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Crossville Citizens Line Streets for 278th Deployment

Crossville citizens lined the streets leading to I-40 to support the 278th Armored Cavalry G-Troop deployment Sunday morning. The 278th Armored Cavalry G-Troop started the movement on a planned deployment to Poland at 8:30 AM. Tracy Thompson and her family stood along the street to show support for her brother. “My brother Private Landon Rector is going to Poland for, we don’t ... Read More »

Several Roads In Baxter To Receive Facelift

The city of Baxter plans to pave a few roads recently damaged from water and sewer line repairs. Mayor John Martin said several citizens have complained about the road conditions on 1st Avenue and 4th Avenue North. “We are going to bring a paving machine down and do it right. There’s quite a few dips and holes,” Martin said. “It’s ... Read More »

Cookeville Woman Charged for Bringing Knife to Court

A Cookeville woman was charged after she brought a knife into the Putnam County Justice Center Thursday. According to a press release, 43-year-old Tina Sweat was taken into custody by Sheriff’s Deputies after she brought the weapon inside the courtroom. Sweat was charged with one count of weapons carry during judicial proceedings. Her bond was set at $200,000. Weapons are ... Read More »

Crossville Awarded Competitive Community Development Block Grant

The State of Tennessee has awarded Crossville with a 525 thousand dollar Community Development Block Grant for sewer system improvements. City Manager Greg Wood said infrastructure costs make the Community Development Block Grants more competitive. “Infrastructure issues are big for local governments and we try to make it as cost-effective for your local taxpayers as you can,” Wood said. “So it ... Read More »

Crossville Receives Dog Park Grant for K-9 Cain Memorial Dog Park

The City of Crossville recently received a 25 thousand dollar dog park grant for the K-9 Cain Memorial Dog Park. Greg Wood is Crossville City Manager. “The Boyd Foundation, which started PetSafe and he invented the invisible fence and some of the things like that for dogs,” Wood said. “And they have taken some of those profits and then putting ... Read More »

TDOT Revokes $3 Million Grant from UCHRA

The Tennessee Department of Transportation revoked a $3 million grant Friday from the UCHRA to be used for a new transit hub. TDOT’s decision comes one week after an auditor’s report revealed over $130,000 in questionable grant spending by the agency. UCHRA Interim Director Mark Farley said the agency is not surprised by the decision. “From the very beginning, they ... Read More »

Hormann Breaks Ground On $64 Million Manufacturing Facility

Hormann Group broke ground Friday afternoon on it’s $64 million facility in White County. “We are most excited to be here in White County today,” Hormann North America President Camrom Rudd said. “This is the largest single site investment by Hormann in the United States.” State Senator Paul Bailey said the project also represents the single largest one-time financial investment ... Read More »

Baxter Mayor Addresses Development Concerns

Baxter Mayor John Martin addressed concerns and rumors surrounding development projects during Thursday’s Board of Aldermen and Mayor meeting. Martin said people have been concerned about what new businesses could mean for the city. “I guess people are kindly concerned and complain at times about growth,” Martin said. “But there’s not a lot of restaurants that want to come and ... Read More »

Baxter Mayor: J. Cumby Project to be Finalized Soon

The J. Cumby Project in Baxter will likely be finalized within the near future. That according to Baxter Mayor John Martin during Thursday’s Board of Aldermen and Mayor meeting. “Our attorney, Shawn Fry, is working with Double Springs’ attorney now as far as an agreement with the water, so I feel like in a couple weeks everything will be finalized ... Read More »