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Algood Seeking Grant To Fund Housing Rehabilitations

The Algood City Council voted Tuesday night to apply for a Community Development Block Grant. If approved, the grant funding would be used for housing rehabilitation projects around town. “Speaking from years past, We have been able to accomplish this and helped quite a few folks,” Mayor Kirk Dyer said. “This is definitely a fantastic thing and I would love ... Read More »

Algood Fills Remaining City Council Vacancies

After nearly a year, the city of Algood officially has a full five member city council. Tuesday night the three member council selected Justin Grant to serve as council member until September of 2018. Grant, a pastor at Church on the Hill in Algood, has lived in the city since the age of 7 and said he wanted to help ... Read More »

New Concert Series Announced At Cumberland Caverns

Bluegrass Underground has moved on from Warren County, but it doesn’t mean there’ won’t be live music at Cumberland Caverns. Cumberland Caverns along with RCS Productions has announced a new concert series called Cumberland Caverns Live, which will kick off in the Volcano Room February 3rd. Officials said six shows have already been booked from February through May. The Volcano ... Read More »

Tennessee Tech Scores High Marks In State’s Funding Formula

Tennessee Tech has scored high marks in the state’s funding formula. During Monday’s Board of Trustees meeting, Tech President Phil Oldham said TTU scored atop all state locally governed universities, which could lead to additional funding appropriations to the university. “An additional 6.5-percent increase in state appropriations is being proposed for this year or approximately $3 million,” Oldham said. “Doing ... Read More »

Algood To Fill Remaining Council Vacancies Tonight

Six people expressed interest last night in filling one of the two vacant Algood City Council seats. One of the six was Luke Hill, who moved to Algood 18 months ago from Memphis. Hill said he believed a fresh face would be beneficial to the council. “We have seen some of the strife recently and we are concerned,” Hill said. ... Read More »

Five Face Charges Related To Macon County Jail Escape

A grand jury has indicted three men who escaped from the Macon County Jail last month and two women who allegedly aided one of the escapees. Inmates Dylan Ferguson, Jeffery Strong, and Matthew White are each charged with felony escape, theft of property, and vandalism. All three are behind bars under $50,000 bond. The indictments charge Sky Lynn White and ... Read More »

Cumberland County To Pay Railroad Company Additional $5K

The Cumberland County Budget Committee has approved paying an additional $5,000 to purchase land under the Art Circle Library. Earlier this year Norfolk Southern Railroad notified the county that the library sits on railroad property that existed some 20-years. Norfolk had originally asked the county to pay $40,000 for the property, but a few months later that price went up ... Read More »

Demolition of Fall Creek Falls Inn To Start In April

State officials have announced that Fall Creek Falls inn, restaurant, and conference center will officially close April 2nd in order to get ready for a $25 million rebuild. Officials said plans include demolishing two structures and building one inn with roughly 85 rooms, a restaurant, and conference center. The project puts 31 full-time and potentially 27 part-time jobs at stake. ... Read More »

Smithville Man Charged With Arson

DeKalb County authorities charged a Smithville man with aggravated arson after he allegedly shot a flare gun into home occupied by a woman and a child last week. A judge has set 20-year-old Daniel Lewis Dillard’s bond at more than a million dollars. Officials said no injuries occurred during the incident, but the flare did cause damage to the home ... Read More »

Crossville Man Injured After Shotgun Accidentally Discharges

A Crossville man suffered injuries after a shotgun discharged and struck the man in the hand Sunday night. According to a police report, 30-year-old Daniel Parsons was cleaning the weapon when it accidentally discharged and almost severed his index finger. Parsons received treatment at U.T. Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition. Officials said pellets from the shotgun ... Read More »