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Author Archives: Rafferty Cleary

Volunteers Needed For RAM Clinic In Cookeville

There’s a need for dental professionals to volunteer for next month’s Remoate Area Medical Clinic in Cookeville. Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation Director John Bell said volunteers don’t necessarily need to be from Putnam County. “We are asking for surrounding counties and even Tennesseans,” bell said. “Remote Area Medical will be flying in some professionals from across the South, but what ... Read More »

McMinnville Board Opposes Proposed State Law

The McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted Tuesday night to express their opposition to a proposal to allow communication companies to install wireless equipment on city-owned property and infrastructure. The board’s vote is in response to a proposed state law that would allow companies like AT&T and Verizon to place antennas or other wireless equipment on city-owned buildings without ... Read More »

Woman Shot In Cumberland County Tuesday Night

Cumberland County authorities have arrested man for allegedly shooting and wounding a woman Tuesday night. Authorities charged 22-year-old Tyler Everett Williamson with reckless endangerment following the incident that occurred on Camelia Drive. Officials said Williamson allegedly used a shotgun to shoot the victim, who received treatment at Cumberland Medical Center. Her condition remains unknown. Officers said they responded to the ... Read More »

Extra Officers At Cumberland County Schools Today

There’s an increased presence of law enforcement at Cumberland County School this morning due to social media posts referencing student walk-outs or possible threats of violence. Authorities said they have not found an credible evidence of imminent danger, but are investigating the social media posts and their sources for possible prosecution. According to the Crossville Police Department, unsubstantiated reports have ... Read More »

The Upper Cumberland Home and Garden Show Begins Friday

The Upper Cumberland Home and Garden show takes place on Friday through Sunday at Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion. The Home and Garden Show showcases over 150 exhibits relating to home building, remodeling and landscaping. Melanie Chadwell is the Executive Officer of the Home Builders Association of the Upper Cumberland. “It’s not just for people planning major projects,” Chadwell said. “It’s really ... Read More »

Morgan County Man Indicted In Fentress County Murder, Arson

A Fentress County Grand Jury has indicted a Morgan County man on murder and arson charges. 48-year-old Jonathan Donavan Smith is charged with one count of aggravated arson and one count of second degree murder in the death of Melissa L. Durham. Authorities said Durham died in a residential fire on Maynard Drive in Grimsley in December of 2017. TBI ... Read More »

Local Student Charged With Making Threat Towards Teacher

DeKalb County authorities have charged a 13-year-old Dekalb County Middle School student with a delinquent act of making threats towards a teacher. Authorities took out a juvenile petition against the teen on Monday. Sheriff Patrick Ray said the student allegedly made a threat on social media to another person about pointing a weapon at a teacher earlier this month. “I ... Read More »

Crash On Monday Kills Man From Spencer

A two vehicle crash in Warren County killed a man from Spencer Monday. Officials said the crash happened on Old Shelbyville Road. Authorities have identified the deceased as 44-year-old Kevin Bouldin. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said Bouldin was driving eastbound in a Chevy one ton truck belonging to Ben Lomand when the vehicle was struck nearly head-on by a Mack ... Read More »

Putnam Co. Receives Multiple Grants To Promote Recycling

Putnam County has received a $44,191 state grant for recycling purposes. County Executive Randy Porter said the funding will help continue a composting project with the school system. The funding will purchase roll-off containers and a skid steer loader. “We’re in the process of doing a food waste project where we will take the school’s food waste and convert it ... Read More »

Dollar General Opens In Allons

Residents in the town of Allons have a new place to shop now. Dollar General’s newest store has officially opened on Cedar Lane right behind Allons Elementary School. Dollar General will celebrate the store’s opening with an official grand opening on Saturday March 3rd at 8:00 a.m. The first 50-shoppers will receive a $10 gift card. Read More »