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Friday Crash Injures Cookeville Man

A Cookeville man suffered injuries during a Friday morning crash in Overton County. The single-vehicle accident happened on Highway 293. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said 47-year-old Jeffery D. Auberson was driving East and lost control of his Chevrolet Impala. A crash report said the vehicle dropped off the right shoulder before Auberson overcorrected, causing the vehicle to cross the center ... Read More »

Council Closes Part Of West 14th For New Town Houses

Cookeville City Council voted on first reading Thursday to close a portion of West 14th Street. Planning Director John Ward said a developer wants to use the property for new housing. “We have a townhouse development proposed for that property and all of the property located North of the T-Mart,” Ward said. “He’s asked for this closure to incorporate it ... Read More »

Cookeville Moving Forward With Water Plant Expansion

Cookeville will move forward with the last phase of its water treatment plant expansion plan. Water Quality Control Director Ronnie Kelly said the $15 million project will prep the plant for a rated capacity of 30 million gallons per day (MGD). “We’re currently rated at 15 (MGD), but probably can only push 14 through the plant though,” Kelly said. “But ... Read More »

Unit Renovations Complete At Walnut Village

The Walnut Village renovation project in Cookeville has nearly come to an end. Craig Cobb works for LHP Capital, a firm assisting Highlands Residential Services with the project. He said the last three or four residents affected by the project move back into their units Friday. “That’s about 8 to 10 weeks ahead of schedule on the contract,” Cobbs said. ... Read More »

King Construction Awarded Oak Tree Towers Project

A Cookeville construction company will build a new public housing complex for Highlands Residential Services (HRS). The HRS board awarded an $8.98 million construction bid to King Construction during Thursday’s meeting. HRS Executive Director Dow Harris urged the board to accept the Oak Tree Towers bid even though it came back a little high. “It light of that, we’ve got ... Read More »

White Co. Homicide Sentence Upheld

The State Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld a 10-year prison sentence handed down to a man convicted of vehicular homicide and voluntary manslaughter in White County. Lawyers for Steven Dale Davidson Jr. argued that Criminal Court Judge David Patterson committed errors by excluding a complete police video interview of a defense witness. Judge D. Kelly Thomas wrote that lawyers ... Read More »

Algood Walmart To Get Second Entrance

The City of Algood will construct a new entrance to Walmart from Big Mac Drive. City Administrator Keith Morrison said a property owner on Big Mac Drive has agreed to the project. “The gain from this is folks who enter Big Mac Drive to go to McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Zaxby’s or Speedway,” Morrison said. “If they can’t get out and ... Read More »

McMinnville Man Charged In Human Trafficking Investigation

A McMinnville man faces charges stemming from an undercover human trafficking investigation. Authorities in Spring Hill, Tennessee have charged 28-year-old Jordan Millican with patronizing prostitution. The TBI said the investigation focused on identifying individuals seeking to engage in commercial sex acts with minors and adults. Authorities arrested 11 men after placing several decoy advertisements on websites linked to commercial sex. ... Read More »

Work Continues On Warbird Restoration Hangar

Work has progressed on country singer Aaron Tippin’s warbird restoration hangar. Upper Cumberland Regional Airport manager Dean Selby said crews have added two end walls and a roof to the structure. “They’ll be starting on the other end wall probably tomorrow. They were going to today, but the rain has held them up,” Selby said. “They will start framing inside ... Read More »

Algood Approves Second Reading Of Vacation Leave Amendment

Algood City Council has voted to give employees vacation time after 30 days of service. City Administrator Keith Morrison said the change will help with recruitment and retention of employees. “One of the issues that we have run into routinely with new hires is they have to wait one year to get any time,” Morrison said. “At 30-days, just like ... Read More »