask a judge to allow city business to move forward after Mayor Scott Bilbrey resigned from office last week. “The process we started in chancery court wasn’t mainly just to get Mr, Bilbrey to attend meetings,” Dyer said. “It was more so to ... Read More »

Special Census To Begin In Crossville This Weekend

Special Census Workers will begin visiting homes in Crossville this weekend. The City of Crossville will be conducting a special census this fall and winter. Crossville officials believe as many as 800 residents have moved into the city since the 2014 census. Vice Mayor J.H. Graham said that could mean more money for the city since state-shared revenues are based ... Read More »

Man Targeting Elderly Also A Suspect In Crossville

A man accused of stealing from a Cookeville assisted living facility is now listed as a suspect in a similar case in Cumberland County. Officials at the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said they have recently received reports of a male subject entering rooms at several assisted living facilities within the county. Officials said when approached by the staff, the man ... Read More »

Algood Mayor Scott Bilbrey Resigns

Algood Mayor Scott Bilbrey has resigned from his office. Bilbrey submitted his official resignation letter to News Talk 94.1 around 1:00 p.m. Friday. “I am stepping down from my position as mayor, in order to allow the city and council to regain their focus,” Bilbrey said. “It is my opinion that the integrity of the council with regards to conducting open ... Read More »

Monterey Getting Closer To Having Its First Liquor Store

Monterey is getting closer to having its first liquor store in town. The proposed store would be located at the old Rocky Pops Barbecue off exit 301 near the Shell station. Monterey Mayor Bill Wiggins said the town’s beer and liquor committee will be meeting Monday to consider issuing a certificate of compliance to the store owner. “He has come ... Read More »

Low Turnout For Early Voting

Early voting ended Thursday for the 17th Senatorial Special Primary election. A total of 147 people took advantage of early voting in DeKalb County. Election Administrator Dennis Stanley said it was an “extremely low” turnout, not only in his county, but the entire 17th District. “Anytime you don’t have opposition and anytime there’s a special election in an odd year, ... Read More »

Kmart Closing In Cookeville

Cookeville’s Kmart will be closing by the end of January 2018. Sears Holding Company announced yesterday plans to close 18 Sears stores and 45 Kmart locations across the nation. Cookeville’s Kmart made the list of Kmart stores that would close. Sears and Kmart have lost billions of dollars and closed numerous stores for years. Their parent company, Sears Holding, has ... Read More »

Harris To Serve Four More Years As Putnam County Veterans Service Officer

The Putnam County Commission has appointed Mark Harris to serve four more years as the county’s Veterans Service Officer. Harris said he’s excited to take on more work for the next four years. “The goal is to be a little bit more efficient in how we are doing things here at the office,” Harris said. “We are also formulating some ... Read More »

Cookeville Passes Ordinance To Overhaul Public Parking Regulations

The Cookeville City Council passed on first reading Thursday night an ordinance to overhaul the city’s public parking regulations. “All of this is to open up more parking spaces, especially in our downtown region, so that people can continue to shop and eat there,” Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton said. “We just want to make sure they are not commandeered for ... Read More »

Victim Identified In Officer-Involved Shooting

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has identified the man who died during an officer-involved shooting in Overton County Tuesday. Officials identified the man as 39-year-old Paul Landis Gorden. TBI officials said officers shot and killed Gorden when he produced a firearm during a confrontation with two Overton County Deputies at a residence on Pedalbrook Lane. According to a TBI press ... Read More »