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Sparta man found guilty of sexual battery by an authority figure

Christopher W. Larremendi appeared before Judge David Patterson, on July 12, to enter a plea to two counts of sexual battery by an authority figure, a class C felony.


July 20 Sparta Green Market features music by Stacy Lawson

Stacy Lawson, Sparta’s hometown singer and songwriter, is the featured performer at the Sparta Green Market, 4-7 p.m., July 20, at Metcalf Pavilion, on Liberty Square.


Rollover crash in Van Buren

On July 14, 2018, a rollover motor vehicle crash occurred on Highway 111 just south of Spencer city limits. One occupant was injured and was transported by emergency medical service to Highlands Medical Center for further evaluation and treatment. Piney, Spencer, Cedar Grove, and Fall Creek Falls fi


Planning commission to look at 'L Block'

A condemned property in an area that reportedly produces one of the highest number of calls to the Cookeville Police Department is being considered for an overlay zone that would allow for a The L-shaped apartment complex known as "L Block" on Chestnut Avenue is being considered for a Redevelopment

TOPIX - 2018-07-21 07:23:37

Dunking for Dollars in Van Buren benefits Alzheimer’s Tennessee

July 14 was hot, so finding volunteers for the dunk tank was pretty easy at the Van Buren Mountain Homecoming. Some did it for the opportunity to cool off, but there were others who were aware of the purpose of the water-filled tank. It was the creative idea of Jeweleen England to help raise money f


Robertson Sheriff seeks 'endangered' autistic man

Brian Kelley Allen, 20, requires frequent medication for his condition, according to a news release issued by the agency Wednesday night.


Fatal Crash at Middle Tennessee and Lascassas

A crash at the intersection of West Clark Boulevard - Middle Tennessee Boulevard andLascassasHighway claims the life of a 61-year old Murfreesboro man. She says the crash involved a 2012 Ford Mustang and a 2008 Suzuki motorcycle.Start the conversation, orRead moreat WGNS-AM Murfreesboro.Add your com

TOPIX - 2018-07-20 22:20:19

Crash involving motorcycle in Sale Creek leaves two people in critical condition

A crash that involved a motorcycle Thursday evening in Sale Creek left two people in critical condition.It happened around 7:45 p.m. in the 1400 block of Mayflower Road.Hamilton County Sheriff's Office spokesman Matt Lea says the driver of vehicle failed to yield and turned in front of the motorcycl

WRCBTV.COM - 2018-07-20 03:34:00

Get ready for Waterfest!

The city of Crossville will host the 2018 WaterFest Family Fun Day Saturday at Meadow Park Lake. The event includes all types of water activities, including kayaking, with music, food, crafts and games. This year’s event will be held from 3 to 8 p.m., with a 5K race beginning at 4 p.m.

CROSSVILLE CHRONICLE - 2018-07-19 18:09:00

Man charged in city burglary

Police made contact with the suspect’s mother who denied her son had left home. The teen, however, reportedly admitted to going to the victim’s home.

CROSSVILLE CHRONICLE - 2018-07-19 18:09:00

Officials Search For Body Of Drowning Victim At Dale Hollow Reservoir

They stopped at a dock for lunch and then went back out on the water. Officials said the man hit wake, was thrown from the personal water craft, and went under the water.

WTVF - 2018-07-19 21:03:31

New manufacturing facility coming to Sparta, bringing 200 jobs

L-R: Ricky Rivers, delivery driver; Jeff Steinworth, national sales manager; Cameron Rudd, Hörmann LLC president; Denny Wayne Robinson, White County executive; Ethan Herman, project engineer; Greg Wilcox, Nashville distribution manager; and Todd Mullinax, regional sales manager. (Photo by RIMA AUSTI


Tennessee zipper company in crosshairs of buy-American laws:The Asahi Shimbun

Kwasnik is president of Dunlap Industries, a small manufacturing company in Appalachia that for more than 15 years made zippers for U.S. military uniforms--until last year, when a competitor complained that not all of the parts the company was using were from the United States.


Van Buren County Farmers’ Market is open for business

Though the official ribbon-cutting pomp and circumstance grand opening has not occurred, the agriculture structure, in Spencer, has been a shelter from the sun for the past three weeks.


Dunlap zipper company in crosshairs of buy-American laws

DUNLAP (AP) — Robert Kwasnik has a zipper problem — and it has come to the attention of the highest levels of the U.S. government.Kwasnik is president of Dunlap Industries, a small manufacturing company in Appalachia that for more than 15 years made zippers for U.S. military uniforms — until last ye


FERRIER FILES: Cookeville officer severely burned while saving woman gives back

He knew that he was supposed wait for the firefighters, he knew he should just shout for her to come to a window, he knew he wasn't supposed to go in.


Couple arrested with 4.4 ounces of meth

Hensley reported as he was pulling the vehicle over the passenger, Morgan, was "making furtive movements with both hands towards the floor board area in front of her."


Scams topping the annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ list

Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain near the top of the annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for the filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced. The IRS has seen a surge of these phone scams in recent months as scam artists threaten police


44 years of Dickson Co. Farm Tour: Newcomers, life-timers get Ag education

The buses left Dickson County High School promptly at 8 a.m. on July 11 and headed northwest of town to the farm owned by Todd and Lenee Berry in the Sylvia community. Berry told attendees about his garden, which included squash, zucchini, corn, cucumbers, and tomatoes. The latter is one of Berry’s


Thursday night concerts offer music, food and fun

The Cleverlys include, from left, Sock Cleverly, Cub Cleverly, Digger Cleverly, Ricky Lloyd and DVD Cleverly. The comedy/music brings their “bluegrassed-up” covers of popular songs to live audiences across the country.