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Livingston Aldermen Pass Resolution To Give Mayor Hiring Powers

The Livingston Board of Alderman has passed a resolution giving the city’s mayor the authority to hire, fire and suspend city employees without board approval. The motion passed 4-2 during Monday’s Board of Alderman meeting. Alderman Kelly Coleman voted for and said the added capabilities would make replacing city employees more efficient. “To me, it seems not very efficient if ... Read More »

Home Lost in Fire on Calfkiller Highway

Fire crews were on scene for nearly five hours early Sunday morning as a residential home was completely lost on Calfkiller Highway. Putnam County Fire Captain Coty Nash said they received the call at 3:30 AM and responded to a single-story home near the White County line. Nash said it was being paged in as a kitchen fire. “By the ... Read More »

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Frying A Turkey

For those considering frying your turkey this Thanksgiving, be mindful of the fire dangers involved. Turkey fryers commonly overheat and start grease fires without the right precautions. Putnam County Fire Chief Tom Brown said the first step to safely fry a turkey is thawing the meat. “You introduce a frozen turkey to super heated grease or oil, and it is ... Read More »

Fentress County Preparing To Re-Open Recycling Center

Fentress County is preparing to re-open it’s recycling center after a 2019 fire. Fentress County Mayor Jimmy Johnson said the offices are in the moving process and the building should be completely finished this week. Johnson said the next step is bidding the equipment lost to get the county fully operational “We lost everything we had, it was a complete, ... Read More »

Home Lost in Putnam County Fire

A Putnam County home has been completely destroyed by an early morning fire on Turkey Hollow Road. Putnam County Fire Chief Tom Brown said fire crews dispatched Thursday at about 4:00 AM. No one was home at the time of the fire, and had collapsed by the time crews arrived on scene. The fire was discovered by the owners father, ... Read More »

Sports One Slowly Recovers From April Fire

It has been a slow recovery for Cookeville Sports One owner Bob Larrick. Larrick’s business suffered fire and water damage from an April fire at the downtown location. He said he is meeting with contractors to explore rebuilding options. “Of course the building cost has gone up quite a bit just in the last few months,” Larrick said. “With everything ... Read More »

Cookeville Fire Department Responds TO IHOP Fire Call

The Cookeville Fire Department responded to a fire call Wednesday morning at the IHOP on Interstate Drive. Fire Chief Darryl Blair said on arrival, the building was filled with haze. After investigating, the smoke was created from a faulty belt in an AC unit on the roof. “There was no fire at all,” Blair said. “The belt got so hot ... Read More »

Home In Livingston A Total Loss To Fire

Multiple emergency personnel were called to the scene of a fire at a single-family dwelling in Livingston Thursday evening. Overton County Fire Chief, Rocky Dial, said the dwelling was a complete loss. The home was located at Carr Avenue and Long Street. No one was home at the time and no injuries were reported. Emergency personnel extinguished the fire around ... Read More »

Printing Equipment Lost In Sports One Fire

An early Saturday morning fire at Cookeville’s Sports One destroyed the company’s printing equipment. Owner Bob Larrick said many leagues plan to start late seasons, and orders had just started being filled. “Right when you start to go,” Larrick said, “It’s just another thing to kick you in the teeth and knock you down, but we’re going to get something ... Read More »

Downtown Fire Damages Cookeville Business

A fire broke out Saturday morning in Cookeville’s downtown district along East Broad Street. Cookeville Fire Chief Daryl Blair said the fire at the Sports One store was contained quickly. Crews continued searching for hot spots around 3:00am Saturday morning. Blair said the most extensive damage appeared to be in the area where screening is done at the rear of ... Read More »