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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 »

Putnam County Authorities Investigating Road Rage Incident

Putnam County authorities are seeking the public’s help after a road rage incident took place Saturday. According to a written statement, the incident happened between 11:30 a.m. and Noon on Interstate 40 westbound between mile markers 287 and 286. Deputies said the incident involved a firearm and described the vehicles involved as a white Chevrolet suburban pulling a trailer and ... Read More »

Search Continues For Missing Man In Fentress County

A search for a man missing in Fentress County continues as search crews failed to locate 57-year-old Danny Ray Hall over the weekend. Hall went missing more than a week ago while ginseng hunting in southwest Fentress County near Sam Beaty Road. Over the weekend multiple search crews from across several regions assisted with the search for Hall, who is ... Read More »

Garage Destroyed By Fire In Cookeville Sunday

Cookeville Firefighters responded to a detached garage fire on Carr Avenue Sunday morning. Chief Daryl Blair said the blaze completely destroyed the structure, but no injuries occurred. Officials said the cause remains unknown and the Cookeville Police Department is assisting with the investigation. Blair said he was notified of the fire around 7:00 a.m. and crews were on scene for ... Read More »

Search Ongoing For Missing Man In Fentress Co.

Multiple Upper Cumberland emergency crews are searching for a missing man in Fentress County. According to Fentress County Emergency Management Agency Director James Bilbrey, 57-year-old Danny Ray Hall went missing last Saturday after going gensing hunting. Crews began searching for Hall on Tuesday and he was last seen around Sam Beaty Road in the southwest portion of the county. Multiple ... Read More »