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Monterey Looks For Improvement After Water Issue

Monterey officials plan to discuss protocols and ways to be better prepared in case another major water loss situation occurs. A water main break drained the town’s entire water supply Wednesday night and forced area schools to close on Thursday. Water plant supervisor Duane Jarrett said he plans to discuss the incident with the board of mayor and aldermen during ... Read More »

Adams Request For New Trial Denied

The Tennessee Appellate Court upheld the conviction and sentence of a Putnam County man charged with felony robbery. A jury previously convicted John Adams III of aggravated robbery and sentenced him to eight years in prison. Adams and two other men planned the robbery of the Burgess Falls Shell station in June 2014, pointing a gun at the cashier and ... Read More »

Health Insurance Sign-Up Window Closes Dec. 15

Health insurance providers are encouraging people to sign-up for policies with open enrollment ending Dec. 15. Account Executive Gabe Colwell of Swallows Insurance says knowing the prominent providers in the region is critical. “Blue Cross Blue Shield is usually who we sell through because the majority of doctors and hospitals in our area and in Nashville accept it,” Colwell says. ... Read More »

Cookeville Surpluses Police Car to Baxter

Baxter Police will soon receive a surplused police car once used by the Cookeville Police Department. Cookeville Police Chief Randy Evans says he’s glad the department can assist other law enforcement in the area. “[The car] was still serviceable to some degree and it will start. A lot of times we surplus vehicles that are not serviceable,” Evans says. “So ... Read More »

High School Playbook: Football 2018 Playoffs WEEK 3

Let’s talk the Football 2018 Playoffs. Week Two is Upperman versus Red Bank Every week on The High School Playbook, we break down high school games from around the Upper Cumberland and talk to the coaches and players that play them. It’s Playoff Time! Let’s talk matchups and what to expect. This week the Upperman Bees take on the Red ... Read More »

Gainesboro Grade Crash Results In DUI Charge

Authorities have charged a Cookeville man with second offense DUI after he crashed his vehicle into a power pole Thursday afternoon. The crash happened on Gainesboro Grade near Chester King Road. The Tennessee Highway Patrol identified the driver as 47-year-old Donald Bandy. According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol Crash report, Bandy was traveling west on Gainesboro Grade when his vehicle ... Read More »

Vehicle Hits Pole, Causes Outages on Gainesboro Grade

Crews are working to restore power to customers in Northwest Putnam and Southern Jackson Counties after a vehicle struck a power line Thursday.

Northwest Putnam and Southwest Jackson County residents are currently without power after an accident along Gainesboro Grade Thursday afternoon. Public Safety Coordinator Brandon Smith says a vehicle struck TVA power lines with outages reported as far north as Gainesboro. “Upper Cumberland Electric crews are on the scene and working on resolving the problem, but we don’t have an estimate from ... Read More »

Select Cookeville, Crossville Businesses Offering Instacart

Select businesses in Cookeville and Crossville, including Publix at Eagle Point, will begin offering delivery service through Instacart. (File Photo)

Select businesses in Cookeville and Crossville will begin offering delivery through Instacart. Senior Operations Manager Daniel Gould says the service will be helpful to those looking to prepare for Thanksgiving next week. “Whether it’s closing things up for work around the holidays, family or friends coming into town, people are more and more crunched for time,” Gould says. “What Instacart ... Read More »

Ansei America To Expand In Jackson County

An automotive parts company plans to expand its operation in Jackson County. County Mayor Randy Heady said Ansei America will be increasing the size of its Highway 53 location by more than a third. “They are out of room. They have got to have some expansion space for inventory and for some new injection molding machines,” Heady said. “It’s a ... Read More »

Algood Looks To Simplify Police Report Access

Getting access to police reports may become easier for the citizens of Algood. Police Chief Dale Armour said he’s hoping a new online system will make the department more user friendly. “Trying to obtain a police report is kind of cumbersome for the community. They have to come in to fill out the report request and then they have to ... Read More »