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Algood Election Hearing to Continue in Crossville

A hearing to dismiss complaints in the Algood council election case will take place in Crossville following a Friday session at the Putnam County Justice Center. The Crossville hearing will determine whether a First Amendment complaint and issue of indispensable parties will be dismissed in the case. Chancellor Ronald Thurman made the decision after attorneys for Algood candidate Ruby Hawkins ... Read More »

Cookeville Updates Willow, 12th Street Sidewalk Proposal

Cookeville City Council approved submitting a grant that would add sidewalk to the area of North Willow Avenue and West 12th Street (Google Satellite)

Cookeville City Council voted to submit a grant application for a sidewalk project in the area of North Willow Avenue and West 12th Street. Planning Director James Mills said the project had to be updated after receiving the budget for the project. “We didn’t have our budget numbers yet, and we got those this week,” Mills said. “It was $1.6 ... Read More »

Cookeville Working Towards Willow, Jackson Project

Cookeville City Council passed a motion to allocate grant funding that would help improve the South Willow Avenue and West Jackson Street intersection. Economic Development Coordinator Melinda Keifer said funding from a Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) from TDOT will cover most of the costs. “I’m happy to report to you that you will be approving a project tonight that ... Read More »

Putnam to Consider City, County Road Projects

Putnam County Courthouse (File Photo)

The Putnam County Transportation Committee will look into more road projects as their county-wide transportation survey results and discussion come to a close. Putnam County Executive Randy Porter said the committee will consider up to 100 additional local projects including city streets and county roadways. “Some of them are individual city projects that may effect only inside that city that ... Read More »

Smith County, NCTC Begin Broadband Project

Smith County officials and North Central Telephone Cooperative broke ground on a new project bringing broadband internet connections to the Dixon Springs area. Bill Woodard is the Director of the Smith County Chamber of Commerce. He said the nearly $3.3 million project will cover a span of 93 miles including Smith and Trousdale counties. “Just think of this, if you’re ... Read More »

Winningham Hardware Reopening in Livingston

Winningham Hardware is expected to reopen in Downtown Livingston within the coming weeks. That according to Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Greg McDonald. He said the reopening of the store will be special for the city. “It means a lot to the community,” McDonald said. “Number one, the service they provided, you could go there and find anything. ... Read More »

Health Officials Urge Residents to Receive Flu Shots

Local officials urge residents to consider receiving a flu vaccine sooner rather than later as flu season draws closer (File Photo - Putnam County Health Department)

Local health officials are urging residents to receive their flu shots sooner rather than later as flu season draws closer. Lisa Bumbalough is the Director of the Putnam County Health Department. “It does take about two weeks to get protected after you do get the vaccine,” Bumbalough said, “so we want everyone who hasn’t had their shot to go ahead, ... Read More »

Grand Jury Indicts Two in Senior Lifestyles Case

Former Senior Lifestyles Owner Stephanie Butler faces multiple charges following a grand jury indictment Wednesday (Photo: Putnam County Jail)

The Putnam County Grand Jury indicted former Senior Lifestyles Operator and Co-Owner Stephanie Butler on several charges Wednesday. An investigation by the TBI led authorities to believe Butler, 44, and 36-year-old Brian Richey, a former nurse practitioner at the facility, were responsible for the financial exploitation of several elderly patients at the facility. The investigation also revealed both Butler and ... Read More »

Sparta Woman Charged in July Murder of Husband

TBI arrested 73-year-old Patricia Iraggi, of Sparta, in connection with the shooting death of her husband in July. Dominick Iragga, 77, was shot in the torso July 20 and pronounced dead at the scene. (Photo: TBI/White County Jail)

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a Sparta woman Wednesday following the shooting death of her husband in July. Patricia Iraggi, 73, faces one count of first-degree murder after her husband, 77-year-old Domenico, died of a gunshot wound to the torso. Authorities responded to a 911 call on July 20 after both Patricia and Dominick were found injured at a ... Read More »

Crossville Receives 17 Applications for Police Chief

Crossville will begin the interview process in the search for its new police chief after receiving roughly 17 applications for the position. City Manager Greg Wood said the city will face a tough decision as they sort through the candidates. “We had a good pool of applicants both internal and from the outside,” Wood said. “Numerous with 30 years of ... Read More »