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Monterey Blue Line Stream Map To Help Mitigate Future Flooding

Monterey nears completion of a blue line stream map that will help with future flooding. A blue line stream means that a waterway appears as a blue line on federal maps. Town Grant Writer Dawn Kupferer said the map will help prevent future construction in flood prone areas, which has been a common issue in Monterey. “We have to address this ... Read More »

Overton Highway Department Expecting Worse Road Conditions In Round 2

The Overton County Highway Department is salting roads and preparing snow blades for Thursday’s forecast. Highway Superintendent James Norrod said his crews are getting in position to keep the roads as clear as possible. “I expect more from this one that is coming tomorrow,” Norrod said. “Good news is it’s going to come in the day instead of sneaking in ... Read More »

Putnam Library Board Starts Screening Process For New Director Next Week

The Putnam County Library Board of Trustees has begun the search for a new library director. Former director Phil Schaller has resigned. Board Chair Harry Ingle said a subcommittee will begin application screenings Monday. “We’re really looking for someone that obviously has experience in a library system,” Ingle said. “At least three years within a public library system, demonstrated some ... Read More »

T-DOT Offers Crossville Price On Small Parcel To Repair Bridge

T-DOT has offered Crossville some $16,000 for some land to complete a bridge repair project. The bridge is located on Sparta Highway going towards the city’s wastewater facility. City Manager Greg Wood said the state wants to purchase some 4,200 square feet. “They’re going to widen the bridge and do improvements to the bridge, but they’re also going to do ... Read More »

Snow Days Cause Academic Disruptions When Trying To Return From Break

It may be nice having an extra day off before returning to school, but snow days can cause a real challenge for educators. Putnam County Schools Deputy Director Tim Martin said two snow day right after Christmas break disrupts. “That’s a difficult thing anytime we have a snow day, and we were really hoping we wouldn’t have many snow days ... Read More »

TTU Men’s Basketball Game Postponed Due To COVID Protocols

Tennessee Tech Men’s Basketball team lost its third game to COVID protocols. A Thursday match up against Morehead State. Athletic Director Mark Wilson said the team dropped below the requisite number of players established at seven. “Students athletes they want to play, our coaches want to coach and we want to represent Tennessee Tech students, faculty, staff and fans by ... Read More »

Blood Drive Cancellations Cause Need For More Donations

Blood Assurance needs more blood donations after seeing widespread cancellations due to weather and sickness. Community Relations Director Jay Baumgardner said the organization has 1,500 pints left on the shelf. Not many considering 70 hospitals share the supply. “The blood supply never takes a day off,” Baumgardner said. “Holidays, snow, so if you have the opportunity to come and donate ... Read More »

Cookeville Man Sentenced Six Years For Financial Exploitation

A Cookeville man pled guilty Wednesday of financial exploitation in a case involving his father. 59-year-old Kennith Orbit Boles Jr. sentenced to six years in prison. Boles accused of exploiting his father during an eight-month span of 2020. The father considered a vulnerable adult. On September 29, 2020, Cookeville Police Officers began investigating allegations against Boles Jr. After an extensive ... Read More »

Sparta Man Charged After THP Bomb Squad Called

The Tennessee Highway Patrol Bomb Squad called in Tuesday night when a Sparta man was pulled over for a headlight out. 40-year old Shane Gray charged with carrying prohibited weapons, possession of Methamphetamine with intent to manufacture, deliver or sell, armed dangerous felony, and sale and delivery of a schedule VI drug. DeKalb County Sheriffs Department pulled Grey over along ... Read More »