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Mountain Sno Moving, To Open Year-Round

This fall a Sparta institution will be open year round. Mountain Sno owner Debbie Remillard said the dessert shop will soon move and be open year round. “People have asked us for years and years and years to stay open year round and the building we were in was a trailer and wasn’t on city sewer so we couldn’t because ... Read More »

Overton County Man Charged With Statutory Rape

Clay County Authorities have arrested a 24-year-old Overton County man for allegedly having inappropriate relations with a 15-year-old girl. Joshua T. Fraley of Hilham is charged with statutory rape. He’s also facing additional charges of solicitation of a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Read More »

Pickett Co. Rejects Measure To Purchase Jail Property

The Pickett County Commission voted down a motion Monday night to purchase property for the new jail. County Executive Richard Daniel said it’s another stall that only hurts the county. “Our 12 county commissioners know that this situation can’t go on and why four would vote no…. I don’t understand that,” Daniel said. “All this is doing is delaying the ... Read More »

Cookeville Council To Consider Rate Increase For Electric Customers

The Cookeville City Council will consider a rate increase for electric customers Thursday night. The rate increase is needed to cover a 1.5 percent rate increase that the Tennessee valley Authority approved last month. The electric department won’t be able to absorb the $550,000 impact from TVA’s increase. If the council approves the rate increase it would mean an additional ... Read More »

Sparta To Approve Zoning For New School

A vote by the Sparta Board of Mayor and Alderman will clear the way for a new Findlay Elementary Thursday. The board will hold the first reading of a zoning ordinance during its regular meeting. White County Schools Director Kurt Dronebarger said the property next to the current Findlay Elementary was zoned industrial because of it’s proximity to the nearby ... Read More »

Two Flown For Treatment Following Crab Orchard Motorcycle Crash

A motorcycle rider and passenger were flown for advanced medical treatment following an accident in Cumberland County’s Crab Orchard Tuesday. The identity of the rider and passenger weren’t released, but authorities say they sustained multiple injuries. The motorcycle reportedly collided with a truck. The identity and condition of the truck driver is unknown. The motorcycle rider and passenger were flown ... Read More »

WCSD Hiring 10 New Correctional Officers

The White County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a few good officers. The sheriff’s department posted an ad for 10 correctional officers on its Facebook page Wednesday afternoon. The new officers are part of a settlement between Sheriff Oddie Shoupe and the White County Commission. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said the county is now waiting on the state’s recommendations ... Read More »

Robinson: Taxes Won’t Go Up For Shoupe Settlement

White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said taxes won’t have to be raised to  support the settlement between the county commission and Sheriff Oddie Shoupe. “As of right now, the amount we settled on, we’re not anticipating any tax increase, this straps us to the limit, as a matter of fact there’ll be, some other departments will have to take ... Read More »

Pody Joins Senate Special Election Race

There’s a GOP race for Sen. Mae Beavers’ former senate seat. Current state Rep. Mark Pody has joined the Republican primary. Steve Wilson, a Wilson County Republican, turned in his petition to run last week. The qualifying deadline is noon on September 28. At this point, no Democrats have entered the race. The primary will be November 7, with the general ... Read More »

State: Beware Flood-Damaged Cars

State officials have warned residents to beware buying used cars from hurricane-battered areas. State law says saltwater damaged vehicles can’t be titled in Tennessee, they can only be used for parts. Maggart Tire mechanic Paul Keller said that’s because of corrosion. “You get a lot of water, a lot of ocean water up in your computers and stuff, ocean water ... Read More »