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Sally Oglesby covers final meeting
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday December 13, 2017

Since 1985 there have been numerous Crossville City Managers, council members and a handful of mayors, but through it all there has been one constant, City Clerk Sally Oglesby. And after 32 years and almost 400 regular meetings, Sally Oglesby will be passing the baton. At Sally's final Council meeting as City Clerk Tuesday night, City Manager Greg Wood recapped the national events of 1985, while Mayor James Mayberry reminisced of the local news story of that year before presenting Sally with a retirement clock and a bouquet of flowers. A reception for Sally will be held on her last day, December 19th on the 3rd floor of City Hall at 1 PM.


City Council meets in regular session
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday December 13, 2017

The Crossville City Council, in regular session, approved a proposal to allow the city manager to authorize the sale of up to one million gallons of water to the Crab Orchard Utility District. The sale would be at current rates with no minimum purchase. In other action, the council approved the creation of a Citizen Advisory Board for Parks and Recreation. The board is part of the Recreation Master Plan that was created in 2014.


City to explore processing wastewater into potable water
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday December 13, 2017

Citing advances in technology in addition to cost savings, Mayor Pro Tem JH Graham moved that the city manager discuss with the appropriate engineers, the possibility of processing wastewater into potable water. Graham felt the city needs to at least be informed of the processes and procedures in preparation for possible future federal grants. The council approved the motion in the 5-0 vote.


Sparta Passes First Reading Of Ordinance Allowing Beer Manufacturing In City Limits Broadcasting News Wednesday December 13, 2017

The Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen has passed First Reading of an Ordinance allowing the manufacture of beer inside the City limits. According to, interest has been expressed in establishing a "nano" brewery in the downtown area. The business would produce less than 100 barrels of beer a year. The City of Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet at 5 p.m. on December 21 at Sparta City Hall.


Coordinated Drug Operation Results in Six Indictments, Arrests
TBI/Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday December 13, 2017

Several people have been arrested on drug charges as a result of a coordinated operation conducted in and around the Overton County area that focused on the sale and delivery of various illegal narcotics. Six people were charged with a variety of drug-related offenses. They are: Steve Allen Walsh, of Cookeville; Tammy Renee Daily, of Cookeville; Joey Dwight Rhule, of Byrdstown; Jennifer Lynn Norris, of Cookeville; Barbara K. Duke, of Livingston; and Christy Dean Buck, of Livingston. These individuals were booked into the Overton County Jail with bonds ranging from $40,000 to $90,000. The operation involved law enforcement officers from the TBI Drug Investigation Division, Overton County Sheriff?s Department, Middle Tennessee Appalachia HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area), 13th Judicial Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, Cumberland County Sheriff?s Department, Putnam County Sheriff?s Department, Cookeville Police Department, Pickett County Sheriff?s Department and Crossville Police Department.


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