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Secretary Hargett To Deliver White County Library Grant Friday

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett will stop at the White County Public Library Friday. Hargett will deliver an $8,357.40 technology training grant. White County Library Director Cathy Farley said the library will use the money to set up a training program for tablets. Tablets will be available for use at the library, or residents can bring their own, she ... Read More »

Jackson County Trio Faces Auto Theft, Narcotics Charges

Three men were arrested on auto theft and narcotics charges after a month-long investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. James Martin Jr. was charged with two counts of auto theft, conspiracy to commit auto theft, burglary, theft and violation of an order of protection. Nathan Mabery was charged with auto theft and conspiracy to commit auto theft. Justin Loftis ... Read More »

Advocate Cautious About Domestic Violence Victims Bill

A local domestic violence advocate is cautiously optimistic about a bill designed to protect victims currently on Gov. Bill Haslam’s desk. The bill allows domestic violence victims to carry a gun without a permit for up to 60 days after they’re issued an order of protection. Upper Cumberland Family Justice Center Director Amy Stockwell said each situation is different and ... Read More »

Crossville Woman Charged With Vehicular Homicide, DUI

State Troopers have charged a Crossville woman with vehicular homicide and DUI. She’s identified as 36-year-old Meghan E. Wilson. Authorities say the crash happened early Thursday morning on Highway 127 in Cumberland County. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Wilson was traveling southbound in the northbound lane when her 2006 Dodge pickup struck 2002 Harley Davidson head-on. The impact killed ... Read More »

Cookeville Council To Vote On Parking Lot

Cookeville City Council will vote on a measure to increase downtown parking at its regular meeting Thursday. Mayor Ricky Shelton said the city approached the First Baptist Church about its empty gravel parking lot. “We approached the church about partnering with us and being able to make that into a parking lot for some much needed downtown parking,” Shelton said. ... Read More »

Volunteer Slots Still Open For SlideCKVL

The official start of summer may be next week, but Cookeville officials are looking ahead to the mid point. For the third year, the city’s July 4th celebration will include SlideCKVL. Mayor Ricky Shelton said volunteers are still needed. “Just go online either to my page or to the SlideCKVL event page and there’s a link to click on, pick ... Read More »

Cupcake Block Party Friday On First Street

A party for a cause will take place Friday on Cookeville’s First Street. MealFit owner Thomas Cox said Cupcake Wars will run from 6-8 p.m. with barbeque, wings, a DJ, bounce houses and lots of cupcakes. The idea for the event brought together three things: a boost for small bakers, MealFit’s new Bacon Candy topping, and raising funds for the ... Read More »

Rally, Town Hall Meeting Planned Saturday In Cookeville

A rally and town hall meeting sponsored by Indivisible District 6 will take place Saturday at the Putnam County Courthouse. Angela Hedgecough, one of the organizers, said the group decided to hold the event because Congressman Diane Black has not yet held a town hall meeting in the district. The rally will begin at 6 p.m. on the square at ... Read More »

Cookeville History Museum Escape Exhibit Opens Saturday

A new exhibit opening this weekend at the Cookeville History Museum will have kids trying to escape. Ashley McKee is the museum education specialist. “In the summertime, we like to do exhibits geared toward kids, and our exhibit specialist came up with the idea of doing a kids-themed escape room,” McKee said. Escape rooms are popular with adults in cities ... Read More »

Putnam Co. Nonprofit To Deliver Meals To Students This Summer

A Putnam County nonprofit organization will be delivering meals to students over the summer. Ashley Swan heads up the Food to the Rescue Program, which seeks to provide nutritious food for students in need. “A lot of kids lose their free and reduced lunch during the summer,” Swan said. “Putnam County Food Services provides food during the summer, but a ... Read More »