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Clay County Approves Wheel Tax Increase For New Jail

The Clay County Commission has approved a funding mechanism for the future jail facility. Mayor Dale Reagan said a $50 wheel tax increase will take effect after a 30 day public review period. “Right now, we’re in a holding pattern for the public review. So after 30 days we start the process of collecting that with the county clerk,” Reagan ... Read More »

Cookeville Rural King Rumor Not True

Local residents hoping for a Rural King to open in Cookeville will have to wait a little longer. Melinda Keifer is the Economic Development Coordinator for the City of Cookeville. She said a social media post about the farm supply store coming to Cookeville isn’t true. “In today’s world, typically, when a tenant is looking at a facility they’re going ... Read More »

Earthquake Recorded In White County Monday

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reports a 2.5 magnitude earthquake struck White County Monday. The quake occurred at a depth of three miles and just a few hours before a 3.8 magnitude earthquake hit Campbell County. Residents across the Upper Cumberland reported feeling the earthquake that struck East Tennessee. The USGS said the Middle Tennessee quake happened at 10:45 a.m., ... Read More »

DA for 15th Judicial District To Review Case Against Cookeville Officer

The 15th Judicial District Attorney General will be tasked with deciding if any charges will be filed against a Cookeville Police officer under investigation for theft of property. 13th Judicial District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway said he requested the change due to his relationship with Officer Shannon Smith. “Since I have known Shannon Smith personally for many years, I have ... Read More »

Fire Damages Baxter Home

A Monday evening fire damaged a home in Baxter. Baxter Fire Department officials said the blaze started in a garage adjacent to a home on Dyer Ridge Road. Chief Matthew White said the flames eventually extended to the home, causing damage to one side of the dwelling. The garage was a total loss. No one suffered injuries during the incident. ... Read More »

Crossville Man Injured In Monday Crash

A single-vehicle crash injured a Crossville man late Monday morning. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the accident happened just before 11:10 a.m. on Pigeon Ridge Road. A crash report said Jacob J. Kilby lost control of his Mitsubishi Lancer while traveling West and negotiating a curve. The report said the vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway and ... Read More »

UC Residents Report Feeling East Tennessee Earthquake

Residents across the Upper Cumberland reported feeling an earthquake that struck East Tennessee Monday afternoon. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the 3.8 magnitude earthquake occurred at 1:12 p.m. near Fincastle in Campbell County. A USGS intensity map indicates that people reported feeling the small quake as far away as Red Boiling Springs. Residents also reported feeling tremors in Cookeville, ... Read More »

Cookeville Dentistry Will Provide Free Dental Services In February

A Cookeville dentist office will provide free dental services February 7. John’s Family & Implant Dentistry will provide one free cleaning, filling, or extraction. Practice Manager Angie Coffman said this is the 24th year the office has participated in Free Dentistry Day. “The doctors feel very strongly about local businesses giving back to the community that they serve,” Coffman said. ... Read More »

Rock Island’s Webb Hotel Nominated For Historic Places Registery

Rock Island’s Webb Hotel has been nominated for the National Register of Historic Places. Warren County Executive and Historian Jimmy Hayley said it’s a unique home with a rich history. “Just the fact that it’s a piece of history that hasn’t been bulldozed down for progress, I think shows that the community sees value in having these properties listed and ... Read More »

NAACP Celebrates MLK Day In Algood

The Cookeville-Putnam County NAACP honored Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy during a prayer breakfast in Algood Monday. NAACP President Thomas Savage said without Dr. King, opportunities for the coalition and minorities would not be possible. “Dr. King was a visionary. His dream was that everybody in this coalition would not look like me, that they would be all of God’s ... Read More »