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Rock Island’s Webb Hotel Nominated For Historic Places Registery

Rock Island’s Webb Hotel has been nominated for the National Register of Historic Places. Warren County Executive and Historian Jimmy Hayley said it’s a unique home with a rich history. “Just the fact that it’s a piece of history that hasn’t been bulldozed down for progress, I think shows that the community sees value in having these properties listed and ... Read More »

NAACP Celebrates MLK Day In Algood

The Cookeville-Putnam County NAACP honored Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy during a prayer breakfast in Algood Monday. NAACP President Thomas Savage said without Dr. King, opportunities for the coalition and minorities would not be possible. “Dr. King was a visionary. His dream was that everybody in this coalition would not look like me, that they would be all of God’s ... Read More »

Monterey To Repair Turbine At Water Plant

Monterey faces an expensive repair after a turbine broke at the water plant last month. Water Treatment Plant Supervisor Duane Jarrett said the project will cost between $25,000 and $30,000. “We’ve got to set a crane up beside the lake. It’s the building that sticks out in the water and the roof has to be lifted off,” Jarrett said. “The ... Read More »

Cookeville Provides Update For Plans Of Services

Cookeville has a total of 13 annexation areas lacking water, sewer, or electrical services. City Council held a public hearing Thursday and provided annual progress reports on the plans of services for those areas. Resident Martina Gabriel told council members that a lack of sewer prevents her from developing several acres of land near Highway 70 East and Interstate 40. ... Read More »

Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day March At Tech

Tennessee Tech will host their annual march for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Omnicron Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will host a silent march Tuesday at 11 a.m. Multicultural Affair Director Charria Champbell said this is an important event. “We want to honor his legacy for service to all mankind in commemoration of the 25th MLK Day ... Read More »

Tech Professor Studies Soil Energy

One of Tennessee Tech’s professors and alumni has begun research that could help farmers. Center for Energy Systems Research Assistant Professor Dr. Charles Van Neste said he’s researching how to wirelessly transmit power through the soil. “The main concept behind, the main goal, is to power sensors, agricultural sensors, that are placed throughout the field and alleviate the need for ... Read More »

Cookeville Officer Placed On Administrative Leave

A Cookeville Police Officer has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a criminal investigation. Department officials said Sergeant Shannon Smith self-reported the investigation related to theft of property in another jurisdiction. A press release said Smith was placed on paid administrative leave in November after the department confirmed that an investigation was being conducted by the ... Read More »

Murfreesboro Man Injured In Putnam County Crash

A Murfreesboro man suffered injuries Saturday after his Toyota Rav struck the end of a guardrail in Putnam County. The accident happened near the 286 mile marker of Interstate 40. 64-year-old Timothy Callahan received medical treatment at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. His condition remains unknown. A Tennessee Highway Patrol crash report said Callahan was driving East when he began to ... Read More »

Man Rescued From White County Cave

Multiple rescue teams pulled an injured man from a cave in northeastern White County early Saturday morning. The Sparta-White County Rescue Squad responded the scene after receiving a call at 6:01 p.m. Friday. Chief Ray Brown said a boulder fell on the man’s leg after he fell 10 feet and lended on a ledge. “After speaking with our special operations ... Read More »

Monterey Flooding Project To Start By March 2

Elk Mountain Construction will begin working to address Monterey’s flooding problem within the next 45 days. Town officials said the $124,403 project will begin on or before March 2. Grant writer Dawn Kupferer said that timeline allows the supplier to build storm drain boxes for the project. Scope of project involves installing new drain basins near the police department property ... Read More »