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Smith County’s Highway 25 To Reopen October 31st

Smith County’s Highway 25 will officially reopen October 31st. It marks the third reopening date that TDOT has announced since unstable rock forced the road to close in June. TDOT spokesman Kathryn Schulte said crews will begin paving the the road by the end of this week, but the project isn’t scheduled to be completed until May 15th, 2018. “There ... Read More »

White County Authorities Locate Missing Juvenile

White County authorities have located a missing 15-year-old boy safe and unharmed. According to White County Sheriff’s officials, search crews located Zain Shoupe this morning on Charlie Hicky Road in White County. Shoupe, who reportedly had autism, went missing Tuesday afternoon after leaving his residence in the Bon Air Mountain area. Crews from multiple area law enforcement agencies helped search ... Read More »

Deer Causes Vehicle Accident In Cumberland County Tuesday

A Fentress County man sustained minor injuries when a deer ran out in front of his vehicle Tuesday morning. The injured is identified as 25-year-old Mason Bradley. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the accident happened on Interstate 40 near miler marker 320 in Cumberland County. A preliminary report states that Bradley’s 1999 Ford Explorer struck the deer, causing the vehicle ... Read More »

Pickett County Receives Recycling Grant

Pickett County received a $231,000 grant yesterday from the State Department of Environment and Conservation. County Executive Richard Daniel said the grant will help enhance a recycling program the county started about two years ago. “This grant will enable us to buy new equipment and enable us to process more recyclable material,” Daniel said. “That means it will cost the ... Read More »

Putnam BOE To Request Extension On Purchasing Option For New School

The Putnam County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to ask for a 45 day extension on an option to purchase land for a new elementary school in Southwest Cookeville. A number of board members still had concerns about soil issues at the site, which could cost a considerable amount of money to address. “If we had to stabilize the ... Read More »

Crossville Woman Indicted For May 2017 Crash

A Cumberland County Grand Jury has indicted a Crossville woman for a May 2017 crash that injured a Crossville attorney. The indictments handed down Monday charge 28-year-old Nicole LouAnn O’Neal with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, evading arrest, and DUI. Police said the crash happened on East First Street when an officer attempted to stop a 2012 Honda allegedly driven by ... Read More »

Sparta To Participate In National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Sparta will be holding their annual drug take back event this Saturday. Sparta Police Chief Jeff Guth said the event will take place at Walgreens from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. “This program really works and we just want to encourage everyone to bring them out and let us get rid of them for you,” Guth said. “Too often unused ... Read More »

Grease Fire Damages DeKalb Co. Home, Leaves One Person With Minor Burns

A grease fire damaged a DeKalb County home Monday night and left one person with minor burns. According to county Fire Chief Donny Green, the blaze broke out at a residence on Highland Drive off Cookeville Highway. Green said the fire started when a skillet caught fire as a resident was cooking hamburgers. Officials said the flames spread from the ... Read More »

DeKalb BOE Seeking High School Soccer Field

The DeKalb County High School Soccer program may have its own playing field in the near future. The County Commission cleared the way Monday night for the Board of Education to purchase five acres of property adjoining the north side of the high school campus. The owner of the property has offered to sell the site to the board for ... Read More »

Search For Missing Man In Fentress Co. Will Resume Wednesday

  A search for a missing man in Fentress County will resume Wednesday morning. Rain postponed Monday’s search for 57-year-old Danny Ray Hall and officials will spend Tuesday gathering rescue crews from across the region to assist with Wednesday’s search. Fentress County Emergency Management Agency Director James Bilbrey said Wednesday’s search will center around Glenoby Road after officials received a ... Read More »