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18-year-old Killed In Crossville Vehicle Crash

An 18-year-old Crossville man has died following a single-car crash Sunday morning. (File Photo)

A single-vehicle crash claimed the life of a Crossville man Sunday. The Crossville Police Department identified the deceased on Monday as 18-year-old Jake Finley. The accident happened as Finley traveled southbound on New Lantana Road in the area of Dunbar Road. According to a CPD press release, his 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada crossed both northbound lanes of travel before impacting the ... Read More »

Committee To Build School Calendar In Putnam County

A 16-member committee will recommend a new three-year academic calendar for the Putnam County School System. Superintendent Jerry Boyd said approval of the calendar will come earlier than past years. “Families had a concern because we don’t have a calendar published in the fall as their planning their next vacation in the fall,” Boyd said. “During the last year of ... Read More »

Crossville Partners With Friends Of The Trails For New Trail

Friends of the Trails (FOT) can move forward with building a walking trail along the Little Obed River. FOT President John Conrad said the Crossville City Council has approved an agreement for the project. “It’s for permission to build the trail on a piece of private property,” Conrad said. “Basically, the city council said they were in partnership with Friends ... Read More »

Postal Service Requiring Cluster Box Units For New Subdivisions

A new United States Postal Service policy requires all new subdivisions to have cluster box units (CBU) for mail delivery. USPS representative Sandy Alsman said the change comes as expenses continue to rise and mail delivery becomes less popular. “We have to look at our expenses not this year, but 50 or 60 years from now,” Alsman said. “That’s the ... Read More »

Rugh Charged With Sexual Exploitation In Cookeville

A 20-year-old man faces charges in Cookeville for sexually exploiting a minor by electronic means. Authorities booked Dustin Reed Rugh into the Putnam County Jail on $100,000 bond Wednesday. A grand jury indicted Rugh earlier this year after Cookeville Police searched his home in December. The indictments charge Rugh with sexual  exploitation of a minor and soliciting sexual exploitation of ... Read More »

Charges Pending In Thursday Night Highway 111 Crash

A Tullahoma woman suffered injuries after her vehicle rolled several times in White County Thursday night. An air ambulance transported 44-year-old Jennifer L. Jacobs to Skyline Medical Center. Her condition remains unknown. The crash happened on Highway 111 North, just past the O’Connor exit. According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol crash report, Jacobs failed to maintain her lane of travel, ... Read More »

One Person Airlifted After 111 Crash

At least one person suffered injuries after a vehicle crashed in White County Thursday evening. The accident happened on Highway 111 North, just past the O’Connor exit. The Tennessee Highway Patrol confirms that a helicopter airlifted one person to Nashville’s Skyline Medical Center. That person has not been identified. The northbound lanes remain closed. Southbound lanes have reopened. The crash ... Read More »

22-Cent Tax Increase Recommended By Putnam Budget Members

The Putnam County Budget Committee recommended a 22-cent property tax increase Tuesday. The tax rate will climb to $2.95 if approved by the full county commission later this month. Budget Committee member Jim Martin said his yes vote became the toughest decision he’s made as a county official. “We try to look at the limited income people and try not ... Read More »

RV Destroyed By Fire In Cookeville

Cookeville Firefighters responded to an RV fire on Old Sparta Road Tuesday (Photo: Cookeville Fire Chief Daryl Blair)

A fire destroyed an RV camper on Old Sparta Road in Cookeville Tuesday. Fire Chief Daryl Blair said the cause of the blaze remains under investigation at this time. “From the information that we received, someone was towing it with another vehicle,” Blair said. “When it caught on fire they just pulled over and left. Law enforcement is checking on ... Read More »

White County Ready To Move Forward With Industrial Park Project

White County hopes to begin digging for a major waterline project in the near future. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said the project can begin once TDOT establishes right-of-way at the county’s industrial park. “Actually, my last update was that all right-of-ways have been obtained. They’re out there right now surveying and marking,” Robinson said. “We’re hoping to start digging ... Read More »