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Author Archives: Rafferty Cleary

Suspect In Custody Following Pursuit Near Baxter Primary School

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Putnam County authorities have arrested at least one person following a high speed pursuit that ended near Baxter Primary School today. According to a statement from the Putnam County School System, Baxter Primary School was placed on lockdown because of the incident around 2:30 p.m. School officials said the lockdown was lifted at around 2:45 ... Read More »

Planned Power Outage To Take Place In Clay Co. Saturday

Tri County Electric has scheduled a planned power outage Saturday for the Celina Substation. Officials with Tri County Electric said the outage is need in order to conduct upgrades to the Celina substation. Weather permitting, the outage will take place at 11:00 p.m. and last for at least two hours. The Celina substation covers all of Clay County east of ... Read More »

Students Triple Fundraising Goal At Tennessee Tech Miracle

Tennessee Tech student organizations have raised more than $64,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network, more than tripling their goal of $20,000. The organizations raised the money as part of Tennessee Tech Miracle, the spotlight philanthropic event for student organizations participating in 2017 homecoming activities. The money goes to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, which is a local ... Read More »

Scammers Posing As Overton Co. Lions Club Members

If you receive an email from the Overton County Lions Club, you could be the victim of a scam. Lions Club President Peter Legro said he’s very concerned because his name is attached to the email. “That is not even my email address. To me, this is a total scam and I would never request anything through an email,” Legro ... Read More »

Farris Running For Re-Election

Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Farris has announced his decision to seek re-election in 2018. Farris picked up his qualifying papers re-election earlier this morning at the county election commission office. Farris said he’s running again so he can accomplish even more goals at the Sheriff’s Office. “The main thing is being professional and how we are treating our people,” Farris ... Read More »

Authorities Locate Wanted Man

A search for a wanted Cumberland County man came to an end this morning. Authorities said they located 39-year-old William Shawn Moore at a residence on Will Wyatt Road. He’s now being held at the Cumberland County Jail on $50,000 bond for aggravated domestic assault. A search for Moore on Thursday forced Cumberland County Schools to go on soft lockdown. Read More »

ACT Not Releasing October Scores For Alvin C. York Institute

October 17th ACT tests will not be scored for students at Alvin C. York Institute due to a “mis-administration” of the tests. Superintendent Phil Brannon said ACT has refused to validate the tests because students took a test intended for October 3rd. “Because we didn’t take the test until October 17th, the ACT protocol is that that they invalidate those ... Read More »

Algood Purchases New Snow Plow

The city of Algood began preparing for winter this week by purchasing a brand new snow plow truck for the town. “This snow plow is configured with an automatic salt spreader, which should reduce our salt usage on the streets,” City Administrator Keith Morrison said. “It’s automatically configured to where salt will not dispense when the vehicle is stopped.” The ... Read More »

Cookeville Police Helping Those Targeted By Western Union Scam

Cookeville Police issued a press release today in regards to a Western union Scam. Officials said if you lost money to a scammer and had to pay using Western Union, you can now file a claim to get your money back. “Unfortunately, the the good reputation and name of Western Union has been completely clouded,” Middle Tennessee BBB CEO Kathleen ... Read More »

Inmate Accused Of Murder For Hire Plot

Smith County authorities have charged a county jail inmate with attempting to hire an individual to kill his wife. 27-year-old Larry E. Gentry was being held behind bars on a charge of child rape. He’s now charged with solicitation to commit a felony in connection with a murder for hire plot. Authorities said Gentry allegedly tried hiring a county inmate ... Read More »