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Algood Man Arrested After Police Pursuit

Putnam County authorities have arrested an Algood man for stealing a car and fleeing from police. 60-year-old James B. Cavanah was arrested Tuesday night following the incident. Authorities say Cavanah allegedly stole a car from a West Wall Street apartment complex. When confronted by the vehicle owner, Cavanah allegedly tried running over the person and led police on a pursuit ... Read More »

Smith County Repeals $50 Wheel Tax

Smith County Commissioners have approved the repeal of a $50 wheel tax. That wheel tax was implemented several years ago to help fund the cost of a countywide school building program. Commissioners voted to remove the fee this week because the county now has enough funds to pay off the school building debt. With the repeal, residents will now pay ... Read More »

Cookeville FD Stressing Fireworks Safety This Holiday

Since 2013 fireworks have caused over $1 million in property damage in Tennessee. That’s why Cookeville Fire Chief Daryl Blair is urging residents take extra precautions when using fireworks this 4th of July holiday. “If you’re going to shoot fireworks try to shoot them off in an isolated area where there is nothing close by,” Blair said. “If you have ... Read More »

Fireworks Still Illegal In Gainesboro

If you’re looking to shoot off fireworks in Gainesboro this 4th of July, you’re out of luck. The town’s board of Mayor and Aldermen adopted an ordinance in 1953 banning fireworks inside the city limits. Police Chief Rick Larnerd said his officers will be enforcing the ordinance over the 4th of July holiday. “It certainly is not our intent to ... Read More »

Fitzgerald Collision & Repair Expands, Bringing 220 New Jobs

Fitzgerald Collision & Repair will expand in Rickman and White County, bringing 220 new jobs to the Upper Cumberland. Overton County Executive Ben Danner said FCR has steadily expanded in his county since it opened in 2015. “We sold them 35 acres and a 50,000 square foot spec building and they’ve added 20,000 square foot onto that building and then ... Read More »

TDOT Stops Lane Closures For Holiday

Road construction won’t delay Tennessee travelers this weekend. TDOT spokesman Jennifer Flynn said the state will stop lane closures for road construction at noon Friday. Work will begin again at 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 5. Even though the lane closures will be stopped, workers may still be on site and lowered speed limits may still be in effect. Lane closures ... Read More »

Fireworks Legal, But There’s Still Rules To Follow

Fireworks sales are booming across the state. Cookeville Police Major Carl Sells said fireworks can be set off from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 1 to July 5. On Independence Day, fireworks can be set off up to midnight, he said. There are some basic rules to follow. “They can’t ignite or explode fireworks within 600 feet of a ... Read More »

Man Hit By Train Identified

A Putnam County man has died after being struck by a train in Monterey today. Authorities have identified the victim as 37-year-old Jesse Harold Cooper. Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Farris said Cooper was struck by a train carrying cargo as he walked on Woodcliff Road near the intersection of Grant Lane. “Several attempts were made by law enforcement and medical ... Read More »

Overton Taxes Stay The Same

Overton County residents won’t see a tax increase this year. The Overton County Commission voted to keep the county’s tax rate at $2.25 per $100 of assessed value. That’s the same tax rate as last year. The vote came at Monday’s regular commission meeting. Read More »

Warren Co. Driver Testing Center To Remain Open

Warren County’s Driver Testing Center will officially remain open for at least another year. The McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved an ordinance last night that keeps the center open until June 30th of next year. Under the ordinance the city will pay $4,000 a month to keep the center open. Alderman Mike Neal voted against the measure and ... Read More »