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Woman Receives 8-Year Sentence For Meth Charge

A judge has sentenced a Cumberland County woman to prison for a methamphetamine charge. 26-year-old Carisa Shae Campbell will serve 30-percent of an eight year sentence after pleading guilty to felony possession of meth. Authorities said Campbell was arrested in 2016 following a traffic stop that resulted in authorities seizing some 47-grams of cocaine. Campbell was ultimately charged with felony ... Read More »

Putnam BOE Turns Down Land Purchase Opportunity

The Putnam County Board of Education has turned down an opportunity to purchase a 1.01 acre tract of land adjacent to the current Central Office on East Spring Street. During a recent board meeting Director of Schools Jerry Boyd said other land priorities are more important. “We do have a lot of other needs and we certainly want to focus ... Read More »

Local Software Company To Purchase Land At Highlands Business Park

The Cookeville City Council will meet Thursday to consider selling property at the Highlands Business park to a local software development company. Economic and Community Development Director Melinda Keifer said Oculus Software wants to purchase 4.3 acres of land at Venture Drive and Lee Seminary Road. “The price is set at $20,000 per acre and it’s just a very exciting ... Read More »

Monterey Appoints New Alderman

The town of Monterey has a new alderman. J.J. Reels will be replacing Joey Isabell who resigned from his seat on Monday after announcing that he moved out of the city limits. Reels said his military background makes him the right person to help lead the town of Monterey. “Being in the Navy, I was senior leader for my last ... Read More »

Ben Herron Resigns As Upperman Head Football Coach

Ben Herron has resigned as head football coach of Upperman High School. Herron has coached the Upperman football program for the past seven seasons, guiding the Bees to the State Semi Finals in 2013 and a perfect 10-0 regular season record. For the past five seasons Herron helped the Bees advance to the state playoffs. He leaves the head coach ... Read More »

Victim Of Fentress County House Fire Identified

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation officials have identified a body that was found burned inside a mobile home in Fentress County Saturday. The deceased is identified as 50-year-old Melissa Durham. Authorities still don’t know what caused the fire to break out on Maynard Drive in the Grimsley area. The investigation remains active and ongoing at this time. Read More »

Willow Avenue Paving Project Nearing Completion

Work continues on the Willow Avenue paving project in Cookeville. The project was originally scheduled to be completed by the end of November, but TDOT spokesman Jennifer Flynn said some work on manholes, catch basins, and sidewalks delayed the project’s completion date. Flynn said she expects the project to wrap up within the next few week. “We’ve also got to ... Read More »

Cookeville To Consider Acquiring Land For New Police Station

The Cookeville City Council will be meeting Thursday to consider approval of a Memorandum of Understanding to acquire 3.55 acres of land on the corner of Old Walton Road and Neal Street. City Manager Mike Davidson said if approved, it would be the future site of Cookeville’s new police department. “The seller has already added a phase one environmental report. ... Read More »

Jury Duty Scam Reported In Cumberland County

A jury duty scam has hit Cumberland County. Sheriff’s office officials said they have taken numerous call from residents that have received fraudulent phone calls claiming that the victim failed to appear for jury duty. Officials said the scammer tell the victims that they can avoid arrest by paying a fine or sending in some type of money card. Authorities ... Read More »

3-Year-Old Killed In Saturday Night Crash

A single vehicle crash in White County has killed a 3-year-old boy and left a 10-month-old girl injured. Officials said the crash happened Saturday night around 10:00 p.m. on Highway 70 east. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the crash happened when a 2011 Ford left the roadway and went over the embankment before striking another embankment. The driver was ... Read More »