Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Family Justice Center Expanding To Overton

The Upper Cumberland Family Justice Center will expand next month. Director Amy Stockwell said it was time to grow. “We finally feel like we have a firm foundation in Putnam County and we thought the next natural move was Livingston and Overton County and hopefully so that we can better serve the victims who are in Pickett and Clay and ... Read More »

Weaver Rides Bus With THP

Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver took a ride on the THP distracted driving bus to see firsthand how bad the distracted driving problem is in Tennessee. Weaver said she wouldn’t be surprised to see a distracted driving bill in the general assembly this winter. “And there’s quite a bit of debate, discussion on it, we haven’t passed anything yet but it’s ... Read More »

THP Distracted Driving Bus Tours 111

Drivers received citations for a number of violations Wednesday as the THP’s distracted driving bus toured Highway 111. Lt. Jimmy Neal said drivers don’t expect a bus full of law enforcement. “We’re going to have officers on board the bus and they’ll be watching the traffic and when they see violations, they’ll radio out to one of the guys on ... Read More »

Cookeville’s Spring Street Closed Friday

One block of Cookeville’s Spring Street will be closed Friday. The city’s Water Quality Control department needs to patch the road. Spring Street between Jefferson and Washington will be closed beginning at 8 a.m. A water service line caused a problem with the pavement. They’ll excavate the area, compact it with gravel and patch the pavement. The road will be ... Read More »

Basics Help Improve Fire Safety

Firefighters across the state hope everyone will learn something this week for Fire Safety Week. Putnam County Fire Chief Tom Brown said some simple steps can really help. “Basic stuff like fire safety in the home, smoke alarms, an escape plan, anything that will get you safely out of the home in the event of a fire,” Brown said. Each ... Read More »

October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Putnam County Family Resource Agency Director Amy Stockwell said October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. “It’s an opportunity for us to remind people about domestic violence and the issue it is in our community and we hope we can make it a chance to remind them how they can help and be a solution to domestic violence,” Stockwell said. Throughout ... Read More »

Entries Accepted For Crossville Christmas Parade

Crossville’s Christmas Parade features the importance of reading. The theme this year is “Reading Around The Christmas Tree.” The Cumberland County Board of Education’s Early Literacy Council will be the parade marshals. Entry forms are available at the Palace Theater on Main Street. Entries are free and will be accepted up until December 6.   Read More »

White County Posts Big Gains On ACT

White County students greatly improved their ACT scores. The state Education Department Tuesday said ACT scores improved statewide, but White County posted the largest gains in the state. White County Schools Director Kurt Dronebarger said White County High has been devoted to raising the scores. “Just want to congratulate principal Grant Swallows and his team for their hard work, it’s ... Read More »

Burn Permits Required Starting Sunday

Folks wanting to burn brush will need a permit starting Sunday. Statewide, folks outside of cities and towns will need a permit from the county or state forestry service to burn. The burn permit season runs from October 15 to May 15 each year. Putnam County Fire Chief Tom Brown said it’s a good thing. “It is the dry season ... Read More »

Milling Has Begun On Willow Avenue

Milling has begun on Cookeville’s Willow Avenue. TDOT spokesman Jennifer Flynn said the two-part project is on schedule. Contractor Rogers Group has lowered manholes, repaired sidewalks and drainage catchbasins. Now they’re removing old pavement before applying new asphalt. Flynn said the whole project should be complete by Halloween. The project begins just south of Jackson Street and will cover 2 ... Read More »