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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 »

Lupita Nyong’o glad fans “spoke up” about Twitter-inspired buddy movie

Getty Images for Disney(LOS ANGELES) — Remember that Rihanna/Lupita Nyong’o action movie everyone was having fun fantasizing about a few months ago on Twitter? Nyongo’o’s thanking fans for making that happen. “You know, what’s really cool is that people spoke up about the kind of movie they wanna see and this is a great example,” Nyong’o told Entertainment Tonight. The ... Read More »

Couple throws rescue cow a special first birthday party

Courtesy Sunnyside Stables(ROSEMOUNT, Minn.) — Minnie Moo the cow celebrated her first birthday surrounded by the humans who love her on Thursday after a rough start to her life. Born prematurely and rejected by her mother, who was used in rodeos, Minnie Moo was also battling pneumonia when Lee Orr and his wife, Tracy, heard about her plight. “We picked ... Read More »

Jourdan Lewis found not guilty of domestic assault

An Ann Arbor, Mich., jury found Cowboys rookie cornerback Jourdan Lewis not guilty of domestic assault, according to John Counts of mlive.com. After a little more than an hour of deliberation, a six-member jury determined Lewis did not criminally assault this girlfriend in March. Per Counts, Lewis did not take the stand, but jurors heard… …read more Source:: NBC Sports ... Read More »