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Author Archives: Rafferty Cleary

Michael Bloomberg Has Eyes Set In Tennessee

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has set up part of his campaign shop in Tennessee. Tech Political Science Assistant Professor Dr. Lauren Harding said this is part of his unusual strategy. “He’s making a huge push for the Super Tuesday states, and Tennessee is one of those,” Harding said. “This a really crazy, unprecedented campaign strategy to skip the contest ... Read More »

Crossville Woman Charged With Vehicular Homicide

A Cumberland County grand jury has indicted a Crossville woman for a fatal 2019 crash. 25-year-old Karley Reph faces a vehicular homicide charge. The crash happened July 27 when Reph lost control of her Oldsmobile and struck two trees before crashing into a Fairfield Glade home. Three people suffered injuries during the crash and 19-year-old Jeremiah Hood of Crossville died ... Read More »

Cookeville Dog Park Still Under Way

Cookeville residents have to wait a little longer for a dog park. Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said they are still in the process of planning. “The dog park is still in the plans. We know it’s going in Cane Creek Park, we do not have a  specific plan in place yet. That’s something that we are working toward,” Woods ... Read More »

Fireman’s Ball Set For Spring

The Putnam County Fire Department is hosting a fireman’s ball in March this year. Co-hostess and committee member Rachel Tays said this is the first time the proceeds will go to a charity. “It’ll be going to the Tennessee Fallen Firefighter Memorial Fund, and that fund is set up to honor men and women who have lost their lives in ... Read More »

Monterey Cultural Administrator Announces Retirement

Monterey Cultural Administrator Julie Bohannon has announced her retirement. Mayor Bill Wiggins said he’s appreciative of Bohannon’s work ethic over the past six years. “Julie has performed beyond expectations,” Wiggins said. “I’m not referring to her personal traits, but to the size and complications surrounding this particular endeavor. It (the position) was new in major respects, and she’s just done ... Read More »

Pre-Construction Meeting Set For Monterey Flooding Project

A pre-construction conference takes place Thursday for a project to address Monterey’s flooding problem. Mayor Bill Wiggins said the city will pay Elk Mountain Construction $124,403 to conduct the work. “We’re going to start at the police department boundary with the neighboring property,” Wiggins said. “We’ll go towards the rail trail, under it, and into an existing ditch with about ... Read More »

Nationwide Outage Prevents State From Issuing Driver’s License

A nationwide outage has affected the state’s ability to issue driver licenses. The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) announced the systems outage Monday morning. The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security said the outage has impacted the state’s ability to issue driver licenses. AAMVA provided no timeframe for when the systems would be available for service. TDHS ... Read More »

Fentress County Man Returns To Court For Murder

A Fentress County man will return to court Monday to face a first-degree murder charge. 38-year-old Wayne Ellis Kassow  stands accused of fatally stabbing Mark Jennings in April 2019. The Fentress County Sheriff’s office found Jennings’ body at a Casto Knepp Road residence in Jamestown. The TBI arrested Kassow after agents collected information connecting him to the crime. A grand ... Read More »

$50,000 Powerball Winner In DeKalb County

A lucky Powerball player in Smithville won $50,000 Saturday. Tennessee Lottery Officials said the unidentified person matched four of the five white numbers drawn plus the red Powerball. Officials said the East Broad Street Kwik N Ezy Exxon sold the ticket. No information about the winner is available until the prize is claimed. Read More »

Driver Crashes On 40 After Falling Asleep

A Sevierville man faces charges after falling asleep and crashing his vehicle in Cumberland County Friday. The accident happened on Interstate 40 eastbound at mile marker 313. A crash report said 19-year-old Tyler Brackins was traveling in the right lane when he fell asleep and rear-ended a tractor trailer. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said his Subaru Outback spun counter clockwise, ... Read More »