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Landowners File to Dismiss East Fork Road Lawsuit

Overton County landowners have filed to dismiss a lawsuit brought forth by the county over the proper use and access of East Fork Road. Attorney Will Ridley represents the landowners in the case. He filed the motion to dismiss the case on the grounds that the lawsuit is unconstitutional. “The motion is what’s called a 12b motion that says the ... Read More »

Crossville Holds Off On Vehicle For Medical Director

The Crossville City Council has delayed action on providing a vehicle for the city and county medical director to use. Mayor James Mayberry said he wanted to hold off on the purchase until the city approves a new budget. “I could see discussing this when we are looking at the fire department’s total overall budget in the upcoming budget season,” ... Read More »

Recent TN Earthquakes Shouldn’t Be Cause for Concern

A recent increase in the number of earthquakes registered across the state of Tennessee shouldn’t be cause for concern. That according to Dr. Bob Hatcher, Structural Geology and Tectonics Professor Emeritus from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. “These… earthquakes do not occur on a single line, so we don’t think it’s activity along a single fault. So we can’t ... Read More »

Employment & Education Resource Fair Set for Tuesday in Jamestown

The Tennessee Department of Human Services will host an employment resource fair in Fentress County Tuesday. Department Press Secretary Sky Arnold said the event helps connect job seekers with resources needed to advance their careers. “For a little more than the last year, we’ve been holding resource fairs all across the state to connect the people we serve with various ... Read More »

Baxter Home a Total Loss after Monday Morning Fire

A Baxter home was destroyed Monday morning along Bloomington Road. Putnam County Assistant Fire Chief Wayne Globerger said first-responders were notified of the fire around 3:45 a.m. “First units got on the scene and had heavy fire coming through the roof,” Globerger said. “There was a family home at the time and they were able to get out. The house ... Read More »

BOLO Issued After High Speed Pursuit

Putnam County authorities have issued a BOLO alert after a high-speed pursuit Monday morning. The chase began when troopers attempted to stop a grey Nissan Altima on Interstate 40 westbound near the 291-mile marker. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the vehicle refused to stop and eventually took the Willow Avenue exit and headed into Cookeville City limits. Troopers lost contact ... Read More »

NAACP Promotes Unity During MLK Celebration

The Cookeville-Putnam County NAACP Chapter called on members to embrace unity and community during their Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Sunday. Chapter President Tom Savage said the organization looks to continue growing and providing for those in the Upper Cumberland. “We want to make sure that the people in our community and surrounding counties that the NAACP is an ally ... Read More »

Anti-Fraternization Policy Change Up For Consideration Tuesday

Putnam County Commissioners will consider changing a policy on Tuesday that prohibits dating and marriage between county department employees. The motion to waive the fraternization policy for EMS will go before the commission without a recommendation from the Planning Committee. EMS Director Tommy Copeland said relaxing the policy for his department would allow him to fill more positions. “In fairness, ... Read More »

Oil & Gas Resolution Could Bring More Revenue to Fentress County

A resolution passed by the Fentress County Commission could lead to additional oil and gas revenue. Commissioners approved a motion asking state lawmakers to rescind the oil and gas severance tax imposed on materials removed from the ground. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said rescinding the tax would bring more money back to Fentress County. “Several [counties] have went on board ... Read More »

Cumberland County Shooting Victim Identified

Cumberland County authorities have identified the person who died during a Saturday night shooting in Lake Tansi. Sheriff Casey Cox said 74-year-old Linda Damewood of Crossville was found dead at the scene. Authorities did not release the names of two other victims who suffered injuries. A CCSO press release said the incident took place at a home on 8610 Cherokee ... Read More »