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Plans Finalized For Replacing Elmore Town Road Bridge

Plans to replace the Elmore Town Road Bridge in Baxter will moving forward in the near future. John Martin is Mayor of the Baxter. “Everything is finalized, as far as our land acquisition and core drilling,” Martin said. “Only thing we are waiting for is final approval from the state. As soon as we get that letter back we are ... Read More »

Livingston Officials Take Steps To Improve Carr Avenue Subdivision

Livingston’s Carr Avenue subdivision and surrounding streets will hopefully be getting paved in the near future. The board of Mayor and Aldermen have voted to begin taking measurements in preparation of tarring and chipping the streets. Alderman Kelly Coleman said the roads in that area deserve better improvements than just tar and chip. “I agree that oil and chip would ... Read More »

Two People Killed In Overton County Crash

A Thursday morning crash in Overton County claimed the life of two people from Allons. The crash happened at 7:38 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 111 and Big Springs Road. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has identified the deceased as 77-year-old Johnie Ford and 77-year-old Lillie Ford. The THP’s preliminary crash report indicated that the couple suffered fatal injuries when ... Read More »

Livingston Approves Liquor Store Ordinance On First Reading

Livingston officials have adopted an ordinance for retail package stores. The ordinance, which was approved on first reading Tuesday night, places no limit on how many stores can open up or how closely they can operate in proximity to a school or church. Kelly Coleman said it would be contradictory to set any boundary limits for retail package stores. “If ... Read More »

Algood Middle School Students Charged With Making Threats

Putnam County authorities have charged two Algood Middle School students for allegedly making threats towards the school. According to a Putnam County Sheriff’s Office press release, school resource officers received reports at 11:00 a.m. of a text message threat made against Algood Middle School. The release said a student at Algood Middle allegedly threatened to harm people at the school ... Read More »

Smithville Man Charged With Arson

DeKalb County authorities have charged a Smithville man with arson after he allegedly set fire to a person’s vehicle last month. 34-year-old Jeff Scott Hembree of Halls Hollow Road is under a $7,500 bond at the DeKalb County Jail. Sheriff Patrick Ray said detectives received a report of a 2012 Nissan Rogue found burned in the parking lot of a ... Read More »

Livingston Amends Municipal Code For Shooting Ranges

Livingston officials amended the city’s municipal code Tuesday night in preparation for a shooting range to open in town. City attorney John Meadows said existing code prohibited firearms from being discharged within the corporate city limits of Livingston. “I think if the shooting gallery is going to start operating, people will be discharging firearms within the city limits,” Meadows said. ... Read More »

Putnam Schools To Use Anonymous Tip Line

The Putnam County School System will soon begin using a new system for students and parents to report tips about bullying, harassment, and other dangerous behaviors. Deputy Superintendent Corby King said the Safe Schools Alert program allows tips to be sent anonymously to one central location within the school system. Once a tip is submitted it will be sent to ... Read More »

County Hopes To Move Quickly With Sports Complex Expansion

An October meeting with TDEC will start the process for expanding Putnam County’s sports complex. John Ross Albertson is Putnam County’s parks and recreation director. “It’s our goal as a department and as county government to see this project through as fast as possible,” Albertson said. “We understand the necessity of being able to expand the sports complex so we ... Read More »

Kentucky Man Injured By Boat Propeller Monday

A man from Kentucky suffered serious injuries Monday after falling from a moving pontoon boat on Center Hill Lake. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said the vessel’s propeller struck 21-year-old Connor Boyle after he fell off the front of the rental pontoon. Boyle’s injuries required him to be airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center for treatment. His condition and extent of ... Read More »