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Downtown McMinnville Businesses Burglarized

McMinnville Police are investigating a series of break-ins at several downtown locations. The latest taking place at Home Town Reality. Police said someone ransacked the business and took numerous items including computer equipment. Other locations burglarized include Magness Library, the Farmers Market concession stand, and Chamber of Commerce offices. Anyone with information about the crimes should contact the McMinnville Police ... Read More »

TBI: Arson Suspect Wanted Witness Killed

39-year-old Calvin Booher now faces a charge of solicitation to commit first degree murder in addition to his arson charges. Last September, Booher allegedly set fire to at least three homes, including a former judge’s home. TBI Agents believe that, while incarcerated, Booher attempted to arrange for a witness in his arson case to be murdered. Thursday, he was indicted ... Read More »

Cookeville Electric Scam Comes Back

Cookeville Electric doesn’t contact customers by phone for payments. Earlier this year, scammers started calling Cookeville Electric customers and insisting their power would be disconnected unless a payment was made immediately. Last weekend, the scammers targeted several restaurants with the same scam. Cookeville Electric said all billing statements are done through the mail. If you’ve been targeted by the scammers, ... Read More »

Democrat To Run For 17th Senatorial Seat

There’s some competition in the race for the 17th Senatorial seat. A newcomer on the Democratic ticket has submitted qualifying papers for the November 7th Primary. Old Hickory native and Smith County Attorney Mary Alice Carfi will be going up against established Republican Mark Pody of Lebanon. Neither candidate faces opposition in the primary, meaning the stage is likely set ... Read More »

Bailey Not Interested In Running For Corker’s Seat

State Senator Paul Bailey said he’s not interested in running for U.S. Senator Bob Corker’s seat. Bailey said over the past few days a number of people have asked him to do so. “When I ran for the State Senate many people would ask if I was doing so as a stepping stone for another office,” Bailey said. “I told ... Read More »

Another Vandalism Reported At Centennial Park

Another vandalism has occurred at Crossville’s Centennial Park. Park Manager Tammie French said someone has damaged the dugout next to the horseshoe pavilion causing about $300 in damage. The latest vandalism was reported a month after someone caused $4,000 in damages at the park by destroying surveillance equipment. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact the Crossville ... Read More »

Overton Co. Woman Dies From Injuries Sustained In Motorcycle Crash

An Overton County woman has died from injuries sustained in a Saturday Motorcycle crash on Highway 70 east in Cookeville. Cookeville police Officials said Thursday morning that 53-year-old Rebecca Howard passed away Wednesday night. Howard was a passenger on her husband’s motorcycle that struck a vehicle exiting a restaurant parking lot. The impact threw Howard from the bike and she ... Read More »

Fentress Co. Animal Shelter In Need Of New Home

A Fentress County animal shelter is in need of a new home. Best Friends Sanctuary has limited space and has received noise complaints at its Volunteer Drive location in Jamestown. Shelter Volunteer Phyllis Ferrara said the board of education has offered the old Pine Haven School as a possible site for a new animal shelter, but funding is a concern ... Read More »

Public Invited To Give Input On Fentress Co. Park System

Fentress County citizens will soon have a chance to provide input on existing and future park opportunities. County Executive J. Michael Cross said a public open house will be held October 3rd at 4:00 p.m. inside the Fentress County Courthouse. “Obviously if we are expanding our parks and recreations then we want the community to have a part in this,” ... Read More »

Crossville Approves Application For Transportation Grant

The Crossville City Council gave approval Wednesday night to apply for a $1.3 million Transportation Alternatives Grant Program. The program is designed to help communities perform repairs on pedestrian and bicycle right-of-ways, pedestrian signals, and street lights. The grant will require a 20-percent match and the city has agreed to appropriate $40,000 to assist TDOT with the pedestrian signals if ... Read More »