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College Street Bridge Reopens In Smithville

After being closed for 16-months, Smithville’s College Street Bridge officially reopened Thursday. The bridge closed in June of 2016 after a landfill truck struck the bridge and caused major damage. During that time two other vehicles also struck the bridge, once in July by a freight liner hauling cars and again in August by a truck pulling a flatbed trailer. ... Read More »

Tractor Trailers Collide On Highway 111

Two tractor trailers collided this afternoon on northbound Highway 111 in Putnam County, causing one of the vehicles to burst into flames. No injuries occurred in the crash that happened in front of the Super Truck Stop near the intersection of Highway 111 and Interstate 40. Authorities said a the vehicles collided as one of the trucks slowed to turn ... Read More »

Cumberland BOE Approves Contracts For School Projects

The Cumberland County Board of Education met last night and approved contracts for project at Cumberland County High School and Crab Orchard Elementary School. The projects include a new roof at CCHS and renovations to the football field. Crab Orchard Elementary will be undergoing a major construction project. The projects totaling $12 million were approved earlier this year by the ... Read More »

Cookeville’s Bond Rating Upgraded

Cookeville received some big financial news recently as Moody’s Investors Services upgraded Cookeville’s issuer rating and outstanding general obligation bonds. Finance Director Brenda Imel said Moody’s upgraded the rating to a Aa2 rating from the previous rating of Aa3. “Basically this new increase in the rating is a testament to the entire management of the city and also the economy ... Read More »

Smith County’s State Route 25 Closed Until Further Notice

Smith County’s State Route 25 will not be reopening October 31st. Earlier this week TDOT announced plans to reopen the road on the 31st, but today TDOT said the road would remain closed until further notice. Officials said an inspection by TDOT on Thursday determined a high potential for rockslides to occur, despite crews removing 124,000 cubic yards of rock ... Read More »

Former Store Clerk Charged With Stealing Lottery Tickets

DeKalb County authorities have arrested a former store clerk for allegedly stealing lottery tickets from the store. 45-year-old Melody Ann Bandy is accused of stealing more than $18,000 in lottery tickets from the Kwik N Ezy store. Authorities said the theft occurred between July 1st and October 11th of this year. Bandy is charged with theft of property over $10,000 ... Read More »

Planned Power Outage Canceled For Overton County

The TVA has canceled a planned power outage for Overton County residents. The TVA had planned to disconnect power to Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation members served from the Livingston substation Saturday night, which would have affected thousands of residents. Officials said the outage would have allowed routine maintenance to take place at the substation. A new date for the ... Read More »

Cookeville Man Facing Charges For Pursuit

A Cookeville man has landed behind bars after leading Putnam County authorities on a chase following a domestic incident Thursday. 48-year-old Duane Eugene Major is charged with domestic assault, interference with an emergency call, and evading arrest. According to a report, Major had allegedly knocked a female victim to the ground and later stole her phone when she attempted to ... Read More »

CRMC Gearing Up For Quarterly Health Fair

Cookeville Regional Medical Center is gearing up for its quarterly health fair. The November 4th event will provide the public an opportunity to participate in free and affordable health screenings. Wanda Richardson is the workplace wellness and business development coordinator at CRMC. “We just want to help people to get on the path to wellness or stay on the path ... Read More »

Cookeville Police Warn Of Spoofing Scam

According to Cookeville Police, scammers are spoofing the department’s phone number and using the name of an actual employee of the department. Detective Bobby Anderson said the latest scammer used the name of a current employee and told the victim he owed $2,000 to the department or he would be arrested. “Not just this scam, but any scam, when somebody ... Read More »