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Building Boom Continues In Putnam County To Start Fiscal Year

Putnam County’s increase in building permits and new home construction continued to begin the fiscal year. County Mayor Randy Porter said 28 building permits were issued during the month of July. “Out of those 28 permits, 21 of them were for new single-family residential homes,” Porter said. “15 a month is what we’re averaging over the last 55 months, which ... Read More »

DeKalb Schools Amend Policy On Out-Of-County Students

DeKalb County’s board of education has amended the district’s policy on out-of-county students. Students who live outside DeKalb County limits can now attend school in the county by paying a tuition fee of $750 per semester. Director of Schools Patrick Cripps said Thursday the district had considered amending its “closed-door” policy for a few years. “We’ve got a lot of ... Read More »

Red Boiling Springs School Break-In Suspect Turns Himself In

Clay County authorities report Adam Cisneros has turned himself in and is in Macon County custody. Authorities began looking for Cisneros after connecting him with a stolen AR-15 from Red Boiling Springs Elementary (Photo: Clay County Sheriff's Office)

A subject wanted for breaking into Red Boiling Springs Elementary in Macon County has turned himself in. Clay County Sheriff’s Office reports Adam Cisneros turned himself in to the Macon County Sheriff’s Office and is now in custody. Authorities began looking for Cisneros Thursday afternoon following a reported break-in overnight at Red Boiling Springs Elementary. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office ... Read More »

12 Vehicles Catch Fire In Putnam County Junkyard

At least 12 vehicles caught fire at a West Broad Street junkyard near Cookeville Thursday. Tom Brown serves as the Putnam County fire chief. “When we arrived on the scene, we couldn’t access the fire due to power lines down across the road,” Brown said. “We had to wait for Upper Cumberland (Electric) to cut the power so we could ... Read More »

Minor Accident Involving School Bus Reported In Algood

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is responding to a minor accident involving a Putnam County school bus. Algood Police reports the accident occurred near the Algood schools. Additional information has not been made available at this time. THP troopers are leading the investigation. Read More »

Authorities Identify Subject In RBS School Break-In

Clay County authorities report Adam Cisneros has turned himself in and is in Macon County custody. Authorities began looking for Cisneros after connecting him with a stolen AR-15 from Red Boiling Springs Elementary (Photo: Clay County Sheriff's Office)

Clay and Macon County authorities are searching for a person of interest in connection with a break-in at Red Boiling Springs Elementary School. According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Adam Cisneros is believed to be armed with a stolen AR-15 taken from the school building. CCSO reports Cisneros was last seen driving a 2008 Black Chevy Cobalt with a ... Read More »

Cookeville, Putnam County See Tourism Growth In 2018

Cookeville and Putnam County saw continued tourism growth in 2018. The Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors’ Bureau reports the continued growth in tourism generated $2.82 million in local tax revenue. According to a press release, Putnam County’s contribution to Tennessee’s overall tourism growth resulted in mover $140 million worth of tourism expenditures. Travel industry jobs have also grown, as the county experienced ... Read More »

Man Raises Safety Concerns Over Meadow Creek Park

A Putnam County man wants Monterey officials to address potential safety concerns around Meadow Creek Park. Stephen Maddux said areas like the bluff pose a risk of serious injury to park visitors. “What would stop the city of Monterey from being sued for the cost of medical treatment, rehabilitation, etc, and possible community damages on top of that?” Maddux asked. ... Read More »

Trial Date Scheduled In Fatal Cumberland County Stabbing

A Spencer man accused of fatally stabbing an elderly man in Cumberland County last year will go to trial this fall. 48-year-old Billy Joe Wannyn faces premeditated and felony murder charges in the 2018 death of 71-year-old Albin Buechel. The trial will take place Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Cumberland County Justice Center with a motion date set for Sep. ... Read More »

TECB Votes In-Favor Of New $1.50 E-911 Surcharge

The Tennessee Emergency Communications Board (TECB) has voted in favor of increasing the state’s E-911 surcharge to $1.50. Board Member Steve Martini voted in favor of the surcharge increase Wednesday. He said dozens of E-911 districts have come forward with overwhelming support for the adjustment. “I think the case has clearly been made for this body to act,” Martini said. ... Read More »