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Progress Being Made On New Cookeville Pregnancy Clinic

Progress continues to be made on the new Cookeville Pregnancy Clinic on North Dixie Avenue. “The building is paid for, which is what’s so exciting to me,” Cookeville Pregnancy Clinic Executive Director Nancy Knowlton said. “The generosity of this town is just amazing. We had two $100,000 matching grants and it’s taken care of. Anything else that comes in goes ... Read More »

Crossville Man pleads Guilty To TennCare Fraud

A Cumberland County man has pleaded guilty to TennCare fraud and sale of oxycodone that he obtained using TennCare benefits. 55-year-old Danny Lynn Robbins has received a 5-year prison sentence with on year to serve and the balance on supervised probation. Robbins admitted in court to obtaining oxycodone using TennCare benefits and then selling the pills to Crossville Police during ... Read More »

Cookeville Man Arrested For Allegedly Patronizing Prostitution

Putnam County authorities have arrested a Cookeville man for allegedly patronizing prostitution. 34-year-old Daniel Jose Baltazar of Peek Drive was arrested Saturday and is under a $150,000 bond at the Putnam County Jail. A warrant for his arrest states that he approached an undercover agent who posed as a 15-year-old girl to exchange money for sexual favors. Read More »

Cookeville Police Seeking Person Of Interest In Theft Case

Cookeville Police are seeking information about a person who may be responsible for stealing a car last week. Officials said a 2005 Dodge Caravan was stolen from a South Jefferson Avenue business on February 15th. Today, police released surveillance footage of a man who could be responsible for the theft. If you can identify the man, contact the Cookeville Police ... Read More »

Cookeville Fire Department Conducting Training This Week

The Cookeville Fire Department will be conducting training in the area of East First street on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week. The training will take place at a home that’s set to be demolished to make way for the Dogwood Park expansion. Officials said drivers should slow down during the time of training and watch out for the ... Read More »

Crossville Votes To Move Forward With Raw Water Supply Study

The Crossville City Council has given approval to move forward with a program seeking to increase the raw water supply. The council has agreed to send four potential options to be reviewed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other regulators. “The benefits of doing this is going to help the city in knowing what direction to move toward ... Read More »

Pickett Co. Mayor Looking To Re-Establish Ferry Service

Pickett County Executive Richard Daniel said he’s working to re-establish a ferry service at East Port Marina. “Our county is divided up into three sections because of Dale Hollow Lake,” Daniel said. “One of the things I would like to do is have a ferry re-installed in the southern end of the county in the East Port dock area. That ... Read More »

Weekend Fire Destroys Smithville Home

A Saturday night fire destroyed a Smithville home and left a mother and son homeless. Officials said the blaze happened at a home on Cooper Street when a grease fire got out of control and spread through the home. Fire Chief Charlie Parker said crews quickly responded to the scene, but the home was already fully involved in flames. The ... Read More »

Putnam Co. Election Commission To Meet Wednesday

The Putnam County Election Commission will meet Wednesday to address a petition to authorize a vote on a Cookeville rezoning ordinance. According to a release from the election commission, the petition requests for a referendum to be held to overturn the vote of the Cookeville City Council regarding Ordinance #0171224 held on January 18th, 2018. That ordinance rezoned parcels on West ... Read More »