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Algood Approves Loan For Water And Sewer Project

The Algood City Council approved a USDA Rural Development Loan last night for a major water and sewer line enhancement project. “The loan with USDA Rural Development is for $1.89 million with the city providing $210,000 toward the final project price and taking over the loan with USDA,” City Administrator Keith Morrison said. Officials said the water enhancement project seeks ... Read More »

Trial Date Set For Man Charged With Child Sex Crimes

A Cumberland County judge has set a trial date for a man charged with child sex crimes. The case against 35-year-old Steven Andrew Marchuk will go to trial January 9th. He’s charged with attempted sexual exploitation of a minor, sexual battery, and unlawful photographing in violation of privacy. Indictments against Marchuk allege he was in possession of less than 50-images ... Read More »

Crossville Police To Carry EpiPens

Officers with the Crossville police Department will soon be equipped with epiPens. City Manager Greg Wood said Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation has offered to provide the life saving medication to the police department. “We’ve lost at least one individual in this city who had some wasp stings and succumbed to anaphylactic shock because responding officer did not have this available,” Wood said. ... Read More »

16th Traffic Fatality Reported In Warren County

Warren County suffered its 16th traffic fatality of the year Sunday. Authorities said the fatality occurred when a Toyota Scion crashed into a tree off Mullican Road. The deceased is identified as 21-year-old Lauren Bain. Her 9-year-old cousin suffered injuries and had to be airlifted to Vanderbilt Hospital for treatment. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said Bain was driving on Mullican ... Read More »

Bill Bilbrey Sworn in As Algood City Council Member

The town of Algood has a new city council member. Algood Mayor Kirk Dyer and Councilwoman Carolyn Norris appointed Bill Bilbrey to fill one of three vacant city council seats Tuesday night. Dyer and Norris were able to appoint the position after a ruling from a chancery court judge on Monday morning. Bilbrey has served 18-years with the Tennessee Highway ... Read More »

Dyer Sworn in As Algood Mayor

The City of Algood has a new Mayor. Vice Mayor Kirk Dyer was sworn in as Algood’s newest Mayor during Tuesday night’s city council meeting. Dyer replaces Scott Bilbrey, who resigned from the position of Mayor nearly two weeks ago amid a disagreement with the city council. Bilbrey’s resignation left the city with only two city council members, which is ... Read More »

Cumberland Co. Sheriff’s Office Holds Active Shooter Training

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office held it’s 14th active shooter response training session at Bethlehem Baptist Church last night. Deputy Sheriff Bill Ashley said training session like last night’s are more important now than ever before. “This is the world we live in today and if we can get people to think and take back some of this information to ... Read More »

Official Groundbreaking Held For Cookeville’s Shoppes At Eagle Point

Cookeville and Putnam County officials broke ground on one of the city’s most highly anticipated projects Tuesday. The 240,000 square foot Shoppe’s At Eagle Point development is now underway. “Ground was broken about a month ago, but today was the official ceremony for Shoppes at Eagle’s Pointe,” Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton said. “After much perseverance, the stores will be open ... Read More »

Walsh Sentenced To Life For Murdering And Dismembering Girlfriend

A Clay County man appeared in court today to be sentenced for his conviction of first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse. A 12-member jury convicted Edward Walsh in August of murdering 37-year-old Melisha Mosier and later dismembering her body. District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway said a judge sentenced Walsh to serve two years for abuse of a corpse and ... Read More »

Driver Cited Following Tractor Trailer Crash

A tractor trailer driver suffered injuries, but refused treatment after a crash on Interstate 40 this morning. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the crash happened near eastbound mile marker 279 in Baxter. Authorities said 47-year-old Teklay Kidane of Charlotte was traveling east when his vehicle went off the left side of the road and struck several trees. The THP has ... Read More »