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Crews Responding To Dodson Branch House Fire

Putnam County emergency crews have responded to a house fire on Dodson Branch Road. Emergency Management Agency Director Tyler Smith said the home is located at 5830 Dodson Branch Road. Additional information is not known at this time. Read More »

Curbside Recycling Test Completed In Cookeville

Cookeville’s curbside recycling study was successful. City crews picked up an average of 25-pounds of recycling per household in the Windrowe subdivision. Using that figure, Planning Director James Mills estimates trash going to the landfill could be reduced by a third if curbside recycling is implemented city wide. “This gives us an idea of what we would have to do ... Read More »

Flooding Reported At Jackson County Rescue Squad Building

Flooding caused some issues at several emergency buildings in Jackson County Wednesday. Emergency Management Agency Director Keith Bean said the rescue squad building took on about a foot of water, while the ambulance service and 911 center had water right up to the door at one point. “We moved everything out of the rescue squad building that we could,” Bean ... Read More »

White County Teen Reported Missing

A 16-year-old White County teen was reported missing to the White County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday. Shayna Marie Bumbalough was last seen around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday night. A truck was found crashed along Three Island Road in White County belonging to her father. White County PIO Melissa Worthington said Bumbalough may have been spotted near the White County and DeKalb County ... Read More »

Storm Damage Reported In Clay County

A tree fell on a vehicle during a strong thunderstorm in Clay County Wednesday afternoon. Clay County Emergency Management Agency Director Natalie Boone said the incident happened on Happy Springs Road in the Hermitage Springs area. “There were no major injuries and those folks have been checked out by EMS,” Boone said. Boone said most of the storm damage was ... Read More »

Luke Bryan Stops by Dale Hollow Lake

Country music fans swarmed to Dale Hollow Lake and Sunset Marina Tuesday night as Luke Bryan stopped by to shoot footage for an upcoming music video. Vice President and General Manager Tom Allen said Bryan and his crew were en route to their next tour stop in Raleigh when the marina received notice of Bryan coming to the area. “Sunset ... Read More »

Overton Budget Includes Raises, No Tax Increase

Overton County employees will get a raise and residents won’t see a tax increase next year. The county commission approved the upcoming budget this week, giving employees a 3-percent raise. Ben Danner is county executive in Overton County. “We had some growth on the tax penny this year and we were able to give some raises to county employees so ... Read More »

Van Buren Jail Facility Nearing Completion

Van Buren County inmates have yet to be moved to the new jail facility. How and when that happens will be a mystery to county residents, according to sheriff Eddie Carter. “I’m going to use every asset I have available to make this as smooth as possible,” Carter said. “I’m not going to give a particular date for when it ... Read More »

Cell Ruling Won’t Immediately Impact Local Cases

A Supreme Court ruling on cell phone location data may not effect many cases in the Upper Cumberland. The Supreme Court recently ruled 5-4 requiring police to acquire a warrant to access and track a criminal’s movements. District Attorney Bryant Dunaway said the process in acquiring cell location data may take a little longer now that warrants are required. “You ... Read More »

Meeting Scheduled for Pickett E-911 Presentation

A date is set for Pickett County officials to publicly discuss whether the county should separate from the Overton-Pickett E-911 Service. The meeting will take place Friday, July 20 at 10 a.m. at the Pickett County Community Center in Byrdstown. Officials will present information to the public on how a separation from the organization would financially impact the county. Citizens ... Read More »