Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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Author Archives: Kate Cook

Cumberland Man Arrested After Reported Hatchet Attack

A Cumberland County man faces an aggravated assault charge after allegedly attacking another man with a hatchet. Jacob Edmonds was charged after an incident that occurred at about 4 a.m. Sunday. A resident at Brenda Lane Apartments called police after he was awakened by a fight outside. Police caught up with the victim at Cumberland Medical Center. He was able ... Read More »

DeKalb Sheriff: Homeless Couple Committed Burglaries

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department arrested a homeless couple accused of stealing from homes, outbuildings, barns and a church. Joshua Dewayne Brown, 31, and Ashley Nichole Tittle, 24, were found living in a tent in an old outbuilding at Wilson Hollow Road. They face 10 counts of burglary, three counts of aggravated burglary, four counts of vandalism 10 counts of ... Read More »

SAIC Holds Open House

Community members had the chance to tour the renovated SAIC office space Monday. SAIC’s Cookeville site manager Karen Langley: “We’re celebrating that we’re now here officially and open and operational and we wanted to give the community an opportunity to see what we’ve done, because they’ve been a great part of us getting here,” Langley said. Langley said the site ... Read More »

TTU Welcomes Comedian Thursday

Actress, comedian, disability advocate and writer Maysoon Zayid will be in Tennessee Tech University’s Derryberry Auditorium Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. Zayid is currently a guest comedian in residence at Arizona State University and is the co-founder and co-executive producer of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival and The Muslim Funny Fest. “An Evening with Maysoon Zayid” is ... Read More »

Archery Deer Season Opens Saturday

Archery season for deer begins Saturday throughout Tennessee. Crossbows and bows can be used until October 27. Hunters can bag four antlerless deer. That’s a male or female deer with no antlers protruding above the hairline. Hunters may only bag two antlered deer over the course of the year. Hunters must check their harvest before the end of each day, ... Read More »

Van Buren 911 Audit Should Be Clean This Year

Van Buren County 911 Board Chairman Brian Bricker said he expects the group will have a clean audit this year. The last two year’s audits had problems, including running in the red, Bricker said. Last year, the group reported themselves to the state and asked for help. Now there’s accounting controls in place, and a new director to make sure ... Read More »

Van Buren 911 May Give Spencer Ultimatum

The Van Buren County 911 Board may have an ultimatum for the city of Spencer. 911 Board Chairman Brian Bricker said they can’t afford to keep dispatching calls for the city of Spencer without more money. Bricker said they’ll ask their attorney about setting a date to stop dispatching service for Spencer. Bricker said the 911 center takes emergency calls ... Read More »

Cookeville Drivers Testing Center Offers CDL Tests

Commercial drivers can once again get their CDL in Cookeville. Sen. Paul Bailey was among those at a ceremony reopening the Cookeville Driver Testing Center’s CDL testing Friday. “This is going to help many, many people in the Upper Cumberland area for them to be able to come to the Cookeville location and take their pre-trip inspection as well as ... Read More »

Loutzenheiser Pleads Guilty; Sentenced To 12 Years

A retired Tennessee Tech professor accepted a plea agreement and immediately began serving his prison sentence. District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway: “Roy Loutzenheiser, a former professor at Tennessee Tech, pled guilty this morning to attempted aggravated sexual battery. He took a plea, entered a plea in criminal court of Putnam County this morning and was immediately taken into custody and ... Read More »

CHS Student Arrested For Online Threat

A Cookeville High School student faces at least one criminal charge after posting an alleged threat on social media. Putnam County Schools Director Jerry Boyd would only identify the student as an upperclassman. That student was arrested by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department early Monday morning. When our team was notified, or activated, in conjunction with the sheriff’s department, they ... Read More »