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Group Working Toward State Vet Cemetery

Members of the Upper Cumberland State Veterans Cemetery Association asked the White County Commission for a donation. Chairman Donna Fare said the goal is to build a state veterans cemetery in the Upper Cumberland region. “We represent 14 counties in the Upper Cumberland, the 14 counties were identified because we were the farthest from any cemetery in the state of ... Read More »

Extension: Wait Until After Daybreak To Remove Plant Covers

Colder nights mean different plant care. UT Extension Putnam County Agent Wayne Key said folks can extend the life of their annuals and decorative trees by covering them up at night. Key said folks can use a bed sheet or a piece of plastic. If you’ve covered your plants, there is a good time to remove the sheeting. “The lowest ... Read More »

White Co.: USMC Training Was City Decision

White County Commission Chairman Stanley Neal opened the group’s regular meeting by encouraging residents to call the city of Sparta with concerns about Marine Corps training. At it’s last meeting, the Sparta Board of Mayor and Alderman approved an agreement with the U.S. Marine Corps, allowing the Corps to conduct training in the city. Neal said that decision was made ... Read More »

Prisoner Charged With Assault For Biting

A DeKalb County prisoner was charged with assault after allegedly biting a correctional officer. Sheriff Patrick Ray said the incident took place when the officer entered the holding cell, 19 year old Tavia Gayle Cantrell tried to force her way out and bit the officer’s left arm. She also wrapped herself around the officer’s leg and bit near his knee ... Read More »

CPD Celebrates K9 Retirement

Cookeville Police K9 Ruger has served since 2011. The department celebrated his retirement Monday. Lt. Det. Bobby Anderson said the Ruger will enjoy his retirement. “The dog gets to retire with the handler, and live a life of solitude at the house,” Anderson said. Plans are already in the works to replace Ruger. Anderson said the job has to be ... Read More »

Time To Bring Plants In For The Night

Fall temperatures mean it’s time to start looking at bringing plants in. UT Extension Putnam County Agent Wayne Key said folks should keep an eye on the weather. “But it is the time of year, yes, to start thinking about those outdoor plants, plants that need to be moved inside, certainly the time of year when things can get nipped,” ... Read More »

TTU Eagle Bait Truck Still Bringing People Together

A piece of Tennessee Tech history has made its way home to Cookeville. Dr. Michael Allen grew up with the truck. His father was the advisor of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, which cared for the truck on behalf of student government. Allen even met his wife while driving the truck in a parade. “I called some of my friends ... Read More »

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Saturday

TDEC will host a household hazardous waste collection in Cumberland County this weekend. Any Tennessee resident can bring items like cleaning fluids, pesticides and batteries to dispose of properly. The collection will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Cumberland County Complex. Things that are flammable, toxic or corrosive are considered household hazardous waste and should ... Read More »

Pickett SD Gets Narcan Training

Pickett County Sheriff’s office employees recently received training in Naloxone, commonly known as Narcan. The employees will be able to use the drug to potentially reverse opioid overdoses. The state will provide Narcan to law enforcement statewide. The training was provided by Tommy and Suzanne Angel of the Smith County Drug Prevention Coalition and was free for the sheriff’s department. Read More »

Missing Cumberland Woman Found Safe

Authorities have located a missing Cumberland County woman. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department announced 31-year-old Shanin Leedora Mehle was located safely shortly before 3:30 p.m. Friday. No other details were available. County authorities said Mehle went missing Tuesday after leaving a residence around 2:00 p.m. Around 5:00 p.m. Tuesday authorities located Mehle’s vehicle abandoned in front of a driveway on ... Read More »