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Vol-State Police Investigating Attempted Abduction

Vol-State Community College Police are investigating allegations of an attempted abduction. A press release indicates the incident took place at the Cookeville Campus on September 17. At approximately 9:00 pm, a female student reported that a white male in his 40s approached her in the parking lot. The male subject allegedly asked the woman to go to a party, which ... Read More »

Tennessee Tech Ranked As Top National University

U.S. News and World has ranked Tennessee Tech University as one of the top universities in the nation. The annual report ranked Tennessee Tech at number 135 among 272 public universities. According to a press release, the report marks Tennessee Tech’s fourth consecutive year in the Best of National Universities. The publication also named the university a “A+ Schools for ... Read More »

Single Vehicle Crash Injures Dekalb County Man

A single-vehicle crash resulted in serious injuries in a Dekalb County man Sunday. Accident reports indicate that 27-year-old Michael Williams was traveling eastbound on Sparta Highway around 3:30 AM. Williams failed to maintain the lane and ran off the left side of the roadway. William’s 2004 Chevrolet Silverado struck a curb and embankment. The vehicle ran through the speed limit ... Read More »

Motorcycle Wreck Takes Life of Elizabethtown Woman

A Cumberland County motorcycle crash took the life of an Elizabethtown woman Friday afternoon. Accident reports indicate that 43-year-old Tiffany Jones was traveling west on Interstate 40 near the 306-mile marker. Jone’s 2007 Harley Davidson drifted off the roadway onto the right shoulder. The motorcycle struck the metal guard rail. The impact ejected Jones from the bike. Jones landed in ... Read More »

Putnam County Building Permits Stay Strong

Putnam County building construction continued its strong performance last month. A press release from County Mayor Randy Porter states that August resembled July with 28 new permits issued. Single-family residential homes accounted for 21 of the permits. Porter said the 28 new permits totaled $4.1 million dollars. The county collected $18,497 in permit fees for August, compared to $20,274 collected ... Read More »

Cumberland County Schools Discuss Bourbon Fundraising

The Cumberland County School Board may revisit a Beta Club fundraising opportunity involving Buffalo Trace Distillery. The Board of Education failed to approve auctioning off a bottle from the company’s sixth millionth barrel of bourbon during last week’s meeting. Board member Robert Safdie said he doesn’t feel comfortable allowing the club to receive the funding. “Recently we have had at ... Read More »

Algood to Host Water Tower Town Hall Meeting

The fate of Algood’s water tower will be discussed during a September 12 town hall meeting. Mayor Lisa Chapman-Fowler said the previous town hall meeting raised good questions about the tower. “So now we have had the tank inspected and we have a report,” Fowler said. “And we want to reveal the results of that report to everyone at the ... Read More »

Tennessee Offers Crash Report Purchasing Website

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security has launched a crash report purchasing website. A press release indicates that citizens can access crash reports from all state law enforcement agencies. To obtain a crash report, individuals need the date of the crash, the name of the agency that investigated the crash, the last name of the driver, and the ... Read More »

No Injuries Reported After I-40 Wreck

No injuries occurred after a rollover crash on I-40 in Smith County Wednesday. Around 7:30 am, 42-year-old Robert Ransom of Hendersonville was traveling west in the right lane. According to an incident report, 30-year-old Kevin Rice of Cookeville was traveling in the right lane when he struck the back end of Ransom’s vehicle. Ransom’s vehicle spun and then rolled several ... Read More »

TN Tech Celebrates Tech Pride Days Through August

Tennessee Tech Pride Days will continue throughout the end of August to welcome students back into town. Shanna Muncy with the Office of Communications and Marketing said Tech encourages the community to participate in the Pride Days. “To show their support for the Tech students. These Tech students will be going into their businesses and a lot of them will ... Read More »