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Investigation finds problems at Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency

It’s important to note that on December 4, 2012, the UCHRA Board’s Personnel Committee approved a motion to allow the executive director to use comp time. Investigators reviewed the UCHRA Employee and Policy Handbook which establishes the “exempt” and “non-exempt” classification for all employees. I

SPARTALIVE.COM - 2018-05-24 09:12:03

DUI, evading suspect leaves hospital; $1,000 reward offered for information

Due to Summers’ impaired state and self-inflicted injuries, he was taken to the Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon emergency room. While he under treatment and not fully conscious, a court order was provided to the hospital, which required it to immediately notify the department if Summers was to be release

LEBANON DEMOCRAT - 2018-05-23 17:26:39

Central View closing addressed at county commission meeting

A myriad of officials discuss the closing of Central View Elementary School after the issue was addressed during Monday night’s county commission meeting. L-R: Jerry Lowery, City of Sparta aldermen and former county commissioner, as well as candidate for 43rd District state representative; Dewayne H

SPARTALIVE.COM - 2018-05-24 07:38:21

Woman charged with selling marijuana when customers found outside home

Jo Leah Donnelly, 40, 478 Lee Dr., is charged with one count each of felony possession of marijuana for sell and possession of marijuana for delivery, according to Deputy Zach Gilpin’s report. She was booked at the Justice Center and placed under $10,000 bond.

CROSSVILLE CHRONICLE - 2018-05-24 18:28:00

Comptroller finds issues at UCHRA

UCHRA’s Board Personnel Committee approved a motion on December 4, 2012, to allow the executive director to use comp time. Investigators reportedly reviewed the UCHRA Employee and Policy Handbook, which establishes the “exempt” and “non-exempt” classification for all employees. The release said inve

OVERTON COUNTY NEWS - 2018-05-24 16:48:00

Homeowner interrupts break-in; 2 charged

Charged with aggravated burglary and theft of property are James Stephen Meadows, 34, 109 Ivy Ave., and Mark McKenney Shanks, 61, no address available.

CROSSVILLE CHRONICLE - 2018-05-24 18:31:00

Wenda's Warriors fish fry

Wenda’s Warriors will be hosting a Relay For Life fish fry, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, May 26, 2018, at The Splash, on Mayberry Street (formerly known as Wet Willie’s). You have the choice of either a fish plate or a fish sandwich. Proceeds will go to American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, which h

SPARTALIVE.COM - 2018-05-24 08:55:38

Pleasant Hill archery qualifies for world tournament

The Pleasant Hill Elementary School archery team recently competed in the 2018 Eastern National NASP Tournament on May 10. The hardworking team shot a team score of 2,846, qualifying them for the world tournament. Students have been putting in hours of hard work, shooting multiple days each week. Th

CROSSVILLE CHRONICLE - 2018-05-24 18:05:00

Rock Island State Park on the FG hiking schedule

On Friday, May 25, the Fairfield Glade Hikers will travel about 60 miles to Rock Island State Park. The hike will include three trails within the park for a total of five miles and is rated moderate.

CROSSVILLE CHRONICLE - 2018-05-23 17:57:00

Harriman police arrest man accused of kidnapping, assault

HARRIMAN, Tenn. (WVLT) --A Harriman man is behind bars after a woman said he held her against her will and assaulted her Tuesday.The Harriman Police Department said they executed a search warrant early Wednesday morning at a home on Roberts Street and arrested 37-year-old James Wampler. The victim t

WVLT.TV - 2018-05-23 10:48:00

No injuries in four-car collision Friday afternoon

According to the crash report filed by Lt. Jacob Boswell, all of the vehicles involved in the crash were traveling westbound near the UCEMC substation when a red Ford Econoline van driven by Amber R. Carson, 29, of Livingston, stopped to wait for another vehicle to turn into the substation’s gravel


TBI Nets Monroe Man In Sting; Later Indicted

An undercover human trafficking operation conducted by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Office of the 13thDistrict Attorney General, Cookeville Police Department, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, and Homeland Security Investigations has resulted in the arrest of ten men faci


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

ALEXANDER, DESTINI JANAY9008 BURNWOOD LN CHATTANOOGA, 37416Age at Arrest: 28 years oldArresting Agency: ChattanoogaDOMESTIC ASSAULT/AGGRAVATED---BARKER, JUANITA MICHELLE3201 6TH AVE CHATTANOOGA, 37407Age at Arrest: 46 years oldArresting Agency: ChattanoogaROBBERY---BENFORD, LANIKA YASMINE3329 PINEWO


CHIEF'S REPORT: A refresher on TN traffic laws

Whether you've recently moved to Tennessee, you're visiting on vacation or you've lived in this beautiful state your whole life, you might need a refresher on some of the state-specific traffic laws. I spoke to a resident earlier this week and he stated he lost a family member from a bus not stoppin

CROSSVILLE CHRONICLE - 2018-05-23 17:59:00

16-year-old killed, 5 others hurt in Murfreesboro crash

The driver of the truck, a 21-year-old man, was seriously injured and was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.


CRMC one of first in Upper Cumberland to offer new, more comfortable mammogram

The Women’s Center at Cookeville Regional is one of the first in the Upper Cumberland to offer the SmartCurve™ breast stabilization system, which is clinically proven to deliver a more comfortable mammogram without compromising image quality, workflow or dose.


Shepherd takes the helm of Christian Counseling Center

Christian Counseling Center, 348 Taylor Street, Crossville, introduced Teresa Shepherd, newly appointed executive director of the organization, to the community and local sponsors in an open house at Fairfield Glade Community Church on Saturday, April 21.


Arrests Made At Poor People's Campaign Protest Downtown

The group gathered, about 100 people in all, to call for the restoration of the Voting Rights Act and an end to racial inequality.


Southern Stars band plays Saturday in Crossville

If You Go› What: Southern Stars Symphonic Brass› Where: Cumberland County Playhouse, 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tennessee› When: 7:30 p.m. CDT Saturday, May 26› Admission: $15› For more information: 931-484-5000

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS - 2018-05-23 00:00:18

Tennessee man indicted by Edmonson Co. grand jury

Jason G. Long, 35, of 3799 Oak Groves Road, Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee was indicted Friday for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (first offense, greater than or equal to 2 grams of methamphetamine), buy/possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of