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Lane Closures Continue For DeKalb Bridge Work

Delays on a stretch of U.S. 70 in DeKalb County will continue until bridge repair is complete. TDOT began work on the South College Street Bridge last week. TDOT spokesman Jennifer Flynn said the work will be complete by October. To complete the work, there’s lane closures on U.S. 70 under the bridge. One lane will remain open at all ... Read More »

TTU’s Oldham Touring Tennessee

Tennessee Tech President Phil Oldham will visit Cumberland County Friday. Oldham began his “Tech is Tennessee” tour last week with visits to all three Putnam County high schools. He intends to visit all 95 Tennessee counties. Oldham sees the tour as an opportunity to connect with prospective students, alumni and educators and emphasize Tennessee Tech’s dedication to the people and communities ... Read More »

AEDs Coming To Putnam Sheriff’s Cruisers

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department recently received 20 AED machines through a federal military surplus program. Sheriff Eddie Farris said AEDs will be assigned to patrol cruisers. He said the machines will allow deputies to serve as first responders for medical situations requiring an AED. An Automatic External Defibrillator can be used to give someone’s heart a jump start in ... Read More »

Funeral Services Announced For 4-Year-Old Who Died In ATV Accident

Funeral arrangements have been announced for the 4-year-old Crossville boy who died following an ATV accident Friday. Luke Miller’s funeral will take place Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Harmony Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Bilbrey Funeral Home. Officials said the accident happened in a field off Jesse Loop when ... Read More »

BBB Fighting Phishing Scam

The Better Business Bureau has shut down more than 100 phishing websites using the organization’s logo in the last month. In August, the Better Business Bureau announced websites were sending phishing emails using their own logo. Now, the nonprofit said sites are sending emails that fraudulently tell business owners a complaint has been filed with the BBB. If you receive ... Read More »

Putnam Tourism Inquiries Increase Over Weekend

Putnam County saw more tourism requests last week and officials believe it’s Floridians fleeing Hurricane Irma. Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Visitor Development Zach Ledbetter said a number of inquiries about accommodations all came from the Tennessee welcome center near Chattanooga. “So we got our guide that shows all the accommodation listings to that welcome center and ... Read More »

Clay Deputies To Begin Carrying Narcan

Clay County sheriff’s deputies will soon begin carrying Narcan, a nasal spray that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Sheriff Brandon Boone said he hopes it will save lives. “Often we are first responders on calls for EMS, we’re the first to arrive before EMS gets there, if it’s something we could administer and help save a life, ... Read More »

Smith: Prepare For Some Wind

Putnam County residents should prepare for some wind. Remnants of Hurrican Irma will sweep through the area Monday evening. Putnam County EMA Director Tyler Smith said the current predictions show the area receiving less rain than originally thought, but we’ll still be under a wind advisory starting at 4 p.m. “Main concern is the winds, bring in any loose items ... Read More »

Sparta Reorganizes Electric Department

Sparta’s Board of Mayor and Alderman approved a plan to reorganize the city’s electric department at its regular meeting Thursday. Mayor Jeff Young: “So what I think this is going to do is streamline our entire electric department, put everything equal with the electric department under the umbrella of city hall as it is anyway,” Young said. The move made ... Read More »

Maintenance Work To Require Power Outage In Cookeville

Cooekville Electric has scheduled a planned power outage for 3:00 a.m Saturday. Officials said power will go out for about an hour for residents living in the area east Washington Avenue and north of Spring Street. Cookeville Electric’s Karen Brown said the outage is needed to address a situation at the North Cooekville Substation that requires immediate attention. Residents who ... Read More »