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Charges Pending In Thursday Night Highway 111 Crash

A Tullahoma woman suffered injuries after her vehicle rolled several times in White County Thursday night. An air ambulance transported 44-year-old Jennifer L. Jacobs to Skyline Medical Center. Her condition remains unknown. The crash happened on Highway 111 North, just past the O’Connor exit. According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol crash report, Jacobs failed to maintain her lane of travel, ... Read More »

One Person Airlifted After 111 Crash

At least one person suffered injuries after a vehicle crashed in White County Thursday evening. The accident happened on Highway 111 North, just past the O’Connor exit. The Tennessee Highway Patrol confirms that a helicopter airlifted one person to Nashville’s Skyline Medical Center. That person has not been identified. The northbound lanes remain closed. Southbound lanes have reopened. The crash ... Read More »

Sparta to Participate in Safety Equipment Grant

The Sparta City Council will participate in a grant program to provide additional funding for safety equipment. The “Safety Partners” grant would give the city $15,000 through Public Entity Partners. Sparta can split the funding across several departments to buy safety belts, boots, and other needed resources. The grant program runs on a 50-percent match from the city. The City ... Read More »

State Building Commission To Consider Fall Creek Falls Inn Funding

The Tennessee State Building Commission will consider awarding additional funding to Fall Creek Falls State Park for the construction of its new inn. That according to Department of General Services Communication Director, David Roberson. “The demolition of the old inn was completed in December and, with the state building commission’s approval of this funding,” Roberson said, “then we should be ... Read More »

Baxter Board of Aldermen and Mayor Accepts Name Change

The City of Baxter’s governing board will now be known as the City Council. Mayor John Martin said the new identity will help members connect with younger generations. “And why we did that. It’s that a lot of the younger generation, really if you say something about an alderman, they don’t have a clue,” Martin said. “But they can relate ... Read More »

Livingston Man Injured After Motorcycle Strikes Bale Spear

A Livingston man was transported to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga after striking a bale spear with his motorcycle Wednesday (File Photo)

A Livingston man suffered injuries Wednesday during a motorcycle crash in Overton County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports 53-year-old Roy Ogletree was traveling on Upper Hilham Road when the accident occurred. A crash report states Ogletree struck a hay spear on 77-year-old Harold Gore’s John Deere tractor that was sticking out into the roadway. The motorcycle traveled off the left ... Read More »

Crossville To Consider Three Star Grant Program

Crossville may consider applying for a $50,000 Three Star Grant next week. Mayor James Mayberry said the economic development funding would accomplish one of three goals for the Joint Economic Development Board (JECBD). “Well, one of the main things they want to talk about is workforce development and we have read all of the proposals that they have, the goals ... Read More »

Perdue Donates $20K For Biking, Walking Trail at Meadow Creek

Perdue Foods has donated $20,000 to Monterey for the construction of a biking and walking trail at Meadow Creek Park (Photo: Logan Weaver)

Perdue Foods has donated $20,000 to the town of Monterey to construct a biking and walking trail at Meadow Creek Park. Director of Operations Jeffery Beckman said the funds are being donated through the Arthur and Franklin Perdue Foundation. “We are proud citizens of Monterey and we are so excited to do this,” Beckman said. “This is a project we’ve ... Read More »

One Dead, Another Injured After Wednesday Crossville Crash

A Livingston man was transported to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga after striking a bale spear with his motorcycle Wednesday (File Photo)

A man was killed and a woman injured during a single-car crash in Crossville Wednesday morning. Crossville Police report 32-year-old Dannie Turner died when the accident occurred on Main Street. A press release states Turner was driving near Interstate Drive with 44-year-old Kimberly Dunlap, of Crossville as a passenger. According to the report, Turner’s 2000 Jeep Cherokee swerved between lanes ... Read More »

One Injured, Suspect Sought in Tuesday McMinnville Shooting

A McMinnville man was shot Tuesday night as police search for a suspect. The McMinnville Police Department reports the shooting occurred as the victim was driving through a residential area near Duck Hawk Drive. According to a press release, 35-year-old Lafredderick Eddings and his female passenger were chased by another vehicle through when the unidentified suspect opened fire. The report ... Read More »