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Crossville Lieutenant Relieved of Duties

Crossville City Police Lieutenant Bart Riden was relieved of his duties Friday. That according to Captain Brian Eckelson. “What I have in my paperwork is that Lieutenant Bart Riden was relieved of his duties, in reference to a violation of city policy and conduct unbecoming of an officer,” Eckleson said. TBI Public Information Officer Josh DeVine said an investigation into ... Read More »

Easement Phase Nearly Complete For Algood Water/Sewer Project

The easement phase for Algood’s water and sewer enhancement project will soon be completed. “Director Jones and I made a run last Friday to try to wrap up some easements,” City Administrator Keith Morrison said. “We did gain some more easements and we are very near complete on that. As soon as those easements are complete we will be able ... Read More »

Crossville Man Accused Of Killing Aunt

A Crossville man faces charges for allegedly killing his aunt Sunday. Authorities accuse 37-year-old Stacey Dwight Austin of killing 55-year-old Teresa Faye Austin at her home on Neverfail Road in Sparta. According to a TBI press release, deputies found Teresa Austin’s body in the front yard of her home Sunday afternoon. During the course of the investigation, authorities developed information ... Read More »

Law Must Change In Order For Restaurant Tax To Be Implemented

Cumberland County will have to ask the state for permission to implement a 1-percent restaurant privilege tax. The county wants to implement the tax as a way to generate funding for the proposed expo center. According to Crossville Attorney Will Ridley, state law says municipalities can only charge the tax if located in a county considered a tourism resort district. ... Read More »

Putnam County Expected To See increase In Tax Revenue

Putnam County’s penny rate has increased and will help generate more than $1.2 million in additional tax revenue next fiscal year. That according to figures provided by Putnam County Assessor of Property Steve Pierce. Pierce said each penny of the county’s property tax rate should generate $162,300. If the county keeps the property tax rate at $2.73, total tax revenue ... Read More »

McMinnville Man Dies From Injuries Sustained In Crash

A McMinnville man has died from injuries sustained in a two vehicle crash last Thursday. 18-year-old Braxton Moody died over the weekend at Chattanooga’s Erlanger Hospital. Moody suffered injuries Thursday when his pickup truck crossed the center line on highway 8 and sideswiped an oncoming semi truck. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the pickup landed on its top after striking ... Read More »

Bids Rejected For New Pickett County Jail

The Pickett County Corrections Partnership Committee has opened the bids for the new jail project. County Executive Richard Daniel said all bids came in too high. “At least now we know what the bidders concerns are and the plans will be re modified and sent out to re-bid,” Daniel said. “We will go into a little bit of re-design and ... Read More »

Tennessee ECB to Reconsider Application Process

The Tennessee State Emergency Communication Board could change its application process for creating new 911 districts. Members were frustrated with the process Friday after Pickett County applied to create their own district separate from the current Overton-Pickett E-911 service. Jennifer Estes is the Chairwoman of the Emergency Communication Board. “For future reference, I would like to see this board look ... Read More »

Rice University Hires Bragga As Head Baseball Coach

Tennessee Tech will begin a search for a new head baseball coach. Rice University announced Friday the hiring of Matt Bragga as its new head baseball coach. Bragga has spent the past 15 years serving as head coach at Tech. His 446 wins are the second most in school history. This past year, he helped Tennessee Tech to its best ... Read More »

Livingston Approves First Reading Of Budget

Livingston’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen have approved first reading of a budget that will not raise property taxes to fund paving projects and an employee pay scale. The budget approved Thursday night will give employees a 50-cent pay raise next fiscal year. Alderman David Sadler III said he couldn’t vote to raise taxes after being voted out of office ... Read More »