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Head-On Crash Injures Three People In Cumberland County

A head-on vehicle collision injured three people in Cumberland County Wednesday. The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. on Highway 70 West. The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that the crash happened as 77-year-old Katherine McFarland of Crossville attempted turn onto Highway 70 East from Parks Road. The report states that McFarland’s Ford Taurus turned into the westbound lane and collided head-on ... Read More »

Roane State Tours Industrial Park For Possible Satellite Campus

Roane State wants to bring a permanent satellite campus to Fentress county. Fentress County Executive J. Michael Cross said the county has offered the Clarkrange Industrial Park as a possible location. “We are excited about trying to get Roane State’s permanent facility,” Cross said. “We think it would be a great draw for industry and jobs.” Cross said the industrial ... Read More »

Crossville to Apply For TAEP Grant

Crossville City Council voted to submit an application to the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program Tuesday night. Greg Woods is the City Manager of Crossville. “This is something we have done the past couple of years and what it is is a fifty-fifty match for trees. They put in five thousand and we put in five thousand,” Woods said. “That helps provide ... Read More »

Sparta Adjusts Electricity Rates to Improve Infrastructure

Sparta adjusted the electricity rates in order to update infrastructure in the coming fiscal year. Chris Dorsey is the City Administrator. Dorsey said increasing the rate benefits the city by paying for various updates. The rate increase will also help pay for employee benefits, Dorsey said. “Basically we do that every year but of course, you know, buying a utility pole ... Read More »

UCHRA Executive Director Luke Collins Terminated

The policy council of the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency voted to fire Executive Director Luke Collins Wednesday. Putnam County Executive Randy Porter was one of several executive board members who voted to ratify the policy council’s decision. The policy council voted 14-12 to terminate Collins “I felt like the agency, for quite a while now, has been going in ... Read More »

Representatives Visit the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment

A group of  Tennessee representatives visited the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Irwin, California. The 278th Cavalry Regiment functions out of Knoxville and includes citizens from the Upper Cumberland. Rep. Kelly Keisling traveled with the group. “We were invited by Major General, Adjutant General if you will, Max Haston of our Tennessee National Guard,” Keisling said. “And I might add ... Read More »

Appeals Court Upholds 4-Year Sentence For White County Man

The Tennessee Court of Appeals upheld a trial court’s decision to revoke probation for a White County man. The trial court ordered James Wolford to serve his original 4-year sentence for possessing meth after he assaulted and injured two men in April of last year. Court documents indicate that Wolford used a stick to attack the men, causing a compound ... Read More »

Stockton Charged With Possessing Child Pornography

Cookeville Police have charged a man for allegedly possessing pornographic images of children. Authorities have charged Harold Doug Stockton with sexual exploitation of a minor. Cookeville Police officials said they received a tip of child pornography being found at the Cookeville Rescue Mission. An officer searched through Stockton’s Google Drive account and allegedly found two video files containing children engaged ... Read More »

Algood Passes First Reading Of Annual Budget

Algood City council passed the first reading of the new budget Tuesday night. Mayor Kirk Dyer said he believes the budget will continue to benefit Algood. ” It is a very sound budget. A lot of thought went into it. And it covers and encompasses a lot of our newest purchases,” Dyer said. “Being the White Plains Plantation and the ... Read More »

Eastern Bluebird Named Official Bird Of Crossville

Crossville City Council members passed a resolution Tuesday declaring the Eastern Bluebird as the official bird of the city. Crossville Mayor James Mayberry made the motion to approve the resolution. “Cumberland County has a healthy population of bluebirds,” Mayberry said. “The Cumberland County Bluebird club places and currently monitors over 130 bluebird nest boxes at Bear Trace Golf Course, Four ... Read More »