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Traffic Flow Increase Not An Issue for Eagle Point

Statistics indicate that traffic flow has increased through the Shoppes at Eagle Point area, but no statistics support a problem. Captain Bobby Anderson said there has not been any crashes along S. Walnut or Interstate Drive in the area surrounding the Shoppes. “Obviously the shops are new and there are shops to be opened still. Although we’ve had an increase in ... Read More »

Putnam Planning Commission Approves Broadband Ordinance

The Putnam County Planning Commission approved an ordinance Tuesday that would expand faster broadband services to rural areas of the county. Commissioner Jordan Iwanyszyn says the ordinance will make a positive economic impact on the communities. “In the time I’ve been on the commission and keeping up with county issues beforehand, I believe this is one of the most significant steps ... Read More »

Troopers Discover 35 Pounds Of Marijuana Tuesday

The Tennessee Highway Patrol discovered a large quantity of marijuana during a traffic stop in Putnam County Tuesday. State Troopers arrested two men from North Carolina after a vehicle search yielded 35-pounds of marijuana, THC pens, marijuana gummies, and two grinders. An arrest warrant charges 42-year-old Albert Cheyno Ayers IV with possession of a controlled substance. 29-year-old Jamal Perry faces a ... Read More »

Overton ADC Cracks Down on Teen Smoking, Vaping

The Overton County Anti-Drug Coalition is cracking down on teen smoking and vaping in the area. Executive Director Tasha Mackie says the coalition tries to inform students across the county on the dangers of smoking. “That’s where a lot of our main focus is, is in the high schools to get the kids before they become of age,” Mackie says. ... Read More »

McMinnville Votes To Borrow Money For Civic Center Project

McMinnville officials approved a resolution Tuesday to borrow up to $10 million for renovation work at the civic center. City Administrator Bill Brock said residents will now have 20 days to decide if the resolution should be brought to a referendum. “If they fail to do that then the city can move forward with funding and construction,” Brock said. “If ... Read More »

Algood Votes To Purchase Unmarked Vehicle

The Algood City Council voted Tuesday to use drug fund money to purchase a $25,500 dollar unmarked vehicle for the police department. Mayor Lisa Chapman-Fowler voted no and said it financially didn’t make sense to purchase another vehicle for the police department. “Why can’t they use their personal vehicle and pay charged-mileage,” Chapman-Fowler asked. “Would it not be just as ... Read More »

Speedy Crossville City Council Meeting Tonight

Within 15 minutes, the Crossville City Council approved every item on its agenda, presented awards and adjourned. In one fell swoop, the governing body approved 10 agenda items. And with another vote, they approved four others. On third and final reading, the council approved an ordinance to amend Crossville Municipal Code 10-202 regarding the humane restraint of dogs. On second ... Read More »

Putnam Planning Commission Approves County Exec. Change

The Putnam County Planning Committee voted Tuesday to officially change County Executive Randy Porter’s title to County ‘Mayor’. Porter says changing the title helps eliminate confusion for those unfamiliar with the Executive title. “Everywhere I go, most of the other counties have the county ‘mayor’ and looking at new businesses coming in, it’s confusing for them,” Porter says. ” They ... Read More »

Fourth Historic District Up For Consideration Thursday

Cookeville City Council will consider on Thursday an ordinance establishing a new historic district overlay zone. If approved, the zone will include certain properties along East 8th Street. City Planning Director James Mills said municipal code requires 50-percent of property owners to be in favor of the historic zoning. “In this case, we have 16 of 19 property owners that ... Read More »

New Nashville Amazon Location Could Benefit Upper Cumberland

A new Amazon operations site in Nashville could bring more people and business to the Upper Cumberland. Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton says the announcement impacts more than just the Nashville metropolitan area. “It’s exciting for our region and the city and county as well because there will be opportunities for folks who live here to work there,” Shelton says, “and ... Read More »