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Crossville Man Injured After Shotgun Accidentally Discharges

A Crossville man suffered injuries after a shotgun discharged and struck the man in the hand Sunday night. According to a police report, 30-year-old Daniel Parsons was cleaning the weapon when it accidentally discharged and almost severed his index finger. Parsons received treatment at U.T. Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition. Officials said pellets from the shotgun ... Read More »

TDOT Preparing For Potential Snow Showers Tuesday

You may have noticed some brine trucks on Cookeville’s Willow Avenue and Parts of Interstate 40 today. TDOT Spokeswoman Jennifer Flynn said the department has decided to brine all nine Upper Cumberland counties in District 27 due to possible snow showers expected early Tuesday morning. “Forecasts have possible snow showers for early tomorrow morning mainly from Monterey then north and ... Read More »

PCSO Investigating Stabbing Incident

Putnam County authorities are investigating a stabbing that occurred Sunday between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. Authorities said 27-year-old Jason Montgomery suffered a stab wound during an altercation with another man at a home on Eller Ridge Road. According to a written release from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery received treatment at Cookeville Regional Medical Center and was later flown ... Read More »

Sparta Passes Ordinance To Address Future Brewery

Sparta’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen have passed an ordinance on first reading that allows the manufacturing of beer within city limits. The city currently doesn’t have an ordinance to address the manufacturing of alcohol within the city. The city does have an ordinance that allows and regulates the sale of alcohol through the city beer board. The city chose ... Read More »

Boyd Receives Raise and Contract Extension

The Putnam County Board of Education has given Director of Schools Jerry Boyd a positive evaluation and renewed his contract through 2020. The board has also voted to give Boyd a raise, setting his salary at $106,000. The contract also provides a $5,000 bonus if Boyd finishes his doctorate degree within the next 12-months. He would also receive a $2,500 ... Read More »

Loud Boom Puzzles Emergency Officials

If you heard a loud boom Sunday afternoon, you aren’t alone. Emergency officials said a number of Upper Cumberland residents reported hearing the noise around 3:00 p.m. Putnam County EMA Director Tyler Smith said he also heard the blast, but he can’t confirm what exactly caused it. “We got a lot of reports of people county-wide hearing the explosion and ... Read More »

Wednesday Morning Fire Damages Smithville Home

A Wednesday morning fire has destroyed a Smithville man’s outbuilding and caused significant damage to his home. Officials said the blaze broke out at a home on Snow Street around 2:00 a.m. Fire Chief Charlie Parker said the homeowner escaped the blaze when a police officer arrived on scene and managed to wake him up. Officials said the fire likely ... Read More »

Putnam Co. Woman Charged With TennCare Fraud

Local authorities have charged a Putnam County woman with TennCare Fraud. 60-year-old Patricia Simpson is accused of using TennCare benefits to pay for the drugs she planned to smuggle into the Putnam County Jail. According to the indictment, Simpson gave an unindicted co-conspirator pills identified as Buprenorphine, a medication used to treat opioid addiction, with the intent and purpose that ... Read More »

Algood To Fill Remaining Council Seats Tuesday

Algood officials appear to be ready to fill the two remaining vacant city council seats next week. Tuesday’s city council agenda indicates that the city council will be filling both of those seats to bring the council to full capacity. The council will also select one of the council members to serve as vice mayor. The city has gone without ... Read More »

Cookeville To Purchase Land For Dogwood Park Expansion

The Cookeville City Council approved Thursday nigh a purchase agreement to acquire 1.16 acres of land at 103 and 117 East First Street for the purpose of expanding Dogwood Park. “I think this is a wonderful opportunity to expand Dogwood Park going from Broad to First. This will give leisure services an opportunity to expand parking or maybe make an ... Read More »