Monday, December 11, 2017
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Author Archives: Will Hearn

Over 6,000 firefighters battling southern California blaze

Thousands of firefighters were battling one of the most destructive wildfires in California’s history Monday as it crept relentlessly up the Pacific coast and forced new evacuations. As a wildfire near Los Angeles was brought under control, fire crews were being redeployed to battle the Thomas Fire northwest of America’s second-largest city. Fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters were assisting nearly 6,400 ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »