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Infinite Entertainment Hopes To Break Ground Next Month

Groundbreaking for Cookeville’s Infinite Entertainment facility should take place within a month. Turfway Entertainment Founder and President David Wallace said crews should begin constructing the family entertainment center by December. “We have completed our footprints for the facility and we have a couple renderings that we have finalized,” Wallace said. “We are running a little bit behind because the architects and ... Read More »

Injured Lineman Released From Hospital

A Cookeville Electric Department employee has left the hospital after suffering injuries on the job Friday morning. Cookeville Electric Department Director Tony Peek said an arc flash injured fourth year apprentice lineman Will Dunson while he was performing maintenance work on a utility pole near the intersection of Jackson Street and Walnut Avenue. “From our initial investigation, Will was wearing ... Read More »

Lineman With Cookeville Electric Injured Friday Morning

A Cookeville Electric Department lineman suffered injuries this morning while performing maintenance work. Cookeville Electric Department Director Tony Peek said the accident occurred near the intersection of Jackson and Walnut when an arc flash occurred. The employee has been transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. Power was temporarily disrupted but all service is restored at this ... Read More »

No Injuries After Jeep Strikes School Bus In Cumberland County

A Crossville teenager faces charges of failure to yield and due care after his Jeep Cherokee struck a school bus Friday morning. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said no injuries occurred during the crash on Highway 70 West and Dillon Street. According to a crash report, the front bumper of the jeep struck the school bus’s rear tire when the juvenile ... Read More »

Expanded Cookeville Merchant Association Being Discussed

The idea of creating a new downtown merchant association is being discussed in Cookeville. According to a letter addressed to WestSide Merchant members, the new organization would tie both WestSide Merchants and the courthouse merchants into one cohesive organization. The letter was sent by CityScape within the last few weeks. CityScape officials said the new organization is simply an idea ... Read More »

Local Drug Dealer Convicted In Criminal Court

A Putnam County jury found a Sparta man guilty Wednesday on a single count of methamphetamine possession with intent to manufacture, deliver, or sell. 47-year-old Eddie Maddle will be sentenced in Putnam County Criminal Court next month. Putnam County authorities charged Maddle in 2015 after a search of his home yielded drugs and chemicals associated with the manufacture of meth. ... Read More »

Christmas Lights Purchased For Downtown Monterey

Downtown Monterey will be decorated with Christmas lights and bows this year. The Standing Stone Historical Society has voted to purchase the lights and bows with money from the Monterey Hometown Project. Standing Stone Historical Society President Anita Lane said it’s the first project funded through the Monterey Hometown Project. “When we had Christmas decorations before, a lot of times ... Read More »

Chapman Charged In Fatal 2017 Crash

Authorities have arrested a White County woman on indictments charging her in a 2017 crash that killed her 3-year-old boy and unborn child. 25-year-old Tiffanie Chapman is charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, due care, driving on a suspended license, and no insurance. The crash happened on the night of December 2 when Chapman was driving a 2011 Ford ... Read More »

Liquor Referendum Back On Fentress County Ballot

A referendum allowing liquor sales in Fentress County will appear on the November election ballot. Faith Baptist Tabernacle Worship Pastor Steve Clark said he’s opposed to any liquor sales in Fentress County. “The cost of having to deal with what alcohol can do to a society and culture far outweighs what kind of tax revenue we might get from it,” ... Read More »

Volunteers Needed For Fentress County Medical Clinic

More volunteers are needed for the upcoming Remote Area Medical Clinic in Fentress County. Remote Area Medical (RAM) Media Relations Specialist Robert Lambert said the organization specifically needs more dental and vision professionals. “If you are a dental professional or vision professional we could really use your support,” Lambert said. “General support is needed as well. Everyday people like you ... Read More »