Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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Author Archives: Rafferty Cleary

Body Of Missing Lebanon Police Officer Found In Creek

Search crews in DeKalb County located the body of a missing Lebanon Police Officer in a flooded creek this afternoon. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the body of officer Joseph Bowen was found deceased shortly after authorities located his truck partially submerged in Dry Creek off Highway-70. DeKalb County Sheriff Patrick Ray issued a BOLO alert for Bowen earlier ... Read More »

Search Underway for Missing Lebanon Police Officer

A search is underway in DeKalb County for a missing Lebanon Police officer from Smithville. DeKalb County Sheriff Patrick Ray said authorities began searching for officer Joseph Bowen after he failed to return home after leaving work at the Lebanon Police Department this morning. This afternoon authorities located his 2008 black Chevy Silverado in Dry Creek off Highway 70 in ... Read More »

Crash In Van Buren County Kills 19-Year-Old Female

A single vehicle crash in Van Buren County claimed the life of a 19-year-old female early Thursday morning. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said Abigail Pack of Sparta died in the crash that happened on Turkey Scratch Road around 12:28 a.m. According to a THP crash report, Pack was a passenger in a northbound 2001 Chevy Silverado driven by 18-year-old James ... Read More »

Bomb Threat Forces Pickett County Schools To Close

All Pickett County schools have dismissed early today following a bomb threat at Pickett County High School. Sheriff Dana Dowdy said students have evacuated to nearby Pickett County K8 School and parents can pick up children at that location. Dowdy said the his deputies are interviewing one person who may be responsible for the crime, but no arrest has been ... Read More »

Pickett County Schools Dismissing Early Due To Threat

Pickett County schools have dismissed early because of a situation that occurred at Pickett County High School today. The Pickett County Sheriff’s Office said all students are safe at this time and schools will be letting out early in order for officers to investigate the situation. According to a written statement from the Pickett County Sheriff’s Office, “Statements made by ... Read More »

Former Rickman Volunteer Firefighter Sentenced In Court

A former member of the Rickman Volunteer Fire Department has pleaded guilty to criminal impersonation of a state bomb and arson agent. A judge has sentenced 27-year-old Steven Allen Morrow-Poore to serve six months of supervised probation. An Overton County grand jury indicted Morrow-Poore in October after investigators discovered he was carrying forged bomb and arson credentials and pretending to ... Read More »

Restaurant Week Begins Sunday

An event that benefits the Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation’s Pediatric Fund begins Sunday. Restaurant Week will be going on through the 10th of March with a select number of restaurants offering special menu items  and the proceeds going towards the foundation’s Pediatric Fund. “The most common things we do with that fund are help children with transportation expenses for their ... Read More »

Former Hardys Chapel Fire Department Chief Sentenced

A former chief of the Hardys Chapel Volunteer Fire Department has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $37,000 from the department between 2013 and 2014. A judge has ordered Terry Priest to serve four years of probation and to pay restitution. An Overton County grand jury indicted the 51-year-old in 2015 after an audit of the department found missing funds ... Read More »

Warren County Launches Anonymous Tip Line

In an effort to increase safety, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and School District have developed an anonymous Text-A-Tip line. Officials are encouraging anyone to text the number if they have information about someone selling drugs, threatening to harm others, or planning to bring  weapons on campus. Any information regarding a school threat can be sent via text and will ... Read More »

Sip, Taste, Mingle Takes Place In Cookeville Next Week

The Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation has a big event coming up next week. The foundation’s 3rd annual Sip Taste and Mingle event will take place Thursday March 8th at the Leslie Town Centre. The event will feature samples of global wines and local foods from The Blue Pig, Nick’s, Persis Indian Grill, Seven Senses, and Spankies. Proceeds from the event ... Read More »