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Cookeville, HFR Design To Update Dogwood Park Master Plan

The City of Cookeville will work with HFR Design in updating the master plan for Dogwood Park. City Councilman Charles Womack said Thursday the success of HFR’s work on the new skate park gives him high hopes for the new master plan. “The skateboard park is fairly successful right now. I’ve been driving by at random times in the the ... Read More »

Trial Involving Former Smithville Mayor Delayed

A trial initially scheduled for next week involving former Smithville Mayor Jimmy Poss has been delayed. According to DeKalb County Circuit Court Clerk Susan Martin, a hearing has been scheduled Aug. 5 at the DeKalb County Courthouse to reschedule the trial. The trial had initially been scheduled for July 23-24 following a hearing last December. Poss faces theft and official ... Read More »

Headlight Violation Turns Into Meth Arrest in Algood

A headlight violation resulted in Algood Police arrested a man for possessing methamphetamine. According to a press release, police stopped James Maynord near McDonald’s early Monday morning for driving without headlights. The officer conducted a brief weapons search of Maynord’s person which revealed stolen property from Walmart. A Putnam County Sheriff’s deputy arrived on scene with a K9 to further ... Read More »

THP Competing For ‘Best Trooper Cruiser’ In America

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is competing to become America's best-looking trooper cruiser of 2019. (Photo: Tennessee Highway Patrol)

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is competing with other agencies across the country for the title of best-looking cruisers in America. The winning agency will be featured in the American Association of State Troopers’ (AAST) 2020 calendar. As of Friday morning, Tennessee ranked seventh behind Nebraska, Michigan, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Ohio state police with just under six percent ... Read More »

Cookeville to Provide Employees With Wellness Screening Program

The City of Cookeville has entered into an agreement with Cookeville Regional Medical Center to offer a wellness screening program this September. Vice Mayor Laurin Wheaton commended the city for offering the yearly program to its employees. “I do want to just say that this is a wonderful benefit for employees,” Wheaton said. “I love that we offer this. I ... Read More »

Cookeville Traffic Stop Leads To Meth Arrest

A Sparta woman was arrested Friday after Cookeville Police found over an ounce of meth during a traffic stop (File Photo)

A Cookeville traffic stop led to the arrest of a Sparta woman on methamphetamine charges Friday. Police arrested 43-year-old Lisa Bristow after finding over an ounce of meth in her vehicle. Arrest warrants state Bristow was pulled over by Cookeville Police for not stopping at a stop sign. The officer noticed Bristow was making furtive movements and asked her to ... Read More »

PCSO Offers Active-Shooter Training To UC Agencies

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office offered a five-day training exercise to Upper Cumberland school resource officers to prepare for active shooting situations (Photo: PCSO)

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office has opened its active-shooting training exercises to other Upper Cumberland agencies. According to a press release, the training equips school resource officers both mentally and physically in the event of an emergency. SROs from the Cumberland County and Overton County Sheriff’s offices completed the five-day training course. Vol State Community College campus police also participated ... Read More »

Progressive Savings Celebrates 10 Years at Interstate Drive Location

Progressive Savings Bank celebrated 10 years at their Cookeville location on Interstate Drive Friday. Marilyn Mullinix serves as Progressive Savings’s community president. “We have been in Cookeville for 14 years, but we’ve been in this location for 10,” Mullinix said. “We’re very community-minded and we love our customers and our community. So we’re very good about giving back to the ... Read More »

Cookeville May Consider Cumberland River Hospital Bid Aug. 1

A motion accepting a new bid to purchase Cumberland River Hospital did not appear on Cookeville City Council’s agenda Thursday. Mayor Ricky Shelton said Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) needs to finalize details with Celina Healthcare, LLC before Council can take the next step. “There is some movement on that now. The hospital board will meet next week and do ... Read More »

Trial Set In Fatal Cumberland Co. Bus Garage Shooting Case

75-year-old Warren Nostrom will stand trial Oct. 29 in the shooting deaths of his ex wife and a 54-year-old man in 2018. (Photo: TBI)

A Cumberland County man will stand trial this fall after fatally shooting two people at a bus garage in 2018. Warren Nostrom faces two counts of first-degree murder following the deaths of his 58-year-old ex-wife, Joy, and 54-year-old Mark Gunter. The trial will come nearly nine months after a Cumberland County Grand Jury indicted Nostrom on murder charges in January. ... Read More »