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County Considering Property Purchase As Solution For Dirt Problem At Landfill

Putnam County may have found a solution for a landfill that’s running out of dirt. The landfill at Cookeville Boat Dock Road uses the dirt for covering construction waste. County Mayor Randy Porter said the County Commission will consider purchasing land adjacent to the landfill during next week’s meeting. “If we have that land, the only thing that separates it ... Read More »

TTU Committee Appoints Interim Vice President For Student Affairs

The Tennessee Tech Board of Trustees Executive Committee has named Dr. Robert Owens as interim vice president for Student Affairs. President Phil Oldham said Owens will serve that position during TTU’s national search for a permanent replacement for Marc Burnett. “Vice President Marc Burnnet will be retiring officially at the end of this month,” Oldham said. “I’m fortunate to be ... Read More »

Operation Warrior Seeks To Reduce Crashes In White County This Week

The Tennessee Highway Safety Office will hold a traffic safety campaign this week as part of an effort to decrease crashes along Highway 70 and Highway 111 in White County. Beginning Thursday, officers will increase patrols along the roadways looking for both distracted and impaired drivers. The latest statistics reveal that injury crashes went from 55 to 75 between October ... Read More »

Silver Point Man Arrested After Officers Find 55 Grams Of Meth

Putnam County authorities located 55-grams of methamphetamine during a drug investigation at a hotel Sunday. Cookeville Police Officer Michael McDonald charged Marshall Irvine Douglas with manufacture, deliver, sell, or possession of meth. He left the Putnam County jail after posting $3,000 bond. Officer McDonald came in contact with Douglas while conducting an investigation at the Red Roof Inn. An arrest ... Read More »

Crews Respond To Sunday Night Wildland Fire In Cumberland County

A Sunday night wildland fire burned about five acres in the area of Cumberland County’s Big Rock Mountain. Assistant District Forester Jim Dale said state and county fire crews have managed to contain the blaze. “As of this morning, the fire has laid down. The humidity levels have come up significantly this morning with the rain that’s going to be ... Read More »

Livingston Applying For THDA Home Grant

The City of Livingston has applied for non-matching grant funding to rehabilitate homes for elderly and disabled residents. Amanda Mainord is a representative for Grassroots Planning and Consulting. She said the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) Grant would provide the city with up to $500,000. “They like to say that it brings the home up to code,” Mainord said. “But ... Read More »

Amphitheater Construction Begins At Baxter Seminary Park

Construction has begun for the amphitheater at Baxter Seminary Park. Mayor John Martin said crews recently installed the poles for the main structure. “Everything we’ve got in the amphitheater is western cedar from California,” Martin said. “We’re waiting for some of the beams to go in the roof and we should get that in a week or so. Everything is ... Read More »

Cumberland River Hospital Considering New Clinic In Gainesboro

A new health clinic may be coming to Jackson County. County Mayor Randy Heady said he’s trying to partner with the new owners of Cumberland River Hospital (CRH). “That’s really needed in our little town,” Heady said. “Our main doctor is Dr. Doug Dycus and we have another doctors office there, but doctors can only see so many patients. If ... Read More »

Overton County Applying For Traffic Signal Grant

Overton County will apply for a new TDOT grant to update three traffic signals. County Executive Ben Danner said the funding would address two lights on Highway 84 and one at Hilham. “It’s pretty costly to maintain every red light. But we’re pretty lucky because the city has a lot of red lights and we’ve only got those three,” Danner ... Read More »

Crash Kills 18-Year-Old Woodbury Man

An early Saturday morning crash in Cannon County claimed the life of an 18-year-old Woodbury man. The Tennessee Highway Patrol identified the deceased as Kyle Todd. A THP crash report said Todd was traveling South on Highway 53 when his Chevrolet Silverado ran off the right side of the road and collided with an embankment. The report said Todd was ... Read More »