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Grease Fire Damages DeKalb Co. Home, Leaves One Person With Minor Burns

A grease fire damaged a DeKalb County home Monday night and left one person with minor burns. According to county Fire Chief Donny Green, the blaze broke out at a residence on Highland Drive off Cookeville Highway. Green said the fire started when a skillet caught fire as a resident was cooking hamburgers. Officials said the flames spread from the ... Read More »

DeKalb BOE Seeking High School Soccer Field

The DeKalb County High School Soccer program may have its own playing field in the near future. The County Commission cleared the way Monday night for the Board of Education to purchase five acres of property adjoining the north side of the high school campus. The owner of the property has offered to sell the site to the board for ... Read More »

Search For Missing Man In Fentress Co. Will Resume Wednesday

  A search for a missing man in Fentress County will resume Wednesday morning. Rain postponed Monday’s search for 57-year-old Danny Ray Hall and officials will spend Tuesday gathering rescue crews from across the region to assist with Wednesday’s search. Fentress County Emergency Management Agency Director James Bilbrey said Wednesday’s search will center around Glenoby Road after officials received a ... Read More »

Bilbrey Responds To Backlash After Missing Second Council Meeting

A week after missing his second consecutive Algood City Council meeting, Mayor Scott Bilbrey is letting the public know why he missed the meeting. Bilbrey said he contacted Vice Mayor Kirk Dyer a few hours prior to the meeting. “Even from our conversation he had to have known that the stress level was high with what was going on and I ... Read More »

Search And Rescue Operation Conducted In Fentress Co.

Fentress County search and rescue crews helped bring two women to safety Monday after they became lost in Big South Fork National River and Recreation area. Fentress County Emergency Management Agency Director James Bilbrey said search crews responded to Honey Creek Loop trail around 7:00 p.m. Bilbrey said crews were on scene until about 3:00 a.m working to rescue the ... Read More »

Pickett County To Begin Accepting Bids For Downtown Revitalization Project

The Pickett County Industrial Board will begin accepting bids this Friday for Byrdstown’s downtown revitalization project. County Executive Richard Daniel said about 10 downtown businesses will receive exterior upgrades with a $100,000 state  assets enhancement grant and a partnership with locally operated People’s Bank. “We’re talking major change because the appearance of downtown will not even be the same,” Daniel ... Read More »

Vehicle Shot During Road Rage Incident Saturday

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate a road rage incident that happened Saturday on Interstate 40 in Putnam County. Sergeant Greg Tramel said the incident occurred near exit 287 westbound when a black Honda or Acura fired shots towards a vehicle driven by 72-year-old Earl A. Cook of Rockwood. “Mr. Cook pulled onto the right shoulder  near exit ... Read More »

UCDD Purchases Land For New Facility

The Upper Cumberland Development District will soon have a new home. UCDD officials have purchased property for a new facility off Highway 111 and Interstate 40. Director Mark Farley said the new building will accommodate the needs of the 14 communities the UCDD serves and a growing staff. “It just hard to get in and out and once you get ... Read More »

Crossville Police Investigating Church Burglary

Crossville Police responded to the scene of a church break-in Saturday night. Officials said it happened at Crossville Freewill Baptist Church. Responding officers said they found a safe missing from the church office. A police report indicated that the suspect or suspects used an electric saw to cut off the door to the safe. Stolen items included a Lowe’s credit ... Read More »

Search Postponed For Missing Man In Fentress County

Search crews have still not located a man who went missing in Fentress County more than a week ago. Over the weekend, crews from across multiple regions assisted with the search for 57-year-old Danny Ray Hall. Hall went missing after going ginseng hunting in southwest Fentress County near Sam Beaty Road. “As of yesterday evening, we still have not found ... Read More »