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Burying Electric Lines On 10th Would Be Costly

As Cookeville’s 10th Street prepares for widening, many question if power lines along the entrance way could be buried. Cookeville Electric Director Carl Haney said many of the 10th Street power lines have five times more voltage than your regular power line. Haney said the price tag to bury those lines can skyrocket. “Once you bury those lines, the insulation ... Read More »

Councilman Wants Social Services Funding for Cookeville Panhandling

Councilman Charles Womack said he feels rushing to criminalize panhandling in Cookeville is premature. Cookeville City Council did not vote on a panhandling ordinance on Thursday night. Womack said he hopes City Manager James Mills will negotiate a way to use social services, instead of law enforcement. “I’m hoping that Mr. Mills is able to negotiate a reasonable deal with ... Read More »

Sparta Logo To Be Used For Gateway Monuments

The official logo and slogan for the city of Sparta will be used for the two gateway monuments coming this fall. The two welcome signs will be erected on the north and south city limits on Highway 111. Mayor Jeff Young said the sign will be the first of its kind in Tennessee. “T-DOT safety guidelines basically up to this ... Read More »

Accident Closes Down Part of 111 in Overton Co.

A multiple-car accident on Highway 111 in Overton County this afternoon has closed one lane of eastbound traffic. The crash near E. Paron Road was reported at 12:59 p.m. The accident is estimated to be cleared around 5 p.m. Lt. Jason McGee of the Tennessee Highway Patrol said two vehicles were involved in the accident and there are injuries involved. ... Read More »

Byrdstown Study To Explore 111 Changes

Byrdstown wants to reduce the speed limit for the portion of Highway 111 running through the town. Mayor Sam Gibson said T-DOT originally denied the town’s request to change the speed limit citing a lack of data. Now, the town will conduct a corridor study on the state route for T-DOT to review. “The town of Byrdstown is really concerned ... Read More »

Algood’s Welcome Sign Project On Hold

Algood’s 20-year-old wooden welcome signs will have to remain for now. City officials received one $82,000 bid for a new welcome sign, which city council declined. Mayor Lisa Chapman-Fowler said she’s disappointed in the project’s progress. “We are so proud of our city and want to project a welcoming and positive image, and of course signage is one way to ... Read More »

Robert Matthews Bridge Set To Complete By June

Construction on a new bridge along the Robert Matthews Highway between Cookeville and Sparta should finish in June. The $1.8 million project was originally scheduled to be completed May 30. White County Road Superintendent Clay Parker said progress has slowed due to weather. “They’re moving along great, they have done some quick, fantastic work over there with the weather they’ve ... Read More »

Sparta Man Flees Scene After 111 Wreck

A Sparta man faces charges of evading arrest, leaving the scene of a crash and due care after a Monday night incident on Highway 111 just off I-40. 31-year-old Rhett A. Verble ran off the left side of the roadway near Fleetguard Road as he traveled north, striking a guard rail. The car began to roll several times before coming ... Read More »