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Algood Police Holding Retail Theft Seminar Wednesday

The Algood Police Department is holding a retail theft seminar Wednesday to train law enforcement, private security, and retail owners on identifying organized theft before it happens. Algood Police Chief Dale Armour said organized retail theft has become more common nationwide. He said the perpetrators may travel from city to city stealing hundreds of dollars of merchandise from stores and ... Read More »

Mayor: Algood May Need Future Property Tax Increase

It’s been at least a decade since Algood raised property taxes, but continuing that trend becoming more difficult. Mayor Lisa Chapman Fowler said as the community grows, the need for services increases. She said residents this year requested new services and upgrades that the city cannot afford. “There are some items that citizens are concerned about and would like to ... Read More »

Cookeville Energy Adding Advanced Metering Infrastructure

The Cookeville Energy Department plans to install advanced metering infrastructure for utilities during the upcoming fiscal year. Cookeville Energy Department Director Carl Haney told city council he has budgeted some $900,000 for electric and gas meters. He said he plans to have some 7,200 meters installed this fiscal year. He said gas meters are easier to get on hand, and ... Read More »

Cookeville-Putnam NAACP Honors Unrecognized Black Veterans From WWI, WWII

The Cookeville-Putnam NAACP recently led an effort to give proper recognition to black veterans who served in World War I and II. President Tom Savage said the organization canvased Buck Cemetery in Cookeville, Hermitage Cemetery in Algood, and another cemetery in Silver Point. Savage said between all three black cemeteries they found the headstones of 85 black veterans that had ... Read More »

Police Trying To Get Those Entering Algood To Slow Down

The Algood Police Department implementing educational tactics to combat speeding on Dry Valley Road and Mirandy Road. Police Chief Dale Armour said the city has purchased two large, digital signs to warn drivers that they might be speeding. He said on Dry Valley Road, the speed limit drops when drivers enter Algood city limits, but many do not slow down. ... Read More »

UC Drug Take Back Events Saturday

The annual spring Drug Take Back program happens Saturday across the Upper Cumberland, giving residents the chance to dispose of prescription medications. More than 300 tons of medications were collected nationwide at last fall’s event. Organizers say the event gets medications off the street, cutting down on potential crimes. The collection also protects the environment by keeping the medications out ... Read More »

Algood Planning Approves New Drive-Thru Ice Cream

Algood Planning Commission gave final approval Thursday night for a new Baskin Robbins, set to be built at 652 Main Street. A Checker’s Restaurant had previously been planned for the site, but the developers chose not to follow through on that project. Staff Planner Tommy Lee said the 1,055-square foot facility will be drive-thru only with outdoor seating. “This is ... Read More »

Amended Monterey Budget Includes 3-Cent Tax Increase

The town of Monterey’s amended budget includes a three-cent property tax increase, down from a 14-cent increase when a Wednesday work session began. Alderman Alex Garcia said the board went through the budget line-by-line and cut items when possible in order to whittle down the increase. He said the town has not had a property tax increase in well over ... Read More »

State Expert: Elected Boards Designed For Big Picture Focus

A Tennessee government expert said City Councils and Boards of Aldermen are designed to bring big-picture guidance to the cities and towns they lead, rather than day-to-day decision making. Honna Rogers is a MTAS Municipal Management Consultant at the University of Tennessee. Algood, Baxter, and Gainesboro have all dealt with multiple issues in recent weeks surrounding oversight from elected boards ... Read More »

Algood Set To Begin Bid Large Sewer Rehab Project

TDEC has given Algood the nod to bid out a large-scale sewer rehabilitation project. Algood City Administrator Keith Morrison said the city has been using cameras to inspect failing systems for several years in preparation for the project. The inspections have revealed cracks and busted sections of lines that have been in place since the 1960s. Morrison said during periods ... Read More »