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Demolition Of Condemned Inn Hits Delay

The demolition of the Inn of the Cumberlands in Crossville has hit a slight delay. City Attorney Will Ridley said Tuesday that a few studies will need to take place before demolition takes place. “The reason it’s not on the ground yet is because we are having to do an asbestos studies as well as some other studies that are ... Read More »

Algood Weighing Options After Rejecting Farmers Market Bids

Algood city officials and council members will weigh their options after turning down bids from developers for a farmers market. Councilman Luke Hill was surprised to see the lowest bids come back at just under $200,000. “These are a little higher than what I anticipated,” Hill said. “As great of an idea a farmers market is, these are kind of ... Read More »

Crossville City Council Meets, Approves Multiple Consent Items, Bids & Purchases

When the Crossville City Council met tonight, they wasted no time on extensive discussion of 19 distinct items. With two roll-call votes, they approved one ordinance on first reading, 11 additional consent items and seven purchase requests. The sole sticking point was an ordinance amending Municipal Code 10-202 regarding the tethering of dogs within the city limits. After extensive discussion, ... Read More »

TDOT To Conduct Emergency Repairs In Smith Co. Next Week

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will be conducting some emergency repair work in Smith County next week. Work to repair Turkey Creek Highway will begin Monday near State Route 285. TDOT officials said the project will require full road closure of the impacted area. TDOT has decided to wait until schools are on fall break to start the work. Weather ... Read More »

Putnam EMS Hopes To Get New Power Cots With Grant

Putnam County EMS hopes to get new power cots with an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). EMS Director Tommy Copeland said the current cots have reached the age of 12-years-old. “At some point, we’re either gonna have to purchase cots or us be successful in one of these grants,” Copeland said. “It would save the county a great deal of ... Read More »

Crossville Pair Nabbed on Multiple Charges After Stolen-Vehicle Recovery

Friday morning, Cumberland County deputies stopped a silver Kia Forte on Highway 70 East. The vehicle had been reported stolen earlier that morning. The driver, 37-year-old Bobby Lynn Norris, and a passenger, 22-year-old Taylor Danielle Davis, both of Crossville, were placed under arrest. According to the arrest report, Norris claimed no knowledge of the vehicle’s having been stolen, saying he ... Read More »

Two Arrested After Traffic Stop in Crab Orchard

When Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop a vehicle on Highway 70 East Saturday afternoon, the driver engaged deputies in a chase. The vehicle finally came to a stop near Davenport Crossing, where a passenger, Toby Joe Lee Godsey, age 43, of Crossville, fled on foot. Deputies pursued and apprehended him in a wooded area near Coal Hollow Tip ... Read More »

Baxter Man Arrested on Stalking Charge

Authorities charged a Baxter man with stalking after he violated an order of protection against him. Izaya Kennedy, 19, was arrested and booked into the Putnam County Jail Monday. During an investigation, authorities determined Kennedy called the victim from a restricted number on Oct. 4. An arrest warrant indicates Kennedy attempted to find out what the victim was doing, where ... Read More »

Solar Project Ready To Begin In Monterey

A solar energy project is moving forward in Monterey nearly two years after the city approved the project. Monterey Mayor Bill Wiggins said he had doubts about the project taking place, but Atlanta-based Hannah Solar is ready to begin installing the solar panels. “This particular project has been very perplexing because it’s taken so long for the permitting process,” Wiggins ... Read More »

Putnam Commission Looking to Name Old Baxter Road Bridge

The Putnam County Road Committee will decide whether to name the Old Baxter Road overpass after Francis Marion Roberts who once lived in the area. County Commissioner Danny Holmes presented the idea before the commission Monday before it was moved to the Road Committee. “We’ve been working on this for several, several months, maybe close to a year because I ... Read More »