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Missing Cookeville Man’s Remains Found In Louisville

The remains of a missing Cookeville man were found in Louisville, Kentucky on Sunday. 30-year-old Daniel Steven Mabrey was reported missing in April this year by his aunt who had not had contact with him since February. Mabrey is believed to have been living in Louisville since February. Mabrey’s remains have been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in ... Read More »

White Co., Crossville Reporting Strong Winds During Storms

White County EMA reporting downed trees and isolated power outages as weather conditions continue. Deputy Director Kyle Winnett said the most-affected areas are in Mount Gilead and areas just east of Sparta. He said they are also seeing wind gusts up to 35 miles per hour. Crossville Memorial Airport has reported seeing wind gusts up to 61 miles per hour. ... Read More »

Owens: Diversity On Campus Breeds Creativity, Innovation

Tennessee Tech to continue wants to focus efforts on increasing diversity on campus by engaging with the nearby community and alumni of color. Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Robert Owens said when they talk about diversity, he tries to get across the depth of the topic. He said it goes beyond things like skin color and gender, and that it gets ... Read More »

Highland Rim To Partner With County For SRO Services

Highland Rim Academy has started a new partnership with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department to provide a student resource officer on its campus. Sheriff Eddie Farris said it is a new partnership as of this year. He said Highland Rim will pay the county $75,000 for its services. “There’s no more precious resources than our schoolchildren going to school,” Farris ... Read More »

Cookeville Electric Continue Work To Convert City Lighting To LEDs

Cookeville Electric Department hoping to replace more of the downtown decorative lights with LEDs with another expected shipment this week. Director Carl Haney said efforts to replace the city’s lights with LEDs began several years ago when manufacturers began to stop making the high-pressure sodium lights the city used to use. He said they are about 60 percent through the ... Read More »

White Co. Schools Return To School With Excitement For First Full Day Back

White County School District returned to school for its first full day Friday. Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said there was initially nervousness about construction and new bus routes affecting some logistics. He said it ended up being a great day full of success and excitement. “Our teachers, our faculty and staff did an excellent job of preparing classrooms preparing ... Read More »