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Author Archives: Rafferty Cleary

TDOT’s Three Year Plan Includes Funding For Jefferson Ave Widening Project

The governor’s three year transportation plan includes funding for a long awaited road project in Cookeville. Mayor Ricky Shelton said the state has plans to widen 2.2 miles of Jefferson Avenue from Interstate 40 to Highway 111. “We I’m very happy to hear that this long awaited project is finally coming to fruition,” Shelton said. “The need for better ways ... Read More »

State Budget Lacks Funding For Warren Co. Drive Testing Center

McMinnville Mayor Jimmy Haley has announced that the state budget does not include funding for the Warren County Driver testing Center. The center closed last summer as a cost saving measure. It re-opened last fall as a result of efforts by city officials. Haley says he’s confident that a solution will be found and that additional money will be returned ... Read More »

Algood’s Annual Audit To Cost More This Year

Algood’s annual audit will be a little more expensive this year. The city council voted Tuesday night to select a new company to perform the audit. Council members selected Alabama-based firm Carr, Riggs, and Ingram for a price of $15,000 For the past 6 to 7 years Hendersonville accountant John Poole has performed the city’s audit for $6,900. Read More »

Monterey Gives Approval For First Business To Sell Beer

The first business to sell alcohol in Monterey will be Convenience Mart on South Holly Street. The town’s beer board gave approval Monday night. Convenience Mart owner Mike Todd now has up to 120 days to complete the process and begin selling beer. Last November Monterey voters approved a referendum permitting retail package stores to sell beer. The referendum narrowly ... Read More »

Transportation Plan Includes Funding For Widening Highway 127

Governor Bill Haslam’s three year transportation plan includes funding for a major Upper Cumberland road project. The plan announced Tuesday will include funding for the widening of Highway 127 leading into Fentress County. The project calls widening the roadway near Little Road North of State Route 62 to North of South Franklin Loop Road. It will also widen from Lowe ... Read More »

Search For Missing Kayaker Unsuccessful Saturday

A weekend search for a missing kayaker on Dale Hollow Lake was unsuccessful. Clay County Emergency Management Agency Director Natalie Boone said search crews were unable to locate Christina Esparza despite having help from statewide agencies and out-of-state agencies. Esparza went missing over a week ago when her inflatable kayak flipped upside down about 100 yards off the shoreline of ... Read More »

Baxter Man Charged With Second Offense DUI

Putnam County authorities arrested a Baxter man Saturday on a number of alcohol related charges. 28-year-old Jonathan Trent Maxwell is charged with a second offense DUI, implied consent, driving on a revoked license and open container. According to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Maxwell crashed his vehicle into a utility pole on Plunk Whitson Road at Charlton Square. When officers ... Read More »

Dollar General Relocating Gainesboro Store

The Gainesboro Dollar General will be relocating this weekend. Saturday the store will be moving from Dodson Branch Road to North Grundy Quarles Highway, which is the former location of Foodtown grocery store. The new store features a fresh layout, designed to make shopping easier and simpler for customers. Some of the store’s new features include seasonal products featured in ... Read More »

Fire Destroys White County Home

A Saturday morning fire has displaced a White County resident. The blaze broke out on Camp Bell Air Road around 8:30 a.m. Multiple fire units responded to the scene and found the mobile home fully involved. Officials with the BonDeCroft Volunteer Fire Department said the fire threatened several downed power lines and even damaged a gas meter. Firefighters determined the ... Read More »