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Body Found At Cummins Falls Not That Of Missing Woman

Authorities discovered a body at Cummins Falls State Park today, but it was not the body of a missing 73-year-old woman that crews are searching for. Officials did not say if the person died as a result of Wednesday’s flash flooding event or if it was part of of an unrelated death. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County EMA, ... Read More »

Vehicle Strikes Smithville’s College Street Bridge

Another vehicle has struck Smithville’s Veterans Memorial Bridge on College Street. Yesterday a truck carrying cars struck the underside of the bridge. It marked the second such incident in just over a year. Last June a dump truck struck the underside of the bridge causing significant damage. Just last month TDOT awarded a bid to repair the bridge, but construction ... Read More »

CRMC Foundation Golf Classic Registration Underway

The Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation is gearing up for its biggest fundraising event of the year. Director John Bell said the Cookeville Regional Medical Center Golf Classic will take place August 17th and 18th at the Golden Eagle Golf Club. “All the proceeds go to support patient assistance fund here at CRMC,” Bell said. “The three largest it’s going to ... Read More »

Crossville Woman Steals Military Vehicle Tuesday

Police have charged a Crossville woman after she allegedly stole a military owned vehicle Tuesday. Police have accused 40-year-old Augusta Glass of taking a work van parked at the North Main Street Marine recruiting office. Authorities say they obtained surveillance footage showing Glass taking the van. She was later found driving the vehicle on Highway-127, where she was arrested and ... Read More »

New Fee Structure Proposed For Stage At Livingston Central Park

A new fee structure for renting the stage at Livingston’s new Central Park could be adopted by the town’s city council. Mayor Curtis Hayes said the council is in the process of putting together a rough draft of the fee structure. “Under the proposal, It won’t cost folks anything to use the stage if they have their own sound and ... Read More »

Algood PD Hiring Police Officers

The Algood Police Department is now hiring new police officers. Interim Police Chief Bryant Swallows said the department has a number of open positions that need to be filled. “We are down to 8 officers right now and we are slotted for 14,” Swallows said. “I’d like to fill as many as possible to get us back up to full ... Read More »

Cumberland Co. Man Indicted On Child Sex Crimes

A grand jury has indicted a Cumberland County man on child sex crimes. Crossville Police served the indictment Monday to 43-year-old Ronald Matthew Reagan. He’s charged with two counts of solicitation of a minor and one count of sexual exploitation of a minor. The indictment indicates that in May of last year Reagan allegedly tried communicating with a 16-year-old girl ... Read More »

Man Shoots Wife In DeKalb County

DeKalb County authorities have arrested a man who allegedly shot his wife Wednesday and led police on a pursuit with a child inside the vehicle. 51-year-old Ronald Jeffery Patterson is facing three counts of reckless endangerment, aggravated assault, and evading arrest. According to authorities, the incident began when Patterson and his wife got into an argument while driving. At one ... Read More »

One Person Missing After Flash Flooding At Cummins Falls

Rescue squads from multiple Upper Cumberland counties have rescued donzens of people from Cummins Falls. Officials say a 73-year-old woman remains missing. Crews responded to the Cummins Falls Wednesday afternoon after about 40 people became stranded at the falls when flash flooding hit following a heavy downpour. Jackson County E 911 Director Michael Smith said 27 people were stranded at ... Read More »

AT least 40 People Trapped At Cummins Falls

Rescue crews from multiple counties are working to rescue about 40 people trapped at Cummins Falls. “Due to the recent storm we had the water has risen rapidly and they’re needing help getting back to a safe area,” Smith said. Crews are working to rescue two separate groups that were stranded around the falls area and on a small island ... Read More »