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Court Costs May Go Up In Smithville

Court costs in the Smithville Municipal Court may be increasing soon. Monday night, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to increase court costs $15 to $100 per citation. City officials said the increase will help the police department upgrade to a new court management computer software system. The second reading of the ordinance increasing court costs will be voted ... Read More »

Rezoning Request Approved For Old Housing Property

The Cookeville City Council has approved a rezoning request for nearly 14-acres of property at Willow Avenue, Jackson Street, Polly Drive and West Stevens Street. City Planning Director James Mills said the old public housing property will now be zoned general commercial instead of regional commercial. Mills said the rezoning allows for a reduction in setbacks. “The rezoning would allow them ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Schools Receive Work-Based Learning Grants

Four Upper Cumberland school districts received work-based learning grants today from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. The funding is designed to assist with the development or expansion of work-based learning programs that promote career awareness and student readiness in grades K-through-12. “This investment by the TNECD in our community is tremendous news for our youngest citizens,” said ... Read More »

Work On Willow Avenue To Resume Tuesday

With warmer temperatures expected this week, TDOT’s contractor will resume paving side street approaches to Willow Avenue on Tuesday. Officials said the work will include daytime and nighttime scheduling in order for the contractor to complete the project. Motorist should expect possible lane closures on Willow Avenue and side street approaches during the day and evening. Read More »

Fire Destroys Home In White County

A Sunday evening fire in White County remains under investigation. The blaze broke out around 5:00 p.m. at an unoccupied home on White Oak Flatt Road. According to White County officials, firefighters found the structure fully involved and at one point the fire spread to a nearby tree line. EMA Director Jimmy Savage said it took about an hour and ... Read More »

Icy Road Conditions Cause Numerous Accidents In Cumberland Co.

Icy road conditions caused some problems in Cumberland County this morning. Officials said crews responded to some 50 vehicle crashes within a span of one hour this morning. Road Supervisor Scott Blaylock said many of the accidents occurred on state highways. “On Lantana Road, they had multiple accidents, including an overturned TDOT salt truck on Laurel Hill,” Blaylock said. “The ... Read More »

Repairs Begin On Highway 52 In Celina

Nearly two weeks after heavy rains collapsed State Route 52 in Clay County, crews have started making repairs to the roadway near the Moss Fire Department. Officials said crews have started removing the road material that slid away the day before Christmas. Once that finishes up, workers will begin installing geotextile fabric and begin placing graded solid rock in the ... Read More »

Water Reduction Now Mandatory In Pickett County

The Byrdstown Water Department has issued a county-wide mandatory water reduction for customers. Officials said the mandatory reduction will last for the next 24-hours. Water Department Superintendent Malcolm Harmon said the plant cannot meet water demands at the current time because of above average usage. “With the weather conditions the way it is and the water quality coming out of ... Read More »

Crossville Looking To Hire A Fraud Detective

Crossville authorities want to crack down on fraud within the city. Police Chief David Beaty has asked the city council to hire a part-time position for a fraud-examiner. Beaty said he’s found a certified fraud examiner that’s interested in the position. “We deal with it on a daily basis, where someones credit or debit card has been compromised or they’ve ... Read More »

Guns Stolen From McMinnville Pawn Shop

McMinnville Police have released a still image of a man accused of stealing from a local pawn shop. Police said the incident happened Wednesday night at the Cash 4 U Pawn Shop on Smithville Highway. Authorities said the man broke into the store and stole several guns before fleeing the scene. Anyone that can identity the man should contact the ... Read More »