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Crossville Discusses Adding More Council Members

Crossville’s City Council might consider adding a few more council members in the future. At a work session last night Councilwoman Pamela Harris said she wants to up the current five member council to seven in the future. “To me, it would give an opportunity for more people inside the city to be represented,” Harris said. “Even from a female ... Read More »

Putnam BOE Approves Energy Savings Contract

The Putnam County Board of Education hopes to save the school system some $480,000 annually by replacing lighting fixtures. Last night, the board approved a contract with Excel Energy Group to install LED lighting in all school facilities over 5-years-old for $2.34 million. The county commission will have to approve the agreement when they meet January 16th.   Read More »

Police Investigating Armed Robbery In Crossville

Armed with a pistol, a masked man robbed the owners of a convenient store in Crossville Tuesday night. Police said it happened just before midnight at the Short Stop Market on Old Lantana Road. According to police, the owners had just closed the store when the unidentified suspect came from around the building and approached the victims with a handgun. ... Read More »

Two Additional Federal Prosecutors Headed To Middle Tennessee

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has selected the Middle District of Tennessee to receive additional resources for the fight against violent crime. The district will receive two additional Assistant U.S. Attorneys to focus exclusively on violent crime, two of 40 new federal prosecutors in 27 selected locations throughout the United States. Middle Tennessee U.S. Attorney Don Cochran said with the new ... Read More »

Standoff In Warren Co. Ends In Arrest

A four hour standoff in Warren County came to an end last night when a police negotiator managed to keep a man from jumping off a bluff. 35-year-old Chris Johnson is charged with evading arrest, reckless endangerment, false imprisonment and domestic assault. Officials said deputies went to Johnson’s home to serve a warrant in connection with a Tuesday night incident. ... Read More »

Visitor Restrictions In Place At CRMC

Cookeville Regional Medical Center has confirmed 210 cases of the flu this season. With flu numbers on the rise, the hospital has started visitor restrictions. Infectious Disease Physician Doctor Mark Pierce said visitors 16-years of age and under are not allowed in patient rooms except for special circumstances. “Children in school tend to be really important vectors of the flu, ... Read More »

Bus Driver Steps In To Help Family That Lost Home

When a family with six kids lost their home to a house fire in Smith County Monday, the children’s bus driver stepped in to help by requesting donations for the family. Danny Huff said he thinks of the children on his bus as his own kids and that he can relate with what the family is going through. Some three ... Read More »

Van Buren County Schools Closed Thursday And Friday

The cold weather has forced a number of schools to issue two hour delays for the next two days, but the Van Buren County School System has decided to close Thursday and Friday.   “We are having some heat issues at one of our elementary schools and the temperatures are going to be so low over the next two days, ... Read More »

210 Cases Of Flu Reported At CRMC

The number of confirmed flu cases are on the rise across the Upper Cumberland. Cookeville Regional Medical Center Infectious Disease Physician Mark Pierce said over the past six weeks the hospital has seen a sharp increase in the number of flu cases. “We’ve seen 210 cases so far this season, which is a lot for this early in the season,” ... Read More »