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Overton Sheriff Emphasizes Safe Driving With Increase Deer Activity

An increase in deer activity for this time of year means motorists beware. Overton County Sheriff John Garrett said that hunting season and rutting season are driving deer from their normal routines. He said that motorists should take time to slow down and drive carefully. “The worst thing that they can do is panic,” Garrett said. “Slow down, stay on ... Read More »

Algood Residents Voice Speeding Concerns Across Town

Algood residents gathered at city hall Tuesday night to voice their concerns about speeding and reckless driving. Residents from streets all across Algood said they feel unsafe in their neighborhood because of the issue. Residents from Old Walton Road, Cooper Road, Quinland Lake Road all had the same issues with drivers going over the speed limit and running stop signs. ... Read More »

Free Two-Week Test Drive Of Electric Vehicle Available To UC Residents

Tennessee Tech Professors are allowing anyone in the Upper Cumberland to take a two-week test drive of an electric vehicle. Chen said anyone can sign up to test either a Nissan Leaf or hybrid Ford F-250. The program being led by Professor Pingen Chen for Tech’s Mechanical Engineering Department. Chen said charging infrastructure is now established in eight counties so ... Read More »

Overton County Roads Open With Temporary Fixes

Overton County is beginning to recover from flood damage that occurred on roadways. County Road Superintendent James Norrod said the Dry Hollow and Rickman areas took the worst damage. Norrod said roads are open Tuesday with temporary fixes. “We’ve set a lot of cones out at dangerous places,” Norrod said. “Something that’s narrowed down, you know washed out on the ... Read More »

Law Enforcement Recommending Alternate Routes And Slow Driving

Staying off the roadways during icy conditions is the number recommendation law enforcement is giving. But, if you do have to drive, Cookeville Police Lieutenant Anthony Leonard said to stay off your phone and find alternate routes to avoid hills. “We need to be focused on the way that we are driving,” Leonard said. “Definitely drive much slower than you ... Read More »