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Upperman Veterans’ Monument to Begin Construction

Crews will begin moving dirt for the construction of the Upperman Veterans’ Monument next week. Manager of the Upperman Campus Community Council Eric Brown said the school administration has already approved the monument construction plan. “So hopefully next week, they will be able to get crews out there to begin moving dirt and getting sidewalks and some of the concrete ... Read More »

Crawford Woman Charged With DUI, Reckless Endangerment

A Crawford woman faces charges for allegedly driving under the influence with an 11-year-old boy inside the car. The Tennessee Highway Patrol arrested 22-year-old Sheena Nicole Hays following a crash on Highway 84 in Putnam County Saturday. A State Trooper responded to the scene and discovered a gold Mazda that struck a rock embankment. The trooper identified Hays as the ... Read More »

Lawmakers To Consider Daylight Savings Bill This Week

Tennessee state lawmakers will consider legislation this week implementing Daylight Savings Time all year long. The bill will appear before the Senate State and Local Government Committee and House Finance, Ways, and Means Committee on Tuesday. House bill sponsor and Lawrenceburg Representative Rick Tillis said earlier this month that several school officials in his district support the idea. “Their opinion ... Read More »

Baxter Woman Charged With DUI, Stealing Vehicle

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A Baxter woman faces multiple charges after allegedly stealing a vehicle and driving under the influence Friday. The Tennessee Highway Patrol arrested 31-year-old Lacy Rice for DUI, theft of property, possession of a controlled substance, and reckless endangerment. Arrest warrants state the arresting trooper stopped Rice in a 2004 Jeep Liberty that was reported stolen out of Baxter. The trooper ... Read More »

Brake Failure Leads To Friday Baxter Crash

The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports faulty brakes likely led to a tractor-trailer accident at the Baxter exit ramp Friday. The incident occurred when 30-year-old Troy Brooks Jr. of Gallatin was exiting I-40 and attempted to turn right onto Highway 56 when he was unable to stop. Meanwhile, 64-year-old Lonnie Dunn of Baxter was traveling south on Highway 56 when Brooks’ ... Read More »

Algood Ranked 22nd Safest City in TN

A study has ranked Algood as the 22nd safest city in Tennessee. Algood Police Chief Dale Armour said he feels proud about the ranking. “I’m excited about it. Of course, everybody would like for it to be in the top one position, but at 22 we have a lot going on. We have had a lot of changes in the ... Read More »

Dispatchers Recognized During Public Safety Telecommunications Week

Crossville-Cumberland County EMA officials want to recognize their dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. Interim Communications Director Rick Williams said dispatchers are oftentimes the “unsung heroes” during an emergency response. “They’re our first first-responders. They answer the call, they take charge of the people on the line, and really make sure they get the information that’s needed for our ... Read More »

Overton Health And Rehab Project Begins Monday

The Overton County Health and Rehab Center renovation project gets underway Monday. OCHRC Public Information Officer Scott Stevens said the facility will have a new entrance while the work takes place. “The original nursing home for Overton County will be demolished and we have new entrances. You will come in off the Bradford Hicks bypass to get to our new ... Read More »

Work To Begin Soon At Baxter Seminary Park

It won’t be much longer until work begins on the new Baxter Seminary Park. That according to Mayor John Martin. “We had a meeting last week and we are getting ready to do the sidewalks on the initial part of our park,” Martin said. “We’re just waiting to hear back from the people that are going to be doing the ... Read More »

Reels To Propose Assisted Living Facility At Former Uffelman Campus

A Monterey Aldermen would like to see the city purchase the former Uffelman Elementary School. JJ Reels said it could be an ideal spot for an assisted living facility. “What if we could acquire that building and convert it into an assisted living facility? It’s already got a cafeteria in it and a gym that could be a place for ... Read More »