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Rainy Weather Changes Weekend Plans

Rainy weather has forced some changes around the Upper Cumberland. DeKalb County’s Relay For Life has been moved from Greenbrook Park to the County Complex. That event will kick off at 5:15 p.m. Friday. Cookeville Leisure Services’ Dogapalooza has been postponed until Sunday. Dogapalooza will now take place from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Dogwood Park. Share …read more Source:: Upper ... Read More »

Parole Hearing For May Later This Month

A parole hearing for Jessica Ashley May will be held May 23. May was convicted of attempted aggravated child neglect in December in connection with the death of her 23-month old son. May is incarcerated in the Carroll County Jail. The parole hearing will take place there. May pleaded guilty and was sentenced to eight years at 20 percent. Cody ... Read More »

Enrollment Restricted At Baxter, Northeast Elementary Schools

Putnam Board of Education members accepted a plan restricting enrollment at two more elementary schools. Enrollment at Baxter Primary and Northeast elementary schools will be reduced to students who live in the enrollment zone or students who are already enrolled. Putnam County Schools Attendance Supervisor Corby King said those two schools have enrolled more students this year than they did ... Read More »

Boyd Taking Many Property Calls

Putnam County Director of Schools Jerry Boyd said he’s taking many calls suggesting property for the proposed elementary school. The board voted last week to approve a plan to sell Park View Elementary to the city of Cookeville to build a new police station. That plan requires building a school to replace Park View in the southwestern section of Putnam ... Read More »

Former Inmate Sues Overton Jail, Officials

A former Overton County inmate filed a $1.5 million suit against the county and its officials. John Lucas White was incarcerated at the jail for 13 days last spring. According to the suit, White told jail officials he had been addicted to drugs, and was seeing a Nashville doctor. The suit said jail officials didn’t give White the drugs as ... Read More »

Scoreboard roundup — 5/21/17

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: INTERLEAGUEL.A. Angels 12, N.Y. Mets 5 AMERICAN LEAGUEN.Y. Yankees 3, Tampa Bay 2Toronto 3, Baltimore 1Cleveland 8, Houston 6Kansas City 6, Minnesota 4Boston 12, Oakland 3Chicago White Sox 8, Seattle 1Texas 5, Detroit 2Kansas City at Minnesota, postponed NATIONAL LEAGUEColorado 6, Cincinnati 4Pittsburgh 1, Philadelphia 0Washington 3, Atlanta 2St. Louis ... Read More »

Amid death threats, Thunder center Enes Kanter wants US citizenship

Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Oklahoma City Thunder’s Enes Kanter has received online death threats and suspects his recent detention at a Romanian airport stems from his criticism of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. On Monday the center said the United States “is my home now,” ESPN reports. At a news conference in New York Monday, Kanter spoke out about ... Read More »

Scoreboard roundup — 5/22/17

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: INTERLEAGUECincinnati 5, Cleveland 1Arizona 5, Chicago White Sox 1 AMERICAN LEAGUEMinnesota 14, Baltimore 7N.Y. Yankees 4, Kansas City 2L.A. Angels 3, Tampa Bay 2Houston 1, Detroit 0 NATIONAL LEAGUEColorado 8, Philadelphia 1Atlanta 5, Pittsburgh 2San Francisco 6, Chicago Cubs 4 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSGolden State 129, San Antonio 115 NATIONAL ... Read More »

Constructing the dream offensive line

Former Giants tackle and two-time Super Bowl champion David Diehl joined PFT Live on Tuesday for a full hour. Among the segments was an effort to construct the dream offensive line, with a fantasy draft format. We picked one lineman after another until we each had a tackle-to-tackle unit of five players in whom we’d… …read more Source:: NBC Sports ... Read More »

TWRA outlines potential dangers on the water during summer months

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Summertime naturally draws boaters to area rivers and lakes. While it can be a lot of fun, sometimes unexpected weather can become a concern. Josh Landrum of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has been on the water much of his life. He has seen firsthand how the weather can turn a peaceful day on the lake ... Read More »