Friday, December 13, 2019
Happening Now

Author Archives: Staff Report

White County Excited For FCR Expansion

Fitzgerald Collision & Repair will expand in Rickman and White County, bringing 220 new jobs to the Upper Cumberland. White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said the county is excited about the expansion and the new jobs it will bring. “Yeah, we’re real excited, things are moving good up there in that direction, Fitzgerald companies are spending a lot of ... Read More »

Fitzgerald Collision & Repair Expands, Bringing 220 New Jobs

Fitzgerald Collision & Repair will expand in Rickman and White County, bringing 220 new jobs to the Upper Cumberland. Overton County Executive Ben Danner said FCR has steadily expanded in his county since it opened in 2015. “We sold them 35 acres and a 50,000 square foot spec building and they’ve added 20,000 square foot onto that building and then ... Read More »

TDOT Stops Lane Closures For Holiday

Road construction won’t delay Tennessee travelers this weekend. TDOT spokesman Jennifer Flynn said the state will stop lane closures for road construction at noon Friday. Work will begin again at 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 5. Even though the lane closures will be stopped, workers may still be on site and lowered speed limits may still be in effect. Lane closures ... Read More »

Fireworks Legal, But There’s Still Rules To Follow

Fireworks sales are booming across the state. Cookeville Police Major Carl Sells said fireworks can be set off from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 1 to July 5. On Independence Day, fireworks can be set off up to midnight, he said. There are some basic rules to follow. “They can’t ignite or explode fireworks within 600 feet of a ... Read More »

Overton Taxes Stay The Same

Overton County residents won’t see a tax increase this year. The Overton County Commission voted to keep the county’s tax rate at $2.25 per $100 of assessed value. That’s the same tax rate as last year. The vote came at Monday’s regular commission meeting. Read More »

Youths Take Mushrooms, Get Lost In Fentress County

Four youths got in trouble with the law after taking “magic mushrooms” and losing their car. A written statement from the Fentress County Sheriff’s Department said one of the youths called 911 Tuesday afternoon for help finding the car. The youth said he and three friends had taken mushrooms and gotten lost in Wilder. Deputies located the youths, and took ... Read More »

Putnam BOE To Review Budget

The Putnam County Board of Education will discuss the budget at its meeting Thursday. Putnam County’s funds have been set, except for the school budget. Director of Schools Jerry Boyd presented a budget two months ago with a $4.5 million gap in it. Thursday, the school board will review the third version of that budget. The Putnam County Board of ... Read More »

THP Encourages Safe Celebrating This Weekend

Area law enforcement will be out in force this holiday weekend making sure everyone stays safe. THP Lt. Jimmy Neal said officers will be out reminding folks to stay safe on the roads. “We want to stress, if you’re going to drink, don’t drive, it’s not worth taking the risk,” Neal said. Officers will conduct patrols and initiatives throughout the ... Read More »

Bear-Proof Your Home To Prevent Close Encounters

Young black bears are leaving their mothers for the first time, TWRA officials said. Information and Education Coordinator Mime Barnes said this is a busy time of year for the bears. The young bears are exploring the world on their own for the first time, which means they may get a little too close to humans in counties across the ... Read More »

Cookeville Man Pleads Guilty To Counterfeit Charge

A Cookeville man pleaded guilty to manufacturing counterfeit currency in federal court Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney’s office states Chadwin Greenwood, 33, created counterfeit currency by converting legitimate $10 bills to counterfeit $50 bills. Greenwood admitted that he passed approximately $21,760 in counterfeit currency in the Middle District of Tennessee and elsewhere, before being caught attempting to pass a counterfeit $50 dollar bill ... Read More »