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Author Archives: Rafferty Cleary

Habitat For Humanity Hosting Application Fair For Neighbor 2 Neighbor Program Next Month

Habitat for Humanity and Rotary Club of Livingston will hold an application fair for the Neighbor 2 Neighbor program next month. The program provides home improvement repairs for elderly residents and other low-income residents who qualify. Habitat for Humanity Development Director Melissa Parks said the Christian ministry is asking for donations to purchase tools for the program. “We would like ... Read More »

Spencer Man Indicted For Murder Of Cumberland County Man

A Cumberland County Grand Jury has charged a man from Spencer in the fatal stabbing death of an elderly man in Pleasant Hill last month. Charges against 47-year-old Billy Joe Wannyn include premeditated first-degree murder, felony murder, and aggravated robbery. Wannyn is accused stabbing 71-year-old Albin Buechel multiple times after breaking into his home Seagraves Road. Wannyn is being held ... Read More »

Williams Sponsors Measure To Reduce NAS

State Representative Ryan Williams has sponsored a bill that aims to reduce instances of babies being born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome or NAS. House Bill 2348 would require physicians who prescribe opioids to women to also prescribe a long-acting form of birth control in order to curb instances of children being exposed to opioids. NAS is a condition that occurs ... Read More »

Drug Charges Issued Following Traffic Stop In Cookeville Sunday

The Tennessee Highway Patrol issued drug charged to two Putnam County residents following a traffic stop for a broken tail light Sunday. 30-year-old Brandon Brunett and 21-year-old Kalie Buckley are charged with possession of a controlled substance. Authorities said they searched Buckley’s vehicle and found one gram of methamphetamine and 21 new and used pipes. Buckley has posted a $10,000 ... Read More »

Smoke Testing Begins In Baxter Today

The Baxter Water Department began conducting smoke testing on the city’s sewer system today. Mayor John Martin said the project will help locate areas where ground water is leaking into the sewer system. “We feel like that we are going to see things that we need to get done,” Martin said. “With the growth that we’ve got in the city ... Read More »

Woman Rescued From Flood Waters In Jackson County

The Jackson County and Putnam County Rescue Squads conducted a successful swift water rescue Sunday. Jackson County Emergency Management Agency Director Keith Bean said crews responded to a campground on the Roaring River where rising waters had trapped a woman inside a camper. “Putnam County Rescue came in with their swift water rescue team and took an inflatable raft across ... Read More »

Pickett Co. EMS Investigated Over Informal Complaints

The The Upper Cumberland Regional Consultant Office has completed an informal investigation into Pickett County EMS. The investigation began after the State Office of Medical Service received multiple phones calls from citizens concerned about delays in dispatch time due to short staffing and unlicensed personnel being dispatched on emergency calls. The consultant office investigated the claims using data collected from the ... Read More »

Fire Destroys Vacant Home In Cumberland County

A fire destroyed a vacant Cumberland County home last night. Officials said the blaze broke out shortly before 3:00 a.m. on Highland Lane. Fire Chief John Hall said crews arrived on scene and found the dwelling fully involved. A cause of the fire remains unknown and Hall said none of the firefighters suffered any injuries. Read More »

DeKalb Sheriff: Rumors Of School Threat Unfounded

DeKalb County Sheriff Patrick Ray has placed extra officers at schools today following a rumor of a threat Thursday evening. According to a written release, Ray said he received a call from a school resource officer at DeKalb County High School, who informed him that a child had overheard a student make a threat towards the school. An investigation revealed ... Read More »

Celina Man Arrested, Accused In TBI Statutory Rape Case

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested a Celina man on four counts of statutory rape. 27-year-old Scott Brown was arrested Thursday without incident and he remains behind bars under $80,000 bond. Investigators said Brown allegedly had several sexual encounters with a teenage girl over the period of more than a year. The investigation begin in July of ... Read More »