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Three Charged After Purse-Snatching In Algood

Putnam County authorities arrested three individuals following a purse-snatching incident in Algood Tuesday. Officials charged Richard Hopper Jr. and Seth White, of North Carolina, and Chris Perry of Utah for their role in the crime. The Algood Police Department reports the men were in the Algood Walmart when they stole a purse from a shopping cart while the victim wasn’t ... Read More »

HEP Looks To Address Challenges In Economic Development

The Highlands Economic Partnership (HEP) looks to address potential challenges in economic development over the next year. Stephen Crook serves as the Highlands’ Vice President of Economic Development. He said growing existing businesses and industries can also have a negative impact. “It’s given us a much narrower scope of types of businesses to bring in that could help grow the ... Read More »

Cumberland County Moves Hwy 127 Expansion Project Forward

Cumberland County will move forward with TDOT in expanding Highway 127. County commissioners approved a contract proposal Monday evening agreeing to the project proposal. County Mayor Allen Foster said the highway expansion will help promote industrial development in the region. “I think it will be a great benefit for Cumberland and Fentress counties, especially if TDOT will do the four ... Read More »

Cookeville Basketball Coach Kevin Bray Resigns

Cookeville High School Boys Basketball Coach Kevin Bray will step down from his position. Principal Dr. Linda Nash made the announcement Tuesday morning via a press release. Nash stated that Bray will remain on staff as a classroom teacher at CHS. Assistant Coach Matt Hill will serve as the interim head coach until a full-time replacement can be found. Newly-hired ... Read More »

Jacob Stanley Snyder Sentenced To Life In Prison

A Clay County judge has sentenced 30-year-old Jacob Snyder to life in prison for fatally shooting 11-year-old Harley Evans last fall. (Photo: TBI)

A Clay County judge sentenced 30-year-old Jacob Stanley Snyder to life in prison Tuesday for first-degree murder. Snyder was indicted earlier this year in the shooting death of 11-year-old Harley Evans last October. Bryant Dunaway serves as the 13th Judicial District Attorney General. “We wanted to hold Snyder responsible. His actions can’t be described as anything other than pure evil, ... Read More »

Livingston Working On New Website

Livingston has created a new website featuring an updated look, city council live-streams, and online bill pay. (Photo:

Livingston city officials are working on a new website. Mayor Curtis Hayes said the newly-designed site adds several new features providing convenience to area residents. “The new website should be able to give the community a choice to watch city council meetings on demand, so we’re excited about it,” Hayes said. “Also, we have our online billing hooked up to ... Read More »

Cumberland County Man Sentenced In 2017 Infant Abuse Case

A Cumberland County man will spend the next 17 years behind bars for abusing a Rhea County infant in 2017. A Rhea County criminal judge sentenced 26-year-old Jesse Lynn Wyatt to prison earlier this week. Wyatt pleaded guilty to aggravated child abuse of a child less than eight years old. Rhea County grand jurors indicted Wyatt less than two months ... Read More »

Run For The Wall Riders Roll Through Cookeville

Riders from across the country stopped in Cookeville for their lone overnight stay in Tennessee Monday (Photo: Logan Weaver)

Motorcycle riders from across the country rode into Cookeville’s Leslie Town Centre Monday as part of their Run For The Wall journey. Les Williams serves as the president of the Run For The Wall organization. “We’re excited about Cookeville because it’s kind of a special place for everybody here in the way we’re treated,” Williams said. “You have a great ... Read More »

Putnam Commissioners Form Short-Term Rental Committee

A special Putnam County committee will analyze a potential permit system for short-term rental properties. County Commission Chair Ben Rodgers spoke after Monday’s commission meeting about what the purpose of the new committee will be. “What they’re going to do is review the resolution that was originally drafted that came to the planning committee last week,” Rodgers said. “They’re going ... Read More »

Monterey No Longer Being Monitored For Water Loss

Tennessee state officials are no longer monitoring Monterey for water loss. That according to Mayor Bill Wiggins, who said the city has worked diligently to solve the problem over the past few years. “For years, Monterey has coped with a creeky sort of system out there with old meters,” Wiggins said. “We were being monitored for that water lost and ... Read More »