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Macon County Student Accused Of Making Threats

Macon County authorities have arrested a student from Red Boling Springs High School for allegedly making threats against the school. Macon County Schools have confirmed that authorities arrested the student Thursday night after allegedly making a verbal threat to bring a weapon to school. Officials said the alleged threat occurred during a discussion with another student who reported the conversation ... Read More »

VEC Conducting Power Pole Maintenance In Cumberland Co. Next Week

A contractor working for Volunteer Energy Cooperative will be conducting power pole inspections in Cumberland County next week. 2 to 6 member crews from Power Pole Maintenance will begin the work on Monday in the Lantana and Lake Tansi areas. Officials said the inspections will allow VEC to identify poles that may need to be replaced. A press release stated ... Read More »

Seven Republicans Running For Cumberland Co. Mayor

A total of seven Republican candidates have qualified to run for Cumberland County Mayor. The seven candidates will face off in the May 1st Primary. The winner will face Independent candidate Sandra Davis in the August 2nd general election. The seven candidates include Danny Wyatt, Allen Foster, Tim Claflin, J.C. Hancock, Randal Kidwell, Doug Scarlett, and Ligue Wisdom Current County Mayor Kenneth ... Read More »

Gordonsville High School Hires Head Football Coach

Gordonsville High School has hired Scott Clemons as the new head football coach. Clemons is a Gordonsville High School graduate and has coached football for 22-years. He also served as an assistant coach on the school’s 2012 state championship team. He replaces Ron Marshal who retired as head football coach last month. Read More »

Cookeville Approves Agreement For First Public Art Sculpture

The Cookeville City Council approved an agreement with Art Round Tennessee last night for the construction of the city’s first public art installation, “Spokes.” The 36-foot wide and 14-foot tall arch of bicycles will occupy the street-side entrance at the trailhead of the new Tennessee Central heritage Rail Trail. Under the agreement, Art Round Tennessee will be responsible for designing, ... Read More »

Warren Co. Authorities Hold Active Shooter Class Next Month

Following the fatal shooting at a high school in Florida Wednesday, the McMinnville Police Department and Warren County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting an active shooter awareness and intervention program next month. The event will be held Monday, March 5th at 6:00 p.m. at the Warren County High School auditorium. The program will be presented by Lt. Ben Cantrell of ... Read More »

Pickett Co. Executive Richard Daniel Running For Re-Election

Pickett County Mayor Richard Daniel will be running for re-election this year. Daniel said he filed paper work to run for re-election on Wednesday, a day before the qualifying deadline. “The job of mayor is a very demanding job that takes a lot of time,” Daniel said. “I just had to give that due consideration and eventually made up my ... Read More »

Blood Assurance Sends Units To Florida In Wake Of Mass School Shooting

Blood Assurance has sent a shipment of blood to Florida in the wake of Wednesday’s tragic school shooting that left 17 people dead. Blood Assurance Donor Recruiter Trudy Cody said there’s a need for more blood donations from local residents in case more blood needs to be shipped to Florida. “With that being said, we will not jeopardize our own ... Read More »

Tennessee Reconnect Applications Now Available Online

The Tennessee Reconnect program became available to apply for today. The program provides adults an opportunity to receive a degree tuition free from a state community or technical college. Vol State Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator Eric Melcher said he’s encouraging adults to apply as early as possible. “The process takes a little bit because there’s a Vol State application, ... Read More »

Rotary Club To Plant 1,000 Trees This Month

The Cookeville Rotary Club will be working to improve the environment later this month. As an effort to reach the club’s 2018 tree planting goal, local Rotarians will be planting 1,000 seedlings in two wetland areas to provide more vegetation and habitat along the streams in Cookeville. Noon Rotary Club President Jerry Boyd said the event provides an opportunity for ... Read More »