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Tractor Trailer Crashes In Cumberland County

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and emergency crews have responded to a tractor trailer crash in Cumberland County. The accident happened around 10:00 a.m. near Interstate 40 miler marker 316. THP Sergeant Greg Tramel said the semi crashed into the median and the driver had to be extricated from the vehicle. The left lane remains closed at this time. The THP ... Read More »

Williams Gives Support To Bill Seeking To Ban State Funding To Abortion Providers

Cookeville State Representative and House Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan Williams said Wednesday that he supports a bill that would outlaw TennCare reimbursements to the state’s abortion providers. According to the bill’s sponsor, Jimmy Matlock, House Bill 2251 aims at protecting the sanctity of life by eliminating taxpayer funding to facilities that perform elective abortions. It would not impact the availability ... Read More »

Byrdstown Getting Ready To Bid Out Water Rehab Project

The town of Byrdstown is getting ready to bid out a major water rehabilitation project. The funding for the project is made possible by a $525,000 Community Development Block Grant that was awarded to the town in September. The project will address water loss by adding new lines and replacing some older lines. Mayor Sam Gibson said the towns geography ... Read More »

No Structural Damage To Overpass After Violent Crash In Putnam Co.

A semi-truck crashed into an Interstate 40 overpass in Putnam County last night. Officials said the crash happened just before midnight at mile marker 286, which is near Willow Avenue. Tennessee Highway Patrol Lieutenant Jimmy Neal said crews have spent more than 12 hours cleaning up the scene. “It was a very violent crash and once they hit the bridge ... Read More »

Monterey Mayor Bill Wiggins Seeking Re-Election

Monterey Mayor Bill Wiggins says he’s running for re-election in 2018. “When I first ran back in 2014 I had taken a long look at my hometown and wrote down some specific goals that I would like to see obtained and a lot of those haven’t come to full bloom yet,” Wiggins said. “I’m sort of like a mother hen, ... Read More »

WCTE Hosts Mr. Rogers Sweater Drive

WCTE will be hosting a sweater drive throughout the month of February. WCTE Events Assistant Sam Chambers said the collection event celebrates the anniversary of a popular PBS broadcast. “This year it marks the 50th anniversary for the beloved Mr. Rogers and a lot of the PBS stations are holding a sweater drive in his honor,” Chambers said. “With this ... Read More »

Algood Police Chief Inviting Community To City Hall Saturday

Algood Police Chief Dale Armour is inviting city residents to city hall this weekend for a meet the chief event. “I want the citizens and community to get to know me,” Armour said. “I’m and very personable guy, I enjoy talking to people, and I want them to know that I’m approachable and not just a chief, but a resident ... Read More »

Tractor Trailer Crashes Into I 40 Bridge In Putnam Co.

The left lane of Interstate 40 westbound remains closed after a tractor trailer crashed into the pillar of a bridge overpass in Putnam County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the crash happened around 11:46 p.m. Tuesday at mile marker 286 near South Willow Avenue. An unidentified driver did receive treatment at a hospital, but that person’s condition remains unknown at ... Read More »

Mae Beavers Suspends Campaign For Governor

Mae Beavers has suspended her campaign for Governor of Tennessee. The former 17th District State Senator made the announcement on her officials campaign Facebook page Tuesday evening. “To the volunteers, supporters, and every person who championed my run for governor, I want to express my deepest gratitude to you. Today, after much deliberation, I am suspending my campaign for the ... Read More »

Cookeville To Provide Update On Plans Of Services For Annexed Areas

Cookeville City council members will conduct a public hearing and receive a progress report Thursday night on several areas the city has annexed since 2000. “There are 12 areas that we have annexed since 2000 that still have services that remain to be provided that we committed to in our plan of services,” City Planning Department Director James Mills said. ... Read More »