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Rail Trail Authority Seeking Funding To Extend To Monterey

The Rail Trail Authority is looking for funding to extend the Rail Trail from Algood to Monterey. The City of Algood will extend the trail half a mile to Main Street. Rail Trail Authority Chairman Tara Wohlgemuth said the organization has engineering plans to continue the trail up Monterey Mountain. “That would be investigating what kind of grants are out ... Read More »

Algood Fire Dept. Getting New Pumper Truck

The Algood Fire Department is adding a new pumper truck to its fleet. Algood Fire Chief Victor Jones said the addition of the new truck will help the city in its goal to lower its ISO rating. “The truck that we have now is 20-years-old,” Jones said. “It’s still a good truck, but it’s got to its date that on ... Read More »

Mask Mandates Increase For Retailers

Wal-Mart, Kroger and Sam’s Club are among a growing list of retailers requiring shoppers to wear masks. Mike Dorey of Rickman headed to Walmart Thursday. He questions the usefulness of wearing a mask but will follow Wal-Mart’s request. “I do not really know the size of the macrons of the germs and what the mask does and how effective it ... Read More »

Algood Council Votes Against A One-Time Bonus For Employees

Algood City Council voted against a one-time bonus for 46 front-line city workers Tuesday night. Three council members including Mayor Lisa Chapman-Fowler abstained. Council members Bill Bilbrey and Ruby Hawkins both have family members who work for the city. The resolution failed with just two yes votes. Council Member Luke Hill proposed a resolution for a $500 one-time bonus. Council ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Quilt Festival Cancelled

The 32nd Upper Cumberland Quilt Festival has been cancelled. Festival Coordinator John Allen said cancelling Tennessee’s largest and longest running quilt festival was not easy and required multiple board meetings. “We did not approach it lightly,” Allen said. “Extensive discussions and a great deal of reflection. It was not a unanimous situation until we got to yesterday’s meeting.” Allen said ... Read More »

Algood Man Shot Friday Morning, New Mexico Man Jailed

An Algood man is in stable condition at Vanderbilt Medical Center after being shot at Cookeville’s LaQuinta Inn Friday morning. 31-year-old Justin Michael Payne had been shot three times in the upper torso. A second male had also been shot but his injuries were minor, according to Cookeville Police reports. Police arrested 36-year-old Christian James Schlenker, of Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... Read More »

Algood To Upgrade Buck Mountain Water Pumps

Much needed upgrades to the Buck Mountain water system are coming thanks to state grant. Algood City Administrator Keith Morrison said the city plans to increase pump capacity and place the pump station above ground with a new system. The upgrades are a necessity to continue to provide water to Buck Mountain. “The pumps there were put in several years ... Read More »

No Suspects In Algood Drugs Burglary

Burglars pried open the front doors of Algood Drugs to steal money and drugs during an overnight burglary Tuesday. Algood Police are investigating the robbery. Algood Police Public Information Officer Elena Neff said they do not have a suspect. “As to the extent of the inventory that was taken,” Neff said, “We don’t have a firm number. Algood Drugs is ... Read More »

Algood Upgrading Playground Equipment

The City Of Algood will spend just under $8,500 to upgrade playground equipment at the tennis court park. City Administrator Keith Morrison said a new free-sliding glide slide and a heavy-duty swing set will be installed. “This would remove the slide and swing set that are now there,” Morrison said. “They are deteriorating and replace them with commercial-grade equipment that ... Read More »

Algood Police Investigating Burglary

Algood Police investigating an overnight burglary at Algood Drugs on Main Street. Police want anyone who might have seen anything out of the ordinary between 3am and 5am to call police. Investigators asking anyone with surveillance cameras in that area to examine the video. Both the TBI and the Drug Enforcement Agency are assisting in the investigation. Contact Algood Police ... Read More »