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Grant Opportunity Seeks To Improve Security In Monterey

Monterey hopes a grant opportunity will bring some security improvements to town. The town’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted this week to let the town participate in a Property Conservation Matching Grant Program called the Pool. Mayor Bill Wiggins said the program is offered by the Tennessee Municipal League. “The Pool was here to do an assessment of our ... Read More »

Search For Missing Man To Resume Saturday

The search will resume this weekend for a missing Fentress County man. 57-year-old Danny Ray Hall went missing October 14th. Hall was last seen when his girlfriend dropped him off to go ginseng hunting at the end of Sam Beaty Road. Crews suspended the search last week, but county EMA Director James Bilbrey said crews will begin searching again this ... Read More »

Man Charged With Arson In DeKalb County

DeKalb County authorities have arrested a man for allegedly setting fire to his home in Alexandria Wednesday night. 45-year-old Jason Bryan Hale faces charges of arson, assaulting an officer, and resisting arrest. Officials said crews responded to a house fire at Lower Helton Road and found Hale standing outside the residence. Hale allegedly struck an officer who attempted to move ... Read More »

Algood Responds To Bilbrey’s Resignation

The city of Algood released a press release Wednesday, responding to the resignation of Mayor Scott Bilbrey. The release stated that the city is still seeking a court ruling on what can be done in the city’s current position. Bilbrey’s resignation leaves the city council with two members, which is not a quorum under the city charter. The city’s hoping ... Read More »

Lawmakers Announce Creation Of Wellness Caucus

A bipartisan coalition of 37 Tennessee House and Senate members have announced the formation of the Tennessee Legislative Wellness Caucus. Caucus co-chairman and Cookeville State Representative Ryan Williams said the caucus will be focused on studying and developing solutions to the health and wellness issues facing the state’s citizens. “We are really excited about it and trying to bring a ... Read More »

Identities Of Plane Crash Victims Still Not Released

Warren County officials have still not identified the two people who were¬† killed in a plane crash last night. County EMA Director Chuck Haston said the plane crashed around 7:00 p.m. in a field off Highway 287 and Sherell Road. Officials said the single-engine plane caught fire and crashed as it tried to land at nearby Warren County Memorial Airport. ... Read More »

New playground Facility Completed In Hanging Limb

Overton County has completed construction on a $90,000 playground facility in Hanging Limb. Overton County Executive Ben Danner said it’s something that community has never had before. “We’ve paved a full basketball court and set basketball goals,” Danner said. “We’ve also got shelters, charcoal grills, tables, and a really big playground.” The county received a grant from TDEC in 2014 ... Read More »

Pastor: Fear Shouldn’t Keep People From Church

The lead pastor at Trinity Algood says his church has security measures in place to hopefully prevent an incident like the one that took place at a church in Texas last weekend. A gunman entered a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs Texas, killing more than two dozen people. Campbell said events like last weekend’s shouldn’t put people in fear of ... Read More »

Inmates Escape From Macon County Jail

Three male inmates have escaped from the Macon County Jail. Officials have identified the escapees as 28-year-old Matthew White, 32-year-old Jeffrey Strong, and 19-year-old Dylan Ferguson. Authorities said the trio allegedly stole a white 1990 Ford F-250 with tag number 3B57V2. Wednesday morning, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation added Ferguson to the state’s Top-10 Most Wanted list. Officials said Ferguson ... Read More »

Stage Officially Set For General Election In 17th District

The special primary election for the 17th Senatorial District seat came to an end yesterday. District-wide Republican Mark Pody received 2,562 votes and Democrat Mary Alice Carfi received a total of 1,283 votes. Both candidates will square off during the December 19th General Election as they ran unopposed during the primary. Six counties make up the 17th Senatorial District including ... Read More »