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Planned Power Outages To Take Place In Sparta

Sparta Electric customers may experience power outages over the next few weeks. The electric department has scheduled temporary power outages from June 12th through July 30th. Officials say the outages are necessary to perform sub-station repairs and pole replacements. Most of the outages will occur on weekends or late at night to minimize customer interruptions. Read More »

Men Are Victims Of Domestic Violence, Too

The TBI released it’s annual domestic violence report this week. The report found that men made up about 1/3 of all domestic violence victims statewide. Family Justice Center Director Amy Stockwell said the Upper Cumberland numbers are a bit lower. “I’d say Family Justice Center client wise, it’s probably about 8 percent, but the police reports that we see, it’s ... Read More »

TTU Participates In CATE Project For Eclipse

Tennessee Tech will help produce a video on the solar eclipse. TTU physicist Dr. Mary Kidd said the school is participating in the Citizen CATE project. “Along the path of the eclipse between Oregon and South Carolina there is over 60 sites that have the identical telescopes and computer equipment and they will be watching the eclipse as it passes ... Read More »

TDOT Awards Bid For Repairs To Memorial Bridge

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has awarded the construction contract for repairs to Smithville’s Memorial Bridge on South College Street. The bid went to Livingston-based Mid State Construction for a total cost of $222,894. The bridge closed down nearly a year ago after a landfill truck struck the underside of the bridge. Construction is expected to be completed by October ... Read More »

Cookeville PD Arrest Five People Heading To Bonnaroo

Cookeville Police have arrested at least five people heading to the Bonaroo Music Festival. “Folks who travel through don’t obey the speed limits and other traffic laws and as a result traffic stops occur,” Cookeville Police Major Carl Sells said. “We have some drug related arrests, but nothing that would involve pounds or anything along those lines.” Sells said in ... Read More »

Suspect Accused Of Sexually Assaulting A Female Wednesday

Cookeville Police have obtained an arrest warrant for a man who allegedly detained and sexually assaulted a woman at a motel Wednesday. Authorities have not released the man’s identity because they have not yet located him. Major Carl sells said the woman was treated and released from a local hospital. Sells said more charges will likely be filed against the ... Read More »

DCHS Principal To Take On New Role

DeKalb County High School Principal Kathy Bryant has announced that she’s stepping down from her position to take on a new role. Director of Schools Patrick Cripps has hired Bryant as the new Supervisor of Education for grades 6-12. “We are excited to have Kathy in this position,” Cripps said. “She’s a hard worker and has a lot of goals ... Read More »

Tech Artists Featured At Nashville International Airport

Travelers passing through the Nashville International Airport will have the opportunity to view works by students from Tennessee Tech’s School of Art Craft & Design June 5-Aug. 27. The exhibition is part of Nashville International Airport’s Flying Solo series and is located in a large glass case near terminal C, allowing travelers to see first-hand the quality and diversity of ... Read More »

Former Cumberland Co. EMS Supervisor Pleads Guilty To Theft Charges

The former Cumberland County Emergency Medical Services Supervisor has pleaded guilty to theft charges in court. 47-year-old Randy Lee Davidson has pleaded guilty to two counts of theft under $1,000. The TBI has accused Davidson of stealing fentanyl from the county ambulance service and falsifying more than 50 controlled substance documents. Davidson will be sentenced August 9th. He faces up ... Read More »

Porter: Disaster Declaration Possible At State Level

Putnam County Executive Randy Porter said he met with TEMA officials Thursday morning and believes the state may make an official disaster declaration for the Memorial Day storms. The federal government would have to approve a disaster declaration to get FEMA assistance. “We had a meeting with TEMA this morning to discuss the storm a few weeks ago, they feel ... Read More »