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#18. Fentress County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.8% --- 60+ minute commute: 8.6% - Average commute time: 25 minutes --- 0.4 minutes shorter than state average - Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 20.6% - Worked outside county of residence: 27.8% - Means of transportation: drove alone (81.8%), carpooled (9.9%), walked to work (2.4%), public transportation (0.5%), worked from home (5.2%)
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How Many People are Missing in Wayne County

The number of missing people in Wayne County has become somewhat of a hot topic on social media lately as some say more than two dozen people have vanished locally over the past few years;. Newsfirst spoke with Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron who reports there is only one active...
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Persistence paid off with Roane State degree, new Fentress County Clerk says

FENTRESS COUNTY – For Amanda Hicks, the third time was the charm when it came to completing her degree at Roane State Community College’s Fentress County campus. Armed with that degree and her experience working in local governments, she decided to run for Fentress County Clerk in the August General Election. She won by more than 300 votes.

Russell Springs woman indicted in Wayne County

A Russell Springs woman was indicted by a Wayne County grand jury this week. According to Z93 in Monticello, Chelsey Andrew of Russell Springs was indicted for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and a traffic violation. Andrew was one of 26 indicted on charges from the Wayne County...

#37. Overton County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.8% --- 60+ minute commute: 5.6% - Average commute time: 26.6 minutes --- 1.2 minutes longer than state average - Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 17.5% - Worked outside county of residence: 47.6% - Means of transportation: drove alone (86.2%), carpooled (7.9%), walked to work (0.9%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (4.2%)

Ms. Ruby Keeton Turns 100 this Weekend

Today, Ruby (Crabtree) Stephens Keeton Is one of a few people in Wayne county to have reached triple-digit years old. Ruby has the amazing privilege to be turning 100 today. In honor of this tremendous success, a birthday party is planned for this Saturday, August 20 at the Neighborhood in Somerset. Both friends and the community is invited to celebrate with Ruby from 2 to 4 pm. Our goal is to give Mrs. Ruby 100 birthday cards as a token of her success. You can send you cards via,

State Reps Present Idea Of ATV Routes In Fentress County

State Representatives Kelly Keisling and John Mark Windle presented the idea of creating off-road vehicle routes to the Fentress County Commission Tuesday night. Keisling said the state is currently performing a safety study for 5.2 miles of state route and 4.5 of county roads in the Laurel Creek area. Once the study is complete, Windle said they intend to return before the commission to seek its approval.

Man Arrested after theft of a Mower

According to Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron a Wayne County man has been arrested for being in possession of a stolen Scag zero-turn lawn mower worth over $10,000.00. On August 17, 2022, Deputy Jerry Coffey was following up on information he had obtained about possible location of the stolen zero-turn lawn mower which was stolen in Wayne County. While in the area of Cowan and Hull Subdivision Road he observed a pickup truck hauling the stolen zero-turn mower. Deputy Coffey conducted a traffic stop on the truck on Sexton Black Cemetery Road. After confirming this was the stolen mower Deputy Coffey seized the mower and charged the driver Derek Lyons of Monticello, Ky. for receiving stolen property (over $10,000.00). Lyons was lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center.

Fentress Allocates TDEC Funds To Allardt, Jamestown, County Utility District

Fentress County has approved disbursements of TDEC funds to Allardt, Jamestown, and the Fentress County Utility District. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said Fentress County received some $4.3 million. Among the allocated funds, the commission approved some $700,000 to Allardt and $1.83 million to Jamestown. “I believe they’re going to do...

#8. Morgan County, TN

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 406 (87 new cases, +21% change from previous week) - Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,183 (6,674 total cases) --- 5.1% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee - Cumulative deaths per 100k: 411 (88 total deaths) --- 3.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee - Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.3% (11,199 fully vaccinated)

Sheriff’s Department Indictment Report

According to Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron on August 16, 2022, Deputies with the Wayne County Sheriff Office presented cases on 26 individuals on a total of 64 charges to the Wayne County Circuit Court Grand Jury. The following is the names and their charges for which they were indicted on.

Pickett School Board Seat To Be Decided In November Election

Pickett County’s third district school board seat will be decided in a run off election in November. Incumbent Travis Parrott and Candidate Gary Stover tied with 193 votes in the August Election. Election Administrator Tim Clark said the county commission voted this week to add the race to the ballot.

Monticello Police Indictment Report

Monticello Police Chief, Joey Hoover reports on Tuesday, August 16th, evidence from recent criminal cases investigated by members of the Monticello Police Department was presented to a Wayne County Grand Jury resulting in indictments being returned. Joey Hall, 45, of Monticello was indicted on two counts of Arson 1st Degree...

Laker Golf narrowly defeated by Wayne County

The Laker Golf team was narrowly defeated on the road at Wayne County Thursday. The Lakers faced off against the Cardinals at Monticello Country Club, coming up short by just four strokes with the Lakers finishing at 168 to Wayne County’s 164. Freshman Noah McMillin finished with the low...

Smallmouth series hosting final ‘Major’ event Saturday

BYRDSTOWN-The smallmouth-only night tournament series will wrap up the season with a final ‘Major’ event Saturday night, where the entry fee is upped to $100 per boat and fishing hours are extended to 3 a.m. Rod and Anderson Moon won the most recent tournament held last weekend with...
Overton County News

No “huffin and puffin” for ‘22 Wildcats

When the football season started last summer, there was a big absence of cars in the field house parking lot. Then first-year coach Dale Flatt pointed out that his team was so young, “most of them didn’t’ have driver’s licenses.” More noticeable this time around is a lot more cars in the parking lot.

Heraeus Precious Metals expands its recycling capabilities in Wartburg with new smelter part of major facility and technology expansion

Smelter to be powered exclusively by renewable energy; part of sustainability effort to be carbon-neutral by 2025. Heraeus Precious Metals, a leading provider of precious metals services and products, will further expand its recycling capabilities in the United States by building a state-of-the-art smelter in Wartburg, Tennessee, the site of its recycling facility.

Registration Continues for Soccer and Fall Baseball at the Park

The Monticello-Wayne County Parks and Recreation will be taking registration for Soccer for ages 3-13 at the Aspire Center until August 26th. You can register from 8:00-4:00 Monday-Friday. The cost is $25. The Monticello-Wayne County Parks and Recreation will be taking registration for Fall baseball for ages 6-12 at the...
Overton County News

Miss Hammock and Mr. Maynord to unite in marriage Oct. 6th

Amanda Hammock and Robbie Maynord of Rickman proudly announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Richard and Jody Hammock. He is the son of Rick and Sherry Maynord. The couple will exchange vows on Thursday, Oct. 6th at 5:30 p.m.