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Sparta Couple Uses Passion for Art to Open Shop

People enter The Art Bin during the shop's grand opening event Friday in Sparta (Photo: Logan Weaver)

A Sparta couple’s new business will allow people to show off their artistic skills as they officially opened The Art Bin Friday. Valerie Norris, a former school psychologist, with help from her husband Randy, opened the store out of her passion for art. “I’ve been thinking about doing something like this for awhile,” Valerie said. “I’ve been to several places ... Read More »

White County Man Wrongfully Arrested on Meth Charges

A White County man serving on a grand jury found himself on the wrong side of the law after he was arrested in court for charges he didn’t commit. According to Attorney Brett Knight, Ronnie Richardson was in the courtroom serving as a grand juror when he was arrested on indictments charging him with selling or delivering methamphetamine. “From the ... Read More »

New Natural Area May Alleviate Overcrowding

A new natural area off of Virgin Falls will help alleviate overcrowding in trails and other popular state parks. That according to the Board Chairman of the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation Chuck Womack. “It will take some pressure off the trail that goes off from where you have to turn on East Love to get to Virgin Falls at present,” ... Read More »

Early Season Rivalries Highlight Week 2 of High School Football

High school football returned last week with Upper Cumberland teams finishing out at a respectable 8-8 record overall. Turning to week 2, the Friday Night Lights turn to some big rivalry games that are sure to have some fireworks. Probably not a bigger game in the UC this Friday night than the battle in Carthage when Gordonsville travels to Smith ... Read More »

Publix, Five Below Openings Could Increase Traffic

Developers of the Shoppes at Eagle Point in Cookeville have prepared for any potential traffic issues as stores prepare to open next week. Principal Mike McGuffin of CHM Development said traffic studies gave the firm insight as to what needed to be done to alleviate traffic woes. “We went through the process of doing a traffic study prior to the ... Read More »

Lane Closures Expected On I-40 In Smith County

Interstate 40 will be down to one lane this weekend due to construction of a truck climbing lane in Smith County. The lane closure begins Friday at 8 p.m. and will end Monday at 6 a.m. Paving, milling, and bridge work will take place during this time between eastbound mile markers 250 and 253. Tennessee Department of Transportation officials said ... Read More »

City Looks To Add Pedestrian Bridge At Dogwood Park

A pedestrian bridge will be added to Cookeville’s Dogwood Park. Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said the bridge will connect the sidewalk East of the Heart of the City Playground to the sidewalk next to the great lawn. “We are looking to get that bridge designed and delivered,” Woods said. “We look at a clear-span steel bridge that will go ... Read More »

Shooting Leaves One Person Injured In Monterey

A Monterey homeowner took matters into his own hands Thursday night when he shot and wounded a man who attacked him. Monterey Police Lieutenant Michael Phillips said the incident happened around 10:00 p.m. at a home on Reed Place when homeowner Kip Powell opened fire on 36-year-old Matt Lane. “It is a clear-cut case of self-defense and having the right ... Read More »

I-40 Crash Sends White County Woman to CRMC

A White County woman was transported to Cookeville Regional Medical Center after a crash on I-40 Thursday. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a 17-year-old juvenile was traveling eastbound with 60-year-old Joyce Ann Morris as the passenger. The THP report indicates at 1:38 p.m., the vehicle went off the left side of the highway near exit 278. The vehicle then ... Read More »

High School Playbook: Football Week 2 Breakdown

Let’s talk the upcoming Friday Football Games with Cookeville and Jackson Co. Every week on The High School Playbook, we break down high school games from around the Upper Cumberland and talk to the coaches and players that play them. This Thursday, we take a look at Week 2 Football Action. Cookeville plays Livingston Academy and Jackson County county begins ... Read More »