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$10,000+ in Merchandise Reported Stolen From Dollar General in Rinnie

Late Friday morning, the general manager of the Dollar General store on Highway 127 in Rinnie reported that during business hours between October 6 and 7, multiple persons stole in excess of $10,000 in merchandise from the store. According to the incident report filed with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department, an employee provided a written statement in which she admitted ... Read More »

Disoriented Naked Woman Appears at Market in Cumberland County

Sunday afternoon, sheriff’s deputies responded to the Vandever Corner Market in Cumberland County, to a report of a disoriented naked woman wearing one flip flop. The woman, 29-year-old Brittany McCarty of Crossville, was in the back of an ambulance, crying, when deputies arrived. She had scratches on her feet and claimed no knowledge of how she got to the market. ... Read More »

Crossville Man Charged with DUI After Attempted Pedestrian Strike

Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies responded late last night to reports of a driver attempting to hit a pedestrian on Sullivan Drive in Crossville. Deputies stopped the subject vehicle at Central Baptist Church and spoke with the driver, 20-year-old Avery Lee Conley of Crossville, who reportedly smelled of alcohol and was unsteady on his feet. Conley, who admitted to drinking two ... Read More »

Crossville Man Busted for Running a Pot Operation in a School Zone

Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on the 100 block of Fawn Loop Saturday evening for suspected drug activity. There they found 48-year-old Troy Alan Noll, who had in his possession five and a half Hydrocodone pills and a bag of marijuana. On the hood of a car in the garage were a dozen zip-top bags of pot ... Read More »

Mustard Seed Ranch Remains Optimistic with House Project

Mustard Seed Ranch remains optimistic as they look to push forward with a project that would create two new children’s homes on their property. Mustard Seed Executive Director Tammy Depperschmidt said the fire marshal’s office requested slight revisions to the building plans and hopes to begin construction soon. “We’re praying that those revisions are sufficient enough and then we will ... Read More »

TDOT Tours Stratton Avenue For Traffic Study

TDOT has toured Monterey’s East Stratton Avenue as part of an effort to conduct a traffic study. Monterey Mayor Bill Wiggins said the organization will go back to Chattanooga to begin drawing up potential changes to the roadway. “They’ll be looking at things like re-aligning Stratton and the intersection by the Burger King,” Wiggins said. Wiggins said TDOT officials did ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Rising Above Ministries PT. 2

Rising Above Ministries works to help families with special needs children PT. 2 Based in Cookeville, Rising Above Ministries has worked to assist families since 2005. We continue our talk with co-founder Becky Davidson and Chris Pierce from that group about the role they play in helping autistic and special needs families. From their beginnings working to help parents with ... Read More »

UCHRA Looks to Move on From Collins Situation

The Upper Cumberland Human Resources Agency (UCHRA) has received no response from Former Director Luke Collins after voting to revoke a settlement plan with him. Current Executive Director Mark Farley said no response from Collins and his party indicates the situation is likely over. “The board of directors had elected not to make an offer to Luke or any type ... Read More »

Baxter Mayor Addresses Fiesta Cancun Rumors

Baxter Mayor John Martin addressed several concerns about the future of Fiesta Cancun during Thursday's Aldermen and Mayor meeting. He said the owners are in fact coming and looks to meet with them in the near future (File Photo)

Baxter Mayor John Martin wants residents to know Fiesta Cancun is in fact coming to town. Martin said he’s heard from several concerned citizens regarding speculation that the restaurant wasn’t going to be built. “There’s so many people that’s come to our meetings and say ‘Fiesta’s not coming, Fiesta’s not coming,'” Martin said. “I’ve had a lot of meetings with ... Read More »

Fentress County Looks to Recruit Businesses by Selling Old School

Fentress County Commission intends to bring in business by selling the old Tinch School building. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said the IOI building, formerly known as the old Tinch School, has the potential for a new business. “There was formerly a school building years ago. The board of education had it and they placed it in the hands of the ... Read More »