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Fitzgerald C&R Looks To Fill White Co. Complex

Fitzgerald Collision & Repair is looking for neighbors at its White County facility. Fitzgerald bought an industrial park in White County and recently began construction on a building they intend to lease. Fitzgerald spokesman Rebecca Smith said the company is marketing the building to site selection consultants and industrial prospects. Once that’s done, they’ll start work on another building to ... Read More »

Crossville Police, Cumberland SD Get Safety Grants

The first round of federal highway safety grants have been awarded. Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner David Purkey and state Highway Safety Office Director Vic Donaho crossed the state Wednesday announcing the grants. Crossville Police received $20,000 and Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department received $35,000. “These are substantial monies, that’s why we wanted to come here, we wanted ... Read More »

FBI Searches Health Center

Federal agents conducted an investigation at Crossville’s Infinity Health Center Tuesday. Regional media reports federal agents entered the center in the Sav-A-Lot plaza early Tuesday morning. Sources indicate federal agents may have also searched a home in the Crossville area related to the investigation. A spokesman from the U.S. Attorney’s office said he could neither confirm nor deny an investigation ... Read More »

Monterey Lions Seek Harvey Volunteers

The Monterey Lions Club Disaster Response Team needs a few good people. Director Ken Hall said the group’s looking for some folks to help rebuild in Texas. “Putnam County, I’m sure, is wanting to help, everybody’s wanting to help, some organization needs to coordinate it up there, and get everything together, I’ve checked with all my people and of course, ... Read More »

Wilson: Pleased No More Privatization Talk

Van Buren County officials hope the Haslam administration’s plan to cease privatization efforts at state parks will continue. County Mayor Greg Wilson said he’s been fighting against the privatization efforts at Fall Creek Falls State Park for two years. Last week, Gov. Bill Haslam’s office announce those efforts would stop. “Very awesome and uplifting for the employees at Fall Creek ... Read More »

Two Charged With Vandalism, Burglary

Cookeville Police arrested two men in connection with vandalism at the Putnam County fairgrounds and burglary early Tuesday morning. 22-year-old Micah Kreischer and 18-year-old Brian Allison each face three counts of burglary and a count of vandalism. The vandalism charge stems from spray-painted buildings at the Putnam County fairgrounds. Cookeville Police Major Carl Sells said he anticipates more charges will ... Read More »

Visitors From 10 States, UK, In Sparta For Eclipse

Sparta hopes increased tourism from the eclipse carries over for a long time to come. City Administrator Chris Dorsey said the Sparta welcomed visitors from ten states and the United Kingdom for the eclipse. Residents from Sparta, New Jersey also visited. Dorsey said the city kept its parks open and set up a mini visitors booth in front of city ... Read More »

Blood Donations Needed For Harvey Relief

Blood Assurance officials have a unique and free way to help Texas. Donor Recruiter Trudy Cody said each blood donation helps three people. “We’re sending blood to support Gulf Coast Regional Center and Coastal Bend Blood Center for the next several weeks. We’ll take care of our local hospital needs as usual, but we’ll be sending blood above and beyond ... Read More »

DeKalb Commissioners Decline Speed Limit

The DeKalb County Commission chose not to post a speed limit on Ragland Bottom Road. At Monday’s monthly meeting, residents requested a 25 mph speed limit. Commissioner Jerry Adcock moved for a 35 mph speed limit. Several commissioners said they were concerned about posting the speed limit, but not having the law enforcement manpower to enforce it. State law sets ... Read More »