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Couple Comes Across Historical Surprises In The Bank They Purchased

The new owners of the now closed Meltons Bank along the Dekalb/Cannon County line found a surprise in their loft. Co-Owner Jama Hancock said they purchased the band in 2018. Her husband recently found a notable assortment of old documents, including ledger sheets that show the day-to-day operations of the bank that never had a computer. “It never had account ... Read More »

One Of Those Responsible For Bringing 911 To Putnam Stepping Down

One of the men responsible for bringing 911 to Putnam County said it’s simply time to retire. Jerry Abston is a 30-year Putnam law enforcement veteran. He is closing out his career of public service by stepping away from the county’s 911 Board. Abston said while advocating to bring 911 into Putnam in the 1980s, he started a poster campaign ... Read More »

Warren County Jail Developing Construction Courses For Inmate Education

The Warren County Jail developing education courses for inmates after running into an issue with an earlier proposed CDL class. Some $800,000 in grant money going to the project. Warren County Executive Terry Bell said they had to pivot after realizing most inmates would not qualify for CDL classes. Bell said anyone taking the CDL Program needed a clean driving ... Read More »

Putnam Sees Influx Of Formerly Retired Officers Back On The Job

Putnam County Sheriff’s Department seeing success filling many of its new Justice Center positions, many being filled by retired officers moving to the area. Putnam Sheriff Eddie Farris said many of the retired officers moved to Putnam County before finding out about the vacant positions. After enjoying settling here, Farris said many saw the need for law enforcement and decided ... Read More »

White County High School Seniors Produce Documentary On Basketball Team

Two seniors, part of White County High School’s Warrior Media, have produced a new documentary series. The series titled “Rebound,” follows the Warrior basketball team during last year’s postseason run. Videographer and Lead Editor Noah Cole said he and Videographer Jack Bouldin began the project in August and completed it last week. Bouldin said the story of the documentary is ... Read More »

Clay County High’s Tennis Courts Get Love From City, Volunteers

Clay County High School’s tennis courts have been shown the love. Boys and Girls Tennis Coach Tasha Bailey said that the courts were full of cracks and in need of repair. Bailey said Mayor Luke Collins and city workers volunteered to use some leftover supplies from the recent city court renovation to upgrade the Bulldogs’ facility. “It was a concern, ... Read More »

Habitat For Humanity Accepting Applications For Putnam Home Ownership

Upper Cumberland Habitat for Humanity is looking for qualified applicants to join its Home Ownership Program. The program is designed to help citizens become homeowners in Putnam County amidst the county’s recent growth. Executive Director Jeremy Bird said applicants will be involved in service, allowing other residents to also benefit. “There’ll be expectations for a number of hours that you’ll ... Read More »

Putnam Releases Free Downloadable App For Keeping Up With Court Dates

Putnam County just released a downloadable phone app to help residents keep up with their court dockets and jury duty. Putnam Circuit Court Clerk Jennifer Wilkerson said the county coordinated with a vendor who had worked on government-used apps before. Wilkerson said the free app allows citizens to look up information regarding their cases and make payments. “I think anytime ... Read More »

Crossville’s Meadow Park Considering New Fish Addition

Crossville’s Meadow Park Lake is considering adding walleye as a new target species for anglers. Through a partnership with TWRA, the lake is currently fielding local guest opinions as to whether the addition would be welcomed. Meadow Park Lake Manager Kyle Presson said the recreational fisherman on the lake he has talked to showed some interest. “TWRA’s come out and ... Read More »

McMinnville On Ice Slides Back Into Town Saturday, Through Holidays

McMinnville On Ice slides back into town Saturday for its second year. Director of Parks and Recreation Justin Scott said he and the organizers learned a lot during last year’s first event. Scott said the city moved up the opening to support Main Street McMinnville’s annual Flip the Switch event and Small Business Saturday. “Setting it up people start driving ... Read More »