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Gainesboro Library Closed Due to Flood Damage

The Charles Ralph Holland Memorial Library in Gainesboro is temporarily closed after floodwater made its way into the building. Library Director Catherine Huddleston said storms caused flooding to damage flooring throughout the library. “It flooded all the way to the very back of the library about a good standing three inches in some places… so we are getting a new ... Read More »

Tennessee Highway Patrol Assists in White County Rescue

Tennessee Highway Patrol Special Operations Unit assisted in a White County rescue yesterday. The White County EMA and Sheriff’s Office requested assistance in rescuing a fallen woman July 10. The woman had fallen off a forty-foot cliff in White County. According to the report, kayakers heard the woman calling for help and contacted authorities. THP Aviation Lieutenant Brad Lund, Troopers Brian ... Read More »

Officers Injured Following Vehicle Pursuit In White County

A Sparta man faces a number of charges after leading White County deputies on a vehicle pursuit Tuesday. Authorities have charged 28-year-old Russell Moss with aggravated burglary, felony evading arrest, and aggravated assault. According to a written statement, Moss was driving a stolen 2002 Nissan Altima when deputies attempted a traffic stop on Country Club Road. Moss reportedly increased his ... Read More »

Bank of Putnam County Presents Monterey Hometown Project with Check

The Bank of Putnam County presented the Monterey Hometown Project with a twelve thousand dollar check this morning. Elizabeth Fournet is the Vice Chair of the Bank of Putnam County. “It is coming from the bank. It is part of our contribution in Community Support Funding,” Fournet said. “And it is going to the Monterey Hometown Project to be used to ... Read More »

Putnam County Courthouse Under Construction

Construction on the Putnam County Courthouse is currently underway as crews look to make necessary updates. County Executive Randy Porter said the project was needed for the aging building. “We’re doing some needed repairs and maintenance work on the outside to the big columns,” Porter said, “putting sealer and new coats of paint, and some repairs to it, trying to ... Read More »

Algood Police Department Standardizes Uniforms

The Algood Police Department decided to standardize officer uniforms. Dale Armour is the Algood Chief of Police. “In the past, the police department has had a five hundred dollar clothing allowance per an officer. They were able to spend it on clothing that they needed. I have suspended that,” Armour said. “Our uniforms are going to be standardized now. We ... Read More »

Clarkrange Man Arrested on Numerous Charges

A Clarkrange man face several charges after a pursuit with Jamestown and Fentress County law enforcement last week. According to police records, 19-year-old John Stagner was reportedly driving recklessly in the Jamestown Walmart parking lot in a Polaris Razor on July 5. Stagner was able to escape through a field off Route 52 after a JPD officer spotted him. Fentress ... Read More »

Algood Approves Amendments to Rail Trail Authority

The City of Algood gave the approval to amend the Rail Trail Authority agreement yesterday. Keith Morrison is the Algood City Administrator. “The amendments to this authority agreement are renaming the trail from the Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail to the Tennessee Central Trail. It also removes the town of Monterey from the agreement as an owner and a member,” Morrison ... Read More »

Bicycle Safety Discussed During Police Committee Meeting

The Monterey Police Department will be keeping a closer eye on bicycle safety issues. During a police committee meeting Tuesday afternoon, Alderman Charles Looper said he’s seen a number of children around town violating bicycle safety laws. “It doesn’t matter if they are on Cleveland or on Stratton. They have to follow the rules and they are not,” Looper said. ... Read More »

Crossville Honors 278th Armored Cavalry

The Crossville City Council honored the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment Tuesday night, five days before they leave Crossville for deployment. Mayor James Mayberry read a proclamation during Tuesday night’s monthly meeting, declaring Sunday, July 15th as 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment Day. The mayor urged all citizens to show support Sunday morning by lining Highway 127 as the troops leave Crossville. ... Read More »