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Allison Funeral Set For Wednesday

Funeral services have been set for a Cookeville woman who died in a fire Sunday morning. Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Ruth Allison, age 83, of Cookeville will be held Wednesday June 26 at 1 p.m. in the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with Rev. Ted Kocher officiating. Interment will follow in Crest Lawn Cemetery. Mrs. Allison’s ... Read More »

Commission Rejects Land Purchase For New Fairgrounds

The Putnam County Commission voted down a recommendation Monday night to purchase 92 acres of property off of Interstate 40 for a new fairgrounds and expo center. Fifth District Commissioner Bobby Williams was one of 11 commissioners to vote no. Williams said the county just doesn’t have the money to purchase the $2.5 million property and build a new fairgrounds ... Read More »

TTU Officials Watching Travel Ban Closely

Several Tennessee Tech students may be impacted by President Trump’s travel ban. The United States Supreme Court reinstated the majority of the ban Monday. Individuals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen can only enter the country if they have a relationship with an American entity. That includes students accepted to American universities or employees of American businesses. In ... Read More »

IRS Scams On The Rise

Information from several sheriff’s departments across the Upper Cumberland warn residents not to give their personal information out over the phone. Officials with both the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department said a number of residents have reported receiving phone calls, letters and emails from individuals claiming to be from the IRS. The residents said the calls, ... Read More »

T-shirts, Slide Tickets For Volunteers At Slide CKVL

Just days before Slide CKVL begins, Mayor Ricky Shelton said a few volunteer slots are still open. “And we’d love to have people out, it takes a couple hundred volunteers to put this on, so appreciate anyone who’d be willing to serve in that capacity,” Shelton said. Shelton said there’s several volunteer spots available, particularly on Sunday. Those who volunteer ... Read More »

Tennessee 8th In Hot Car Deaths Nationwide

Now that summer’s here, law enforcement wants to remind parents of the dangers of hot cars. THP Lt. Jimmy Neal said 23 children have died in hot cars in Tennessee since 1998. That places Tennessee 8th in the nation in hot car deaths. If you see a child alone in a parked vehicle, call local authorities, Neal said. “You need ... Read More »

Vehicle Registration Fees Go Up July 1

Vehicle registration fees statewide will go up July 1. Putnam County Clerk Wayne Nabors said it’s part of the gas tax bill. “Beginning July 1, license fees as we know them are going to increase by $5, this is on the IMPROVE Act, this is Gov. Haslam’s, in the bill to increase the gas tax all across Tennessee and also ... Read More »

Cookeville Woman Dies In Sunday Morning Fire

A Sunday morning fire has claimed the life of a Cookeville woman. Cookeville Fire Department officials said the fire broke out shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Windsor Street. Fire Chief Daryl Blair said the first team to arrive on scene found smoke and fire inside the kitchen area. “The second team that came in behind them was responsible for search ... Read More »

Juvenile Killed In Warren County Crash

A two vehicle crash in Warren County has claimed the life of a Smyrna teenager. The crash happened at 9:30 p.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 70. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 56-year-old Craig Mears was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of Highway-70. A report states that Mears’s 2005 Toyota struck a 2012 Nissan head on in the westbound ... Read More »

Missing Kayaker Found Dead In Warren County

The Warren County Rescue Squad recovered the body of a drowning victim Sunday. The body of Ernest Wade was recovered on the Collins River near the Shellsford area. Authorities say Wade never resurfaced after his kayak overturned Sunday morning. The Warren County Rescue Squad, the TWRA, the Warren County Sheriff’s Department and Warren County EMS assisted with the recovery. Read More »