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Putnam Inmate Charged With Escape

A Putnam County inmate faces new charges after he allegedly tried to escape from jail last week. Authorities said Zachary Daniel Holler stood on a stool and knocked down a portion of the ceiling. He allegedly entered the space above and climbed up until he reached the roof support structure. Deputies discovered Haller near an air vent. Arrest warrants said ... Read More »

Crossville City Manager Gets Contract Extension

Crossville City Manager Greg Wood has received a two year contract extension. Members of the Crossville City Council approved the deal during Tuesday night’s meeting. Mayor James Mayberry said council has decided to hold off on adjusting Wood’s compensation. “As for any adjustment in compensation, I would like to have our compensation study comeback with suggestions from the company that ... Read More »

Pad Poured For Algood Farmer’s Market

Crews have poured the concrete pad for the future farmer’s market in Algood. City Administrator Keith Morrison said the next step involves squaring away details for TCAT Livingston students to construct the facility. “We’ve got block on site for our crews to do the bathroom and the maintenance storage closet that is going to be on the back side,” Morrison ... Read More »

UC Airport Completes Fuel Supplier Changeover

The Upper Cumberland Regional Airport has completed the changeover to a new fuel supplier. Avfeul will supply fuel to the airport after board members awarded a contract to the company in September. Airport Manager Dean Selby said Avfuel provides a better marketing plan and has the ability to quickly supply fuel. “They’ve also agreed to pay to replace the major ... Read More »

Algood Council Votes To Remove Water Tower

Algood’s water tower will be coming down. City Council voted Tuesday to begin taking bids for removing the 59-year-old structure. Mayor Lisa Chapman-Fowler said the city had no other option but to get rid of the tower. “To my heart, it represented a piece of Algood history,” Chapman-Fowler said. “However, you cannot make decisions just based on what your heart ... Read More »

Tuesday Night Fire Damages TTU Dorm

No injuries occurred after a fire broke out at Tennessee Tech’s New Hall South Tuesday night. University officials said all 320 residents evacuated the building when a dryer caught fire. TTU Vice President for Student Affairs Marc Burnett said most residents returned to their dorms within hours. “Safety is our first priority,” Burnett said. “As soon as we knew the ... Read More »

Two Fires Break Out In Jackson County Tuesday

A fire destroyed a home in Jackson County’s McCoinsville Community Wednesday morning. The blaze broke out late Tuesday evening, but crews didn’t extinguish the flames until early this morning. Jackson County Central Fire Department Chief Jeff Conn said the residents and their pets managed to escape unharmed. Firemen also responded to a fire Tuesday afternoon at the Jackson County Utility ... Read More »

No Injuries Reported After Putnam School Bus Slides Tuesday

slick roads caused a Putnam County school bus to slide sideways in Monterey Tuesday evening. The incident happened near Potters Home Center and Highway 62. School officials said the bus did not have any students onboard at the time of the accident. Assistant Director of Schools Corby King said the driver had to wait for assistance before driving to the ... Read More »

Monterey Convenience Store Robbed Wednesday Morning

An armed robbery occurred early Wednesday morning at the Convenience Mart in Monterey. Police said a masked man smashed through the front window with a crowbar before threatening the clerk and taking several hundred dollars. The unidentified man fled on foot towards Rose Avenue. Officials said he had black duffel bag when he left the store. Anyone with information about ... Read More »

Baxter Submits Grant Proposals For Portobello Project

The City of Baxter hopes to receive grant funding to help serve the future Portobello facility. Mayor John Martin said the city would use the money to build new infrastructure for the ceramic tile manufacturer. “It’s for a new 12-inch waterline and the expansion of our sewer to Portobello,” Martin said. “Also, for upgrading some lines that we have to ... Read More »