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Jamestown Man Injured In Highway 127 Crash

A Jamestown man suffered serious injuries during a two-vehicle crash in Fentress County Monday night. The accident happened at 7:35 p.m. on Highway 127 and Hoodtown Road. Tennessee Highway Patrol identified the man as 41-year-old Robert Brown. State Troopers charged a 17-year-old with failure to yield right of way. A crash report said the juvenile was pulling out of Hoodtown ... Read More »

Cookeville Council Agrees To Continue Discussions About Election Change

Cookeville City Council agreed Monday to discuss and consider a charter change allowing residents to directly elect the mayor. Councilman Eric Walker said he would like to see a committee formed to make a recommendation to the city council. “To take that position out and make it separate is a lot of changes to the charter. I don’t think we ... Read More »

Monterey Alderwoman Proposes Animal Control Ordinance

A Monterey alderwoman has proposed a city ordinance to keep people from having dogs chained up in their yards. Vice Mayor Starlett Wessels said during Monday night’s board meeting that it’s a sight she’s tired of seeing. “I know everyone who has animals needs to contain them at some point in time. We obviously have leash laws here in town,” ... Read More »

Fire Destroys Old Wilson Building In Cookeville

A Tuesday morning fire destroyed the old Wilson Sporting Goods building in Cookeville. City Fire Department Chief Daryl Blair said crews responded to the Depot Street address at 1:12 a.m. “The first unit was on scene at 1:16 a.m. It was a response time of 4 minutes and 48 seconds,” Blair said. “We arrived on scene and had heavy smoke ... Read More »

Cookeville To Hold Public Hearing For Grant Input

The City of Cookeville plans to apply for a Community Development Block Grant for the first time in several years. James Mills is the Cookeville City Manager. He said the city has an increased chance of landing the grant because of its tier three distressed designation. “We’re considering an INI (infiltration and inflow) project for sewer, but we’re eligible for ... Read More »

Cookeville Council To Consider Emergency Repair For Fire Department

The Cookeville City Council will consider an emergency expenditure for the fire department during Thursday’s meeting. Chief Daryl Blair said the tower one aerial device has a defective part that needs to be replaced. “The problem is it’s drifting and can rotate on itself right now,” Blair said. “It’s out of commission, as far as fire and rescue efforts. It’s ... Read More »

Jackson County Looking For New Election Workers

You can put a few extra dollars in your pocket by serving as an election worker during the upcoming primaries. Jackson County Election Administrator Clay Thaxton said you have to meet some requirements before applying for a position. “You need to live inside the county,” Thaxton said. “Most people don’t know this, but 17-years of age is the minimum. So ... Read More »

Celina Hospital Opening Delayed

It could be late May before Celina’s Cumberland River Hospital reopens. CRH owner Johnny Presley said that’s because the federal government hasn’t approved the hospital’s Medicare provider number. “As of last Tuesday, they said they had received my application and have up to 180 days to process it,” Presley said. “Unfortunately, it looks like that it could be up to ... Read More »

Extra Law Enforcement To Be At Cookeville High Tuesday

Additional law enforcement will be at Cookeville High School Tuesday. The move comes after a note found last week indicated a threat of violence when students return to school from the Thanksgiving holiday. Deputy Director of Schools Corby King said law enforcement doesn’t believe there’s any credible threat toward the school. “But I know the sheriff’s department is planning on ... Read More »

Man Charged With Attempting To Strangle Pregnant Girlfriend

Algood Police charged a man with assaulting a fetus after he allegedly attempted to strangle his pregnant girlfriend. Officers arrested John Clark Sewell Jr. after responding to a domestic disturbance Saturday. The defendant left the Putnam County Jail after posting $11,000 bond. An arrest warrant said Sewell attempted to strangle the woman after an argument ensued between the two. Officer ... Read More »