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Vehicle Hits Pole, Causes Outages on Gainesboro Grade

Crews are working to restore power to customers in Northwest Putnam and Southern Jackson Counties after a vehicle struck a power line Thursday.

Northwest Putnam and Southwest Jackson County residents are currently without power after an accident along Gainesboro Grade Thursday afternoon. Public Safety Coordinator Brandon Smith says a vehicle struck TVA power lines with outages reported as far north as Gainesboro. “Upper Cumberland Electric crews are on the scene and working on resolving the problem, but we don’t have an estimate from ... Read More »

Select Cookeville, Crossville Businesses Offering Instacart

Select businesses in Cookeville and Crossville, including Publix at Eagle Point, will begin offering delivery service through Instacart. (File Photo)

Select businesses in Cookeville and Crossville will begin offering delivery through Instacart. Senior Operations Manager Daniel Gould says the service will be helpful to those looking to prepare for Thanksgiving next week. “Whether it’s closing things up for work around the holidays, family or friends coming into town, people are more and more crunched for time,” Gould says. “What Instacart ... Read More »

Ansei America To Expand In Jackson County

An automotive parts company plans to expand its operation in Jackson County. County Mayor Randy Heady said Ansei America will be increasing the size of its Highway 53 location by more than a third. “They are out of room. They have got to have some expansion space for inventory and for some new injection molding machines,” Heady said. “It’s a ... Read More »

Algood Looks To Simplify Police Report Access

Getting access to police reports may become easier for the citizens of Algood. Police Chief Dale Armour said he’s hoping a new online system will make the department more user friendly. “Trying to obtain a police report is kind of cumbersome for the community. They have to come in to fill out the report request and then they have to ... Read More »

Tractor Trailer Overturns, Driver Injured

A commercial vehicle accident shut down part of Highway 52 in Clay County Thursday and left the driver injured. Tennessee Highway Patrol officials said the tractor trailer overturned at Highway 52 near New Hope Road. The driver, 55-year-old Timothy Nolte of Pleasant Shade,  suffered non-life threatening injuries an received treatment at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. A THP crash report said ... Read More »

Veterans Services Aids Those with Emotional, Mental Health Needs

The Veterans Services Office looks to assist servicemen and women who struggle with emotional or mental health needs. Putnam County Veterans Services Officer Mark Harris says the organization tries to guide those in need of help to the proper resources. “What we do is we help them put their claim together,” Harris says. “First of all they have to have ... Read More »

Water Leak Fixed, Advisory Still In Effect

Crews have repaired a major water main break in Monterey, but a water boil advisory remains in effect for the entire town. Monterey Water Plant Supervisor Duane Jarrett said residents should begin boiling water as the supply begins to return throughout the day. “We don’t want you to drink it. We want you to boil it first until you hear ... Read More »

Bargain Furnitiure Reopening in Cookeville

Bargain Furniture will soon reopen in Cookeville featuring a brand-new facility. Cookeville Planning Director James Mills reports the building will be located at 1201 South Jefferson Avenue across from Upper Cumberland Auto Sales near the AMC Theater. Mills says Hilltop Excavating is helping construct the new 26,000 square ft. facility. Original signs pointed to a mid-November opening date. Read More »

Residents Asked To Boil Water In Monterey

A broken 12-inch water line drained Monterey’s water supply and forced schools to close Thursday. Water Plant Supervisor Duane Jarrett said residents should begin boiling water when the supply begins to return throughout the day. “We don’t want you to drink it. We want you to boil it first until you hear from us,” Jarrett said. “We need to flush ... Read More »

Lack Of Water Closes Schools In Monterey

A water leak has forced Monterey schools to close Thursday. According to a statement from the Putnam County School System, both Burks Elementary School and Monterey High School will be closed Thursday due to a lack of city water supply and no specific timeline on when water will be available. With the notice occurring after some students were already on ... Read More »