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Crossville Council Amends Budget For Wage Plan

Crossville City Council has approved second reading of a budget amendment for bringing employee wages up to a more competitve market. Mayor James Mayberry said the vote implements the plan in steps rather than all at once. “The company had offered staggered implementation,” Mayberry said. “Personally, I’ve got a problem with a $919,000 budget amendment right off the bat. I ... Read More »

Putnam Sheriff’s Office Warns Of IRS Scam

Be mindful when answering a phone call coming from the Colorado Springs, Colorado area. Putnam County authorities said it might be a robo-call. The sheriff’s office said numerous people have received scam phone calls from a number with a 719 area code. Officials said a man with a foreign accent will identify himself as an IRS agent and threaten to ... Read More »

Man Arrested For DUI After Striking Police Vehicle

The Tennessee Highway Patrol arrested a Cookeville man Thursday after he crashed his vehicle into an Algood Police cruiser. State Troopers charged Alaryani Abdulrahman with DUI after responding to Burton Branch Road at Dry Valley Road. An arrest report said the responding trooper observed that the defendant was very unsteady on his feet and had an odor associated with an ... Read More »

Overton Deputy Involved In Highway 111 Crash

An Overton County deputy’s patrol vehicle crashed on Highway 111 in Overton County Wednesday evening. The accident happened in a construction zone near the Highway 293 intersection. An Overton County EMA official said the crash pinned the deputy inside the patrol car, but he received non-emergency transport to Livingston Regional Hospital. Two other people involved in the crash refused medical ... Read More »

Putnam Co. Receives Clean Audit For Third Year In A Row

Putnam County has received a clean audit for the third year in a row. The State Comptroller’s Annual Financial Report audit for fiscal year 2018-2019 found no adverse findings. County Mayor Randy Porter said it’s a historical feat. Before 2017, Putnam County had never received a clean audit report from the state. “We are very pleased and excited to receive ... Read More »

New Fee Approved For Renting Stage At Livingston’s Central Park

The fee for renting out the stage at Livingston’s Central Park has increased to $200 for the first four hours of use. Aldermen David Langford and Ronald Dishman voted against the measure. Langford said he couldn’t support the measure because it doesn’t allow certain groups to be excluded from paying the fee. “The nonprofit organizations such as VFW, Shriners, and ... Read More »

Protect Your Home From Carbon Monoxide

Three possible carbon monoxide deaths last weekend is a reminder to protect your home from the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. Putnam County Emergency Management Director Tyler Smith said a carbon monoxide detector is the best line of defense. “Have a carbon monoxide detector. People in campers who are out camping, that’s where a lot of deaths occur where they ... Read More »

Part Of Highway 85 Still Closed In Overton County

TDOT estimates a summer completion date for repairs to Highway 85 in Overton County. A February 2019 rain event caused multiple areas of the roadway to slide in both Fentress and Overton County. Crews opened the Fentress County portion of the roadway to through traffic last year. The Overton County side remains closed between mile markers 17.5 and 22.2. TDOT’s ... Read More »

Man Steals Cash From St. Jude Collection Box

Crossville Police responded to the Highway 127 Dollar General Tuesday after a man stole money from a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital collection box. Officers reviewed security footage showing the unidentified man reaching around the store counter and removing $13 from the box. A police report said the subject bought cigarettes with the stolen cash and food items with an ... Read More »

Discussion About Countywide Zoning Code Delayed Again

The Putnam County Regional Planning Commission has once again delayed discussions about possibly creating a countywide zoning code. Commissioner Dale Moss said the conversation needs to continue but outside the commission’s regular monthly meeting. “Maybe we need to have a meeting just to get some groundwork started on this zoning,” Moss said. “We don’t have time in our meetings it ... Read More »