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Two Injured In Highway 111 Wreck

Overton County

Two Overton County residents injured Thursday afternoon in a two-car wreck along Highway 111. A vehicle driven by 77-year-old Sidney Sullivan of Cookeville was attempting to turn left from Paran Road onto Highway 111 south. 30-year-old Andrew Scott of Rickman was traveling northbound. Scott’s vehicle hit the left side of Sullivan’s vehicle. Sullivan’s vehicle crossed the median and ended up ... Read More »

Coons Approved As New Cookeville Clerk

Cookeville City Council approved the appointment of Darian Coons as the new city clerk Thursday night. Coons replaces Cathy McClain who retired at the end of June. Coons had served under McClain in the city clerk’s office. The council also approved the ordinance allowing extensions to planning deadlines during state and federal emergencies. Developers could request a six-month extension during ... Read More »

Increased Water Patrols This Weekend For The Fourth

TWRA Officials encourage residents to stay safe while on the water this Memorial Day weekend. (Photo: TWRA)

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will increase water patrols this weekend as a part of Operation Dry Water. Operation Dry Water is a national campaign to address impaired boat driving during the July 4th holiday. TWRA Information Specialist Mime Barnes said Fourth of July has the highest boating fatality rate across the United States. “This is a time that you ... Read More »

Main Street Live! Cancelled The Rest Of The Summer

Warren County

After three Main Street Live! June events in McMinnville, the Main Street board decided to cancel the concert series for the rest of the summer. The reasons: the Governor’s extended mandate to August 29 and rising virus cases across the state. Main Street Executive Director Teresa Prober said this was the best decision to make, but it was still difficult. ... Read More »

Monterey’s New Splash Pad Ready For Summer

Putnam County

After weeks of COVID delays, Monterey revealed their new splash pad Thursday. City officials gathered to commemorate the project’s completion. Monterey Mayor Bill Wiggins said there will be a celebration for the splash pad Saturday morning. “This is a first for Monterey,” Wiggins said. “Of course we’ve had the swimming pool for years, and now we have what’s called a ... Read More »

The City Of Spencer Fireworks Show Tonight

Van Buren County

The city of Spencer will host their largest fireworks show tonight in 18 years. Mayor Mickey Robinson said unlike past years, fireworks will be the only entertainment option for the event at the Van Buren fairgrounds. “The change this year is we are not having a band, concessions or parking at the fairground cause of social distancing,” Robinson said. “We ... Read More »

TTU Completes Hoop Roof Repairs

Putnam County

The Hooper Eblen Center roof repairs are now complete. Tennessee Tech Athletic Director Mark Wilson said damages to the roof go as far back as the 2015 ice storm. “During that ice storm, we developed some horrendous leaks,” Wilson said. “We were playing Belmont that Saturday. I personally put my harness on and went on the beams and we hung ... Read More »

Accident Closes Down Part of 111 in Overton Co.

A multiple-car accident on Highway 111 in Overton County this afternoon has closed one lane of eastbound traffic. The crash near E. Paron Road was reported at 12:59 p.m. The accident is estimated to be cleared around 5 p.m. Lt. Jason McGee of the Tennessee Highway Patrol said two vehicles were involved in the accident and there are injuries involved. ... Read More »

Animal Groups Call for Action on Cockfighting

Warren County

Two animal wellness groups have asked U.S. Attorneys to investigate nine Tennesseans for involvement in cockfighting. The nine includes a McMinnville man. Animal Wellness Action accuses Danny Mullins of McMinnville of shipping fighting birds illegally. The group allege that Mullins showed pictures of a U.S. Postal Service box marked reportedly containing live chickens. Section 26 of the Animal Welfare Act ... Read More »

Miller: No Body Negates City Contract

Putnam County

Although Cookeville City Council members thought they put the issue of a Confederate monument behind them, it appears Councilman Mark Miller will raise the issue again. Miller said the Sons of Confederate Veterans are in violation of a section of its 2000 contract with the Cookeville City Cemetery. He said he plans to raise the issue at Thursday’s council meeting. ... Read More »