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Sheriff’s Youth Academy Provides Students with Opportunities

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Youth Academy provides students the opportunity to learn about and engage with law enforcement. That according to County’s Resource Officer Gary Howard. “So what we wanted to do was first introduce law enforcement to these children and let them understand what this is all about, hopefully inspiring careers in them,” Howard said. “But the main thing we ... Read More »

Sparta to Pick-up Walking Bridge Trail Project

The City of Sparta will pick-up the walking bridge trail project in the coming weeks. City Administrator Chris Dorsey said the trail project started about a year ago. “We got to the point where we decided that rather than having to force ourselves up through the woods to the top of the hill where the cemetery is because we have to ... Read More »

Clay County to Kick Off Sesquicentennial Celebration

Clay County will kick-off its sesquicentennial celebration tomorrow. Clay County’s sesquicentennial year starts in 2020. Kevin Donaldson is Executive Director of the Clay County Partnership Chamber of Commerce. “The kick-off event set for this year will be June 23 and we are planning that event in June as a kick off just to let everybody know that 2020 is not that ... Read More »

Sparta Passes First Reading of Board Pay Raise

The Sparta Board of Mayor and Alderman have passed the first reading of a pay raise for the board, vice mayor, and mayor. Alderman Hoyte Jones proposed the raise to the board. “It has been sixteen years since we have had an increase for the alderman or the mayor, either one. And I think that is one reason we can’t get people ... Read More »

Sparta Sees No Tax Increase in New Budget

Sparta citizens will not see a tax increase in 2018-2019 fiscal year budget. The Sparta Board of Mayor and Alderman passed the second and final reading of the new budget this evening. Jeff Young is the Mayor. “The most prominent and evident thing I can see is there is no tax increase. We work extremely hard to try to work with ... Read More »

Fentress County Terminates Finance Director

The Fentress County Commission decided to terminate Finance Director Marsha Delk on Monday. County Executive J. Michael Cross said Fentress County voted to dismiss Delk on the account of unapproved raises in 2015. “We found that the last couple years that the Finance Director had indeed given some raises,” Cross said. “And had not informed the Finance Committee, the Chairman ... Read More »

Algood Farmer’s Market Awaits New Plans

The Algood Farmer’s Market project needs the new drawings to proceed with the building process. Algood Mayor Kirk Dyer said he can not give a definite finish date for the market. “However, if we approve those drawings at next month’s meeting and get this going, we can actually let this out to bid in August,” Dyer said. “And you are probably ... Read More »

Wright Found in Possession of Illegal Drugs and Counterfeit Money

Authorities have charged a Putnam County man with possession of illegal substances and counterfeit money. During a search of the home of  19-year-old Xavier Wright last week, authorities found approximately five grams of a powdery white substance believed to be crack cocaine. Investigators found half a pound of marijuana with scales and baggies as well. Wright also reportedly had two hundred fifty dollars of ... Read More »

Butler Charged with Theft of Money and Medication from Elders

Authorities have accused the owner of Senior Lifestyles with theft of medication and money from elderly residents. According to warrants, Stephanie Butler committed a series of crimes including theft and elder abuse while she was the operator of Senior Lifestyles. The warrants said Butler reportedly abused one elderly resident by stealing his prescribed Oxycodone. On another account, Butler allegedly wrote ... Read More »

West Cemetery Road to Close for Soapbox Derby Practice

West Cemetery Road in Cookeville will be closed down at one o’clock today for Soapbox Derby practice. Anthony Leonard is a Lieutenant at the Cookeville Police Department. “So we will close down the road at one o’clock and we will set up the track here at West Cemetery road, it takes about four hours to do that. And from four ... Read More »