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Major Power Outage In Jackson County

A major power outage has occurred in Jackson County. County EMA Public Information Officer Derek Woolbright said the wind has caused several power lines and poles to fall across the area. In addition, Woolbright said fallen trees damaged several homes and vehicles Saturday morning and afternoon. The Schelly Road and Freestate Road areas in Midwestern Jackson County got hit particularly ... Read More »

Rock Climbing Access Work Nearly Complete

A group of rock climbing enthusiasts continue their efforts to provide easier access to the Meadow Creek lake Park rock climbing area. Monterey Cultural Administrator Julie Bohannon said the project has nearly completed. “Eighty percent of that trail to the cliffs at Meadow Creek Park is complete,” Bohannon said. “We’ve got to do some clearing on the lot, and then ... Read More »

Father-Daughter Date Night Tickets Available Now

Tickets are now available for the 33rd annual Father-Daughter Date Night. Cookeville Leisure Services announced tickets went on sale at 8 a.m. Saturday. Recreation Superintendent Cara Sheets said this event is a memorable time for families. “It’s such a special night for so many families,” Sheets said. “It’s a time when fathers and daughters can dance, talk, eat, laugh, and ... Read More »

Five Employers Look To Fill 60 Positions At Tuesday Job Fair

Five employers seek to fill over 60 positions in Putnam and White counties next week. The Cookeville Goodwill Career Solutions center job fair begins 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Employers include the U.S. Census Bureau, Pacesetters, Citizen Soldier for Life, Home Instead, and Goodwill. Positions include census worker, retail associate, and caregiver. Goodwill Career Solutions suggest for all job candidates to ... Read More »

Crossville Man Killed In I 40 Crash

A Friday evening crash in Cumberland County claimed the life of a Crossville man. The Tennessee Highway Patrol identified the deceased as 78-year-old Jerry Scoggins. A preliminary crash report said Scoggins was traveling West on Interstate 40 when his vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway near mile marker 334. The report said his Nissan Xterra proceeded to ... Read More »

Three Injured, One Person Charged In 111 Crash

A 21-year-old Cookeville man faces a failure to exercise due care charge following a Friday afternoon crash. The two-vehicle accident happened on Highway 111 in Overton County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said Lance Jackson was traveling South behind a Toyota Corolla, driven by 46-year-old Lisa Barve of Algood. A crash report said Jackson’s Chevrolet Camaro rear-ended Barve’s vehicle when she ... Read More »

Fire Destroys Mobile Home In Cumberland

A fire destroyed a mobile home in Cumberland County this morning. The blaze happened at Whitaker Lane off of Highway 70 North. Officials said firemen responded to the scene and found the home fully engulfed in flames. No injuries occurred as the occupants of the home managed to escape. Officials said a wood stove is believed to be the cause ... Read More »

Crossville Man Arrested For Possessing Over A Pound Of Marijuana

A Crossville man was arrested Thursday night for possession of more than a pound of marijuana. According to a police report 20-year-old Tyler Zimmerman crossed his vehicle over the yellow line while speeding near Dunbar Lane. The arresting officer initiated a traffic stop and noticed the marijuana smell. Zimmerman stated he did not have any inside his vehicle but he ... Read More »

VEC To Help Monterey With Interstate Lighting Project

Monterey will receive some help with a project to repair part of its Interstate 40 lighting system. Mayor Bill Wiggins said the traveling public took out at least three of the lights over the past six years. “Then, just two months ago, somebody was getting off I 40 eastbound at 300 and they chose to take another one out. So ... Read More »

Putnam Election Administrator Resigns, Commission Approves Replacement

Putnam County Election Administrator Debbie Steidl submitted her resignation letter Friday. Stedil said she plans to spend more time with her family after her March 31 retirement. “It’s been terrific and the staff is great,” Stiedl said. “It’s been a great place to work.” The Putnam County Election Commission accepted Steidl’s resignation during a Friday morning meeting. They also voted ... Read More »