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Early Voting For Special Election Begins Wednesday

Early voting for the 17 Senatorial District special primary election begins Wednesday. The election is the result of a vacancy created by Senator Mae Beavers. Beavers resigned from her seat to focus on her campaign for governor. State Representative Mark Pody is on the Republican primary ballot. Wilson County attorney Mari Alice Carfi is the lone candidate on the Democratic ... Read More »

Missing Cumberland Woman Found Safe

Authorities have located a missing Cumberland County woman. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department announced 31-year-old Shanin Leedora Mehle was located safely shortly before 3:30 p.m. Friday. No other details were available. County authorities said Mehle went missing Tuesday after leaving a residence around 2:00 p.m. Around 5:00 p.m. Tuesday authorities located Mehle’s vehicle abandoned in front of a driveway on ... Read More »

Grundy County Forfeits Tonight’s Game Against Upperman

Grundy County High School has forfeited tonight’s football game against the Upperman Bees. The move comes after authorities charged five football players for allegedly trying to rape a 15-year-old boy inside the school’s field house on Wednesday. Authorities have charged the accused individuals with attempted aggravated rape. They will appear in court juvenile court Monday morning. Putnam County Director of ... Read More »

Fire Reported At Lake Tansi Home

Cumberland County firefighters responded to a house fire at a Lake Tansi residence this morning. Officials said the blaze broke out at a home on Uno Lane.¬†Officials said the homeowners were out of town when neighbors spotted smoke coming from the structure. No injuries reported and a cause of the fire is not known at this time. Read More »

JCSO Seizes Drugs, Cash In Traffic Stop

Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies seized cash and pills recently. According to a written statement, K9 Officer Ridge Long discovered drugs during a traffic stop on Highway 56. In all, prescription pills packaged for resale and $700 cash was discovered. The Sheriff’s Department believes the cash is the proceeds of illegal narcotics sales. Read More »

Burton Branch Road Closed Until Oct. 30

Algood’s Burton Branch Road will be closed until Halloween. Rogers Group project manager John Roberts said closing the road will speed up the process. “There’s just some alignment issues that are going to require shut down of the road to actually speed up construction, let us get done a little early,” Roberts said. That will interfere with traffic for Algood ... Read More »

Solar Grid Opened Thursday

Officials gathered at the Highland Business park Thursday to power up a new solar array. Putnam County Executive Randy Porter said the solar array will generate electricity for the Cookeville electric grid. Restoration Services Inc., partnered with Vis Solis Inc. and the TVA, Highlands Business Park, Putnam County and the city of Cookeville. Porter said the project was free for ... Read More »

White Co. Commission To Discuss Sheriff Legal Bill

The White County Commission’s regular meeting Monday will include an executive session. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said the county attorney needs to meet privately with the commission to discuss paying Sheriff Oddie Shoupe’s legal fees. “They’ll be an attorney/client meeting for the county commission for our attorney to advise them what their options are. Basically, at this point there’s ... Read More »

Crossville To Sell Water To West Cumberland Utility District

The Crossville City Council has granted approval to sale water to the West Cumberland Utility District. The city will be selling water to the utility at the current wholesale rate of $3.88 per 1,000 gallons. Currently the West Cumberland Utility District purchases water from the Bondecroft Utility District. A seven year contract with Bondecroft has yet to expire, but both ... Read More »

Car Crashes Into Cookeville Business; No Injuries

No one was injured after a car crashed into Express Footwear on Interstate Drive Friday morning. The accident occurred about 9 a.m. Cookeville Police Lt. Bobby Anderson said crews responded quickly. At this time, it’s not known why the car struck the building. Anderson said the investigation continues. Read More »