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SWAT Training To Take Place In Cookeville Thursday

Don’t be alarmed if you see some police activity in the area of East First Street in Cookeville tomorrow morning. Police officials said the Cookeville SWAT team will be conducting training in the area. The training will take place at a house that will soon be demolished to make way for the Dogwood Park expansion project. Thursday’s SWAT training will ... Read More »

Health Departments Offering Free Flu Shots Friday

Those who haven’t received a flu shot yet have a chance to get one later this week. Health departments statewide will be hosting Flu Shot Friday clinics as seasonal influenza remains widespread across the Volunteer State. “Our message right now is that it’s not too late,” Putnam County Health Department Director Lisa Bumbalough said. “We can expect several more weeks of ... Read More »

Crossville Approves Acceptance Of Sewer Lines

The city of Crossville has approved a request to take over sewer lines serving three Cumberland County Schools. Mayor James Mayberry said he had concerns about accepting the lines that serve South Cumberland, North Cumberland, and Brown Elementary schools. “One concern I’ve got is us as a utility district running through the middle of another utility district. I don’t know ... Read More »

Cookeville PD Seeking Person Of Interest In Theft Case

Cookeville Police have released security footage of a man who could be responsible for a number of thefts at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Officials said the man in the video was observed arriving in a dark colored Chevy sedan prior to entering the hospital on February 9th. If you know this person contact Detective Heather Marshall at 931-520-5265 with any ... Read More »

Livingston Academy Student Arrested For Making “Disturbing Remarks”

Livingston Police have arrested a juvenile for allegedly making “disturbing remarks” during class at Livingston Academy Monday. According to a written release from Livingston Police Chief Greg Etheredge, School Resource Officer Jeremy Layckock has filed charges in Overton County Juvenile Court against the 16-year-old male student who made the remarks. The student will be held at the Putnam County Juvenile ... Read More »

Cookeville Council Members To Vote On Noise Ordinance Thursday

Cookeville City Council members will consider an ordinance to address concerns about noise when they meet tomorrow night. The proposed ordinance comes after the city fielded a number of complaints over the last couple years about bass sounds at nighttime. At least one of those complaints stemmed from noise coming from night clubs on South Jefferson Avenue that sit next ... Read More »

Crossville Receives Results From Special Census

The city of Crossville will be receiving more state-shared taxes based off the results of a special census that was recently conducted. Crossville City Council members received the results of the census last night, which shows a net population increase of 544 people since the 2016 census. The latest census has the city’s population at around 11,564. Census director Arnold ... Read More »

First Graduate Of Tech School of Nursing Was Back On Campus Tuesday

The first graduate of Tennessee Tech’s School of Nursing returned to campus Tuesday and visited the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing before attending an annual membership dinner for the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce. Doctor Kathleen Clem said her TTU nursing degree led to her current position as Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Adventists Health System, the largest ... Read More »

Algood Hoping To Build Farmer’s Market

The City of Algood approved first reading of an ordinance last night that establishes rules and regulations for a future farmer’s market. “The city is undertaking the possibility of building a farmer’s market adjacent to city hall,” Mayor Kirk Dyer said. “We’ve got to adopt the regulations for this.” City officials did not say when the farmer’s market would be ... Read More »

Putnam County Schools Closed For The Rest Of The Week

Putnam County Schools will be closed the rest of the week due to an increasing number of students, teachers, and support staff being affected by a variety of seasonal illnesses. In addition, no School Age Care (SAC) will be provided. All schools and district services will also be closed Monday in observance of the President’s Day holiday. Schools will officially ... Read More »