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Pre-Bid Open Online For Gentry Auction

The former Gentry Bros. Tractor Supply inventory will be auctioned Saturday by the U.S. Marshals service. Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers website states the auction is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Gentry Bros. Tractor Supply. Pre-bidding is underway until Friday. The auction catalog is available on the Gaston & Sheehan website. The catalog lists some 9 pages of items, from ... Read More »

Free Hunting Day Saturday

Tennessee’s free hunting day is Saturday. Free hunting day is an annual event, which allows residents to hunt without a license. Saturday is also the opening day of squirrel season. The TWRA encourages hunters to use the day to introduce friends and family to hunting. It’s also a good day for those who haven’t hunted in a few years to ... Read More »

DeKalb County Home Total Loss After Fire

A DeKalb County home was destroyed by fire Sunday evening. The home, just outside Alexandria, was fully involved when firefighters arrived on scene. They said it was a total loss. Nathan and Kim Hale lived in the home, but were at church when the fire began. No one was hurt in the blaze. Read More »

Two Found Dead In DeKalb County Sunday

Two people were found dead in a trailer in Smithville Sunday. The deceased have been identified as 51-year-old Douglas Ray Ferrell and 45-year-old Angel Dawn Ferrell. The state Medical Examiner’s office and the TBI reported to the scene, in addition to local authorities. No other information was released. Read More »

Comptroller’s Office Releases IMPROVE Act Maps

If you want to know which IMPROVE Act projects will take place near you, the state Comptroller’s office has you covered. The comptroller’s Office of Research and Accountability compiled maps of the IMPROVE Act projects. They’re searchable based on state legislative districts. One map lists projects in each House of Representatives district while a second lists projects in each Senate ... Read More »

Crossville Applies For FEMA Help

The city of Crossville will apply for some $15,000 in federal disaster relief funds. City council voted on the measure at its meeting last week. FEMA issued a disaster declaration for several Tennessee counties following the Memorial Day storms. Cumberland and Putnam counties were both included in the declaration. Crossville expects to be reimbursed for about 85 percent of the ... Read More »

Sheriff Urges Driver Safety For Eclipse

Emergency officials hope today’s eclipse will go off without a hitch. Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Farris said slowing down behind the wheel is key. “With increased visitors come increased traffic, we encourage all residents and visitors to make a plan for the day and try to stay off the roads as much as possible, if one must venture out, please ... Read More »

Three Transported After I-40 Accident

Three people have been transported to the hospital after a pickup and tractor trailer collided on I-40. The THP said the accident occurred at 3:24 p.m. Friday in the eastbound lanes near the 280 mile marker. A tractor trailer reportedly rear-ended a Ford F-150 pickup. The impact pushed the pickup into a Lincoln MKX. The right lane of I-40 eastbound ... Read More »

TTU Board Approves Restructure Plan

The Tennessee Tech Board of Trustees approved a plan to restructure university administration, including hiring a new vice president. A new vice president will oversee a division dedicated to student success, from recruitment to career placement. Ten existing departments will report to that individual, including financial aid, scholarships and military and veterans affairs. The university will conduct a nationwide search ... Read More »

Sparta May Benefit From Gentry Auction

The city of Sparta may benefit from U.S. Marshals Service auction. The Marshals Service will hold an auction Saturday, Aug. 26 at the former Gentry Bros. Tractor Supply. Sparta Public Works Director Dillard Quick told the city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen he’d be attending the auction with city business in mind. “I’ve talked to some people that worked there ... Read More »