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Closed Session Set for Cumberland Co. Commission

Cumberland County Mayor Allen Foster has summoned members of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners to a closed session Monday, November 19 at 5 p.m. This meeting will take place immediately prior to the regularly scheduled monthly Cumberland County Commission meeting, in the large meeting room of the Cumberland County Courthouse on North Main Street. The purpose of the closed ... Read More »

Putnam Man Sentenced to 24 Years in Attempted Murder Case

A Putnam County man was sentenced to 24 years in prison after attempting to kill his wife.

A Putnam County man was sentenced to 24 years in prison Tuesday following a domestic violence case involving his wife. James Alex Greer was found guilty on two counts, including attempted first-degree murder as well as employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony. Reports indicate Greer laid in bed with his wife and put a handgun to her ... Read More »

THP, Cookeville Police Issue Nearly 70 Citations Tuesday

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Cookeville Police Department issued nearly 70 citations Tuesday. The THP, Highway Safety Office, and CPD partnered for ‘Operation Incognito’ in an effort to crack-down on distracted driving and other violations around the region. Authorities stopped roughly 20 motorists just within the two-hour operation Tuesday morning. Authorities stopped individuals for several violations, including a commercial truck ... Read More »

Crossville To Conduct Additional Sewer Work

Crossville officials have voted to conduct additional sewer line repairs after saving money on a $1.1 million dollar project. Crossville Mayor James Mayberry the city has about $265,000 left over in the contract for the project. “We had a meeting and a lot of the things they found that we though we had to replace and repair were OK,” Mayberry ... Read More »

Multiple Items Approved by Crossville City Council

At last night’s Crossville City Council meeting, the council voted unanimously to approve a third and final reading of an ordinance amending Crossville Municipal Code 10-202 regarding the humane restraint of dogs; a second reading of an ordinance to spend $25,000 on dog-park equipment; and a first reading of an ordinance to amend Crossville Municipal Code regarding open burning. The ... Read More »

Crossville City Council Announces Contest Winners

At the November City Council meeting, Crossville Mayor James Mayberry announced the November Student of the Month. The winner, Brandon Dudding, is a fifth grader at Martin Elementary School. His teacher, Jeff Smith, said Brandon earned the designation for displaying good manners, kindness and courtesy on a daily basis. The mayor also announced winners of the annual Christmas-card competition from ... Read More »

Crossville City Manager Gives Report to City Council

During Tuesday’s Crossville City Council meeting, City Manager Greg Wood delivered his monthly report. The police department issued 79 citations during the month of October; they logged 87 offenses and made 151 arrests. They reported three juvenile citations and nine juvenile arrests. Police issued zero parking tickets and responded to 125 accidents, including 15 with injuries. The fire department responded ... Read More »

City Council Approves Measure Regarding Blood Samples

Cumberland Medical Center will begin processing DUI blood samples in an agreement with the City of Crossville. Crossville City Council approved the agreement during their meeting Tuesday evening. Under terms of the agreement, Crossville Police must present hospital personnel with a valid, legal search warrant before taking samples. An officer must also have probable cause to charge a suspect with ... Read More »

Harris, Wyatt Recognized for City Council Service

Before adjourning the Crossville City Council meeting Tuesday night, Mayor James Mayberry presented a plaque and gift basket to outgoing Council member Pamala Harris in appreciation for her four years of service to the City Council. Mayberry subsequently presented a similar plaque and gift basket to outgoing Council member Danny Wyatt, in appreciation for his eight years of service to ... Read More »

Cookeville, Crossville Deemed Top Retirement Destinations

The American Association of Retirement Communities recently selected Cookeville and Crossville as two of the top retirement destinations in the country. The organization awarded its Seal of Approval the two communities based on lifestyle programming, amenity development, communication programs and education. The Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors’ Bureau says mild seasons, close proximity to Nashville, and outdoor recreation opportunities help make the ... Read More »